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No5 Barristers' Chambers

Immigration

3 ranked barristersBand 1Midlands (Bar)UK Bar 2021 View ranking table
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Members regularly act in immigration and asylum matters at all levels of the court and tribunal system, and some have appeared before the ECJ and the ECtHR. They have a strong record of success in difficult challenges to deportation orders and asylum refusals, and possess significant expertise in relation to high-risk destinations for returnees. Recent highlights include Gaddu v Secretary of State, in which the Court of Appeal agreed that the Home Office's use of terrorism legislation when making a deportation order on the grounds of 'bad character' was inappropriate.

Client service:

"The clerks are professional and reliable; they reply to emails and calls very quickly and are polite and gentle, especially Lucas Bennett." "They are very efficient and will always try to provide someone, even at short notice." Abdul Hafeez is the practice director for public law.

Strengths:

Abid Mahmood
Recognised for his broad experience in immigration cases, including matters concerning asylum and human rights. He offers extensive expertise in country guidance cases, and matters involving individuals with criminal convictions. He heads the immigration group at No5 Barristers' Chambers and sits as both a First-tier Tribunal and deputy Upper Tribunal judge.
"Provided clear and decisive input in a judicial review claim."
Recent work: Advised in SF (Iraq) v Secretary of State, an case dealing with the risk of persecution for ethnic Kurds in Iraq.

Strengths:

Mark Bradshaw
Well versed in asylum, country guidance, unlawful deportation and other human rights-related cases. He often represents vulnerable clients, including unaccompanied asylum seekers and individuals with mental health issues. , "He is amazing. He is very practical and hands-on in terms of looking at and preparing bundles, and he knows what case law to use." "His strengths include attention to detail, his knowledge of asylum law and procedure and his constant and regular engagement with the solicitor and the case. He puts clients at ease."

Strengths:

Ramby De Mello
Receives attention for his excellent advocacy and experience acting for clients in the ECJ, ECtHR and UK Supreme Court. He is able to handle a range of immigration, asylum and nationality matters.
"He is an innovative lawyer, very good at picking a point and running with it. He has impressively deep legal skills."

Immigration Department

No5 Barristers' Chambers

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Fountain Court

Steelhouse Lane

Birmingham

West Midlands

UK

B4 6DR

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Midlands (Bar)

Immigration


Abid Mahmood
Band 1
Mark Bradshaw
Band 2
Ramby De Mello
Band 1