Major Immigration Expansion at No5 Chambers

Mon, 08 Feb 2010

No5 Chambers has significantly expanded its immigration practice with the arrival of Manjit S Gill QC together with five highly experienced barristers specialising in immigration, asylum and human rights law from 6 King’s Bench Walk, in London.
 
The new members include Danny Bazini, Ramby de Mello, Mahmud Al-Rashid, Edward Nicholson and Joanne Rothwell. The enlarged team is further boosted by the addition of two more immigration barristers, Nabila Mallick from 7 New Square and Ravinder Bagral from Warwick House Chambers. 
 
The moves underline the increasing importance and high profile cases being undertaken by No5, which already draws its experience from leading practitioners in the Immigration and Human Rights field, including a Deputy High Court Judge and three part-time Immigration Judges.
 
Manjit S Gill QC, an international law specialist, is one of the foremost practitioners in this field and has been involved in many of the leading cases over the last 15 years. He was appointed silk in 2000 and is a member of the Bar Council’s Immigration Practitioners Accreditation Board and has previously assisted the Bar Council’s Committee deal with direct access to the Bar.
 
The newly enlarged immigration division headed by Abid Mahmood, undertakes cases throughout the UK and beyond, covering asylum, immigration, business immigration and EU law. Taking full advantage of its presence with offices in London, Birmingham, Bristol and its growing international links. 
 
Ralph Lewis QC, head of chambers said: “The opportunity to attract the UK’s leading immigration expert together with high profile members of his team and barristers from other chambers, reflects the growing reputation of No5 in this area, and further strengthens practice groups by increasing the number of silks to 22.”
 
Additional new members joining No5’s Commercial and Chancery Group this year also include Olivia Chaffin-Laird from KCH and Richard Adkinson from King Street Chambers. Nassera Butt, also from King Street Chambers has joined the Family Group and Nazmun Ismail joins as an associate tenant.
 
No5 Chambers now has 218 barristers practising from London, Birmingham and Bristol.

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