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

Chambers of Adrian Keeling QC and Jonathan Jones QC
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 > Court of Protection and community care

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Abid MahmoodNo5 Barristers’ ChambersAbid has been very effective in taking the heat out of negotiations to allow pragmatic discussions with the other side. My clients have been “extremely impressed” with him and his calm but firm manner has been a perfect fit for this case.

Described as a ‘good and reliable set with expertise in Court of Protection mattersNo5 Barristers’ Chambers court of protection practice is the choice for many local authorities in the Midlands. Abid Mahmood recently represented a local authority in an application for an injunction to protect a child victim of a “county lines” gang. In more property-oriented cases, Keri Tayler has a substantial presence in financial abuse cases, representing the official solicitor in a case where a woman lacking capacity was taken by her son from Kent to the Republic of Ireland.

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

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Abid MahmoodNo5 Barristers’ ChambersExceptional specialist knowledge and experience. Always supremely well prepared and focused.

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Immigration

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Abid MahmoodNo5 Barristers’ ChambersAbid is personable, helpful, and effective.

No5 Barristers’ Chambers‘ immigration offering is mainly claimant-focused, with practitioners regularly appearing in the Upper Tribunal and Court of Appeal. Senior junior Abid Mahmood ’s recent instructions include several Court of Appeal cases, including representing the claimant in PF (Nigeria) v Secretary of State for the Home Department, a case concerning the deportation of a convicted drug dealer suffering from sickle cell disease.

London Bar > Immigration (including business immigration)

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Abid MahmoodNo5 Barristers’ ChambersAbid is very supportive, empathetic and knowledgeable and managed our case with utmost confidence and was also able to impart this confidence to us in a time of crisis.