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Immigration, Asylum & Nationality

"No5 Barristers’ Chambers brings both a national presence through its offices around the country and experience in appearing before the First-Tier Tribunal up to the Upper Tribunal, Court of Appeal, and Supreme Court to its representation of a wide range of claimants"

Legal 500 2024

"No5 Barristers’ Chambers has a significant team of barristers with expertise across all areas of immigration, asylum, and nationality law."

Legal 500 2024

"No5 Barristers' Chambers members regularly act in immigration and asylum matters at all levels of the court and tribunal system, and some have appeared before the ECJ and the ECtHR. They have a strong record of success in difficult challenges to deportation orders and asylum refusals, and possess significant expertise in relation to high-risk destinations for returnees. Key recent instructions include several appeals relating to refusal of asylum and judicial reviews concerning deportation, with appearances before the Upper Tribunal, High Court and Court of Appeal."

Chambers UK 2024

"The clerks are very helpful and the set is overall responsive."

Chambers UK 2024

"The clerks are very approachable and provide great customer service."

Chambers UK 2024

Our Immigration Group provides representation throughout the country. Members include specialists in a wide range of areas where migrant rights are impacted on including, community care, welfare rights, asylum support, age assessments, mental health, education, unlawful detention, local authority work and extradition.

Our barristers advise and appear before the First-Tier Tribunal and the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber), the Administrative Court, Court of Appeal and the United Kingdom Supreme Court. Members are also instructed frequently for their expertise in the Special Immigration Appeal Commission, 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 and Upper Tier Tribunal in the Immigration and Asylum Chamber, act as Special Advocates in national security matters and many are accredited to accept instructions through the Public Access scheme.

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The group’s specialist areas include:

  • Immigration
  • Asylum
  • Country Guidance
  • Human Rights
  • Deportation
  • National Security/SIAC
  • Nationality
  • EUSS/European Union/Brexit
  • Detention
  • Family and Children Immigration Matters
  • Deprivation of British Citizenship
  • Civil penalties – illegal working
  • Age assessment
  • Asylum support/Community care Extradition

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For more information:


Expertise

      Immigration, Asylum & Nationality Barristers

      Manjit S Gill KC

      Call 1982 | Silk 2000

      Philip Rule KC

      Call 2001 | Silk 2023

      Danny Bazini

      Call 1992

      Head of Group

      Abid Mahmood

      Call 1992

      Benjamin Hawkin

      Benjamin Hawkin

      Call 1998

      Deputy Head of Group

      Mark Bradshaw

      Call 2002

      Frances Shaw

      Call 2007

      Avril Rushe

      Call 2017

      Susana Ferrin

      Call 2021

      Immigration, Asylum & Nationality Clerks

      Abdul Hafeez

      Practice Director, Immigration & Public Law

      Lucas Bennett

      Practice Manager, Immigration & Public Law

      Jordan Lloyd

      Immigration & Public Law Clerk

      Emily Johnston

      Immigration & Public Law Clerk

      Hannah Muxlow

      Immigration & Public Law Clerk

      Isabella Taylor

      Immigration & Public Law Clerk

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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

      lucasb@no5.com

      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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