No5’s Public Law Group are delighted with the 2022 Legal 500 rankings and extend their warm thanks to the clients who took the time to attest to the quality of our team.

Abdul Hafeez, Practice Director, says: “The Legal 500 rankings reflect another year of consolidation and extension of the Public Law Group in its expert fields. In addition to those barristers previously listed, there are well-deserved additional rankings for another five individuals in Admin & Public Law, Court of Protection, Inquest & Inquiries and Social Housing. The many rankings our members achieve showcase the strength in depth of the Group across the London, Midlands and South West regions. It is great to see how many high profile cases our members are involved in and pleasing that the quality of work undertaken by our members continues to be recognised. We are very grateful to our clients with whom we have worked and look forward to building on this further.”

Adrian Keeling QC, Inquests and inquiries – Midlands: Adrian is an excellent all-round advocate. He is able to listen to the client and respond expertly to the needs of the case.

Colin Banham, Inquests and inquiries – London: Very knowledgeable, approachable and gets great results for his clients.

Mark Bradshaw, Court of Protection and Community Care – Midlands; Immigration – Midlands: With the immense support I received with my first appeal there was no turning back and I have never hesitated in booking him for other asylum appeals. He has tremendous knowledge and experience especially with Iraqi/Iranian appeals. He is a fantastic counsel and extremely thorough with the preparation of appeals.

Adreeja Chatterjee, Court of Protection and Community Care – Midlands: A calm and controlled manner in court, which is particularly helpful in cases where there may be difficult litigants in person.

Philip Dayle, Inquests and inquiries – London: Steady advocate with a cool head, with written work that is outstanding. He has an impressive ability to grasp complex and detailed issues while never losing sight of the bigger picture. He is hardworking, fantastic with clients, and an excellent communicator – a real joy to work with.

Ramby De Mello, Immigration – London: He is well regarded in the immigration field.

David Gardner, Admin and Public Law – Western: David has a unique understanding of public law and the principles that underpin equality and human rights. An excellent advocate. He gets on top of of complex legal issues quickly with an excellent grip of the detail and ability to focus on what really matters. He has a calm and reassuring advocacy style that is well-liked by clients.’ Court of Protection and Community Care – Western Circuit and Wales & Chester Circuit: He has a calm and reassuring advocacy style that is well-liked by clients. His submissions are concise and straight to the point. He is affable and has a conciliatory approach to his cases, but is robust enough to hold his ground when required.’  David provides clear and detailed advice, and is flexible in assisting his clients and those who instruct him.

Manjit Gill QC, Civil Liberties and Human Rights – London; Immigration – London: His attention to detail is second to none. He is able to grasp the most minute detail of the matter at hand and expand that before the Court or Tribunal in an accessible way.

Benjamin Harrison, Court of Protection – Midlands

Varsha Jagadesham, Court of Protection -London: Varsha is always very well-prepared and thorough, with a keen eye for detail. She maintains a calm and poised composure during combative discussions.

Jorren Knibbe, Admin and Public Law – Western: Jorren is very commercial in his approach, personable and good with clients. He is incredibly responsive and cuts quickly to the chase, offering practical commercial advice as well as being technically excellent. An extremely bright barrister.

Abid Mahmood, Admin and Public Law – Midlands:Exceptional specialist knowledge and experience. Always supremely well prepared and focused’; Court of Protection and Community Care – Midlands: Abid has been very effective in taking the heat out of negotiations to allow pragmatic discussions with the other side. My clients have been “extremely impressed” with him and his calm but firm manner has been a perfect fit for this case.’; Immigration – London: Abid is very supportive, empathetic and knowledgeable and managed our case with utmost confidence and was also able to impart this confidence to us in a time of crisis.’ Immigration – Midlands: ‘Abid is personable, helpful, and effective.

Nabila Mallick, Admin and Public Law – Midlands: Very passionate about what she believes in. She is very focused, results driven, and cares about making a positive difference.’; Immigration, London: Nabila is tenacious and detailed in her approach to her cases, she is passionate and enthusiastic and fights for her clients to the end.’

Jonne Rothwell, Immigration – London: She has particular expertise in finding solutions outside of the immigration rules.

Philip Rule, Admin and Public Law- London: The outstanding prison law junior. He is very committed to his clients and always willing to go the extra mile. His performances in court are always whole hearted even when the court is obviously against him.’; Inquests and inquiries, London:Absolutely fantastic in his work. His written work is flawless, his advice creative and with deep understanding of novel points of law. Instructing solicitors have been very impressed and would jump at the chance to instruct him again.

Keri Tayler, Court of Protection – Midlands: Keri Tayler is not only very knowledgeable in this field; she is extremely pragmatic and able to get to the heart of a case and advise on a sensible way forward.