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Immigration, Asylum and Nationality

The Immigration and Asylum Law Team at Kenworthy’s Chambers advises clients in all aspects of immigration law.

Kenworthy’s Immigration Barristers are recognised as the leading set on the northern circuit and are ranked band 1 by Chambers and Partners.

Kenworthy’s Chambers represent and advise Immigration Lawyers, Immigration Solicitors, NGOs domestic and international firms in asylum appeals, deportation, business and personal immigration cases.

Our Asylum Barristers provide eligibility advice on the suitability of dependants, such as children, spouses or parents, in making derivate rights applications under immigration law.

Legal 500 call Kenworthy’s specialists in immigration and human rights cases and note that members of the set are very thorough and deliver frank and pragmatic advice.

Our Barristers

Kenworthy’s Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Barristers

Year of Call | 1988

Gita Patel acts exclusively for claimants and 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.

Year of Call | 2000

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.

Year of Call | 2002

Chambers and Partners describe George Brown as a high-calibre immigration barrister with an extensive immigration, asylum and nationality practice. He represents individuals in deportation and unlawful detention cases.

Year of Call | 2010

Stephen represents asylum seekers and migrants in all tiers of the Immigration Tribunal. He joined Kenworthy's Chambers after two years as an advocate for Refugee and Migrant Justice (formerly the Refugee Legal Centre) and he also worked for the Immigration Advice Service.

Year of Call | 2015

Ranked tier 1 by Legal 500 who say his skeleton submissions and grounds are extremely thorough and detailed. Craig is very precise in his oral submissions and is not afraid of challenging the Judges when advocating.

Year of Call | 2012

Legal 500 says Jonathan Greer’s key strengths include: the ability to grasp complex issues quickly; ease of communication; pragmatic as well as a strong grasp of the law, particularly in the area of appeals.

Year of Call | 2001

Mark Schwenk can handle the full range of immigration and asylum matters in 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.

All our Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Barristers accept Public Access work.

Our Expertise

Kenworthy’s Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Team represent clients before First-Tier Tribunals, Upper Tribunals, Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court in the following types of cases:

  • Asylum
  • Citizenship Applications
  • Civil Penalties
  • Commercial Immigration
  • Deportation
  • Derivative Rights – Family Applications
  • Human Rights
  • Immigration
  • Judicial Review
  • Nationality
  • Settlement Applications
  • Unlawful Detention

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Contact Us

If you have an Immigration Law case you need advice or advocacy for, call our Immigration Clerks Courtney Soden and Daniella Howarth on 0161 832 4036, email, or fill out our contact form.