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London Bar > Immigration (including business immigration)

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Mark SymesGarden Court ChambersMark knows everything there is to know about immigration law. He will pick on issues that others would miss.

Clients regard Garden Court Chambers as ‘the leading set in this area’, with a significant team of barristers boasting ‘in-depth expertise‘ across all areas of immigration, asylum, and nationality law. Set members have experience at all courts, up to the UK Supreme Court, European Court of Human Rights, and Court of Justice of the European Union, as well as in the First-Tier and Upper Tribunals and the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC). In the last year, Sonali Naik KC led Helen Foot in Ciceri v SSHD, a deprivation test case, and Greg Ó Ceallaigh in QH (Afghanistan) v SSHD, in which the Court of Appeal found the appellant was entitled to damages under the Human Rights Act and EU law for his removal to Germany as a child. Meanwhile, Mark Symes appeared before the European Court of Human Rights in Otite v United Kingdom, an Article 8 right to family life challenge to the UK’s deportation of serious criminal offenders. Stephanie Harrison KC and Laurie Fransman KC are also highly recommended.