George Brown > Chambers of Barry Grennan > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Barry Grennan
Kenworthy's Chambers
M3 6AJ

Work Department

Immigration, Asylum and Nationality


George Brown is a Barrister at Kenworthy’s Chambers who practices Immigration, Asylum and Nationality and Administrative and Public Law.


Following qualification as a solicitor in 1985, George worked in private practices around the Manchester area until 1994 when he moved into the not-for-profit sector, specialising in Immigration Law.

He was a senior solicitor and director of The Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit before being called to the Bar in 2002.


Immigration, Asylum and Nationality

George Brown is recommended as a ‘Leading Individual’ in the Legal 500 for his Immigration Law practice. His specialist work involves Asylum, Immigration and Nationality, ranging from first instance adjudication level, right up to the Court of Appeal.

The ever-changing nature of the jurisdiction in Immigration Law requires high levels of commitment, tolerance, and dedication. Through extensive work with clients over many years, George Brown has demonstrated these characteristics.

Immigration Barrister George Brown also takes an active interest in Human Rights Law, which is very often an integral part of his practice area.

He has advised on the cancellation of a Civil Penalty under Section 15 of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act Act 2006, regarding the ‘statutory excuse’ which ultimately led to the cancellation of a £10,000 penalty.

If you have an Immigration, Asylum, or Nationality case you need advice or advocacy for, call our Immigration Clerks Courtney Soden and Daniella Howarth on 0161 832 4036, email, or fill out our contact form.


Administrative and Public Law

George Brown has considerable expertise in conducting judicial review matters through the High Court and Appellate Courts.

If you have an Administrative and Public Law case call our Clerk Courtney Soden on 0161 832 4036, email, or fill out our contact form.


Public Access

George Brown accepts Immigration Law instructions from the general public on a direct access basis for appropriate cases.

Please refer to the below pricing range for Public Access Barrister services. Prices are subject to case type, complexity and seniority or experience of the Barrister. Accurate quotes will be provided before work on the case begins.


  • Advice and Preparation: £175 – £275 + VAT
  • Conferences: £250 – £500 + VAT
  • *First-tier immigration hearings: £500 – £750 + VAT
  • *Bail hearings: £350 – £500 + VAT

*These price ranges for hearings at Manchester IAC, other courts will incur a travel charge.

Please contact our Senior Immigration Clerk, Courtney Soden (, for more information.


Notable Cases

Administrative Court:

South Manchester Law Centre v Manchester City Council (2012)


Court of Appeal:

HM (Iraq) v SSHD [2010] EWCA Civ 1322

KB (Bangladesh) v SSHD [2010] EWCA Civ 765

BR (Iran) v SSHD [2007] EWCA Civ 198


Upper Tribunal (Reported Cases):

Nare (evidence by electronic means) Zimbabwe [2011] UKUT 443

Mugwegwa (S72-applying statutory presumptions) Zimbabwe [2011] UKUT 338 (IAC)



To inquire about the availability of Barrister George Brown for your Immigration, Asylum and Nationality case or Administrative and Public Law case, call our Immigration Clerks Courtney Soden and Daniella Howarth on 0161 832 4036, email, or fill out our contact form.


George Brown has provided extensive immigration training in conjunction with bodies such as ILPA, GMIAU, ACT Project, JCWI and the British Council.

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Immigration

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

George BrownKenworthy’s ChambersGeorge is extremely experienced and great in court. He is able to adjust his submissions to take account of the different judges and is always trying to work out an inventive angle to support the client.

Kenworthy’s Chambers offer ‘a wealth of expertise in immigration law‘. Members of the set are ‘very thorough‘ and deliver ‘frank and pragmatic advice‘. Gita Patel has extensive experience in judicial review proceedings, especially cases involving representation of vulnerable appellants. Shazia Khan is another key member of chambers and has recently been appointed as a part-time judge in the First Tier Tribunal’s Immigration & Asylum Chamber. Mark Schwenk and George Brown are also recommended.