BARRISTER PROFILE

Matrix Chambers

Raza Husain

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2021 Ranked in 3 departments

Barrister profile for UK Bar 2021

Chambers Review

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

UK Bar
Administrative & Public Law - London (Bar)

Band 2

Content
Raza Husain QC
Pre-eminent silk whose administrative and public law experience is predominantly in the area of immigration and asylum. He represents claimants seeking to challenge decisions of the Home Secretary and other public bodies. He is well versed in arguments relying on EU freedom of movement and human rights law.
Strengths: "One of the leading lights in public law, and has experience going back decades in immigration detention." "Everyone recognises him as a very experienced and very knowledgeable immigration silk. He also works at a frenetic pace."
Recent work: Represented Every Child Protected Against Human Trafficking, in R (MS (Pakistan)) v Secretary of State for the Home Department, a Supreme Court case clarifying the requirement for public authorities to investigate suspected cases of trafficking under the National Referral Mechanism, and the powers of the tribunals to overturn decisions made under that framework.
Learn more about this team View ranking table
Civil Liberties & Human Rights - London (Bar)

Band 1

Content
Raza Husain QC
A renowned public law barrister who specialises in immigration and civil liberties work. He routinely appears before the Supreme Court and is called upon by high net worth individuals and publicly funded claimant clients. His practice also includes an international dimension with appearances in European courts, as well as in the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands.
Strengths: "He is really brilliant to work with; he works with the team, he's very reliable and he's on top of the case."
Recent work: Appeared for the claimant in R (DN (Rwanda)) v SSHD, a judicial review into the exercise of the power to detain based on an earlier decision subsequently shown to be unlawful.
Learn more about this team View ranking table
Immigration - London (Bar)

Star Individuals

Content
Raza Husain QC
A world-class public law practitioner held in the highest esteem by peers and clients alike. He is particularly renowned for his adroit handling of human rights and asylum cases. As a regular feature in the Supreme Court and increasingly in EU courts, his caseload includes complex work for refugees, and victims of trafficking.
Strengths: "A powerful advocate for refugees - in my view, the pre-eminent human rights QC." "He is really brilliant to work with; he always checks in with solicitors on strategy and is very reliable."
Recent work: Represented Every Child Protected Against Human Trafficking, in R (MS (Pakistan)) v Secretary of State for the Home Department, a Supreme Court case clarifying the requirement for public authorities to investigate suspected cases of trafficking under the National Referral Mechanism, and the powers of the tribunals to overturn decisions made under that framework.
Learn more about this team View ranking table

This page contains Chambers Research content only

Enhance your profile to connect with potential clients

View other individuals ranked in this Guide

Band 3

Katherine Apps

39 Essex Chambers

Civil Liberties & Human Rights, London (Bar)

Band 3

Jason Coppel

11KBW

Civil Liberties & Human Rights, London (Bar)

Band 3

Dr Chelvan

33 Bedford Row

Immigration, London (Bar)

Band 4

Jonathan Hough

4 New Square

Administrative & Public Law, London (Bar)

Band 1

Jonathan Crow

4 Stone Buildings

Administrative & Public Law, London (Bar)

Band 2

Jason Coppel

11KBW

Administrative & Public Law, London (Bar)

Band 3

Alex Bailin

Matrix Chambers

Administrative & Public Law, London (Bar)

Band 3

Alan Payne

5 Essex Court

Immigration, London (Bar)

Band 2

Hugh Southey

Matrix Chambers

Administrative & Public Law, London (Bar)