The Immigration Team

Lamb Building Immigration Practice Group members are instructed in immigration, nationality, human rights and asylum cases at all levels, including appeals before the Immigration and Asylum Chambers of the First Tier Tribunal and the Upper Tribunal and judicial review work up to the Supreme Court, European Court of Justice, and European Court of Human Rights.

Team members regularly act in related areas of challenging civil penalty notices for illegal employment, unlawful detention, age assessments and refusal of accommodation as well as expert witnesses in family proceedings on immigration matters.

We pride ourselves on being able to offer rigorous and realistic advice, the highest standards of advocacy and unwavering commitment to our clients.

The UK Legal 500 Bar 2020 cites Lamb Building as a leading set in Immigration, including business immigration, stating that the 'top-notch' immigration team is 'incredibly responsive and experienced' and is considered a 'go-to counsel for the full range of immigration matters' including the lawfulness of immigration detention, as well as the relevant tests to be applied in asylum, deportation, and EU free movement cases with 'strength at all levels'.

Legal 500 said that the immigration team 'adhere to the culture of the chambers and that is to really look out for the client,' said one solicitor. 'It isn't about the money for them. They genuinely care about the clients and doing a great job truly acting for the best interests of the clients'. Gary Goodger is the Senior Clerk in London. Philip Silverman is 'a fantastic clerk - accessible, helpful and sensitive'.

We have been involved in many leading European and domestic cases in asylum, EU free movement law, Turkey-EEC Association Agreement (the Ankara Agreement), the international law of nationality and statelessness, European Convention on Human Rights and other areas.

Our work which focuses on the representation of individuals and non-governmental organisations challenging the Secretary of State for the Home Department, reflects our strong civil liberties ethos.

Lamb Building's long standing commitment to the protection of individual rights and the empowerment of the vulnerable is reflected in their work for community organisations and charities, as well as willingness to act pro bono, or in conditional fee agreement in appropriate cases.

Several practitioners accept instructions under Direct Public Access scheme - without the need for solicitors involvement.

We offer legal training to solicitors and other professionals. For more details about our CPD-accredited courses see the Seminars listings page. To discuss any specific training requirements you may have, please contact our Chambers Administrator.

For details of team members practicing specific areas see below:

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