Barrister at No5 Barristers’ Chambers appointed to be a Judge of the Upper Tribunal

Tue, 09 Jul 2019

The Queen has appointed No5’s Vinesh Mandalia to be a Judge of the Upper Tribunal on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, The Right Honourable David Gauke MP and the Senior President of Tribunals, the Right Honourable Sir Ernest Ryder.

The Senior President of Tribunals has assigned him to the Immigration and Asylum Chamber.

Vinesh, aged 49, will be known as Upper Tribunal Judge Mandalia. He was called to the Bar in 1997 and appointed as a Deputy Upper Tribunal Judge of the Upper Tribunal, Immigration and Asylum Chamber in 2015.

Vinesh was recognised as a leading junior and has particular expertise in Judicial Reviews and Appellate work and dealt with numerous landmark cases in his specialist areas. He has been a member of the Attorney General’s regional panel of counsel since 2003.

CEO and Director of Clerking Tony McDaid said: “Vinesh is a well-respected and highly-regarded advocate and we congratulate him on his richly deserved appointment. During his time at No5 Vinesh enjoyed a wide and varied practice and he is the latest in line of judicial appointments that No5 members have gained since the turn of the year”.

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