Abid Mahmood > Chambers of Adrian Keeling KC and Jonathan Jones KC > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Adrian Keeling KC and Jonathan Jones KC
No5 Barristers' Chambers
B4 6DR

Work Department

Administrative law, Court of Protection, immigration, human rights, international law, family law and civil liberties.


Abid has appeared in some of the leading cases in his preferred areas of practice over 25 years. These include successful appearances at the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom and at the former House of Lords. Additionally, he has appeared in scores of Court of Appeal cases. His High Court and other work is extensive across England and Wales.

Abid also sits as a part time Judge in the Crown Court, County Court and Tribunals.


Immigration and Nationality

Business and Commercial Immigration Law

Human Rights

Public and Administrative Review

Court of Protection

Commercial Law

International Movement and International Family Law



Recorder of the Crown Court (since 2008)

Recorder of the County Court (since 2008)

Part time FTT Judge

Part time Upper Tribunal Judge (Immigration and Asylum Chamber)


Urdu, Punjabi. Basic Arabic, Spanish and French.


Executive Member of the Administrative Law Bar Association


Midlands Chancery Bar Association



Buckingham University (Law LLB Hons), Inns of Court School of Law.

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Administrative and public law (including civil liberties and human rights)

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Abid MahmoodNo5 Barristers’ Chambers

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Court of Protection and community care

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Abid MahmoodNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Abid provides clear and concise explanations of very complex areas of law completed in advance of Court-ordered timescales.’ 

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Immigration

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Abid MahmoodNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Abid has a brilliant all-around knowledge of law and procedure and has thought of novel points on many occasions. He has been involved in many precedents setting cases up for the Supreme Court. He always has time for professional clients and treats lay clients with compassion and respect.’ 

The immigration group at No5 Barristers’ Chambers provides representation throughout the country, from the first-tier tribunal to the Supreme Court, to parties of varied backgrounds. Mark Bradshaw is ‘brilliant with nervous clients’ and successfully represented a Portuguese national, detained in the UK, against a deportation order. Abid Mahmood has been practicing immigration and asylum law for more than two decades.

London Bar > Immigration (including business immigration)

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Abid MahmoodNo5 Barristers’ ChambersHe has the ability to think out of the box and develops novel points of law which have not been tested in the High Courts. His advocacy is clear and concise.