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

Garden Court North Chambers
M3 2JA

Work Department

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


Kerry is an experienced immigration practitioner of 17 years call. Since 2005, she has practiced as a barrister at Garden Court North Chambers. She has been recommended in both The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners.


Kerry’s expertise enables her to represent individuals in all aspects of asylum, human rights, immigration and nationality law. She has a busy court practice acting in statutory appeals in the First-tier and the Upper Tribunal (IAC) andonward appeals to the Court of Appeal. Additionally Kerry has a successful judicial review practice, challenging fresh claim refusals, certi􀃶cated cases, trafficking decisions, delays, imposition of bail conditions.




  • 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 ChambersKerry is undoubtedly one of the most skilful and experienced barristers in the field of immigration, asylum and judicial review in the North. She consistently demonstrates a high level of commitment to clients and will always investigate every legal avenue to further the case. Her drafting and advocacy skills are outstanding, as well as her attention to detail. She is a pleasure to work with and is happy to advise at any stage in proceedings.’

Garden Court North Chambers is a ‘very strong set‘ for all aspects of immigration law, including asylum, trafficking and nationality cases. Vijay Jagadesham has substantial experience acting for vulnerable individuals, including torture-survivors, unaccompanied asylum seeker children and victims of gender-based violence. EU law and freedom of movement are key areas in Mikhil Karnik‘s practice, whilst Tom Royston specialises in matters with a cross-over between EU law-related immigration and socio-economic rights. Kerry Smith undertakes work in all aspects of asylum, immigration and human rights law in the First-Tier Tribunal, Upper Tribunal and Immigration and Asylum Chamber, and Tasaddat Hussain is also a notable name.