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Kenworthy's Chambers

Immigration

4 ranked barristersBand 1Northern/North Eastern (Bar)UK Bar 2021 View ranking table

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Leading immigration offering with a strong bench of experienced juniors. Members act for a range of claimants, including vulnerable individuals, in asylum, deportation and unlawful detention cases. Interviewees say: "Kenworthy's is a solid chambers with a practice demonstrably committed to representing the individual in interactions with the state. As well as having an excellent team of barristers, they also provide relevant training and support to the local legal community."

Client service:

"The clerking is second to none. They provide an excellent service." "The clerks are very knowledgeable, efficient and easy to work with. They know about the cases and they work well as a team." "Courtney Soden and Daniella Howarth are great to deal with; they reply within the hour or even quicker."

Strengths:

George Brown
A high-calibre immigration lawyer with an extensive immigration, asylum and nationality practice. He represents individuals in deportation and unlawful detention cases.
"He is a very experienced barrister with excellent knowledge of all aspects of immigration law. He provides an excellent service. You can trust him to get on with the job." "A friendly and professional individual who always goes out of his way to make sure you get the best results. He is very detailed in his advocacy." "Clients have great confidence in him because he is so unshakeable and he gets a really good grasp of the facts. He is a very safe pair of hands."

Strengths:

Gita Patel
Acting exclusively for claimants, she attracts praise for her sensitive representation of vulnerable clients, including victims of trafficking and seriously ill asylum seekers. Areas of expertise include human rights law, asylum and public law issues.
"She is very approachable and puts clients at ease in conference. Her grounds are excellent." "She has a wealth of experience, can think on her feet and puts arguments accurately to judges."

Strengths:

Mark Schwenk
Capable of handling the full range of immigration and asylum matters in the tribunals and the High Court. Schwenk is well versed in complex human rights and unlawful detention issues, and has a particular focus on EEA rights. He has experience in representing colleges whose licence to sponsor international students has been withdrawn. 
"Mark is extremely knowledgeable in relation to all aspects of immigration law and public law more widely. He can quickly grasp the strengths and weaknesses of the case, and present the case thoroughly." "He is experienced and able to think outside the box and to answer questions on his feet." "He is very measured and trustworthy, and has a good grasp of case law."

Strengths:

Shazia Khan
Enjoys a fine reputation in the immigration law space, handling asylum and nationality law matters and cases with a human rights component. She has recently been involved in Country Guidance-related work.
"She is our first choice. Her depth and breadth of knowledge is phenomenal." "She is very experienced, gives honest advice and has a good rapport with clients."

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Juniors

Northern/North Eastern (Bar)

Immigration


George Brown
Band 1
Gita Patel
Band 2
Mark Schwenk
Band 1
Shazia Khan
Band 1