We are delighted to announce the launch of our new Immigration Team!
Following specialist Immigration Law Barrister Michael Trevelyan joining Chambers in July 2018 our presence in the Immigration area has increased. Since then, a number of our Barristers have expressed an interest in practising in Immigration Law after it came to light that many have previously worked or have had an interest in this area of law for many years. As a consequence, after a period of intense and structured training we decided to launch a new team to meet the demand of those who instruct us.
With 10 members of chambers making up the new team we are now one of the largest Immigration teams operating in the midlands.
Christopher O’Gorman, who has an interest in geopolitics and over 20 years experience in criminal practice. Chris has completed a Masters in Sports Law and is particular keen on sports related visa applications. He has defended in a number of people-trafficking trials involving features of immigration, such as passport and visa offences. He is interested in deportation, extradition, asylum and human rights.
Jeanette Stevenson worked for the Home Office for four years after Bar School so she has an in depth understanding of the way in which they work. This knowledge and understanding has given her particular interests in deportation, asylum and human rights cases but she is able to accept instructions in all types of immigration cases.
Grace Wright can represent appellants before the First-Tier Tribunal in human rights appeals and appeals against deportation. She is particularly interested in the interaction between immigration and family work.
Andrew Parker had a long and successful career in the police service before becoming a Barrister. Having unique insight into how the Criminal Justice System operates and how public authorities litigate matters affords him the ability to assist clients to navigate the potential pitfalls of immigration control, law and rules. He is an active supporter of Amnesty and is particularly interested in asylum and human rights claims.
Georgia Griffiths will be taking instructions from 1 April 2019. However, she worked as a Presenting Officer for the Home Office prior to the Bar. As such she has a practical familiarity with Article 8 ECHR and asylum appeals as well as experience of advocacy in the Immigration Tribunal. She has presented cases for the Home Office in cases of persecution and deprivation of human rights, particularly Article 8 and her thorough working knowledge she has understanding of the decision making processes of the Secretary of State and is able to objectively evaluate which arguments are likely to be persuasive to the Tribunal.
To see who makes up our new team, click here