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3 Bolt Court Chambers
3 Bolt Court, Third Floor
Fleet Street
EC4A 3DQ
England

3 Bolt Court Chambers ‘3BC’ is a  modern, diverse and a dynamic set of chambers  comprising of dedicated barristers who specialise in Immigration, Civil, Commercial, Bankruptcy, Housing, Professional Negligence, Shipping/ Marine Law, Arbitration, Mediation, Employment, Family and Criminal Law

Barristers at 3 Bolt Court are experts in their chosen areas of practice delivering skilled advocacy in Courts & Tribunals across the Country as well as provide clients with sound legal advice.

The Chambers also takes on Court Cases from Members of the Public Directly via the Direct Public Access Scheme.

The Chambers is based in Fleet Street, Central London and Conference Facilities based in Stratford, East of London

Barristers at 3 Bolt Court
Farah Ramzan (2003) (joint Head of Chambers) – Crime, Family, Immigration & Civil

Jacqueline Victor- Mazeli (1998) (joint Head of Chambers) – Immigration, Family (Children Matters), Civil, Crime & Mediation 

Sylvester Emefiona Unigwe – Immigration & Family (Children)

Hilda Adejumo (1989) – Civil & Commercial Mediator, Housing, Immigration, Commecial & Family

Jonathan Reynold (1992) – Immigration

Andrei Vasilescu (1993) – Civil, Commercial, Bankruptcy, Landlord & Tenant

Mehtab Malhotra (1996) – Immigration, Family & Civil

Sorour Bassiri (1996) – Immigration & Family

Saamir Mahmud (1996) – Immigration & Family

Christina Nicholas (1997) – Immigration, Civil & Commercial

Rajinder Claire (1998) – Immigration, Family & Crime

Paul Turner (1998) – Immigration, Housing & Family

Babar Khan (1999) – Immigration, Civil, Crime & Employment

Khadija Rahman (2000) Immigration & Family

Sugun Praisoody (2006) – Immigration, Family , Crime, Civil & Social Security

Shahid Chaudhry (2006) -Civil, Commercial, Family & Immigration

Mehedi Rahim (2007) – Civil, Commercial, Personal Injury & Arbitration

Arman Alam (2009) – Immigration, Family & Civil

Anjulika Vatish (2009) – Immigration, Family, Civil & Social Security 

Chowdhury Sultan (2009) – Immigration, Family, Crime, Civil & Employment

Sana Mushtaq (2011) – Civil, Family & Crime

Cherreem Lindsay (2011) – Immigration, Family, Civil & Commercial

Emil Lixandru (2012) – Civil, Crime, Immigration, Social Security, Family & Employment

Kareesha Turner (2013) – Immigration, Family & Commercial

Devendra Shrestha (2014) – Immigration, Family & Crime

Jay Gajjar (2014) – Immigration, Civil, Family & Employment

Mazhar Ilahi (2017) – Immigration & Family

Mustapha Rashid (2017) – Crime, Family & Civil

Jam Gazzain (2018) – Civil, Commercial, Education, Immigration, Family & Crime

Daniel Shensmith (2018) – Civil, Commercial & Family

Esther Godwins (Employment Advocate)

Abou Bakarr Kamara (Employment Advocate)

Practice areas
Immigration:  
Court hearings and advice on:

  • UK and EEA Immigration Law
  • Student Visas, Work Permits, Highly skilled Migrant Visas
  • Business/Corporate Immigration including Tier 1 and 2 Visas
  • Point based system including indefinite leave to remain
  • Family Settlement (ie Dependent Parents)
  • Overseas Adoption
  • Marriage Applications
  • Unlawful Detention
  • Sponsor Licences
  • Refusal of Asylum
  • Deportation
  • Urgent Injunction

Family: Court hearings and advice on:

  • Dispute Resolution Appointments
  • Financial Dispute Resolutions
  • Child Arrangement Orders/ Child Care Proceedings
  • Ancillary Relief/ Financial Provision (Divorce, Cohabitation & Death)
  • Property Disputes
  • Care/Adoption
  • Child Abduction
  • Incapacity/Court of Protection welfare issues
  • Final & Fact- Finding Hearings

Civil: Court hearings and advice on:

  • Landlord and tenant
  • Personal injury and clinical negligence
  • Contractual disputes
  • Product liability
  • Defamation
  • Probates
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration Matters
  • Professional negligence
  • Small Claims, Fast Track & Multi Track

Commercial: Court hearings and advice on:

  • Injunctions
  • Bankruptcy & Insolvency Matters
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Issues of Jurisdiction
  • Conflict of Laws / Private International Law
  • Chancery Matters

Crime: Court appearances on :

  • Kidnapping
  • False Imprisonment
  • Robbery
  • Sexual Offences
  • Violent Crime
  • Possession of Drugs and Drug Trafficking
  • Possession of Firearms
  • Fraud
  • Domestic Violence
  • Theft & Handling Stolen Good
  • Burglary
  • Possession of Firearm
  • Possession of False Documentation
  • Road Traffic Offences

Employment: Tribunal attendance and advice on :

  • Breach of Contract
  • Contract of Employment
  • All forms of discrimination; Disability, Race, Sex, Age, Sexual Orientation and Religious
  • Wrongful and Unfair Dismissal
  • Pay Disputes/ Equal Pay
  • Harassment
  • Redundancies
Department Name Email Telephone
Chambers Director Eustace Forjour eustace@3boltcourt.com 07783904770
Barrister Arman Alam clerks@3boltcourt.com 020 3745 3150
Barrister Saamir Mahmud clerks@3boltcourt.com 020 3745 3150
Barrister Sorour Bassiri s.bassiri-dezfouli@3boltcourt.com 020 3745 3150
Barrister Rajinder Claire r.claire@3boltcourt.com 020 3745 3150
Barrister Jay Gajjar j.gajjar@3boltcourt.com 020 3745 3150
Advocate Esther Godwins e.godwins@3boltcourt.com 020 3745 3150
Barrister Mazhar IIahi m.ilahi@3boltcourt.com 020 3745 3150
Barrister Nawab Babar Khan clerks@3boltcourt.com 020 3745 3150
Barrister Mehtab Malhotra clerks@3boltcourt.com 020 3745 3150
Barrister Sana Mushtaq s.mushtaq@3boltcourt.com 020 3745 3150
Barrister Christina Nicholas c.nicholas@3boltcourt.com 020 3745 3150
Barrister Sogun Praisoody s.praisoody@3boltcourt.com 020 3745 3150
Barrister Khadija Rahman clerks@3boltcourt.com 020 3745 3150
Barrister Farah Ramzan f.ramzan@3boltcourt.com 020 3745 3150
Barrister Mustapha Rashid m.rashid@3boltcourt.com 020 3745 3150
Barrister Jonathan Reynold clerks@3boltcourt.com 020 3745 3150
Barrister Devendra Shrestha clerks@3boltcourt.com 020 3745 3150
Barrister Chowdhury Sultan c.sultan@3boltcourt.com 020 3745 3150
Barrister Kareesha Turner clerks@3boltcourt.com 020 3745 3150
Barrister Paul Turner clerks@3boltcourt.com 020 3745 3150
Barrister Andrei Vasilescu clerks@3boltcourt.com 020 3745 3150
Barrister Anjulika Vatish a.vatish@3boltcourt.com 020 3745 3150
Barrister Emil Lixandru e.lixandru@3boltcourt.com 020 3745 3150
Barrister Shahid Chaudhry s.chaudhry@3boltcourt.com 020 3745 3150
Barrister Jam Gazzain j.gazzain@3boltcourt.com 020 3745 3150
Advocate Abou-Bakkar Kamara a.kamara@3boltcourt.com 0203 745 3150
Barrister Jacqueline Victor-Mazeli j.victor-mazeli@3boltcourt.com 020 3745 3150
Barrister Mehedi Rahim m.rahim@3boltcourt.com 020 3745 3150
Barrister Daniel Shensmith clerks@3boltcourt.com 020 3745 3150
Barrister Hilda Adejumo h.adejumo@3boltcourt.com 020 3745 3150
Barrister Cherreem Lindsay c.lindsay@3boltcourt.com 020 3745 3150
Photo Name Position Profile
Ms Hilda Adejumo  photo Ms Hilda Adejumo Barrister
Mr Arman Alam  photo Mr Arman Alam BARRISTER
Ms Sorour Bassiri  photo Ms Sorour Bassiri BARRISTER
Mr Shahid Chaudhry  photo Mr Shahid Chaudhry Barrister
Mr Rajinder Claire  photo Mr Rajinder Claire BARRISTER
Mr Jay Gajjar  photo Mr Jay Gajjar BARRISTER
Mr Jam Gazzain  photo Mr Jam Gazzain Barrister
Ms Esther Godwins  photo Ms Esther Godwins Employment Advocate
Mr Mazhar IIahi  photo Mr Mazhar IIahi Barrister
Mr Abou-Bakkar Kamara  photo Mr Abou-Bakkar Kamara Employment Advocate
Mr Nawab Babar Khan  photo Mr Nawab Babar Khan BARRISTER
Ms Cherreem Lindsay  photo Ms Cherreem Lindsay Barrister 
Mr Emil Lixandru  photo Mr Emil Lixandru Barrister
Mr Saamir Mahmud  photo Mr Saamir Mahmud Barrister
Ms Mehtab Malhotra  photo Ms Mehtab Malhotra BARRISTER
Ms Sana Mushtaq  photo Ms Sana Mushtaq BARRISTER
Ms Christina Nicholas  photo Ms Christina Nicholas BARRISTER
Ms Sugun Praisoody  photo Ms Sugun Praisoody
Mr Mehedi Rahim  photo Mr Mehedi Rahim Barrister
Ms Khadija Rahman  photo Ms Khadija Rahman BARRISTER
Ms Farah Ramzan  photo Ms Farah Ramzan JOINT HEAD OF CHAMBERS – BARRISTER 
Mr Mustapha Rashid  photo Mr Mustapha Rashid Barrister
Mr Jonathan Reynold  photo Mr Jonathan Reynold BARRISTER
Mr Daniel Shensmith  photo Mr Daniel Shensmith Barrister
Mr Devendra Shrestha  photo Mr Devendra Shrestha BARRISTER
Mr Chowdhury Sultan  photo Mr Chowdhury Sultan BARRISTER
Ms Kareesha Turner  photo Ms Kareesha Turner
Mr Paul Turner  photo Mr Paul Turner BARRISTER
Mr Andrei Vasilescu  photo Mr Andrei Vasilescu BARRISTER
Ms Anjulika Vatish  photo Ms Anjulika Vatish BARRISTER
Ms Jacqueline Victor-Mazeli  photo Ms Jacqueline Victor-Mazeli JOINT HEAD OF CHAMBERS- BARRISTER
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English
Hindi/Urdu
Punjabi
Creole
Romanian
Gujarati and Bengali
Nepalese
Polish
Russian
Tamil and other local languages
Persian/Farsi
Yoruba
Several Nigerian local languages
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Website : www.3boltcourt.com

CLIENT: GULWAREENA GAUHAR
TESTIMONIAL: Sana Mushtaq was amazing. She won my case for me. She has been very supportive throughout and helpful. Such a relief for me as its been a very stressful time but she took the stress away. I am thankful to her and all her team. I would recommend them to everyone.


CLIENT: AMNA
TESTIMONIAL: Barrister Ms Kashmala Khan was fantastic help today and I and my partner will definitely Put her forward to people we know.


CLIENT: HELAL A
TESTIMONIAL: Excellent barister miss kashmala khan. Represnted my case.. excellent work highly recommended.


CLIENT: ADEOLA OSUNTOLA
FIRM: AO & ASSOCIATES SOLICITORS
TESTIMONIAL: We are happy to inform you that Ms. Khan is a very brilliant Barrister, she presented our client cases excellently well and our clients were extremely happy about all her help and assistance via her excellent advocacy skills. We hope to use her wonderful services in the foreseeable future as we had positive feedback from our clients. Once again many thanks.


CLIENT: MR NADARAJAN RAMACHANDRAN (RAJ)
FIRM: LAW & LAWYERS SOLICITORS
TESTIMONIAL: Kashmala presented very confidently and expressed her arguments clearly in Court . She also showed excellent interpersonal skills. I would recommend other solicitors to instruct her.


CLIENT: BRIGHT CHIBUNNA IWUMUNE
TESTIMONIAL: I am grateful to Christina Nicholas from Law Lane Chambers (now 3Bolt Court Chambers) for her legal advice and presentation of my case in the immigration court.  She persuaded me to disclose all the background facts which had been disregarded and ignored by my previous legal representatives in other legal proceedings. It seemed that these facts were not relevant in my immigration case but she insisted that full disclosure would improve my prospects. She was right, my appeal was allowed.  I am grateful to the Chambers for choosing her as my barrister.


CLIENT: MD. CHOWDHURY
TESTIMONIAL: I wish to express my gratitude to barrister Christina Nicholas for her great work in the matter of my asylum. My file was large and complicated in facts and evidence but she quickly organised the file, prepared me for the hearing very thoroughly during two conferences and well presented my case in court. My spirit sunk when the HO was attacking and berating my case but it was quickly restored and elevated when I heard the submission on my behalf, it was so impressive that I had no doubt in success. I shall be recommending her to all my compatriotes who need legal work.


CLIENT: SANDRA KADZOMBE
TESTIMONIAL: I would like to thank Barrister Andrei with handling my court case the way he did, This has been a stressful ordeal and Andrei has kept me well informed in every step of the way. As a Barrister he gave me the scope of the situation bad and good and what it meant for me in legal terms. I was made aware of the consequences and the best advice to counter each action I took. This breaking down of information in legal format enabled me to make an informed decision that subsequently contributed to the withdrawal of this case that had me on the ropes for so long. Another important factor to mention was Andreis desire to accommodate me after hours and weekends as I work throughout the day. He insisted he would go out of his way if need be. He accommodated me and made himself readily available after hours and weekends keeping his word which hence relieved the pressure and stress. I appreciate it and would recommend him to be anyone’s advocate throughout any legal battle or matter. May God bless him.


CLIENT: SAHABUDEEN ABDUL HAMID
FIRM: MASTERS SOLICITORS
TESTIMONIAL: We are pleased to inform you, the counsel Ms Kashmala Khan handled the matter in excellent manner, The young  Barrister tackled the aggressive   respondent in proper manner after several repeated sessions in the court meeting room. Finally the matter has been concluded today. The Consent  Order has been  passed by the Deputy Judge Mr Pathak.   Really I appreciate  the Counsel, she is very good at Family Financial proceedings matter


CLIENT: JUDITH PETERSON
TESTIMONIAL:This is a brief note just to inform you how I was satisfied with my barrister Emil Mihai Lixandru for the 4 days court hearing 9th March 2020 to 12th March 2020 which I had him for. I appreciate the advice and help he gave me throughout this court case.


CLIENT: BIBIN ABRAHAM
TESTIMONIAL: I can definitely confirm that Mrs Khan has been  exceptionally performed well in my case and managed to express my concerns to the court. She is available to speak to the client any time and is ready to listen to the client which is very important for a barrister who is going to represent client in the court. Moreover she has been very professional and gave me advise from her experience and helped me in my case. I would definitely suggest her to anyone especially in family matters. I am really happy with her professional approach and thankful to her for her support.


CLIENT: T VILINGNAN
TESTIMONIAL: I am writing to thank you for making arrangements for my court case. I really appreciate all your help. I would like to especially mention Mrs. Khan (barrister) for giving great support. She did a very good job and explained everything to me. Please can you book her for the next hearing on 12th October at 11am.


CLIENT: SHAHZAD AKHTAR
FIRM: LAWGATE SOLICITORS
TESTIMONIAL: Further to yesterday hearing in family court  Reading. The hearing was conducted through telephonic and  attended by our client Miss Mahwish Jabeen and Barrister Kashmila Khan. Our client and we are very thankful to Miss K Khan who did fabolous work. Our client is very very happy and satisfied  with Miss Khan’s job. We are also very satisfied with Miss Khan and appreciate what she did yesterday. In the past whenever we  instructed  Miss Khan for any matter she did an excellent job. Further we also inform some other  solicitors firms also  that they can instruct Miss Khan for family and immigration matters.


CLIENT: LAURA TARJUMAN
TESTIMONIAL: I instructed Farah Ramazan late evening on the 17th August 2020, when my hearing was the following morning. I sent Farah the hearing bundle and within an hour Farah called me and was fully aware of my case details and position. Farah provides a professional, efficient guidance and service. Farah is continuing to support me even after the hearing! I would highly recommend Farah’s services to anyone requiring a barrister.


CLIENT: ADEOLA OSUNTOLA
FIRM: A O & ASSOCIATES SOLICITORS,
TESTIMONIAL: Cherreem was excellent She has a wonderful grasp of the matter. She is very well grounded in Housing / landlord and tenant issues. We are very grateful for her service.


3 BOLT COURT CHAMBERS DIVERSITY STATEMENT

Diversity in Chambers

In a Shakespearean English-speaking legal arena where gown and wigs are dominated historically, by white, blue eyed and Oxbridge accented male, it can be rather intimidating to break the barriers and stand out and shine even when one has the right armour to compete in the same battlefield against the then deemed “superior”. But the law is changing this, and the new generation of legal professionals are in full provision to ensure that on we move forward. Diversity is borne.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion are arguably relatively new in the legal profession, but it is an utmost necessity that should have been genetically imprinted within the legal profession as the law represents equality and fairness. It is this adage that 3 Bolt Court Chambers believe in hence the diversity in their chamber is befittingly observed. Since its birth in 2015, 3 Bolt Court Chambers has been committed to surmount the old practice where it can be seen as Jardynce v Jardynce imaginary and to support this statement, a statistic has been put together. The 2018/2019 LLC Pupillage Interview Statistic shows a staggering 71% Female and 29% Male in attendance for the Interviews. Other factors such as age, disability, religion, sexual orientation and ethnicity which showed more numbers which has other ethnic background has also dominated the numbers against white male.

At 3 Bolt Court Chambers we’re passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. Companies that are diverse in age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, and perspective are proven to create a stronger and creative work environment that delivers better results, More importantly, creating an environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work is the right thing to do.

We have a global, multicultural following. In our recent pupillage application process this was demonstrated amongst ethnicity, sex, age and religion.