1MCB congratulates Iain Edwards, Benjamin Hawkin, Salma Lalani and Bernadette Smith, all of whom have been recognised by Legal 500 2021 as leading juniors in their respective fields.

Retaining his ranking within tier 1 in the international crime and extradition category, Iain Edwards is described as “unflappable in court. He puts everyone in the courtroom at ease whilst at the same time remaining focused, thorough and succinct […] He ¬†remains at the top of his game and a stalwart in international criminal proceedings”.

Benjamin Hawkin was again recognised for his work in immigration and asylum: He goes straight to the core of the matter and provides clear and concise advice”. ¬†Fellow immigration and asylum practitioner Bernadette Smith was likewise recognised, with instructing solicitors noting her to be accessible and engaged throughout the preparation period, her knowledge in immigration and asylum matters is excellent, she is creative, very bright, and her input is invaluable.”

Salma Lalani was named as a leading junior in crime and was highly commended for her meticulous case preparation, strong work ethic and excellent client care. Her approach is one of forensic preparation, precise cross-examination and passionate advocacy.”