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Leading Juniors

George Brown – Kenworthy’s Chambers ‘George is a very experienced junior with a vast amount of knowledge on immigration law.'
Paul DraycottDoughty Street Chambers 'His knowledge of this area of law is second to none. He has a practical and proactive approach to case preparation. He is an impressive advocate who is clearly dedicated to his clients.'
Jonathan Greer – Kenworthy’s Chambers 'A very perceptive junior.'
Tasaddat Hussain – Garden Court North Chambers ‘Tasaddat is a fantastic barrister who is well respected by his peers, instructing solicitors, and the judiciary. He has an exceptional intellect and is a master of a complex legal terrain.'
Vijay Jagadesham – Garden Court North Chambers ‘Vijay is a superb advocate. In court, he is composed, articulate, and well prepared.’
Shazia Khan – Kenworthy’s Chambers ‘Shazia has impressive expertise. She is very personable and will fight for her clients.'
Gita Patel – Kenworthy’s Chambers 'Gita has an understated, common sense approach to cases. A quietly but devastatingly effective advocate.'
Kerry Smith – Garden Court North Chambers ‘Kerry is the full package in terms of what you want in a barrister: approachable, reliable, analytical, passionate, and her advocacy skills are faultless.'
Camille Warren – Garden Court North Chambers ‘Camille’s advocacy is admirable.'
Sean Ell – Garden Court North Chambers ‘Sean is a very capable advocate with a keen eye for detail. His interpersonal skills with clients are first class.’
Craig Holmes – Kenworthy’s Chambers ‘Craig has a background in immigration law and, as a result, has hit the ground running. He is an excellent advocate.'
Lucy Mair – Garden Court North Chambers ‘Lucy has excellent knowledge of asylum, immigration, and modern slavery law. She is a fighter who is also very empathetic with clients.'

Rising Stars

Matthew Howarth – Lincoln House Chambers ‘Matthew is an intelligent advocate who is good at getting to the core of a legal issue. A clear, concise, persuasive, and approachable barrister.'

Immigration in Regional Bar

Garden Court North Chambers

At Garden Court North Chambers, the 'excellent' team is sought after for advising on the entire range of immigration law, with trafficking, asylum, and nationality law matters prominent in the group's caseload. EU law specialist Mikhil Karnik focuses on cases involving nationality and unlawful detention matters, and the 'incredibly committed' Vijay Jagadesham is well known for acting for vulnerable individuals. In a recent case highlight, Kerry Smith acted in a successful appeal brought against the Secretary of State for the Home Department's decision to deport the client from the UK; the deportation was ruled a potential breach of Article 3 of the ECHR. Tasaddat Hussain has 'an exceptional intellect and is relentless on behalf of his clients'. Camille Warren is recommended for her strength in immigration law.


‘A very well-respected set in the North, and particularly renowned for human rights work.’

‘Garden Court North Chambers is excellent: organised, passionate, and skilled in all areas of immigration-related work.’

‘The clerking team is always helpful and prompt in responding.’

‘The clerks at Garden Court North Chambers are responsive and helpful.’

‘They are friendly and helpful.’

‘The clerks are efficient.’

‘Excellent, approachable, quick to respond, and efficient. The clerks are the unsung heroes.’

Kenworthy's Chambers

Kenworthy’s Chambers attracts praise as ‘a go-to set for immigration and asylum work’. The 'very sharp' Shazia Khan has substantial experience in appearing before the Court of Appeal in asylum and immigration cases, and Gita Patel has an excellent track record in handling judicial review proceedings involving vulnerable individuals. The 'highly experienced and wise' George Brown, the 'accomplished' Craig Holmes and Jonathan Greer, who has 'reliable expertise in immigration and asylum law', are also notable names.


‘Kenworthy’s is very approachable. The fees are very affordable for clients and the service provided is very good.’

‘Kenworthy’s Chambers is very experienced in immigration matters and has a number of experienced barristers.’

‘Courtney Soden and Daniella Howarth are both extremely responsive and offer a first rate service.’