Immigration, Asylum and Nationality

Comprising one of the largest immigration groups in the country, the barristers within the Immigration, Nationality and Asylum Group at No5 are at the cutting edge of the development of the law in this field. The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners UK Bar Guide have consistently referred to the set, and to individual barristers within it, as being the best in the country.

The group is committed to representing all, irrespective of their background or financial standing and, when needed, also offer pro-bono representation. Various members of the team train and lecture in the field at an international level and are called upon to report on legal developments to various media outlets. The clerks can be contacted to arrange representation with respect to emergency injunctive relief to stop removal via High Court applications.

Expertise

Our Immigration Group provides representation throughout the country. They advise and appear before the First-Tier Tribunal and the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber), the Administrative Court, Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. Members have also been instructed frequently at the Court of Justice of the European Union and the European Court of Human Rights.  

Various members of the Group sit as Immigration Judges of the First-Tier Tribunal in the Immigration and Asylum Chamber, act as a Special Advocate in national security matters and many are accredited to accept instructions through the Public Access scheme.

The group’s specialist areas include:

  • Immigration
  • Asylum
  • Country Guidance
  • Human Rights
  • Deportation
  • National Security
  • European Union
  • Detention
  • Procedural
  • Family and Children Immigration Matters

Business Immigration
Aware of the demands on private clients, the team offers expertise and high-quality service provision at the advisory and pre and post-litigation stages to address the requirements of business immigration clients. Both the barristers and clerks ensure that the commercial demands of the lay and professional client are at the forefront of legal advice and representation. Clients have included various national and multi-national companies and human resource managers.

Recommendations

"The clerks are helpful and listen to what our clients require and cater accordingly." 
Chambers UK 2019

No5 Barristers’ Chambers possesses strength in both business and asylum immigration matters. Its practice encompasses claims involving the points-based system (PBS), immigration detention and national security. The set offers a bench brimming with experience in tribunal courts, as well as the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and ECJ. According to commentators, "No5 Barristers’ Chambers is one of the best sets for immigration work in the Midlands”.
Chambers UK 2018

No5 Chambers possesses strength in both business and asylum immigration matters. Its practice encompasses claims involving the points-based system (PBS), immigration detention and national security. The set offers a bench brimming with experience in tribunal courts, as well as the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and ECJ. According to commentators, "No5 is one of the best sets for immigration work in the Midlands." Recently, members were instructed in NR v Secretary of State for the Home Department, a judicial review on behalf of Afghan citizens seeking asylum after helping UK forces in Afghanistan. The set receives instructions from individual claimants as well as the Home Office and other government departments.
Chambers UK 2017 

No5 Chambers is a national leader in immigration and asylum cases, with a heavy presence in the First-Tier and Upper Tribunals. A number of its advocates sit as Tribunal Immigration Judges bringing an additional level of gravitas and expertise. The set also provides advice to employers and individuals facing issues with Tier 1 and 2 of the PBS.
Chambers UK 2016

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