1MCB Chambers is pleased to announce that six members have been ranked as leading juniors in the 2023 edition of  Legal 500, across four practice areas: crime, international criminal law and extradition, immigration and social housing.

Iain Edwards maintained Tier 1 ranking in international criminal law and extradition, described as “a formidable presence in the courtroom and demonstrates a complete mastery of international criminal procedure and the facts of the case.”

Bernadette Smith maintained Tier 1 ranking in immigration (including business immigration), described as having “extensive and up-to-date knowledge of the relevant laws and procedures, and thinks carefully and creatively around the challenges that each case presents.”

Salma Lalani is now ranked in Tier 2 for crime, described as “a shrewd and highly-accomplished trial advocate who brings a tactical focus to any case.”

Amritpal Bachu maintained Tier 4 ranking in Social Housing.

Michael Sprack and Soraya Bauwens are new entrants, ranked in their respective practice areas.

Michael Sprack ranked in Tier 4 for social housing, described as “Michael’s advocacy skills are excellent and his style understated but extremely effective. He handles vulnerable and unpredictable defendants with skill and intelligence.”

Soraya Bauwens ranked in Tier 4 for crime, described as “very meticulous and thoughtful with a depth and breadth of experience.”