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.

Specialist Areas

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.


A leading set with experience in both human rights-related immigration and business migration. The barristers are well versed in asylum, unlawful detention and EU-related matters. Recently members defeated the government in Mandalia v SSHD, a case concerning the evidential flexibility policy in respect of the points-based system. Members of the set frequently appear in the Supreme Court, as well as the Court of Appeal and the Upper Tribunal.

"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”. The set receives instructions from individual claimants as well as the Home Office and other government departments.

"The clerks are responsive and helpful." "No5 Chambers is well clerked and the clerks work hard to assist instructing solicitors."

Chambers UK 2018

A well-respected national practice that is recognised for its extensive experience before the Upper Tribunal, Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. Its roster of skilled advocates is well equipped to handle the full range of both personal and corporate immigration matters and is sought after as counsel to high net worth individuals and entrepreneurs on complex Points-Based System (PBS) issues.
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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