1MCB has a longstanding commitment to the rights of individuals seeking asylum, entry and settlement in the United Kingdom. From initial application through to appellate litigation, our team of dedicated immigration practitioners has a proven track record in providing high quality advice, drafting and representation to all those affected by immigration and nationality law.

Members of the immigration team have particular expertise across the full breadth of immigration law, including:

  • Asylum
  • Human Rights Applications
  • Deportation
  • EEA Rights of Residence
  • Family Settlement
  • Long Residence
  • Points Based System
  • Domestic Workers
  • Entry Clearance & Visit Visas
  • Naturalisation and Registrations as a British citizen
  • UK Ancestry
  • Detention, Bail and Habeas Corpus
  • Business Immigration

All members of the immigration team regularly appear before both tiers of the Immigration and Asylum Tribunal, the Administrative Court and the Court of Appeal; individual practitioners also have experience of litigation before the Supreme Court, the European Court of Human Rights, and the European Court of Justice. Notable cases in which 1MCB members have been involved include ZH (Tanzania) [2011] UKSC 4, Ullah & Do [2004] UKHL 26, SA (Kuwait) [2009] EWCA Civ 1157, SI (Mixed Serb/Roma Parentage) Kosovo CG [2009] UKAIT 00011, and Philipson (ILR - Not PBS: Evidence) [2012] UKUT 00039.

A particular strength of the immigration team is its ability to tackle cases which straddle disciplines, allowing members to draw upon in-depth knowledge of areas of law that commonly impact on immigration cases. These include civil actions for damages, criminal law, family, housing, social security (including asylum support), mental health, employment, education, extradition and prison law.

As a culturally diverse set of Chambers with international practitioners and multi-lingual speakers, there is a particular sensitivity to, and understanding of, the impact of culture, religion and ethnicity.  

The immigration team is always happy to be approached in order to provide in-house training to law centres, citizens' advice bureaux, solicitors' firms, local authorities and charities.


1MCB Immigration and Asylum Updates Service

The Immigration Team at 1MCB has launched a free updates service for immigration cases: 1MCB Immigration and Asylum Update (IAU). A short summary will be provided about each case that is covered and is designed to allow practitioners to quickly see what new reported cases are about. To sign up to receive regular immigration and asylum case updates please send your email address to

Please do also follow us on twitter @ImmAsylumUpdate.


Members of the team