No5 Chambers

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Immigration, asylum and nationality

Comprising of one of the largest immigration groups in the country, the barristers at No5 are at the cutting edge of the development of the law in the field. No5 Chambers has a truly national presence, with offices in London, Birmingham and Bristol.

The Legal 500 and Chambers Guide to the UK Legal Profession have consistently referred to the set and to individual barristers within it as being the best in the country.

The immigration group at No5 provides representation throughout the country. They advise and appear before the First-tier Tribunal and the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber), the Administrative Court, Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. Members have also been instructed frequently at the Court of Justice of the European Union and the European Court of Human Rights.

The group is committed to representing all irrespective of their background or financial standing and when needed also offer pro-bono representation. Various members of the team train and lecture in the field at a national and international level and are called upon to report on legal developments to various media outlets. The clerks can be contacted to arrange representation with respect to emergency injunctive relief to stop removal via High Court applications.

Aware of the demands on private clients, the team offers expertise and high-quality service provision at the advisory and pre-and post–litigation stages to address the requirements of business immigration clients.

Both the barristers and clerks ensure that the commercial demands of the lay and professional client are at the forefront of legal advice and representation. Clients have included various national and multi-national companies and human resource managers.

Various members of the group sit as immigration judges of the First-tier Tribunal in the Immigration and Asylum Chamber, act as a Special Advocate in national security matters and many are accredited to accept instructions through the public access scheme.

Specialist areas include:

  • Immigration
  • Asylum
  • Country guidance
  • Human rights
  • Deportation
  • National security
  • European Union
  • Detention
  • Procedural
  • Family and children immigration matters
  • Business immigration

‘No5 Chambers’ counsel are very much part of the national immigration practitioners’ community […] No5 Chambers is valued for its commitment to knowledge transfer and collaboration with NGOs and charities — one source described the chambers as “a life line”.’ — Chambers & Partners 2013

This material has been sourced from the No5 Chambers website. 

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Overview

Fountain Court
Steelhouse Lane
Birmingham
B4 6DR
UK

Silks: 26
Juniors: 213
Head of chambers: Paul Bleasdale QC
Practice director: Tony McDaid
Office manager: Sandra Astbury