Scope of Our Work
Our barristers have a longstanding reputation for dedication and professionalism and are instructed to advise, or to appear in cases, across all areas of immigration, nationality and asylum law, representing clients at all levels of court and tribunal domestically from the First-Tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) to the United Kingdom Supreme Court, and internationally in various international courts and tribunals including the European Court of Human Rights.
Areas of Experience
We are able to provide advice and/or representation in respect of applications, appeals, judicial review proceedings, and enquiries across the range of immigration asylum and nationality law including:
- Asylum/International Protection
- The EU Settlement Scheme
- Business Immigration
- Modern Slavery/Human Trafficking Law
- Regularisation of stay
- Immigration Detention and Bail
- Asylum support/accommodation
- Human Rights Claims relating to asylum or immigration
- Family Reunion/ Family Migration
- Deprivation of British citizenship or other nationality status
- Freedom of information re immigration asylum and nationality
Members of the team have been involved both in many of the leading cases of recent years, and in numerous important historical decisions- see Significant Cases below. Several members of the team are authors, editors, or contributors to, leading texts. Members are cited as leading practitioners in current legal directories including the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners UK Bar and the Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom.
The team is committed to excellence in both publicly funded and private work. Our long-standing commitment to the protection of individual rights and the empowerment of the vulnerable is reflected in our work for community organisations and charities, as well as in willingness to act pro bono, or under a conditional fee agreement in appropriate cases. Members are involved with and active in assisting voluntary bodies and charities including Advocate (formerly the Bar Pro Bono Unit), Amnesty International, Bail for Immigration Detainees, the Centre for Advice on Individual Rights in Europe (‘the AIRE Centre’), the Equality and Human Rights Commission, the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrant, Rainbow Migration (formerly the UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group) , the Refugee Council UK, and Rights in Exile.
For a list of significant cases involving one or more members of the team, please see here.
Our barristers are often members of more than one specialist practice group or have multiple complementary areas of expertise in the intersection between laws concerning immigration, asylum, and nationality, on the one hand, and criminal, extradition, family, or housing law on the other. Members of the team are able to provide advice and act as expert witnesses on immigration issues which arise in other proceedings, for example in the family courts.
Geographical Presence and Accessibility
We are a London based Chambers with particularly strong connections in London, the Midlands, and the South-East, but cover face to face hearings in all areas of England and Wales (and in international tribunals outside the United Kingdom) and work for clients both within and outside the United Kingdom.
Members provide ongoing seminar series following current developments in the law. Details of new events will be advertised on our news feed. Members of the team are happy to offer training in house to firms of solicitors or other organisations. If this is of interest, please get in touch with Everton Wedderburn to discuss your specific training needs.
Many of our barristers are able to act directly for members of the public without the need for a solicitor- please see our separate page for Direct Public Access.
Individual team members are fluent, or have a high level of proficiency, in French, German, Hindi, Italian, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Polish and Urdu.
Our barristers are supported by a dedicated team of Clerks and Fees Clerks, who can be seen on the Chambers staff page.