News & Publications

This note attempts to summarise the current working practice for Courts and Tribunals in England and Wales: is the court or tribunal simply closed, open for certain business or operating new remote procedures?...

Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2020
At this time of unprecedented national public health emergency we would like to update you as to how we will maintain our Immigration services during the covid-19 outbreak....

Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2020
No5 have set up the facility to host virtual mediations and round table meetings....

Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2020
Mobile numbers for management...

Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2020
As countries start closing their borders under the escalating threat of Covid-19 what rights does the UK have and what about UK citizens in Europe?...

Date: Tue, 17 Mar 2020
The steps No5 are taking to help minimise the spread of COVID-19....

Date: Fri, 13 Mar 2020
Could menopause be impacting on the poor rates of retention of women at senior levels?...

Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2020
Counsel from No5 Barristers’ Chambers has been named Barrister of the Year in leading legal sector awards...

Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2020
If Shamima Begum is not a national of Bangladesh, the Secretary of State cannot deprive her of her British citizenship....

Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2020
Bringing together 50 LGBT charity sector and third sector leaders to look at how the LGBT charity can work together, Dr Chelvan's keynote speech...

Date: Wed, 05 Feb 2020
Two barristers from No5 Barristers’ Chambers, the UK’s largest set of chambers, are to be appointed to Her Majesty’s Queen’s Counsel by the Lord Chancellor at a ceremony taking place at Westminster Hall on Monday 16th March....

Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2020
Two counsel from No5 Barristers’ Chambers have been shortlisted in the Barrister of the Year category for the Modern Law Awards 2020....

Date: Thu, 02 Jan 2020
Christmas opening hours...

Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2019
Leanne Buckley-Thomson writes about being a mother, her passion for her job & on returning to work...

Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2019
In a determination of the Upper Tribunal promulgated on 13 November 2019, Upper Tribunal Judge Perkins has allowed an appeal on asylum grounds concerning a victim of domestic violence from Albania....

Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2019
Dr Chelvan has been successfully appointed as an Independent Reviewer by the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration to provide a review...

Date: Tue, 22 Oct 2019
Dr. Laura Davidson has compiled and edited a new book which puts the spotlight on mental health...

Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2019
No5 Barristers' Chambers ranked in leading Chambers UK 2020 Guide...

Date: Sun, 13 Oct 2019
No5 Barristers’ Chambers has once again confirmed its standing as one of the leading sets of barristers in the country in the annual Legal 500....

Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2019
Two cricket tournaments staged by No5 Barristers’ Chambers in memory of a late member have raised a total of £3,375 for the national charity of the Bar – Advocate....

Date: Thu, 08 Aug 2019
Chloe represented Mr Hussain, a 46 year old man of good character, in a four-week trial before Sheffield Crown Court....

Date: Fri, 02 Aug 2019
Legal immigration experts have expressed concern that the message is not getting across to EEA...

Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2019
The Queen has appointed No5’s Vinesh Mandalia to be a Judge of the Upper Tribunal...

Date: Tue, 09 Jul 2019
A new decision from the Court of Appeal confirms the court is slow, even if the tribunal is not...

Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2019
No5 Barristers’ Chambers has been officially recognised for the mutual support its barristers and staff provide to ensure their continued wellbeing....

Date: Fri, 07 Jun 2019
Dr Chelvan has been instructed by Sarah Latimer of Fountain Solicitors (Newport) to represent Kenneth Macharia....

Date: Fri, 07 Jun 2019
Internationally renowned barrister S Chelvan of No5 Barristers’ Chambers has been awarded a PhD in Law by Kings College, London....

Date: Tue, 04 Jun 2019
The Equality and Human Rights Commission has announced its list of preferred counsel, instructed to...

Date: Fri, 17 May 2019
Counsel at No5 Barristers’ Chambers have won a positive ruling at the CJEU in an intercountry adoption appeal...

Date: Fri, 10 May 2019
Permission granted on the papers to challenge on grounds of irrationality, unlawfulness and unreasonableness...

Date: Fri, 10 May 2019
Appointments to the Attorney General's civil panel counsel for 2019....

Date: Wed, 08 May 2019
Human rights barrister appointed to UK Government Equalities Office’s LGBT Advisory Panel...

Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2019
Two counsel from a Birmingham barristers’ chambers have been appointed as Fee-paid Judges of the First-Tier Tribunal....

Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2019
Counsel highlights ‘delicious irony’ of Brexit’s effects on human rights law...

Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2019
In an important test case today, 18 February 2018, the Court of Appeal has ruled the Secretary of State may be liable in costs for a successful claim for ‘Cart’ judicial review brought by an asylum applicant...

Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2019
No5 Barrister’s Chambers expertise called upon by Joint Committee on Human Rights...

Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2019
Counsel at No5 Barristers’ Chambers have appeared at the Court of Justice of the European Union in an intercountry adoption appeal. ...

Date: Thu, 07 Feb 2019
An immigration barrister fears a Judicial Review has thrown up the possibility that the Government’s methods to deport EU nationals could end up costing the country hundreds of thousands of pounds....

Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2019
Richard Alomo and S Chelvan act for Claimant in Surrogacy and Birth Certificate Test Case....

Date: Fri, 04 Jan 2019
Counsel represents family at inquest critical of Home office and Ministry of Justice...

Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2018
Supreme Court gives guidance on meaning of "reasonableness” and "unduly harsh” in children’s cases...

Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2018
Barristers Ramby de Mello, Becket Bedford and James Dixon are speaking at a series of immigration law "essential update" conferences hosted by the Immigration Law Friends Society in October....

Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2018
The Home Office was ordered to pay 10,000.00 costs following a hearing at Reading County Court before HHJ M Clarke, the Designated Civil Judge. ...

Date: Mon, 03 Sep 2018
Daily Mail reports on Private Prosecution of Linda Bellos - No5 Chambers' S Chelvan instructed as Leading Counsel by Guiliana Kendal...

Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2018
Vinesh Mandalia: success in opposing Rochdale grooming case deportation challenges...

Date: Thu, 09 Aug 2018
Alison Harvey to speak at Immigration Law Masterclass Conference...

Date: Thu, 02 Aug 2018
This article originally appeared on European Network on Statelessness.  View the original artic...

Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2018
Mr Justice Peter Lane and Mark Ockelton address solicitors at immigration law update...

Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2018
S Chelvan has been awarded an Attitude Pride Award for his work defending cases involving LGBT+ asylum seekers facing deportation. The awards are only in their third year and are given by Attitude magazine – the UK’s best-selling gay magazine....

Date: Mon, 09 Jul 2018
Philip Rule chairs Reform of the Parole Board: Open Justice and Rehabilitation seminar by the Human Rights Lawyers’ Association ...

Date: Wed, 04 Jul 2018
S Chelvan returns from historic signing of the Mytilini Declaration...

Date: Mon, 14 May 2018
Alison Harvey will be speaking on "Windrush and Hostile Environment" with the Immigration Law Friends Society at their Spring Essential Update Immigration Conference 2018. ...

Date: Wed, 09 May 2018
The Court of Appeal has awarded indemnity costs against the Home Secretary in her failed appeal against a decision of the Upper Tribunal, after she failed to pursue and to attempt to ‘make good’ an allegation of ‘systemic failure’...

Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2018
A doctor described as providing an essential service at NHS hospitals has been successful in obtaining Indefinite Leave to Remain. ...

Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2018
Jennifer Blair of No5 Barristers’ Chambers is spearheading the Legal Support Project for the Community Programme by Migrants Organise...

Date: Fri, 02 Mar 2018
Supreme Court rejects Sala and refers important questions on the position of adopted children to the CJEU ...

Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2018
Human Trafficking and its Immigration Implications for Survivors ...

Date: Tue, 09 Jan 2018