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Leading Juniors

George Brown - Kenworthy's ChambersGeorge is extremely experienced and great in court. He is able to adjust his submissions to take account of the different judges and is always trying to work out an inventive angle to support the client.
Paul Draycott  - Doughty Street Chambers 'Absolutely excellent written work on submissions and superb acuity on complicated points of law especially where they interface with human rights and international obligations. Paul is an appellate advocate in the highest class in this regard.'
Vijay Jagadesham - Garden Court North ChambersVijay is my usual go to barrister for anything complex or unusual given his ability to consider issues outside of the box. Vijay is always willing to discuss difficult cases, offering not just legal but also practical advice. Vijay responds to correspondence promptly and meets deadlines in a timely fashion. His written work is of a high standard, detailed and focused. Vijay's advocacy skills are excellent. He is always well-prepared for every hearing and is able to respond to intense scrutiny of the most hostile of judges. I would not hesitate to recommend Vijay in these types of case.
Mikhil Karnik - Garden Court North ChambersMikhil is committed, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. He is always willing to talk through the complex cases he undertakes and offers sound support and advice in relation to both preparatory stages and during the course of litigation. He prepares strong and well-researched grounds that are forceful but succinct.
Shazia Khan - Kenworthy's ChambersShazia is extremely knowledgeable in immigration and asylum law, she is a great asset to work with. She is always willing to offer her opinion on cases and takes the time to consider how the case could be improved or strengthened.
Gita Patel - Kenworthy's ChambersSpecialist in immigration and human rights cases.
Tom Royston - Garden Court North ChambersHe has an encyclopaedic knowledge of social welfare law and EU free movement law. He is imaginative and clear.
Kerry Smith - Garden Court North ChambersKerry's advocacy skills are superb. She is always well-prepared for every hearing, knowing the case inside out and prepared for every possible question which may be asked of her. Her presentation skills in court are clear and understated but highly effective. I have seen her stand her ground brilliantly under intense judicial scrutiny. I would again recommend Kerry to anyone looking for representation in this area without hesitation.
Jonathan Greer - Kenworthy's ChambersHis key strengths include: the ability to grasp complex issues quickly; ease of communication; pragmatic as well as strong grasp of law, particularly in area of appeals.
Lucy Mair - Garden Court North ChambersAn excellent advocate who produces vigorous written submissions. Empathetic and thorough in her dealings with clients, she goes above and beyond.

Rising Stars

Craig Holmes - Kenworthy's ChambersHis skeleton submissions and grounds are extremely through and detailed - is also always looking for an inventive argument to support client. Is very precise in his oral submissions and is not afraid of challenging the Judges when advocating.
Elizabeth Mottershaw - Garden Court North ChambersAlways approachable and makes it a joy to work with her. Never any issues with not complying with deadlines. Extremely methodical and always makes forceful submissions to court.

Immigration in Regional Bar

Garden Court North Chambers

Garden Court North Chambers is a 'go to set' for all aspects of immigration law. Clients praise the set for the 'excellent level of client care', and 'in-depth training courses'. Key individuals include Tom Royston, who specialises in work with a cross-over between immigration law (especially EU law) and access to welfare benefits, and Kerry Smith, who undertakes work in all aspects of asylum, immigration and human rights law.

Kenworthy's Chambers

Kenworthy's Chambers offer 'a wealth of expertise in immigration law'. Members of the set are 'very thorough' and deliver 'frank and pragmatic advice'. Gita Patel has extensive experience in judicial review proceedings, especially cases involving representation of vulnerable appellants. Shazia Khan is another key member of chambers and has recently been appointed as a part-time judge in the First Tier Tribunal’s Immigration & Asylum Chamber. Mark Schwenk and George Brown are also recommended.



‘Kenworthy’s has strength in depth and are pre-eminent in the North West.’

‘Kenworthy’s Chambers is the most frequent Chambers instructed by our immigration department. The team is efficient; has a good range of Barristers with varying expertise; and on occasion offers a range of training opportunities very useful for practitioners.’

‘An excellent chambers with a wide skill set and friendly, helpful support staff.’

‘Specialists in immigration and human rights cases.’


‘The Immigration clerks Courtney Soden and Daniella Howarth are particularly helpful and easy to communicate with.’

‘Clerks in Kenworthy’s are highly efficient, reliable, helpful and pro-active. It is a great team.’

‘Of particular mention is Courtney Soden and Daniella Howarth. Both clerks are extremely efficient and professional. They respond promptly to queries and are always approachable.’

‘Very organised and quick to respond. Clear pricing options are very helpful for clients.’

‘Daniella Howarth and Courtney Sodden are very helpful and professional in dealing with cases and requests for counsel.’

‘Excellent, a first class clerking service. I never have to send fee notes back as the legal aid rates are always correct.’