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Leading Juniors

George Brown - Kenworthy's ChambersGeorge is extremely approachable and always available to discuss matters. He is exceptionally knowledgeable on case law and procedure and has a gift for thinking outside the box and identifying novel ways to approach seemingly intractable issues. He has a strong reputation with clients who often ask for him by name and have always given very positive feedback.
Paul Draycott  - Doughty Street Chambers 'His passion and dedication to his work is second to none, and it shows in the quality of his work, both written and oral. His Grounds of Appeal and Skeleton Arguments are highly intricate and comprehensive, and his oral advocacy is equally impressive, and indeed the breadth of his legal knowledge never ceases to amaze.'
Tasaddat Hussain - Garden Court North ChambersTassadat is our go-to barrister in the North for Judicial Review work. His knowledge is second to none. He is tenacious and committed, and always available for conference and advice.
Vijay Jagadesham - Garden Court North ChambersVijay shows an outstanding level of dedication and commitment to our client group. He is a highly effective advocate and will pursue each case as far as possible through the courts provided there is merit in doing so. He is very skilled at working with vulnerable clients and is an excellent communicator.
Mikhil Karnik - Garden Court North ChambersA fearless and brave barrister who pushes boundaries of human rights law as far as they will go.
Shazia Khan - Kenworthy's ChambersShazia is a top notch immigration barrister with an exceptional grasp of the law. Her advice is always of the very highest standard she is extremely popular with clients who feel reassured by her style. She excels in the appellate tribunal and her advocacy is always polite but forceful.
Gita Patel - Kenworthy's ChambersGita is a highly experienced barrister with a good reputation in the legal immigration community. She is very friendly and bubbly person. She is very knowledgeable in terms of case law. She has an excellent rapport with our staff. She goes the extra mile for all our clients.
Tom Royston - Garden Court North ChambersTom has developed into an extremely safe pair of hands. As well as instructing him in asylum matters, we have acted alongside him in a complex appeal relating to family members of an alleged genocidaire from Rwanda. He is receptive to new ideas, as well as bringing innovative thinking of his own to the table.
Mark Schwenk - Kenworthy's ChambersMark has a very busy practice but is always on hand to informally discuss matters and offer practical suggestions. He has an excellent advocate with a superb knowledge of caselaw and procedure which he is able to convey to clients in a simple language. He always provides strong and reliable advice which clients trust.
Kerry Smith - Garden Court North ChambersKerry is one of the most skillful barristers in her field in the North West. She consistently shows a very high level of commitment and is robust in her overall legal strategy as well as showing attention to detail and diligent preparation. She is willing to put the work in to pursue a worthy case as far as possible. Kerry is an excellent communicator and real pleasure to work with, offering assistance at any stage of a case. She is also a very effective advocate.
Camille Warren - Garden Court North ChambersNot afraid to deal with difficult issues head-on.
Jonathan Greer - Kenworthy's ChambersHe is passionate about his work and capable of dealing with all aspects of immigration work to an extremely high standard. One of his main strengths is his ability to relate to our clients, to be willing to understand their needs and put them at ease. He is a tenacious advocate, his preparation is thorough, he ensures both instructing solicitors and clients are confident in his advocacy.
Lucy Mair - Garden Court North ChambersLucy is a specialist in working with victims of trafficking and is my go to counsel to ask an opinion or to represent clients. She takes a collegiate approach to working on a case and welcomes input from solicitors. She has an exceptionally detailed knowledge of the law and is creative and persistent. She will keep fighting for the client if there is any way to achieve justice.
Rory O'Ryan - Garden Court North ChambersHe has a methodical, focused and disciplined approach to complex issues.

Rising Stars

Craig Holmes - Kenworthy's ChambersA very intelligent barrister who is highly knowledgeable on all aspects of immigration, nationality and asylum law. He has a very succinct and articulate style of drafting complex legal arguments at appellate level.
Elizabeth Mottershaw - Garden Court North ChambersClear, measured, determined, and replies promptly. A safe pair of hands.

Immigration in Regional Bar

Garden Court North Chambers

Garden Court North Chambers is home to one of the largest immigration teams in the Northern Circuit, and it's barristers are 'leaders in their field'. The team has experience at all levels of the court system on complex asylum and human right appeals and regularly works with vulnerable clients that are victims of trafficking. Tom Royston recently handled a case on the EU Worker Registration Scheme, which proceeded to the Supreme Court where the Secretary of State’s appeal was dismissed in 2019. Kerry Smith is currently acting in an appeal before the Upper Tribunal in respect of the humanitarian conditions in Gaza and whether such conditions breach Article 3.

Kenworthy's Chambers

The team at Kenworthy's Chambers has an 'enormous breadth of experience and skills' and deliver first-class advocacy in all aspects of asylum and immigration law. Mark Schwenk recently represented an EEA national who successfully resisted deportation following a conviction for a serious criminal offence. George Brown successfully handled a case concerning the potential deportation of an Iraqi citizen that the Court of Appeal overruled.