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Leading Juniors

George Brown – Kenworthy’s ChambersGeorge has immense experience and judgment, he is pragmatic and wise, and he has the trust and confidence of instructing solicitors and the judiciary. He is a veteran.'
Jonathan Greer – Kenworthy’s ChambersJonathan combines an impressive range of Immigration Law knowledge with a practical and proactive approach to work. He often provides not only the standard advice one would expect, but also a novel take on complex matters, which allied with a very adaptable approach to advocacy makes for an excellent barrister. His experience of difficult and delicate cases are on a par with barristers of many more years practice. His input is also valued on questions of ethics and conduct.'
Tasaddat Hussain – Garden Court North Chambers 'Tasaddat has particular expertise in Iraqi cases and is able to navigate and explain the complex caselaw with ease and confidence. He has great technical understanding of what is a complex jurisdiction  He is exceptional with clients, who very often ask for him having heard from others he has represented. He is an extremely capable advocate with an ability to grasp the facts very quickly, turn a case around and win.'
Vijay Jagadesham – Garden Court North Chambers 'Vijay is incredibly bright and committed with first-class written work and advocacy. He is easy to work with, has wonderful client care skills and top analytic skills with the ability to identify the key issues quickly and to prepare focussed written and oral submissions. He is also incredibly determined to achieve best possible outcome for clients.'
Mikhil Karnik – Garden Court North Chambers ‘Mikhil has a keen eye for detail and is persistent for the right outcome.'
Shazia Khan – Kenworthy’s ChambersShazia has a very good knowledge base and understanding of the subject matter. She is prompt to respond and provide advice and is very approachable and easy to communicate with.'
Gita Patel – Kenworthy’s ChambersGita has great judgment born of years of experience. Modest and pragmatic, understated but highly efficient, she is top of the league in terms of positive outcomes - she lets her work do the talking.'
Tom Royston – Garden Court North ChambersTom has an encyclopaedic knowledge of social security law and is deeply imaginative. He has a knack for turning a case about one person into one which pushes the boundaries for many.'
Kerry Smith – Garden Court North ChambersKerry is undoubtedly one of the most skilful and experienced barristers in the field of immigration, asylum and judicial review in the North. She consistently demonstrates a high level of commitment to clients and will always investigate every legal avenue to further the case. Her drafting and advocacy skills are outstanding, as well as her attention to detail. She is a pleasure to work with and is happy to advise at any stage in proceedings.'
Lucy Mair – Garden Court North ChambersLucy's biggest strength is her approachability. She provides advice which shows the depth of her knowledge of immigration and modern slavery law. She is excellent on complex cases where difficult decisions as to evidence and approach need to be taken. She is clear and precise in her advice.'
Natalie Wilkins  - Garden Court North Chambers  'Natalie is very knowledgeable and extremely thorough in her preparation. She takes time to consider all possible angles, which is invaluable for the people she represents. She is one of the best.'

Rising Stars

Craig Holmes – Kenworthy’s Chambers 'Craig is a very intelligent barrister with a vast knowledge of Asylum and immigration law. He is passionate about the cases he is instructed on and is very skilled in drafting complex and progressive legal arguments.'
Matthew Howarth – Lincoln House Chambers 'Matthew has an ability to analyse complex, convoluted information and convey clear and comprehensive advice within a prompt timeframe. Further strengths include attention to detail, being able to undertake a task unassisted and a pro-active approach when being instructed.'
Elizabeth Mottershaw – Garden Court North ChambersElizabeth works brilliantly with vulnerable clients including children and young people. The feedback from clients that she has represented is that she is incredibly clear, kind and patient. She provides direct and helpful advice in relation to appeal matters, she has drafted detailed and compelling grounds for appeal and one-off advices, and she is always willing to offer her time for advice and is always easy to reach. She is a go-to advocate for trafficking and asylum matters.’

Immigration in Regional Bar

Garden Court North Chambers

Garden Court North Chambers is a ‘very strong set‘ for all aspects of immigration law, including asylum, trafficking and nationality cases. Vijay Jagadesham has substantial experience acting for vulnerable individuals, including torture-survivors, unaccompanied asylum seeker children and victims of gender-based violence. EU law and freedom of movement are key areas in Mikhil Karnik‘s practice, whilst Tom Royston specialises in matters with a cross-over between EU law-related immigration and socio-economic rights. Kerry Smith undertakes work in all aspects of asylum, immigration and human rights law in the First-Tier Tribunal, Upper Tribunal and Immigration and Asylum Chamber, and Tasaddat Hussain is also a notable name.



‘Very strong set. Lots of good counsel we are happy to use.’

‘The set are well covered in this area of work having a breadth of knowledge and experience within their group. They cover many areas of social welfare law so there is usually always someone who can provide an answer to a question in this field.’

‘Garden Court North Chambers provide excellent training and good administration.’

‘The is always availability of counsel and this is consistently high-quality counsel. The Chambers are made up of very competent and flexible staff.’

‘Garden Court North is a go-to Chambers in terms of immigration barristers outside of London. It is clear that those accepted into Chambers have to be of excellent quality and their barristers are exceptional.’


‘Always consistent and reliable. Ryan Calderbank always provides the highest standards of case and people management.’

‘The clerks are fantastic – they are really friendly, respond quickly and are always willing to go the extra mile to help out.’

‘Great set with good clerks, they know what they are doing.’

‘The clerks are always helpful and efficient.’

Kenworthy's Chambers

Kenworthy’s Chambers is a ‘top choice for immigration barristers’ who are praised for their ‘immense experience’. Gita Patel specials in immigration and asylum law, and has substantial expertise in conducting judicial review proceedings, especially in cases involving representation of vulnerable appellants, such as minors, elderly individuals and those with mental health issues. Shazia Khan also has an impressive practice and her fluency in fluent in Urdu, Punjabi and Hindi is notable. Mark SchwenkGeorge Brown and Jonathan Greer are also recommended for their strength in immigration law. 



‘The team has immense experience and know-how.’

‘All members of chambers are approachable and helpful to clients, who tend to be vulnerable people.’

‘Kenworthy’s is a professional yet pleasantly informal Chambers. In the main, they seek to advise and assist in representing a client, without looking to take over the case.’

‘Kenworthy’s is known for having several excellent Barristers who are experts in Immigration Law. They do publicly funded work and are also good value for privately funded work.’

‘Kenworthy’s is a top choice for immigration barristers. They have a large number of experienced and friendly barristers who are suitable for all levels of the process. All counsel are respected and willing to get involved early on.’


‘Absolutely brilliant – they set the standard not just for the North but for the UK too. Hats off to Maria Rushworth and Courtney Sodden!’

‘Very efficient clerks. Respond extremely quickly to queries. Courtney Sodden and Daniella Howarth in particular are great.’

‘Courtney and Daniella are incredibly efficient, friendly and always ready to help. They are quick to follow up and always very approachable.’

‘Their clerks are helpful, efficient and friendly.’

‘The clerking service is second to none. Courtney and Daniella are both excellent clerks.’