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London Bar > Immigration (including business immigration) Tier 3

The immigration barristers at claimant-focused set One Pump Court have particular experience acting for vulnerable clients, and often work as part of larger teams alongside prominent individuals from other chambers. Members of chambers feature expertise in cases involving children, victims of trafficking, and those suffering from physical or mental health issues, advising on all areas of asylum, immigration, and nationality law. David Chirico is especially well-regarded, with recent highlights including his role as part of a team instructed by UNHCR to intervene on the deportation of asylum claimants to Rwanda. Harriet Short and Benjamin Bundock are also noted, and are led by Chirico on R (HY) v SSHD, a challenge to the Home Office’s inadmissibility policy for those who have travelled through a “safe third country”.

Leading Juniors

David ChiricoOne Pump CourtAn absolutely brilliant legal mind paired with incredible warmth and generosity. Very modest, he manages to get the best out of everyone he is working with.
Ranked: Tier 1
Gilda KiaiOne Pump CourtShe is very intelligent, quick to spot the issues and legal arguments in a case, and has a fantastic ability to make persuasive arguments really concisely.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Victoria LaughtonOne Pump CourtShe is really clever, extremely thorough, tenacious, hugely experienced in a wide range of areas and super quick to get on top of any new issue.
Ranked: Tier 2
Alex BurrettOne Pump CourtAlex is a great advocate. He is exceptional at being succinct but not at the expense of being thorough.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Emma DaykinOne Pump CourtVery detailed knowledge of the law. Can turn grounds around very quickly. Very good at thinking strategically.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Justine FisherOne Pump CourtJustine’s level of expertise and attention to detail is exceptional.
Ranked: Tier 3
Priya SolankiOne Pump CourtExcellent attention to detail. Her manner is calm and controlled. She is a pleasure to work with.
Ranked: Tier 3
Asma Nizami – One Pump CourtVery strong commitment to her clients and pursues every evidential and legal angle of the case; extremely personable and wins the trust of vulnerable clients.
Ranked: Tier 4
Keelin McCarthyOne Pump CourtVery thorough written work and very good eye for detail. Able to handle a wide range of matters in immigration and asylum law.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 4
Catherine RobinsonOne Pump CourtAn excellent barrister - highly intelligent, thoughtful and communicative. Her previous experience as a solicitor is hugely helpful, as she can advise from early in the case in relation to evidence gathering and tactics.
Ranked: Tier 4
Harriet ShortOne Pump Court 'Harriet is hard working, gives detailed consideration to the facts and achieves great outcomes in difficult cases.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Benjamin Bundock - One Pump Court 'Ben is highly intelligent, innovative, meticulous, tenacious and client focussed. He works tirelessly and collaboratively for the best interests of clients.'
Ranked: Tier 4



‘I have found all counsel I have instructed at One Pump Court to be very knowledgeable, approachable and reliable in all matters of immigration law and practice.’

‘One Pump Court is my go-to set for instructing counsel in immigration and public law issues.’

‘One of the best chambers in the country in the field of immigration, human rights and public law.’

‘One Pump Court is a very strong chambers.’

‘The Chambers has a great depth of experience and I have not instructed anyone at One Pump Court who has not impressed me in some way or other. I get the impression that members of the Chambers work well together and that information is shared for the good of the set and for those instructing them.’


‘The clerks are a pleasure to work with. They are always prepared go above and beyond when required, be it getting urgent documents delivered to court or collating last minute bundles together.’

London Bar > Administrative law and human rights

Rising stars

Sophie Walker One Pump Court 'Sophie is a diligent advocate who gives her all to each and everyone of her clients.' 
Ranked: Tier 1

London Bar > Inquests and inquiries

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

Leading Juniors

Mary HughesOne Pump Court 'Mary is knowledgeable and tenacious advocate. She has great manner with lay clients and provides sound, clear, and pragmatic advice. She gives everything to her cases, works collaboratively with her instructing solicitors and is always accessible.'
Ranked: Tier 3

London Bar > Crime

Leading Juniors

Stephen Knight  – One Pump Court ‘He has a good tactical sense, is hard-working and produces excellent written submissions.’ 
Ranked: Tier 3

London Bar > Social housing

Leading Juniors

Martin Hodgson - One Pump Court 'Martin always provides a consistent high level of service to clients and always get the best result for the client. He is extremely knowledgeable and has a very practical aptitude in his advice.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Michael Marsh-Hyde One Pump Court ‘Michael is totally committed to fighting for his clients. He has a tenacious, compelling advocacy style.
Ranked: Tier 4

London Bar > Court of Protection and community care

Leading Juniors

Asma NizamiOne Pump Court ‘Asma is very pragmatic and takes a very proactive approach in proceedings both during her prep and at court. She proposes sensible solutions at court, she is very persuasive and has a very good ability at securing agreement from the other side.’
Ranked: Tier 5

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.

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)
Lindsay Adams photo Lindsay AdamsLindsay is a senior family practitioner, mainly representing children and parents in…
Yinka Adedeji photo Yinka AdedejiYinka’s practice revolves around social welfare and human rights based areas of…
Jonathan Adler photo Jonathan AdlerJonathan is a practicing member of the One Pump Court Family Team,…
Mark Allison photo Mark AllisonMark’s practice is focused primarily on immigration and crime. He regularly appears…
Jennifer Barker photo Jennifer BarkerAll areas of family work including care proceedings, adoption, residence and contact…
Stephen Bartlet-Jones photo Stephen Bartlet-JonesStephen is an experienced advocate specialising in family and chancery work. He…
Delphine Breese-Laughran photo Delphine Breese-LaughranDelphine has many years of experience in all areas of Family Law…
Allan Briddock photo Allan BriddockAllan has specialised in immigration and asylum law since becoming a barrister…
Benjamin Bundock photo Benjamin BundockBen specialises in immigration and asylum law.  He acts in the full…
Alex Burrett photo Alex BurrettAlex has practiced as a specialist immigration and public law practitioner since…
Parosha Chandran photo Parosha ChandranParosha Chandran is the UK’s leading anti-slavery lawyer and she has been…
David Chirico photo David ChiricoDavid works for claimants in all areas of immigration and asylum law.…
Sarah Corbett-Batson photo Sarah Corbett-BatsonSarah is a criminal defence practitioner who has represented clients on the…
Natalie Csengeri photo Natalie CsengeriNatalie is an advocate who goes above and beyond for her clients.…
Emma Daykin photo Emma Daykin
Zani Dingiswayo photo Zani DingiswayoZani regularly defends in many areas of criminal law including serious violent…
Annie Dixon photo Annie DixonAnnie Dixon came to the Bar having had a previous career as…
Edmund Eldergill photo Edmund EldergillEdmund’s specialism crosses several areas of law: Family, Property, Business, Revenue, Wills,…
Amean Elghady photo Amean ElghadyAmean practices in both criminal defence and family law. The majority of his…
Sam Elliott photo Sam ElliottSam accepts instructions in family law, criminal law, prison law and general…
Justine Fisher photo Justine Fisher
Rachel Francis photo Rachel FrancisRachel is a specialist family and immigration law barrister with particular expertise…
Joshua Garwood photo Joshua GarwoodJoshua is a member of the family team, but has extensive previous…
Julia Gasparro photo Julia GasparroJulia is a respected practitioner in the fields of family, immigration and…
Andrew Gilbert photo Andrew GilbertAndrew is a Public Law, Human Rights and Immigration specialist. He has…
Eleri Griffiths photo Eleri GriffithsEleri specialises in immigration and housing law and acts in cases across…
Michelle Harris photo Michelle HarrisMichelle has always maintained a mixed practice of Immigration, Criminal Defence and…
Philippa Hemery photo Philippa HemeryPhilippa is a specialist family mediator. This follows a successful practice at…
Martin Hodgson photo Martin HodgsonWith over 35 years’ experience across several practice areas, popular Social Housing…
Sharon Holloway photo Sharon HollowaySharon is a highly engaging and fearless advocate in the area of…
Abida Huda photo Abida HudaAbida is an established family practitioner in all areas of public and…
Mary Hughes photoDr Mary HughesFrom Direct Access Client: I would again like to express my thanks…
Sam Jarman photo Sam JarmanSam specialises in commercial litigation/arbitration (contracts, banking, insurance & reinsurance, shipping (dry)…
Melanie Johnson photo Melanie JohnsonMelanie practices in family law, covering all areas of law in respect…
Manjeet Kaler photo Manjeet KalerManjeet has over 21 years experience as a family practitioner specialising in…
Ranjiv Khubber photo Ranjiv KhubberSpecialist in Judicial Review (particularly of immigration decisions), Human Rights, EU law,…
Gilda Kiai photo Gilda KiaiGilda Kiai is an experienced specialist in immigration, asylum, human rights and…
Stephen Knight photo Stephen KnightStephen is a committed criminal defence and public law practitioner. He has…
Raggi Kotak photo Raggi KotakRaggi 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 LittlewoodRebecca covers all areas of Family Law, in particular financial remedy and…
Michael Marsh Hyde photo Michael Marsh HydeMichael practices in housing, community care and general civil and public law. Before…
Rebecca Martin photo Rebecca MartinRebecca practises in criminal defence at all levels. She has a particular…
Alan Masters photo Alan MastersSpecialisms: human rights; equality; judicial review; housing; planning; public inquiries; local government;…
Philip McLeish photo Philip McLeishPhilip McLeish has extensive experience across a wide range of fields in…
Patrick McMorrow photo Patrick McMorrowPatrick is a civil practitioner specialising in housing and homelessness cases, personal injury…
Helen Monah photo Helen MonahHelen Monah is a specialist family lawyer with over 24 years legal…
Tamara Muhammad photo Tamara MuhammadAfter leaving One Pump Court in 2007, Tamara embarked upon an international…
Nicholas Nicol photo Nicholas NicolNicholas Nicol is an experienced barrister, tribunal judge, mediator and legal trainer.…
Angelina Nicolaou photo Angelina NicolaouAngelina has a busy practice across the immigration, inquest/inquiries and crime/prison teams…
Asma Nizari photo Asma NizariAsma has a broad and busy practice in the fields of immigration/asylum,…
Michele O Michele O"LearyMichele practises in all areas of family law.  She was appointed a…
Charlie Peat photo Charlie PeatCharlie is an experienced family barrister who is passionate about access to…
Terry Pedro photo Terry PedroTerry has established a first class reputation as a defence advocate, his…
Claire Physsas photo Claire PhyssasClaire was ranked in Legal 500 2016 as a leading junior immigration…
James Presland photo James PreslandJamie is an experienced member both of One Pump Court’s Family Group,…
Althea Radford photo Althea RadfordAlthea has wide ranging experience in immigration and asylum law. She regularly…
Catherine Robinson photo Catherine RobinsonCatherine Robinson is a member of the immigration team. She has a…
Eleanor Sanders photo Eleanor SandersEleanor is a member of the Immigration Team. Her practice covers all…
Ruby Sayed photo Ruby SayedAll areas of child law – public and private, child abduction, adoption,…
James Anthony Shaw photo James Anthony ShawJames became a Tenant in 2018 following a successful early career as…
Harriet Short photo Harriet ShortHarriet 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-MichaelMr Stafford-Michael specialises in commercial litigation with particular emphasis on insurance and…
Alessia Thomas photo Alessia ThomasAlessia is a family law barrister who is regularly instructed to represent…
Patricia Tueje photo Patricia TuejePatricia is recommended in Chambers & Partners UK as an experienced housing…
Sophie Walker photo Sophie WalkerSophie 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.