Garden Court is consistently recognised as the UK’s leading barristers’ chambers for immigration and asylum law. Our immigration team won 'Immigration Set of the Year' at the Legal 500 UK Bar Awards 2023.
We are number one ranked for immigration law in the Chambers and Partners UK Bar Guide and Legal 500.
We represent clients at all levels from the First-tier Tribunal, to the Supreme Court, the European Court of Human Rights and the Court of Justice of the European Union. The team regularly act in the most sensitive and controversial cases, often in the national security context before the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC).
Areas of Expertise
- Asylum and international protection
- Immigration detention claims and migrant welfare
- Family and children immigration
- National security, terrorism and international armed conflicts
- Human rights claims
- EU free movement matters
- Commercial and business immigration (including the Points Based System)
- Sponsor licences for businesses and colleges
- Anti-Trafficking cases
- Deportation, third country removals
We provide advice and representation to individuals, companies, international institutions, NGOs and campaign groups, schools and colleges, and members of the public directly.
Our immigration barristers are involved in influencing and lobbying governments on law and policy, in extensive commentary across all media and in consultancy work internationally. The immigration team writes, edits or co-authors all the authoritative texts on immigration law, asylum and nationality law.
We provide strategic advice in other countries, working in partnership with local lawyers, and on applications from other countries to international tribunals such as the European Court of Human Rights. Members of the team also engage in international policy work through a variety of institutions including UNHCR and the Council of Europe.