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London Bar > Immigration (including business immigration) Tier 3

Claimant-side set One Pump Court has a specialist immigration team that is able to advise on the full gamut of immigration, asylum, and deportation cases, including those that cross-over into other areas of law such as human rights and Court of Protection matters. The chambers includes a number of notable juniors who have acted in relation to a number of high profile mandates, such as David Chirico KC and Benjamin Bundock , who represent the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in its intervention into R (AAA and others) v Secretary of State for the Home Department, the substantial litigation around the government policy to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda. Alex Burrett is acting for an appellant who was stripped of his British citizenship by the Secretary of State in an appeal before the European Court of Human Rights in Pham v UK.

Rising stars

Daniel GrüttersOne Pump CourtWhen working with Daniel, it becomes unequivocally clear that he is genuinely and indefatigably devoted to his clients and passionate in pursuing their objectives with them and for them.
Ranked: Tier 1

2024 Silks

David Chirico KCOne Pump CourtHe has an incredible legal brain but also is incredibly modest and generous with his knowledge. He has a knack for getting the best out of the whole legal team, the clients included.’

Leading Juniors

Victoria LaughtonOne Pump CourtVictoria is a very impressive advocate. She presents cases with confidence and authority and impeccable knowledge of the facts of the case and relevant law. She is exceptionally good on her feet in responding to points arising in court from judges or the other side.
Ranked: Tier 2
Gilda KiaiOne Pump CourtGilda is a very effective advocate. She is quick to spot the key issues in a case and focus on these. Clients love her and when clients meet her they feel so reassured and they know they are in safe hands.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Benjamin Bundock One Pump Court 'Ben is the perfect balance of a great legal mind and a compassionate advocate. His written work is impeccable and has an incredible attention to detail.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Priya SolankiOne Pump CourtPriya is dedicated, highly committed, excellent with clients, and has a deep knowledge of trafficking issues. She is always fully on top of the brief.  One of the better juniors at the immigration Bar.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Emma DaykinOne Pump CourtShe has an intrinsic understanding of the mindset of both the Home Office decision makers and the judges who assess appeals through her extensive experience. She is able to deal with matters case by case and always provides clear advice regarding evidence and formats of statements to ensure the evidence is aligned with her arguments to ensure the best result for clients.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3
Harriet ShortOne Pump Court Harriet has the uncanny ability to deal with complex issues in a very short space of time.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Catherine RobinsonOne Pump CourtShe has very good judgement, so she can assess potential weaknesses in case in particular in judicial review matters. She is very pragmatic and responsive, always providing her written work quickly and in the agreed timescale. She writes very well and is very good with clients.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Keelin McCarthyOne Pump CourtKeelin's written work is very clear and easy to follow. Her written advice is excellent and shows that she is very knowledgeable in the area.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Claire PhyssasOne Pump Court 'She is great to work with. She always delivers by the agreed time or earlier and she is quick to chase up any necessary information when needed.'
Ranked: Tier 4


All the clerks are quick and helpful in their response to you. Mycal Thomas is always friendly and kind and facilitates a solution in even the most inconvenient scenarios.

I think the Pump court is a great set. They are about the individual and they care massively about justice for everyone.’

I have worked with One Pump Court for over 10 years and I find all their clerks and barristers to be diligent and the utmost professionals.’

One Pump Court have an extremely strong immigration team. They are in my opinion the leading chambers in the country for immigration work.’

One Pump Court is a fantastic set with some of the most experienced and knowledgeable legal minds working today. All members of the set are strong and can be relied to provide excellent advice and advocacy. The training programmes offered by the set are extremely helpful and relevant to the work we do.

Work highlights

London Bar > Administrative law and human rights

London Bar > Inquests and inquiries

Rising stars

Angelina Nicolaou – One Pump Court ‘Angelina has excellent analytical skills and thinks strategically. She is very reliable and very good with clients.’
Ranked: Tier 1

London Bar > Family: children and domestic abuse

Leading Juniors

Mary HughesOne Pump Court ‘Mary adopts a sensible and practical approach to cases. She provides clear and realistic advice for clients, tailored to the individual client's level of understanding. She has a collaborative approach and is extremely responsive.’
Ranked: Tier 3

London Bar > Crime

London Bar > Social housing

Leading Juniors

Martin Hodgson One Pump Court ‘Martin is a strategic litigator with extensive knowledge of housing law.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Michael Marsh-Hyde One Pump Court 'Michael is a steadfast barrister, formidable on his feet and has impeccable attention to detail.'
Ranked: Tier 4

One Pump Court was established in 1978 by a group of lawyers with a commitment to providing a first-class service to all, particularly the legal aid clients and those facing tribunals where legal aid is not available. Since its founding, One Pump Court has been a democratic collective and does not have a head of chambers. It is run by a management committee, which has responsibility for the efficient and effective operation of chambers.

The set: Members of chambers chair tribunals and lecture and conduct training courses in their specialist areas. They also contribute to legal journals and other publications. Chambers works closely with law centres and other agencies who are addressing unmet legal needs.

Having established quality assurance systems Barmark and Quality Mark, chambers is committed to rigorous monitoring to ensure that its high standards are maintained and improved so that there is a sound basis for the delivery of the highest quality legal services to all its clients.

Members belong to various practice associations and organisations, such as HLPA, ILPA, ALBA, LAG and Liberty.

One Pump Court is committed to social responsibility and to the continuing improvement of all its activities so that it can reduce its collective impact on the environment.

Types of work undertaken: Chambers undertakes civil and public law, family, immigration and criminal work nationwide and at all levels, from the county court, magistrates courts, Crown Courts, inquests and tribunals, to the Administrative Courts, Courts of Appeal, the Supreme Court, European Courts (European Court of Human Rights and Court of Justice of the European Union) and the Privy Council.

The civil and public law group provides notable expertise in immigration, housing, human rights, asylum support, community care, travellers’ rights, actions against the police, discrimination, prison law, social welfare law and fuel rights. Judicial review is an expanding area within chambers and the civil and public law team has been involved in a number of important test cases with an immigration/social welfare context in recent years.

The crime group consists of an experienced team practicing exclusively in criminal defence work, providing representation to persons accused of the whole range of criminal offences, from minor road traffic offences to murder, at every stage of proceedings. The team is committed to ensuring that all persons accused of crime are properly represented and is well known for its pro bono work.

The specialist family team includes members who specialise in all areas of family work, both nationally and internationally. The team can provide expert cover for all types of public and private law work relating to children as well as national and international child abduction cases under the Hague Convention and domestic violence, forced marriage and financial relief. The family group at One Pump Court is particularly well known and respected for its professionalism and compassion when representing parents, grandparents and children’s guardians.

Department Name Email Telephone
Administrator Jeannine Lewis
Senior Clerk Ian Burrow
Clerk Mycal Thomas
Clerk Scott Haley
Clerk James Rourke
Clerk Chloe Amson
Clerk Cecily Emanuel
Fees clerk Lewis Harrison-Lee
Fees clerk Bradley Baker
Receptionist Abby Greensmith
Member of Chambers ADEDEJI, Yinka (1997)
Member of Chambers ADLER, Jonathan (1999)
Member of Chambers ALLISON, Mark (2016)
Member of Chambers BARTLET-JONES, Stephen (2004)
Member of Chambers BREESE-LAUGHRAN, Delphine (1991)
Member of Chambers BRIDDOCK, Allan (2000)
Member of Chambers BUNDOCK, Benjamin (2013)
Member of Chambers BURRETT, Alex (1999))
Member of Chambers CHANDRAN, Parosha (1997)
Member of Chambers CHIRICO, David (2002)
Member of Chambers CORBETT-BATSON, Sarah(2017)
Member of Chambers COWELL, Grace (2018)
Member of Chambers CSENGERI, Natalie (2011)
Member of Chambers DAYKIN, EMMA (2005)
Member of Chambers DIXON, Annie (1991)
Member of Chambers ELDERGILL, Edmund (1991)
Member of Chambers ELGADHY, Amean (2008)
Member of Chambers ELLIOTT, Sam (2014)
Member of Chambers EWART, SJ (2021)
Member of Chambers FISHER, Justine (1994)
Member of Chambers FRANCIS, Rachel (2012)
Member of Chambers GASPARRO, Julia (1999)
Member of Chambers GILBERT, Andrew (2009)
Member of Chambers GRUTTERS, Daniel (2017)
Member of Chambers GRIFFITHS, Eleri (2014)
Member of Chambers HARRIS, Michelle (2000)
Member of Chambers HEMERY, Philippa (2009)
Member of Chambers HODGSON, Martin (1980)
Member of Chambers HOLLOWAY, Sharon (1994)
Member of Chambers HUDA, Abida (1989)
Member of Chambers HUGHES, Mary (1994)
Member of Chambers HUSSEIN, Timur (1993)
Member of Chambers JARMAN, Samuel (1989)
Member of Chambers KALER, Manjeet (1993)
Member of Chambers KIAI, Gilda (2004)
Member of Chambers KNIGHT, Stephen (2011)
Member of Chambers KOTAK, Raggi (2000)
Member of Chambers LAUGHTON, Victoria (1998)
Member of Chambers LITTLEWOOD, Rebecca (1988)
Member of Chambers MARGO, MUNRO KERR (2020)
Member of Chambers MARSH-HYDE, Michael (2006)
Member of Chambers MARTIN, Rebecca (2002)
Member of Chambers MASTERS, Alan (1979)
Member of Chambers MATTHEWS, Clive (2019)
Member of Chambers McCARTHY, Keelin (2007)
Member of Chambers McLEISH, Philip (2003)
Member of Chambers McMORROW, Patrick (1996)
Member of Chambers MELLOR, IMOGEN (2019)
Member of Chambers MONAH, Helen (1996)
Member of Chambers MORADI, Annahita (2016)
Members of Chambers MORAIARTY, Matthew (2010)
Member of Chambers MUHAMMAD, Tamara (1998)
Member of Chambers NICOL, Nicholas (1986)
Member of Chambers NICOLAOU, Angelina (2015)
Member of Chambers NIZAMI, Asma (2009)
Member of Chambers O’LEARY, Michele (1983)
Member of Chambers OSMAN, Ahmed (2015)
Member of Chambers PEAT, Charlie (2003)
Member of Chambers PEDRO, Terry (1996)
Member if Chambers PHILPS, Catherine (2018)
Member of Chambers PHYSSAS, Claire (2004)
Member of Chambers PRESLAND, James (1985)
Member of Chambers RADFORD, Althea (2009)
Member of Chambers RAMSEY, ULRIKE (2018)
Member of Chambers REVILL, DEBORAH (2009)
Member of Chambers ROBINSON, Catherine (2011)
Member of Chambers SANDERS, Eleanor (2014)
Member of Chambers SAYED, Ruby (1999)
Member of Chambers SHAW, James Anthony (2018)
Member of Chambers SHORT, Harriet (2007)
Member of Chambers SOLANKI, Priya (2008)
Member of Chambers SPURLING, Rudolph (2007)
Member of Chambers STUART-KING, Emma (2005)
Member of Chambers TUEJE, Patricia (1999)
Member of Chambers WALKER, Sophie (2016)
Member of Chambers WEBB, Hannah (2018)
Door Tenant ADAMS, Lindsay (1987)
Door Tenant AHMAD, Tayyiba (1998)
Door Tenant AKTHER, Ripon (2003)
Door Tenant BARNETT, Adrienne (1981)
Door Tenant DEL MESE, Francesca (1998)
Door Tenant DENT, Sally (1989)
Door Tenant DINGISWAYO, Zani (2001)
Door Tenant GAISFORD, Tom (2013)
Door Tenant GARWOOD, Josh (1992)
Door Tenant HUTCHISON, Eleanor (2007)
Door Tenant JOHNSON, Melanie (1996)
Door Tenant KAZA, Ajanta (1998)
Door Tenant RUDSTON, Neville (2000)
Door Tenant TAYLOR-GEE, Lucy (2006)
Door Tenant TEJI, Usha (1984)
Door Tenant THOMAS, Alessia (2011)
Door Tenant WACEY, Nicola (2004)
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Yinka Adedeji photo Yinka Adedeji Call: 1997
Jonathan Adler photo Jonathan Adler Call: 1999
Paramjit Ahluwalia photo Paramjit Ahluwalia Call: 2002
Mark Allison photo Mark Allison Call: 2016
Stephen Bartlet-Jones photo Stephen Bartlet-Jones Call: 2004 Linklaters residential volunteer, Toynbee Hall, becoming assistant co-ordinator of its…
Isabel  Bertchinger photo Isabel Bertchinger Call: 2021
Delphine Breese-Laughran photo Delphine Breese-Laughran Call: 1991
Allan Briddock photo Allan Briddock Call: 2000, 2021 (Ireland)
Benjamin Bundock photo Benjamin Bundock Call: 2013
Alex Burrett photo Alex Burrett Call: 1999
Parosha Chandran photo Parosha Chandran Call: 1997
David Chirico KC photo David Chirico KC David specializes in all areas of immigration and asylum law. He has…
Sarah Corbett-Batson photo Sarah Corbett-Batson Call: 2017
Grace Cowell photo Grace Cowell Call: 2018
Natalie Csengeri photo Natalie Csengeri Call: 2011
Meghan Curran photo Meghan Curran Call: 2022
Emma Daykin photo Emma Daykin Call: 2005
Annie Dixon photo Annie Dixon Call: 1991
Edmund Eldergill photo Edmund Eldergill Call: 1991
Sam Elliott photo Sam Elliott Call: 2014
Sarah-Jane Ewart photo Sarah-Jane Ewart Call: 2021
Justine Fisher photo Justine Fisher Call: 1994
Rachel Francis photo Rachel Francis Call: 2012
Andrew Gilbert photo Andrew Gilbert Call: 2009
Eleri Griffiths photo Eleri Griffiths Call: 2014
Daniel  Grutters photo Daniel Grutters Call: 2017
Michelle Harris photo Michelle Harris Call: 2000
Alison Harvey photo Alison Harvey Call: 1994
Philippa Hemery photo Philippa Hemery Call: 2009
Martin Hodgson photo Martin Hodgson Call: 1980
Andrea Hounto photo Andrea Hounto Call: 2018
Abida Huda photo Abida Huda Call: 1989
Mary Hughes photo Dr Mary Hughes Year of call 1994 Deputy district judge since 2005 (civil, including ancillary…
Sam Jarman photo Sam Jarman Year of call: 1989 Publications: 2004 Quoted in Cornell Law School Legal…
Manjeet Kaler photo Manjeet Kaler Call: 1993
Gilda Kiai photo Gilda Kiai Year of call: 2004  
Stephen Knight photo Stephen Knight Call: 2011
Raggi Kotak photo Raggi Kotak Call: 2000 Nominated for Liberty’s Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year 2012
Victoria Laughton photo Victoria Laughton Call: 1998
Maria Liddiard photo Maria Liddiard Call: 2021
Michael Marsh Hyde photo Michael Marsh Hyde Call: 2006
Rebecca Martin photo Rebecca Martin Call: 2002
Alan Masters photo Alan Masters Call: 1979, 1993 (Irish Bar)
Clive Matthews photo Clive Matthews Call: 2019, 1981 (Solicitor of England and Wales)
Philip McLeish photo Philip McLeish Call: 2003
Patrick McMorrow photo Patrick McMorrow Call: 1996
Keelin Mccarthy photo Keelin Mccarthy Call: 2007, 2021 (Ireland)
Imogen  Mellor photo Imogen Mellor Call: 2019
Helen Monah photo Helen Monah Call: 1996
Matthew Moriarty photo Matthew Moriarty Call: 2010
Tamara Muhammad photo Tamara Muhammad Call: 1998, 2009 (Turks and Caicos Islands Barrister/Attorney), 2011 (Jamaica Attorney)
Margo Munro Kerr photo Margo Munro Kerr Call: 2020
Nicholas Nicol photo Nicholas Nicol Year of call: 1986 Southwark law Centre caseworker (1988-91) in housing and…
Angelina Nicolaou photo Angelina Nicolaou Call: 2015
Michele O Michele O"Leary Year of call: 1983 Michele has been sitting as deputy district judge…
Ahmed  Osman photo Ahmed Osman Call: 2015
Charlie Peat photo Charlie Peat Call: 2003 Charlie has worked as an outdoor clerk for a number…
Terry Pedro photo Terry Pedro Year of call: 1996. Terry regularly gives accredited seminars for Criminal Solicitors,…
Catherine Philps photo Catherine Philps Call: 2018, 2016 (Solicitor)
Claire Physsas photo Claire Physsas Call: 2004
Roshni Popli photo Roshni Popli Call: 2019
James Presland photo James Presland Call: 1985
Althea Radford photo Althea Radford Call: 2009
Ulrike Ramsay photo Ulrike Ramsay Call: 2018
Deborah Revill photo Deborah Revill Call: 2009
Catherine Robinson photo Catherine Robinson Call: 2011, 2006 (Solicitor of England & Wales) Prior to joining 1…
Eleanor Sanders photo Eleanor Sanders Call: 2014
Ruby Sayed photo Ruby Sayed Call: 1999
Alice Scanlan photo Alice Scanlan Call: 2021
James Anthony Shaw photo James Anthony Shaw Call: 2018, 2015 (Solicitor England and Wales)
Harriet Short photo Harriet Short Call: 2007
Priya Solanki photo Priya Solanki Call: 2008
Patricia Tueje photo Patricia Tueje Year of call: 1999
Emma Turnbull photo Emma Turnbull Call: 2021
Sophie Walker photo Sophie Walker Year of call: 2016
Hannah Webb photo Hannah Webb Call: 2018

One Pump Court was established in 1978. The Constitution of Chambers, which binds all Members, contains a series of fundamental obligations which demonstrate that Chambers has the express aim of promoting equality of opportunity and access to justice for our clients and access to the Bar for members, regardless of race, colour, ethnic or national origin, nationality, citizenship, social class, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, religion, belief or political persuasion.

One Pump Court is very diverse in its composition. It is committed to ensuring that those who work in Chambers – whether as pupils, tenants or employees – are selected without discrimination.

One Pump Court recognises that in promoting equality, diversity, inclusion and access to justice there is a continuing need for steps to be taken to promote awareness of diversity, and to eliminate potential instances of discrimination to ensure that our commitment to equality, remains meaningful.

Using fearless advocacy and professionalism, One Pump Court provides access to justice for the vulnerable and disadvantaged and fights poverty, abuse, neglect and discrimination, particularly the publicly funded client and those facing tribunals where public funding is not available.

Chambers have been finalists for the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year award, won that award in 2013, and also won the Legal Aid Practitioners Group Special Award in 2019. Chambers have also been winners of The Times ‘Inaugural Achievement Award’ for the Legal Organisation that has contributed most towards Equal Opportunities. Since then, we believe we have remained at the forefront in this field and are continually looking for ways to stay at the cutting edge in this area.

Since 2019 members and employees are required to complete anti-oppression training, a course delivered by a member of Chambers who provides anti-oppression training to a variety of organisations. This work has been recognised in the Legal Diversity Awards 2021, where one of our members has been shortlisted in the Diversity Champion category. Chambers is also in the process of signing up to the Women in Law pledge initiative through the Bar Council.

Chambers’ Equality and Diversity and Inclusion Committee regularly arranges talks for members and pupils about, but not restricted to, the protected characteristics in the Equality Act.  These have so far included barristers/practitioners shedding some insight into their practice and experience at the Bar when they are Legally Trans, have a Disability and strictly adhere to their Faith/Religious practices.  Feedback has been extremely positive and these informative and thought-provoking talks will continue and have promoted discussion about inclusivity in our profession.

The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee within Chambers are currently working on introducing new ways of encouraging applicants from under-repressed groups for pupillage working with Redefined Lawyers. Redefined Lawyers specifically targets aspiring lawyers from underrepresented backgrounds who are missing out on their mini pupillages, work experience and other forms of networking because of COVID. The project has delivered several on-line panel events, skills workshops and Q&A sessions which proved to be hugely popular and well received.

Members of Chambers have signed up to the recent initiative Advocates for Change, as part of the QMU Diversity and Inclusion Mentoring Circle.