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Chambers of Mark Anderson QC
No5 Barristers Chambers
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Head of international human rights law. Specialist in public law, human rights, immigration, and public/private international law, discrimination, regulatory law, international crime, and international commercial and arbitration law. He has dealt with cases on the return of terror suspects to foreign regimes where torture is feared, the use human rights in bilateral investment treaties, international family law involving the adoption and movement of children, extradition, consular law, internal armed conflict, the arrest abroad of war crimes suspects, advising corporations on large scale international movement of labour. He has argued many of the leading immigration cases over the last 16 years and also represented various interveners. Also works in property, employment, privacy and media, prison law, sports law. He has conducted numerous cases in the House of Lords and Supreme Court and represented clients abroad and in international courts. His leading cases include: Bibi and Ali, UKSC (2015), discriminatory requirement on foreign spouses to learn English; MM (Lebanon), CA (2014), minimum income requirements and family life; Re A (Children), UKSC (2013), child abduction and conflict of laws; New London College, UKSC (2013), administrative powers in support of legislative powers; AA (Somalia), UKSC (2013), adoption of refugee children; HH v Italy, UKSC (2012), children’s best interests in extradition; Stopyrah and Debreceni (2012) extradition, legality of legal aid system in extradition; McAuley v Coventry Crown Court, [2012] 1 WLR 2766, custody time limits; Cart and MR (Pakistan), UKSC (2011), limitation of judicial review of Upper Tribunal; ZH (Tanzania), UKSC (2011), landmark decision on domestic implementation of art 3 of UN Convention on Rights of the Child; ZN (Afghanistan) UKSC (2010) refugee family reunion; Mahad, UKSC (2009), third party support; Mucelli and Moulai, HL (2009), extradition appeal time limits; O’Donoghue v UK (ECtHR 2010) Acted for Equality and Human Rights Commission on UK’s sham marriage laws contravening the right to marry; TB (Jamaica), CA (2009), on abuse of process; EN (Serbia), [2010] QB 633, quashing of Particularly Serious Crimes Order; Baiai, HL (2008), first case on art 12 ECHR right to marry in UK; JJ v SSHD, HL (2007), first case on control orders; Secretary of State v S, CA (2007), effect of delay and fettering of discretion and conspicuous unfairness; NH (India), CA (2007), East African Asians and righting historical wrongs; Januzi, Hamid et al, HL (2006) internal relocation; Carson and Reynolds, HL, (2005) discrimination in awards of benefits; Hoxha and B v SSHD, HL, (2005) rape as a weapon of war; the Belmarsh indefinite detention case, HL (2004); Sritharan v Law Society, CA (2005), human rights in interventions; E and R v SSHD, (2004) QB 1044 CA, distinction between errors of fact and errors of law; Ullah and Do, HL (2004), leading case on extra-territoriality and human rights; Krotov, CA (2004), internal armed conflict and conscientious objection; Anufrijeva, CA (2002), notice of decisions; Manjit Kaur, ECJ (2001) effect in international law of UK’s declarations on nationality; Butt v Foreign Secretary (1999) International Law Reports, consular protection of British nationals abroad.


Called 1982; junior counsel to the Crown 1992-2000; QC 2000 Master of the Bench (Grays Inn); honorary Professor, Birmingham University; chair of Strategic Legal Fund’s expert Panel. Publications of note: founder and editor of ‘Immigration and Nationality Law Reports’; contributor to several editions of ‘Jackson & Warr’s Immigration Law and Practice’. Regular speaker at various international conferences.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Immigration (including business immigration)

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Manjit Gill QCNo5 Barristers ChambersCalm, rational, friendly, approachable, organised, hardworking, extremely intelligent, clear and concise.

No5 Barristers Chambers ‘is one of the best immigration sets, according to its instructing solicitors. In QR (Pakistan) v Secretary of State for the Home DepartmentManjit Singh Gill QC  was involved in an important test case that looked at the efficacy of video-link evidence from abroad. Abid Mahmoud acts for the claimant in PF (Nigeria) v Secretary of State for the Home Department, which concerns the question of whether a 40-year-old father, who has been in the UK with lawful leave to remain since his teenage years, should be deported for class A drugs offences, despite the fact that life-saving treatment is not available in his country of nationality.

London Bar > Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police)

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 4

Manjit Gill QCNo5 Barristers ChambersA very experienced and tenacious advocate.