Kerry Smith > Garden Court North Chambers > Manchester, England > Barrister Profile

Garden Court North Chambers
M3 2JA

Work Department

Immigration, Community care and mental health, Court of Protection, Discrimination, Employment


Kerry Smith was called to the Bar in 2002 and is an experienced practitioner, specialising in Immigration and Court of Protection work.  She also has substantial expertise in human rights and public law challenges, with a strong and successful judicial review practice.

Kerry is public access qualified and has a thriving practice, regularly accepting instructions from lay clients directly across her practice areas.

Kerry is Head of Chambers at Garden Court North.


Kerry’s expertise enables her to represent individuals in all aspects of immigration, nationality, asylum and human rights law. She advises and represents individuals in cases in the First-tier and the Upper tribunal, the High Court and the Court of Appeal.

Kerry has a busy and developing Court of Protection practice, mainly acting for the protected party or relatives. She is regularly instructed by the Official Solicitor and numerous Accredited Legal Representatives.


  • Member of the North West Free Representation Unit (NWFRU).


LLB (Hons)

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Immigration

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Kerry Smith – Garden Court North Chambers ‘Kerry is the full package in terms of what you want in a barrister: approachable, reliable, analytical, passionate, and her advocacy skills are faultless.’

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 > Court of Protection and community care

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Kerry Smith – Garden Court North Chambers ‘Kerry is very thorough and methodical, and demonstrates a good grasp of the facts in a case.’