1MCB is pleased to announce that six members continue to be recognised as leading juniors in the 2024 edition of  Legal 500, across five practice areas: crime, employment, international criminal law and extradition, immigration and social housing.

Salma Lalani maintains Tier 2 ranking for Crime, described as “a very sound tactician and lawyer. She is very industrious and has a conspicuous ability to develop a rapport with clients. She displays a sound level of confidence and articulacy in her presentation of arguments and in questioning.

Soraya Bauwens also maintains Tier 4 ranking for Crime, described asan exceptional lawyer. She is strategic, diligent and is able to highlight the technical challenges in investigations.”

Michael Sprack is recognised in Tier 4 for Employment, described as “a junior whose advocacy is clear and to the point, and a skillful cross-examiner.

Iain Edwards maintains Tier 1 ranking in International Criminal Law and Extradition, described as an assured presence on any team, and particularly in court, and brings a wide range of experience to international criminal law work, which is deployed to expert effect.

Bernadette Smith maintains Tier 1 ranking in Immigration (including business immigration).

Amritpal Bachu is recognised in Tier 4 for Social Housing, described as “diligent, thorough and very knowledgeable of housing law. He thinks very quickly on his feet and is able to deal with unexpected turns in cases with ease.

Michael Sprack is also recognised in Tier 4 for Social Housing.

To find out more about instructing Salma, Soraya and Iain, please contact Adam Brosnan, Senior Crime and International Crime Clerk.

To find out more about instructing Michael, Bernadette and Amritpal, please contact Tim Markham, Senior Civil and Family Clerk.