Nabila Mallick > Chambers of Adrian Keeling KC and Jonathan Jones KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Adrian Keeling KC and Jonathan Jones KC
No5 Barristers' Chambers
Fifth Floor, 7 Savoy Court

Work Department

Member of Employment and Public Law Team No5 Barristers' Chambers.


Practices principally in the field of Employment Law and Public Law.

She has a long list of reported cases and  has appeared at all levels, including the ECHR, and Court of Appeal. She was named by Lawyer Magazine as the busiest female Employment Law Barrister at the EAT, 2018-2021.

She has been shortlisted in various awards and in 2020 was awarded Barrister of the Years in the Modern Law Awards.

She is frequently instructed in high value discrimination claims. She has secured high valued remedies and successfully negotiated settlements for over £1/2 million. She frequently represents Company Directors, Bankers, Doctors, Professors, Teachers and Nurses. This year she secured agreement for UBER drivers to receive sharia compliant pension (as reported in the Financial Times) and is now seeking the offer of ESG led ethnical pensions. She is instructed in a right of association case on behalf a Gig economy  trade union, as part of international team.

She is passionate about access to work and equality in every aspect of life. She is noted for demonstrating sensitivity in the handling of vulnerable clients and intelligence in strategic litigation.


Called 1992; Gray’s Inn. Pupil supervisor. Accredited for direct access work. Four years member of management committee for 7 New Square, Lincolns Inn; Chambers Equality Officer 2007-09. Pupillage: Erskine Chambers; 29 Bedford Row and 6 Kings Bench Walk. Shortlisted Barrister of the year 2015 (leicestershire law society, Shortlisted Corporate social responsibility and Bar pro bono Barrister of the year 2014 and 2015 (Birmingham Law society)- Highly Commended at the 2017 BLS awards: Nominated for Sydney Elland Goldsmith award Bar Po bono Barrister 2013 and nominated legal aid lawyer of the year 2009.

Winner Barrister of the Year 2020 Modern Law Awards

Shortlisted Barrister of the Year 2020-2021 Leicestershire Law Society Awards

Editor of the Tolleys on Employment Law; Disability Discrimination and Religious Discrimination

Published Articles in Barrister Magazine, Counsel Magazine

Mentor of prospective Bar Students and Early Years Barrister



Royal Society of Public Health

Employment Law Association

Employment Law Bar Association

Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers
Discrimination Law Association
Bar Human Rights Committee
Immigration Lawyers Association
Advocates 4 International Development
Liberty Amnesty International
Member of ELASS

Member of the Gender subcommittee for Birmingham Law Society


The Heathland School; London University (1990 LLB (Hons) 2(1); 1991 LLM in commercial and corporate law); (1992 Bar Vocational Course).

MSC (year2) at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience Kings College London.


Supports a number of charities and participates in 10Ks and marathons. Enjoys travel opera, theatre, modern world cinema, world cuisine, music, politics and current affairs.

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Nabila MallickNo5 Barristers’ Chambers

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Employment

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Nabila MallickNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Nabila is passionate about her client’s case and is not afraid to challenge the courtroom or do things a bit differently. She uses these attributes to get the best result for the client.’  

London Bar > Immigration (including business immigration)

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

Nabila MallickNo5 Barristers’ ChambersVery knowledgeable, understanding, and responsive.

London Bar > Court of Protection and community care

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 5

Nabila Mallick – No5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Nabila is clear and direct in her communication and advice, strategically innovative and progressive, and has good punchy drafting skills.’

London Bar > Administrative law and human rights

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

Nabila Mallick No5 Barristers’ Chambers

London Bar > Social housing

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

Nabila MallickNo5 Barristers’ Chambers