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Edward Nicholson

Call: 1993

"He is incredibly experienced and very good with clients and complex cases with a great deal of facts to sift through. You feel at ease knowing he is acting on your behalf."

Chambers UK 2023

‘Very experienced counsel. Excellent legal and practical knowledge. Able to handle a very wide range of matters in the field of immigration and asylum law - particularly complex immigration matters.'

Legal 500 2023

"He is very experienced and has detailed knowledge on immigration law. He is able to come up with original ideas, and has a reassuring presence that is calm and methodical."

Chambers UK 2022

"He is an excellent advocate with clear skeleton arguments and persuasive submissions. He knows immigration inside and out."

Legal 500 2022

"He really takes his time to get to know the client and looks at the case from a perspective you wouldn't think of. He is a strategic thinker and really gets into the nitty gritty of the legal issues."

Chambers UK 2021

Edward Nicholson’s practice is focused on Immigration, Asylum & Nationality matters.

Expertise

Immigration, Asylum & Nationality

Prior to obtaining a tenancy in 2003 Edward worked at the Refugee Legal Centre from 1992, appearing before the Immigration Appellate Authority – predominantly the Immigration Appeal Tribunal for over ten years. He held the position of Legal Officer at the RLC from 1995.

In addition to his practice in the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal, the Administrative Court and the Court of Appeal Edward also provides regular advice and training sessions to staff at solicitors firms.

From 2007 to 2012 he was retained by Gherson solicitors providing in house training to staff and articles on developments in immigration law for the company’s website.

In 2009 he appeared before the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal in what became its first reported determination on the United Kingdom Border Agency’s new Points Based System : NA and Others (Tier 1 (Post-Study Work) – funds) [2009] UKAIT 00025.

Notable Immigration, Asylum & Nationality Cases


AM (Zimbabwe) v Secretary of State for the Home Department; Nowar v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] 1 W.L.R. 2933 Mudiyanselage v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] 4 W.L.R. 55 R. (on the application of Jayaraman) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWCA Civ 2545

R. (on the application of New London College Ltd) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2013]

1 W.L.R. 2358, [2013] 4 All E.R. 195, ZH (Tanzania) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2011] 2 A.C. 166, [2011] 2 W.L.R. 148, [2011] 2 All E.R. 783ZN (Afghanistan) v Entry Clearance Officer [2010] 1 W.L.R. 1275, [2010] 4 All E.R. 77

AK (Pakistan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014]

EWCA Civ 1642, R. (on the application of MA (Somalia)) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2013] EWCA Civ 966,R. (on the application of New London College Ltd) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2012] Imm. A.R. 563, HA (Afghanistan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2011] EWCA Civ 1758, SF (Afghanistan) v Entry Clearance Officer [2011] EWCA Civ 758, MQ (Afghanistan) v SSHD [2009] EWCA Civ 61, KR (Iraq) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2007] INLR 373, ZN (Afghanistan) v Entry Clearance Officer [2008] EWCA Civ 1420, AG (Eritrea) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2008] Imm. A.R. 158 Abbas v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2005] EWCA Civ 992

R. (on the application of MA (Somalia)) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2012]

EWHC 2683 (Admin),R. (on the application of New London College Ltd) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2011] EWHC 856 (Admin), R. (on the application of Elmi) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2010] EWHC 2775 (Admin),R. (on the application of FH) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2007] EWHC 1571 (Admin), R. (on the application of Yussuf) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2005] EWHC 2847 (Admin), R. (on the application of G) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2004] EWHC 2848 (Admin)

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"A real ability to consider novel and different legal arguments in representing clients."


"Committed, diligent and one of the most talented barristers."


"He’s a really good barrister who understands clients and puts them at ease. You’re in good hands with him."


  • BA (Hons): English Literature and Philosophy;
  • Common Professional Examination (CPE);
  • Bar Vocational Course

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Clerk Team

Abdul Hafeez

Practice Director, Immigration & Public Law

abdulh@no5.com

07957 403805

Lucas Bennett

Practice Manager, Immigration & Public Law

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Jordan Lloyd

Immigration & Public Law Clerk

jordanl@no5.com

Emily Johnston

Immigration & Public Law Clerk

emilyj@no5.com

Hannah Muxlow

Immigration & Public Law Clerk

hannahm@no5.com

Isabella Taylor

Immigration & Public Law Clerk

isabellat@no5.com

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