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London Bar > Immigration (including business immigration) Tier 3

One Pump Court's immigration set has substantive experience in gender based persecution, trafficking, unlawful detention, business immigration and protection claims. Including experienced nationality and asylum specialists such as David Chirico and Emma Daykin, it can advise claimants on a full range of matters. Recent standout cases include Chirico's role in R (YA) v SSHD, a case relating to the risk of suicide upon deportation, Daykin's successful appeal to the County Court concerning fines issued by the Home office for the employment of illegal workers, and Harriet Short's work in RA (Afghanistan) v SSHD, a matter concerning the potential removal of an individual described as 'groomed for crime'. Notably, Keelin McCarthy recently joined from Lamb Building.

Leading Juniors

David Chirico - One Pump CourtBrilliant legal mind, creative in terms of strategy, willing to run novel points and has a tenacious spirit in fighting cases hard to the very end.
Ranked: Tier 1
Gilda Kiai - One Pump CourtGilda is a powerful and passionate advocate.
Ranked: Tier 2
Victoria Laughton - One Pump CourtVictoria is extremely thorough and a very safe pair of hands, with vast experience.
Ranked: Tier 3
Priya Solanki - One Pump CourtShe has a passion for this area of work particularly in working for vulnerable survivors of domestic violence and trafficking.
Ranked: Tier 3
Alex Burrett - One Pump CourtHe has excellent advocacy skills, and is very knowledgeable within his field.
Ranked: Tier 3
Emma Daykin - One Pump CourtThere are not many barristers who are as experienced as Emma in dealing with all aspects of immigration (including points based system), asylum and nationality law.
Ranked: Tier 3
Justine Fisher - One Pump CourtHer written work is outstanding and her advocacy is very persuasive.
Ranked: Tier 3
Keelin McCarthy - One Pump CourtKeelin is extremely dedicated to her clients, leaving no stone unturned and very thorough in her approach.
Ranked: Tier 4
Claire Physsas - One Pump CourtShe is a leading junior immigration practitioner, with a particular expertise in Dublin return cases.
Ranked: Tier 4
Catherine Robinson - One Pump CourtCatherine is tenacious in her pursuit of her clients' cases and is wonderful with vulnerable clients.
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 4

London Bar > Children law (including public and private law)

London Bar > Crime

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 practising 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.

Administrator Jeannine Lewis
Senior Clerk Ian Burrow
Clerk Mycal Thomas
Clerk Scott Haley
Clerk James Rourke
Clerk Chloe Amson
Clerk Toby Brewster
Fees clerk Lewis Harrison-Lee
Fees clerk Bradley Baker
Receptionist Abby Greensmith
Member of Chambers ADAMS, Lindsay (1987)
Member of Chambers ADEDEJI, Yinka (1997)
Member of Chambers ADLER, Jonathan (1999)
Member of Chambers ALLISON, Mark (2016)
Member of Chambers BARKER, Jennifer (2000)
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 DESHPANDE, Chandrika (2014)
Member of Chambers DINGISWAYO, Zani (2001)
Member of Chambers DIXON, Annie (1991)
Member of Chambers DOERR, Eva (2019)
Member of Chambers ELDERGILL, Edmund (1991)
Member of Chambers ELGADHY, Amean (2008)
Member of Chambers ELLIOTT, Sam (2014)
Member of Chambers FISHER, Justine (1994)
Member of Chambers FRANCIS, Rachel (2012)
Member of Chambers GARWOOD, Joshua (1992)
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 ISLAM, Zeenat (2013)
Member of Chambers JARMAN, Samuel (1989)
Member of Chambers JOHNSON, Melanie (1996)
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 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 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 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)
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 GAISFORD, Tom (2013)
Door Tenant HUTCHISON, Eleanor (2007)
Door Tenant KAZA, Ajanta (1998)
Door Tenant RUDSTON, Neville (2000)
Door Tenant TAYLOR-GEE, Lucy (2006)
Door Tenant TEJI, Usha (19841)
Door Tenant THOMAS, Alessia (2011)
Door Tenant VINE, Catriona (2002)
Door Tenant WACEY, Nicola (2004)
Door Tenant WALDRON, Lorraine (2004)
Lindsay Adams  photo Lindsay Adams Lindsay is a senior family practitioner, mainly representing children and parents in…
Yinka Adedeji  photo Yinka Adedeji Yinka’s practice revolves around social welfare and human rights based areas of…
Jonathan Adler  photo Jonathan Adler Jonathan is a practicing member of the One Pump Court Family Team,…
Mark Allison  photo Mark Allison Mark’s practice is focused primarily on immigration and crime. He regularly appears…
Jennifer Barker  photo Jennifer Barker All areas of family work including care proceedings, adoption, residence and contact…
Stephen Bartlet-Jones  photo Stephen Bartlet-Jones Stephen is an experienced advocate specialising in family and chancery work. He…
Delphine Breese-Laughran  photo Delphine Breese-Laughran Delphine has many years of experience in all areas of Family Law…
Allan Briddock  photo Allan Briddock Allan has specialised in immigration and asylum law since becoming a barrister…
Benjamin Bundock  photo Benjamin Bundock Ben specialises in immigration and asylum law.  He acts in the full…
Alex Burrett  photo Alex Burrett Alex has practiced as a specialist immigration and public law practitioner since…
Parosha Chandran  photo Parosha Chandran Parosha Chandran is the UK’s leading anti-slavery lawyer and she has been…
David Chirico  photo David Chirico David works for claimants in all areas of immigration and asylum law.…
Sarah Corbett-Batson  photo Sarah Corbett-Batson Sarah is a criminal defence practitioner who has represented clients on the…
Natalie Csengeri  photo Natalie Csengeri Natalie is an advocate who goes above and beyond for her clients.…
Emma Daykin photo Emma Daykin
Zani Dingiswayo  photo Zani Dingiswayo Zani regularly defends in many areas of criminal law including serious violent…
Annie Dixon  photo Annie Dixon Annie Dixon came to the Bar having had a previous career as…
Edmund Eldergill  photo Edmund Eldergill Edmund’s specialism crosses several areas of law: Family, Property, Business, Revenue, Wills,…
Amean Elghady  photo Amean Elghady Amean practices in both criminal defence and family law. The majority of his…
Sam Elliott  photo Sam Elliott Sam accepts instructions in family law, criminal law, prison law and general…
Justine Fisher photo Justine Fisher
Rachel Francis  photo Rachel Francis Rachel is a specialist family and immigration law barrister with particular expertise…
Joshua Garwood  photo Joshua Garwood Joshua is a member of the family team, but has extensive previous…
Julia Gasparro  photo Julia Gasparro Julia is a respected practitioner in the fields of family, immigration and…
Andrew Gilbert  photo Andrew Gilbert Andrew is a Public Law, Human Rights and Immigration specialist. He has…
Eleri Griffiths  photo Eleri Griffiths Eleri specialises in immigration and housing law and acts in cases across…
Michelle Harris  photo Michelle Harris Michelle has always maintained a mixed practice of Immigration, Criminal Defence and…
Philippa Hemery  photo Philippa Hemery Philippa is a specialist family mediator. This follows a successful practice at…
Martin Hodgson  photo Martin Hodgson With over 35 years’ experience across several practice areas, popular Social Housing…
Sharon Holloway  photo Sharon Holloway Sharon is a highly engaging and fearless advocate in the area of…
Abida Huda  photo Abida Huda Abida is an established family practitioner in all areas of public and…
Dr Mary Hughes  photo Dr Mary Hughes From Direct Access Client: I would again like to express my thanks…
Tim Hussein  photo Tim Hussein Tim has been a member of chambers since 1997 and his background…
Sam Jarman  photo Sam Jarman Sam specialises in commercial litigation/arbitration (contracts, banking, insurance & reinsurance, shipping (dry)…
Melanie Johnson  photo Melanie Johnson Melanie practices in family law, covering all areas of law in respect…
Manjeet Kaler  photo Manjeet Kaler Manjeet has over 21 years experience as a family practitioner specialising in…
Ranjiv Khubber  photo Ranjiv Khubber Specialist in Judicial Review (particularly of immigration decisions), Human Rights, EU law,…
Gilda Kiai  photo Gilda Kiai Gilda Kiai is an experienced specialist in immigration, asylum, human rights and…
Stephen Knight  photo Stephen Knight Stephen is a committed criminal defence and public law practitioner. He has…
Raggi Kotak  photo Raggi Kotak Raggi specialises is all areas of immigration, human rights and asylum law…
Victoria Laughton  photo Victoria Laughton   Victoria has specialised in the area of immigration, human rights and…
Rebecca Littlewood  photo Rebecca Littlewood Rebecca covers all areas of Family Law, in particular financial remedy and…
Michael Marsh Hyde  photo Michael Marsh Hyde Michael practices in housing, community care and general civil and public law. Before…
Rebecca Martin  photo Rebecca Martin Rebecca practises in criminal defence at all levels. She has a particular…
Alan Masters  photo Alan Masters Specialisms: human rights; equality; judicial review; housing; planning; public inquiries; local government;…
Philip McLeish  photo Philip McLeish Philip McLeish has extensive experience across a wide range of fields in…
Patrick McMorrow  photo Patrick McMorrow Patrick is a civil practitioner specialising in housing and homelessness cases, personal injury…
Helen Monah  photo Helen Monah Helen Monah is a specialist family lawyer with over 24 years legal…
Tamara Muhammad  photo Tamara Muhammad After leaving One Pump Court in 2007, Tamara embarked upon an international…
Nicholas Nicol  photo Nicholas Nicol Nicholas Nicol is an experienced barrister, tribunal judge, mediator and legal trainer.…
Angelina Nicolaou  photo Angelina Nicolaou Angelina has a busy practice across the immigration, inquest/inquiries and crime/prison teams…
Asma Nizari  photo Asma Nizari Asma has a broad and busy practice in the fields of immigration/asylum,…
Michele O Michele O"Leary Michele practises in all areas of family law.  She was appointed a…
Charlie Peat  photo Charlie Peat Charlie is an experienced family barrister who is passionate about access to…
Terry Pedro  photo Terry Pedro Terry has established a first class reputation as a defence advocate, his…
Claire Physsas  photo Claire Physsas Claire was ranked in Legal 500 2016 as a leading junior immigration…
James Presland  photo James Presland Jamie is an experienced member both of One Pump Court’s Family Group,…
Althea Radford  photo Althea Radford Althea has wide ranging experience in immigration and asylum law. She regularly…
Catherine Robinson  photo Catherine Robinson Catherine Robinson is a member of the immigration team. She has a…
Eleanor Sanders  photo Eleanor Sanders Eleanor is a member of the Immigration Team. Her practice covers all…
Ruby Sayed  photo Ruby Sayed All areas of child law – public and private, child abduction, adoption,…
James Anthony Shaw  photo James Anthony Shaw James became a Tenant in 2018 following a successful early career as…
Harriet Short  photo Harriet Short Harriet is a specialist immigration practitioner who provides advice and representation in…
Priya Solanki  photo Priya Solanki   Priya is a busy and experienced specialist in immigration and asylum…
Simon Stafford-Michael  photo Simon Stafford-Michael Mr Stafford-Michael specialises in commercial litigation with particular emphasis on insurance and…
Alessia Thomas  photo Alessia Thomas Alessia is a family law barrister who is regularly instructed to represent…
Patricia Tueje  photo Patricia Tueje Patricia is recommended in Chambers & Partners UK as an experienced housing…
Sophie Walker  photo Sophie Walker Sophie is an experienced human rights practitioner, having previously spent five years…

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.