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3 Bolt Court Chambers
3 Bolt Court Chambers
3 Bolt Court, Third Floor
Fleet Street
EC4A 3DQ
East Anglia

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, 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 has two branches with one based in Fleet Street, Central London and its other 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

Sylvester Emefiona Unigwe (1972) – Immigration & Family (Children)

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

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

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 OF THE BARRISTERS

Immigration 

Court Hearings & 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 (I.e Dependent Parents)
  • Overseas Adoption
  • Marriage Applications
  • Unlawful Detention
  • Sponsor Licences
  • Refusal of Asylum
  • Deportation
  • Urgent Injunction

Family 

Court Hearings & 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 & Advice on:

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

Commercial

Court Hearings & 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 & 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 clerks@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 clerks@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 clerks@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 Daniel Shensmith d.shensmith@3boltcourt.com 020 3745 3150
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Arman Alam  photo Mr Arman Alam
Ms Sorour Bassiri  photo Ms Sorour Bassiri
Mr Shahid Chaudhry  photo Mr Shahid Chaudhry
Mr Rajinder Claire  photo Mr Rajinder Claire
Mr Jay Gajjar  photo Mr Jay Gajjar
Mr Jam Gazzain  photo Mr Jam Gazzain
Ms Esther Godwins  photo Ms Esther Godwins
Mr Mazhar IIahi  photo Mr Mazhar IIahi
Mr Abou-Bakkar Kamara  photo Mr Abou-Bakkar Kamara
Mr Nawab Babar Khan  photo Mr Nawab Babar Khan
Mr Emil Lixandru  photo Mr Emil Lixandru
Mr Saamir Mahmud  photo Mr Saamir Mahmud
Ms Mehtab Malhotra  photo Ms Mehtab Malhotra
Ms Sana Mushtaq  photo Ms Sana Mushtaq
Ms Christina Nicholas  photo Ms Christina Nicholas
Ms Sogun Praisoody  photo Ms Sogun Praisoody
Ms Khadija Rahman  photo Ms Khadija Rahman
Ms Farah Ramzan  photo Ms Farah Ramzan
Mr Mustapha Rashid  photo Mr Mustapha Rashid
Mr Jonathan Reynold  photo Mr Jonathan Reynold
Mr Daniel Shensmith  photo Mr Daniel Shensmith
Mr Devendra Shrestha  photo Mr Devendra Shrestha
Mr Chowdhury Sultan  photo Mr Chowdhury Sultan
Mr Paul Turner  photo Mr Paul Turner
Ms Kareesha Turner  photo Ms Kareesha Turner
Mr Andrei Vasilescu  photo Mr Andrei Vasilescu
Ms Anjulika Vatish  photo Ms Anjulika Vatish
Ms Jacqueline Victor-Mazeli  photo Ms Jacqueline Victor-Mazeli
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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

CLIENT: AFTAB MAJEED
COMPANY/FIRM: DIRECT PUBLIC ACCESS
TESTIMONIAL: I truly appreciate Mr Jay Gajjar’s efforts and commitments to my success, I was really up against it in my immigration case and had no chance of win my ILR basis on ten years Long Residence (two-year gap) at FtT and UT. I got in touch with Barrister Jay Gajjar, and he accepted my case as challenge, and he went above and beyond, and out of his way to help me. He has won my case at First-tier Tribunal, and also defeated the Home Office in the Upper Tribunal. I want to say thanks with the bottom of my heart to Barrister Jay Gajjar. No doubt, Mr J Gajjar has extensive and tactical knowledge in his profession and also excellent customer services.


CLIENT: RASHAD JABBAR
COMPANY/FIRM: DIRECT PUBLIC ACCESS
TESTIMONIAL: Can’t Rate this Firm High enough. Farah Ramzan went above and beyond the call of duty to ensure we reached our objective.She takes the case on as though its her own case and her actions speak much louder then her words. Many Thanks again for such a Awesome Service Provided by both Eustace as the first point of call and then Farah whom took our case on and knocked the opposition out of the Park.


CLIENT: HENRIETA WILLIAMS
COMPANY/FIRM: DIRECT PUBLIC ACCESS
TESTIMONIAL: Very professional helped my cousin out with his employment dispute. Great outcome. Would highly recommend Law Lane Chambers.


CLIENT: RIA MICHAELS
COMPANY/FIRM: DIRECT PUBLIC ACCESS
TESTIMONIAL: Extremely pleased with the service I have been provided with. The clerks are immensely helpful and pleasant to deal with, would definitely recommend this firm


CLIENT: MUJTABA HASHMI
COMPANY/FIRM: LAW LANE SOLICITOR’S CLIENT
TESTIMONIAL: Jay gajjar is very good barrister he handled my case very well did every thing on time.


CLIENT: OSCAR BOWES
COMPANY/FIRM: DIRECT PUBLIC ACCESS
TESTIMONIAL: A quality Chambers.. I’m assuming it’s the clerks I spoke with (two different people) – they both have excellent communication and customer service skills!!


CLIENT: PAMELA RODRIGUES
COMPANY/FIRM: DIRECT PUBLIC ACCESS
TESTIMONIAL: Excellent service very attentive. Eustace and Mehtab Malhotra did a wonderful job. Totally recommend them.


CLIENT: MBFITT30@GMAIL.COM
COMPANY/FIRM: DIRECT PUBLIC ACCESS
TESTIMONIAL: Im fighting in court over direct contact with my 10 years old daughter. its been a very difficult time and I couldn’t ask for better repentant than Farah Ramzan and her lovely assistant Sarah. both show such a professionalism, incredible knowledge and care. Thank you so much for helping me out in that difficult process. Its been really hard but with their great support I know Ill be able to see my little girl soon.THANK YOU VERY MUCH


CLIENT: OLATUNDE EDUN
COMPANY/FIRM: GREENLAND LAWYERS SOLICITORS
TESTIMONIAL: We at Greenland Lawyers LLP appreciate services of Counsels and Clerks in your Chambers. Notably, Eustace the Head Clerk and his team. We also acknowledge the professional approach of Counsels instructed to handle matters for our clients, in particular Ms Jacqueline Victor – Mazeli of Counsel for her excellent approach to all the case she has handled for us. We hope that this relationship we have established would continue into the near future.


CLIENT: HIFZUL AHMED
COMPANY/FIRM: DIRECT PUBLIC ACCESS
TESTIMONIAL: Farah is a smart and relentless barrister who always pursues the best interests of her client and has excellent expertise in cross-examination. She supported me with her extensive legal and practical knowledge and handled my case with care. Farah is a thorough and confident Barrister and showed an exceptional degree.


CLIENT: JOHN NOAH
COMPANY/FIRM: SHENSMITH BARRISTERS CLIENT
TESTIMONIAL: FARAH RAMZAN Barrister, was so accurate, that she planned to close the case at half, with No Case To Answer, impressing very well the Judge, that after she, the judge, dismissed the case & start to brawl the prosecution Lawyer, asking her to ensure that the cases are reviewed and dropped before to appear in the court. She also obtained costs back from the court and made the prosecution lawyer to speak with me nicely. She basically smashed the court and obtained exactly what she want, quick and accurate.


CLIENT: IONNA ANDERSON
COMPANY/FIRM: DIRECT PUBLIC ACCESS
TESTIMONIAL: I cannot thank Eustace and my barrister Davendra Shrestha for going far and beyond for me! They were honest and trustworthy with me throughout the process! Time was not on our side and they were so patient when I was demanding! If you want an honest and trustworthy firm look no further! Highly recommended!! Highly recommended! Thank you!!


CLIENT: AUSTIN CHUKWU
COMPANY/FIRM: DIRECT PUBLIC ACCESS
TESTIMONIAL: Ms Jacqueline Victor-Muzeli from law lane chambers is very brilliant. She worked on my son’s immigration application in August this year and was very good in court. She quickly understood the history and background of the case which meant that the home office did not stand a chance and we won. The Barristers Chambers, in particular, is truly outstanding and has real professional Barristers who are good value for money. I would recommend them to anyone who needs quality work.


CLIENT: EDWARD CARNELL
COMPANY/FIRM: DIRECT PUBLIC ACCESS
TESTIMONIAL: Stepped in and handled a short notice hearing very well .. the desired result achieved .. very helpful and attentive staff at a difficult time.


CLIENT: ANGELA WILLIAMS
COMPANY/FIRM: DIRECT PUBLIC ACCESS
TESTIMONIAL: Very professional helped my cousin out with his employment dispute. Great outcome. Would highly recommend Law Lane Chambers


CLIENT: GULWAREENA GAUHAR
COMPANY/FIRM: DIRECT PUBLIC ACCESS
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.


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.