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Immigration, Asylum and Free Movement

Immigration, Asylum and Free Movement


Members of our immigration, asylum, and free movement team are regularly instructed in ground-breaking cases before the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court as well as the Court of Justice of the European Union and European Court of Human Rights. We have particular expertise in complex and sensitive claims, including those involving national security evidence before the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC). We provide expertise in the full range of disputes including refugee protection, all areas of immigration including business, students and other categories, deportation, immigration detention, and EU free movement rights. We work with UK based firms, international firms, NGOs and in-house legal teams in other organisations. We are regularly instructed to act for UNHCR in interventions on strategic cases before the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. Our members have worked on cases in many jurisdictions including the US, Turks & Caicos, BVI, Northern Ireland and Russia.

Our members are able to draw upon their expertise of international lawEU free movement regimes, international humanitarian law and extradition and mutual assistance.

Significant Cases

Significant cases include:

For a full and up to date list of cases please go to members’ individual CVs.


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Nick Armstrong
Called: 2001 Solicitor: 1998
Michelle Butler
Called: 2007 Solicitor: 2002
Chris Buttler
Called: 2004
Ayesha Christie
Called: 2014
Anita Davies
Called: 2011
Raj Desai
Called: 2010 Solicitor: 2007
Emma Foubister
Called: 2016
Jonathan Glasson QC
Called: 1996 Silk: 2013
Sarah Hannett
Called: 2003
Raza Husain QC
Called: 1993 Silk: 2010
Florence Iveson
Called: 2012
Tamara Jaber
Called: 2013
Jessica Jones
Called: 2013
Samantha Knights QC
Called: 1996 Silk: 2018
Zoë Leventhal
Called: 2002
Rachel Logan
Called: 2008
Zoe McCallum
Called: 2016
Karon Monaghan QC
Called: 1989 Silk: 2008
Helen Mountfield QC
Called: 1991 Silk: 2010
Blinne Ní Ghrálaigh
Called: 2005 (England and Wales); 2013 (Northern Ireland); 2017 (Ireland)
Aidan O’Neill QC (Scot) QC
Called: 1996 Silk: 1999
Paul Skinner
Called: 2010
Hugh Southey QC
Called: 1996 Silk: 2010 Called: 2010 (Northern Ireland)
Dan Squires QC
Called: 1998 Silk: 2016
James Stansfeld
Called: 2008
Rhodri Thompson QC
Called: 1989 Silk: 2002
Prof. Takis Tridimas
Called: 2000