Mikhil Karnik > Garden Court North Chambers > Manchester, England > Barrister Profile

Garden Court North Chambers
M3 2JA

Work Department

Public law
Immigration & asylum
Environmental law


Mikhil practises in public law and human rights law particularly arising from his immigration practice, specialising in judicial review including issues of nationality, injunctive relief of administrative decisions such as unlawful detention and removal decisions. He has also acted in decisions relating to leave to remain, permission to work, statelessness, access to student loans and has successfully required the SSHD to return clients unlawfully removed.


Before being called to the Bar in 2005, Mikhil spent 15 years providing advice, guidance and consultancy on technical environmental and health and safety matters.

Mikhil accepts pro bono work, especially in asylum where the changes in legal aid have created significant problems of access to the courts.


Fluent German


  • Haldane Society
  • UK Environmental Law Association.


MSc (Pollution Control);

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Immigration

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Mikhil Karnik – Garden Court North Chambers

At Garden Court North Chambers, the ‘excellent‘ team is sought after for advising on the entire range of immigration law, with trafficking, asylum, and nationality law matters prominent in the group’s caseload. EU law specialist Mikhil Karnik focuses on cases involving nationality and unlawful detention matters, and the ‘incredibly committedVijay Jagadesham is well known for acting for vulnerable individuals. In a recent case highlight, Kerry Smith acted in a successful appeal brought against the Secretary of State for the Home Department’s decision to deport the client from the UK; the deportation was ruled a potential breach of Article 3 of the ECHR. Tasaddat Hussain has ‘an exceptional intellect and is relentless on behalf of his clients‘. Camille Warren is recommended for her strength in immigration law.

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

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Mikhil Karnik – Garden Court North Chambers ‘Mikhil is tenacious and determined, and always has the best interests of the client at heart. He does not lose sight of the fact that immigration clients are some of the most vulnerable in the legal sector, he has great drafting skills, and he is approachable for advice on all aspects of the appeal process.’