Immigration & asylum

1MCB Chambers 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 expertise across the full breadth of immigration law, including:

  • Asylum
  • Human rights applications
  • Family settlement
  • Long residence
  • EEA rights of residence
  • Points Based System
  • Domestic workers
  • Entry clearance
  • Visit visas
  • Naturalisation and registrations as a British citizen
  • UK ancestry
  • Deportation
  • Detention, bail and habeas corpus
  • Business immigration
  • Sponsor licences

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.

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.