Barrister Category: Tenants

Shuyeb Muquit

From the outset of his career at the Bar, Shuyeb has specialised in the fields of immigration, crime and public law, and ultimately in cases that engage human rights issues and/or have an international dimension.

Salma Lalani

Salma specialises mainly in defence work and has developed a highly successful practice encompassing all areas of serious and complex crime.

A well respected leading junior highly sought after by solicitors who are impressed by her sensible, thorough and well balanced approach to often difficult matters.

She began her practice in family law and is also regularly instructed in regulatory work. Her mixed practice background gives her an edge in her approach to case strategy and client relations.

Ranjeet Dulay

Ranjeet is a highly regarded barrister who specialises in crime, immigration, asylum and human rights work. She is well respected by her professional and lay clients for consistently delivering positive results through her comprehensive and methodical approach to her cases. She has a professional and approachable manner and is often instructed on cases involving young offenders, vulnerable clients and those with mental health problems.

Iain Edwards

Iain is a seasoned and compassionate barrister specialising in serious crime. He is a fighter who always goes the extra mile for his clients, whether before domestic or overseas jurisdictions. Iain represents defendants charged with the gravest of offences and has a particular expertise in international crimes, firearms, and immigration related cases. He is developing a strong practice in extradition. Iain prides himself on his meticulous preparation and intelligent trial strategy. Clients regularly comment favourably on his down-to-earth, unpretentious approach.

Since 2009, Iain has divided his busy defence practice between domestic and international criminal work. For the last six years, he has been one of a small handful of barristers ranked by Chambers and Partners as a leading junior in international criminal law, and by The Legal 500 as a Tier 1 leading junior in international crime and extradition.

Iain is currently assigned as counsel before the UN International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals in The Hague for the defence of the former head of the Serbian state security service, on trial for crimes against humanity and war crimes. He is also assigned for the defence of an accused in a six-hander contempt case before the Mechanism in Arusha, Tanzania.

Iain has a developing interest in all areas of national and international sanctions work, including before the UN’s Ombudsperson to the ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee, and under the UK’s new Magnitsky regime introduced through the Global Human Rights Sanctions Regulations 2020.

Iain is accredited by the Bar Standards Board to undertake public access work.

Parveen Judge

Parveen is an experienced barrister who believes in representing her clients fearlessly and compassionately. She aims to ensure that her client always feels well supported and effectively represented in court proceedings, always taking the time to make sure that the client understands proceedings.

She has had a thriving and broad ranging criminal practice through which she has amassed extensive trial and court experience and has developed a sound sense of strategy, pragmatism and tactics. Parveen has also practised in family law and is further developing her family practice. She also has experience of appearing at inquests.

She has provided advocacy training on the Bar Transfer Test and provides in house advocacy training to pupils in chambers. She has been appointed as an External Examiner by the Bar Standards Board. Parveen has provided witness training to counter fraud officers as part of their accreditation.

Prior to joining Chambers, she completed an internship at the Office of the State Public Defender in California, working on appeals for those on death row. In England, she represented many clients through the Free Representation Unit.

Jemma Levinson

Jemma is a busy criminal defence practitioner with extensive experience in the Crown Court and the Court of Appeal. She also has a varied practice in the area of judicial review.

Jemma is committed to providing fearless and thorough representation to all her clients and particularly focuses on cases involving young or otherwise vulnerable defendants, expert evidence and issues of disclosure.

Jemma has been recognised as a notable practitioner in Chambers & Partners.

Tamsin Silver

Tamsin started her career with a broad general practice, including crime, family, commercial litigation, property litigation and personal injury work, with dual qualifications. She now concentrates on commercial, contractual and property matters.

Michael Chambers

Michael has a mixed general criminal and civil practice.

His criminal practice covers all areas of crime including gang related serious violence, public order disturbances and drug related allegations; fraud, including benefit fraud; domestic violence and sexual offences including rape and serious sexual assault.

His civil advice draws upon his 15 years’ experience of working in the commercial sector, before retraining as a barrister in 2003. He has advised and represented clients in defamation suits, applications for injunctions and several breach of contract cases.

He also has a rapidly developing family practice including private children law, financial orders and confiscation proceedings.

He is a witness and case preparation trainer for the UK’s leading legal training company where he has run numerous courses for professionals involved in the legal system as witnesses and/or investigators.

Before qualifying as a barrister Michael spent over 20 years in advertising in London and New York where he was responsible for the negotiating, planning and buying of multi-million pound television advertising campaigns for major companies including Fiat, Twentieth Century Fox Films, Procter and Gamble and Nationwide Building Society.

He also undertakes public access work.

Cynthia McFarlane

Cynthia is particularly favoured by both the professional and lay client for her approachability and her ability to effectively communicate or relay complex legal issues and/or procedures.

Cynthia has a diverse history of experience.  Not only does Cynthia possess academic and vocational skills essential to the English Bar but has acquired academic, vocational and practical knowledge of other common law and civil law jurisdictions.

In civil, Cynthia appears for both claimants and defendants. Her range includes contract, tort and personal injury.

In family, Cynthia’s range includes private law, public law and financial proceedings after divorce (domestic and international).

Cynthia is an accredited mediator in all areas of law. Please see for further information.

Cynthia is qualified to accept direct access instructions.

Cynthia is a mentor for Kingston University’s Beyond Barriers Mentorship Scheme.  She also volunteers for the homeless charity, Crisis, each year.


Having worked with Cynthia on many cases, I have always been impressed by the quality of her advice. She has excellent skills in client care. Cynthia has a constant eye to detail and knows every inch of her cases. I have had the pleasure of instructing Cynthia on some complex matters and in each and every instance it has been a pleasure to work with her. She is proactive in her preparation of cases. She is reliable and very efficient in her responses. She offers a quiet and calm assurance.

Cynthia is not only excellent as a Barrister, but she is also amazing as a Mediator. Having attended some mediation sessions that were conducted by her, I can certainly say that she takes a pragmatic approach for all the parties concerned and she does not over complicate things but rather makes the process easy to understand by all parties. Having said that, if a matter is complex, she is capable of handling it. I refer my clients to Cynthia when they need to attend a Mediation and I do that without any hesitation, knowing that they are in good hands.

My experience with Cynthia has been excellent, and she is my first choice. I would have no hesitation in recommending her both as an outstanding Counsel and Mediator.” Zehra Tamkan, Solicitor, Connaughts

Michael Tanney

Michael Tanney both defends and prosecutes serious cases and can cite extensive Court of Appeal experience. He is a university law lecturer.

His defence practice includes successfully representing defendants accused of multiple rape, and defending instranger rapes, abductions, child sex offences, drug trafficking, fraud and manslaughter, as well as prominent gang cases in the Midlands (including an instance of deliberate blinding).

He is also a senior (Grade 4 RASSO qualified) prosecutor. He has conducted numerous sensitive prosecution trials nationally and has been privy to confidential high level police and NCA briefings.

Michael is a trained university law lecturer, having taught courses in evidence, advocacy and case management. He has supervised Masters degrees and taught post graduate law students at top ranked universities. He has assisted and supervised at pro bono units, directing defendant appeals based upon judicial misdirections, errors made by counsel and the discovery of new evidence.

He has assisted and supervised at pro bono units, directing defendant appeals based upon judicial misdirections, errors made by counsel and the discovery of new evidence.


Ishan Dave

Ishan is a leading criminal law specialist with particular expertise in financial crime, drug trafficking and violence. He defends exclusively and is committed to upholding human rights and civil liberties and to combating social injustice.

He is known for his fearless courtroom advocacy and outstanding client care. He has developed a reputation for tenacious and robust cross-examination coupled with engaging and persuasive closing speeches. He has been praised by opponents and judges alike for his precise and well-reasoned legal arguments.

Ishan’s commitment to battling social injustice has seen him expand his practice both in the UK and abroad.

He is also regularly instructed in matters of immigration and asylum, and landlord and tenant disputes.

Ishan has advised companies and charitable entities all over the world (including India, Tanzania, Mexico, Colombia and Panama) on a range of topics including integrity compliance, anti-bribery and corruption and international human rights.

Anna Watterson

Anna has a busy and varied practice. This allows her to maintain real expertise across multiple areas of law and in different forums from the First-tier Tribunal and County Court up to the Court of Appeal. Her cross-cutting knowledge means that no aspect of her client’s situation is overlooked. She is approachable to clients and clearly explains her legal advice. In court she is persuasive and is able to respond with agility as a hearing develops, because of her thorough grasp of the law and careful preparation.

Anna joined 1MCB as a tenant in 2009 after successfully completing her pupillage in chambers. She is committed to chambers’ ethos of ensuring that all members of society can enjoy access to justice through first-class representation. She therefore accepts instructions from legally aided clients and particularly prides herself on ensuring vulnerable clients have the best possible experience of the justice system.

She accepts instructions on a direct public access basis in appropriate cases.

Before coming to the Bar she both worked at a leading immigration & human rights solicitors’ firm (Wesley Gryk LLP) and volunteered with Camden Community Law Centre, the Immigration Advisory Service and the Free Representation Unit. She continues to undertake pro bono work for Bail for Immigration Detainees (BID).

In 2019 Anna was appointed as a First-Tier Tribunal Judge, sitting in the Social Entitlement Chamber.