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In Mandalia v Secretary of State for the Home Department UKSC 2014/0059, the Supreme Court has granted permission to appeal to the appellant.
The home secretary has laid before parliament a report that fully endorses the DSSH model created in 2011 by No5 Chambers barrister S Chelvan.
On 8 October 2014, No5 Chambers’ Abid Mahmood spoke at a Judicial Appointments Commission event organised by CILEX, the Law Society and the Bar Council.
Newsweek magazine has cited the DSSH (Difference, Stigma, Shame, Harm) model for proving an asylum claim based on sexual or gender identity.
The September edition of Legal Action magazine profiles No5 Chambers barrister S Chelvan.
Two of No5 Chambers’ human rights barristers recently spoke at the Public Law Project Conference in Manchester.
S Chelvan from No5 Chambers has been interviewed for the Outlook programme on BBC World Service.
Manjit S Gill QC, Ramby de Mello and Danny Bazini of No5 Chambers have appeared in a case concerning family migration and the minimum income threshold.
S Chelvan from No5 Chambers has been announced as the winner of the Legal Aid Barrister of the Year at the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards 2014.
No5 Chambers barrister S Chelvan has provided training across Europe on his DSSH (difference, stigma, shame and harm) model for credibility assessment in LGBTI asylum claims.
On 4 April, Birmingham Citizens Advice Bureau held a fundraising Golf Day at North Worcestershire Golf Club, which was sponsored by No5 Chambers.
No5 Chambers has announced that Susan Monaghan has been called to the Bar of Northern Ireland.
The finalists for this year’s Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards have been announced. No5 Chambers barrister S Chelvan has been shortlisted.
S Chelvan of No5 Chambers has been interviewed for a news item that was broadcast on Channel 4 News on 28 March.
Claire van Overdijk of No5 Chambers has been appointed to the attorney-general’s London C panel of junior counsel to the Crown.
S Chelvan of No5 Chambers has established some guidelines that are designed to ensure immigration officials ask the right questions of LGBTI people.
No5 Chambers’ Mark Kelly has acted for the defence in the case of Gurdev Nagra, who has been spared jail after pleading guilty to two charges of assisting unlawful immigration.
Paul Joseph from No5 Chambers has won in the Court Of Appeal for the home secretary.
Two No5 Chambers barristers have been shortlisted for the Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards 2014: Abid Mahmood and Nabila Mallick.
S Chelvan, barrister at No5 Chambers, has provided training in Stockholm on his ‘Difference, Stigma, Shame and Harm’ model for analysing and determining LGBTI asylum claims.