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Alun Jones QC

Call: 1972
QC: 1989
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Practice Areas

  • Extradition
  • Public Law
  • Crime
  • International Criminal Law

Summary

Alun Jones QC is a specialist in commercial crime, extradition, mutual legal assistance, crime, judicial review and asset confiscation. He has also appeared in the higher appellate courts in insolvency, planning and defamation cases when they have been connected with matters within his normal areas of practice. He spent the first ten years of his career before juries in London learning and developing advocacy skills, and then gradually specialised. In 2005, he founded and became Head of Great James Street Chambers.

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Tahir Khan QC

Call: 1986
QC: 2011
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tahir-l500A highly experienced criminal law specialist with an emphasis on complex casework. Strong advocacy skills, adaptable and comfortable in different environments. Consistently features in the Legal 500 for his excellent handling of criminal cases.

Crime

Tahir has defended and prosecuted many serious criminal trials, including offences of Murder, manslaughter, gang land shootings, terrorism, baby shaking cases, drugs importations, serious sex offences (including child grooming) and complex frauds.

 

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Dr Shaun Wallace


Call: 1984
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Summary

Shaun is a senior criminal defence advocate of 25 years with experience in a wide range of serious criminal cases from Murder – in particular Operation Trident cases where he is highly regarded, manslaughter, serious sexual offences, fraud, money laundering, firearms and drug trafficking. He has lectured in Environmental Law, Health and Safety and Road Transport Law and Regulations. In addition he is familiar with all aspects of the Proceeds of Crime Act, including restraint, confiscation and enforcement. Shaun frequently leads in multi-handed cases.

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Kevin Metzger


Call: 1984 (E&W)
Call: 1986 (SL)
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Practice Areas

  • Criminal Law
  • Human Rights and Civil Liberties
  • Statutory and contract document interpretation
  • International
  • Matrimonial
  • Employment
  • Probate

Kevin has always had an ardent interest in International Human Rights law and Civil Liberties. His practice, which spans over 30 years, comprises Serious Crime,Private International Law, Human Rights Law, Matrimonial & General Common law.

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C Umezuruike


Call: 1986 (N)
Call: 1991 (E&W)
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Practice Areas

  • Commercial law
  • Property law
  • Employment law
  • Public law
  • Divorce law
  • Cross-border litigation
  • Nigerian law

 

Summary

Until 2010 Chima practiced exclusively at the English Bar. He specialized in cross-border litigation, big money divorce cases, commercial law, property law and public law. Since 2010 he has been Head of Chambers of The Chambers of I.N. Umezuruike, SAN in Nigeria. He is a door tenant of Great James Street Chambers where he is available to provide high level advice and draft documents in commercial law, property law, divorce cases and Nigerian law.

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Richard Barrett


Call: 1990
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Practice groups

  • Crime
  • Extradition
  • Civil Litigation
  • Immigration
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    Richard is a senior criminal defence advocate of 27 years qualification with experience in a wide range of serious criminal cases from murder, manslaughter, multi-handed conspiracies involving firearms and drugs and gang related crime and in all other areas of the criminal law. Richard has dual capacity and is employed by a firm as a duty lawyer (equivalent of a duty solicitor) and is in independent practice as a barrister at Great James Street Chambers. Richard specialises in criminal defence and practises almost exclusively in that area of work, but also appears in extradition matters as a court duty lawyer as part of the court duty solicitor scheme.

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    David Langwallner

    Call: 1991 (Irish Bar) 1993 (E/W)
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    Practice Areas

  • Criminal Law
  • Immigration
  • Miscarriages of Justice
  • Judicial Review
  • Constitutional and International Human Rights Litigation
  • Banking and Regulatory Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Copyright and Trademarks
  • Defamation Law
  • Inquiries and tribunals
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    Criminal Law

    David has extensive experience as a jury advocate in Britain and Ireland in murder, rape, sexual assault including very sensitive child sex cases as well as armed robbery cases. Much of this work was conducted as junior alone. David has appeared in the draconian non-jury special criminal court. This work was at the highest level and often very intricate. He also, in his capacity as Director of The Irish Innocence Project secured the first posthumous pardon in the history of The Irish State in The Harry Gleeson case which is well documented and reported in the press and initiated the right to post conviction DNA testing through the Irish Courts.

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    Stephen Akinsanya


    Call: 1993 (E&W)
    Call: 2013/16 (TCI)
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    Stephen Akinsanya is a barrister with a modern approach to independent practice with over 20 year experience at the bar of England and Wales, who prides himself on offering efficient advice and committed and effective representation from start to finish on behalf of his professional and lay clients.

    As an experienced advocate he has appeared in many complex and serious criminal cases including fraud and murder. He has been led in a number of high profile criminal cases from the Central Criminal court to the Supreme Court. His practice also includes acting for soldiers of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces, advising on contractual disputes and regulatory work before professional bodies.

    Stephen was previously a member of the Turks and Caicos Islands Bar and he appeared as lead counsel in a murder trial, coroner’s inquest and regularly defended in cases there. In addition he advises on some aspects of contractual and commercial disputes as well as providing a second opinion in appellate work. He is an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Arbitrators.

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    Jide Lanlehin


    Call: 1994 (E&W)
    Call: 2013 (N)
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    Jide Lanlehin was called to the English Bar at the Inner Temple in 1994 and admitted to the Nigerian Bar in 2013. He obtained his LLB Honours in Law at the University of East London 1992. He started his career at the English Bar training at Tooks Chambers (chambers of Michael Mansfield QC) where he did his first six months pupillage before proceeding to Cloisters, 1 Pump Court (David Turner-Samuels QC) for his second six months training.

    He is a versatile and exceptionally gifted advocate who originally established himself at the English Bar as a specialist in very serious criminal cases, undertaking a variety of cases involving Mortgage Fraud, Money Laundering offences, Confiscation, Murder, and Rape. He appeared as a leading junior counsel in the Crown Court in a number of these cases. He also receives instructions in Employment Law cases i.e. Unfair Dismissal and Racial Discrimination, Immigration and the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal.(SDT).

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    Anwar Ramzan


    Call: 1995
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    Practice Areas

    • Crime/Civil

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    Languages: Urdu & Punjabi

    Anwar has a well -established Criminal defence practice, with emphasis on sexual and violent offences. In addition he has many years of experience in large complex fraud cases and confiscation matters. His reputation as a fearless advocate has meant that he is instructed regularly in high profile and complex cases.

    In recent years Anwar has represented clients accused of ritual killings, baby shaking and historic sexual offences.

    He is valued by Solicitors for his client care and hands on approach to cases and is highly regarded for his sensitive approach to cases involving vulnerable defendants.

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    Suzanne Crane


    Call: 1995
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    I practise in the areas of Criminal Defence, Prosecution and Immigration. I am on the Advocate Panel Scheme at level 3. Prior to this I completed a nine month secondment with the CPS based in Hackney and Tower Hamlets. I have found this to be a challenging work environment and it has helped me build on the skills I have developed whilst in private practice.

    Before working for the CPS I practised in the West Midlands for eleven years. During that time I developed a busy Crown Court practice, built upon the fundamental need to develop strong working relationships with my clients and delivering the highest standard of advocacy and service.
     
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    Remi Adewale


    Call: 1995 (E&W)
    Call: 2010 (N)

     

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     Summary

    • Civil
    • Crime
    • Immigration
    • Employment
    • Property
    • Commercial
    • Bankruptcy

    Remi was called by the Middle Temple to the English Bar in Oct 1995 and admitted to the rolls of Supreme Court of Nigeria in Oct 2010. He obtained an upper second class from the University of Westminster and an LLM from Kings College, University of London in Company Law, Intellectual Property, International Business Transaction and Legal aspects of International finance. He completed a full 12-month pupillage at the chambers of Lord Irving of Lairg (later the Lord Chancellor) at 11 Kings Bench Walk and stayed on to work for Mr Patrick Elias QC now Lord Justice Elias.

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    Herbert Anyiam

    Call: 1996 (E&W)
    Call: 1991 (N)
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    Herbert was called to the Bar of England & Wales in 1996 at Lincoln’s Inn, having previously been called to the Nigerian Bar in 1991. He transferred to be a solicitor in England and Wales in 1998 and practised extensively as a solicitor during which he founded HiAce Solicitors. His specialist areas of practice include administrative / public law, human rights & civil liberties, employment rights, professional regulatory & disciplinary matters, public international law and international arbitration. His practice embraces civil and criminal matters including public law and human rights issues in the criminal justice system.

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    Rajinder Claire


    Call: 1997
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    Areas of law

    • Immigration and asylum
    • Criminal Law
    • Civil Law

    I have grown up in the inner city of Birmingham and have variously over the years worked in a number of community organisations. I have gained a wealth of experience of working with people from diverse backgrounds. I am deeply committed to helping those groups who might otherwise “get a raw deal out of the system.” I have always been passionate about pursuing a career in the law.

    I have a wide range of criminal and civil experience and have been regularly instructed by both prosecution and defence. I am qualified to accept instructions direct from members of the public I have wide-ranging experience of all immigration matters up to including court of appeal work.

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    Anawar Miah


    Call: 1998
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    Summary

    A specialist in public law with considerable experience in a wide variety of actions. Anawar is regularly instructed on many different types of cases, he is widely regarded as a “safe pair of hands”, able to apply his knowledge and advocacy skills, to any scenario put to him.

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    Brereton Horne


    Call: 1999 (E&W)
    Call: 2003 (St. V/G)
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    Call: 1999 – called to the Bar of England and Wales (Lincoln’s Inn)
    2003 – Called to the Bar St Vincent & the Grenadines

    Direct Access Qualified – Brereton accepts direct access work and provides advice in most areas law. He also accepts matters pertaining to law and practice in St Vincent and the Grenadines.

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    Brereton specialises in criminal defence and practises almost exclusively in that area of work. He has been involved is a wide range of cases and offences of varying degrees of complexity, including murder, fraud, offences against the person and sexual offences. He is a dedicated and committed practitioner who is not apprehensive to promote his clients’ case and to ensure the proper safeguard of their interests and human rights. His resolute approach has resulted in him taking many cases to the Court of Appeal. He is thorough in his consideration of matters of law and practice and his progressive approach is admired by colleagues, other professionals and lay clients alike.

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    Teresa Starr

    Call: 2000
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    Terri’s background is City based. She worked for some ten years in the Financial Markets for a major global brokerage organisation where she was a Senior Manager in European Government and Emerging Market bond broking. Her duties included day to day risk management for her specific team as well as overall management of a number of government bond market teams.

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    Amanda Jones

    Call: 2001
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    Practice Areas

    • Immigration
    • Public Law

    Summary

    Amanda is a specialist in immigration, public law, criminal injuries compensation, and immigration-related crime. She has advised and appeared in numerous immigration matters in the Court of Appeal, and in the Administrative Court on appeals, judicial review and injunctions. Emergency judicial review grounds and out-of-hours injunction applications (including, if necessary, to the Court of Appeal) are a regular part of her practice.

    She is instructed in asylum cases, particularly in relation to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Sri Lanka and Saudi Arabia. She also deals with entry clearance work, including the points-based system, visitors, and family reunion, deportation appeals in relation to criminal convictions or alleged terrorist connections, and cases in which a threat to national security is alleged.

    Amanda frequently advises on and drafts fresh claims in relation to human rights and asylum, after an initial appeal has been exhausted, and has been instructed on a numbers of cases involving breaches of policy and legitimate expectation in immigration law.

    She regularly appears at first and second stage reconsiderations at Field House, including several Country Guidance cases.

    Amanda deals with Immigration-related criminal work, including facilitating illegal entry, possession of false passports, and money laundering as well as Criminal Injuries Compensation claims.

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    Peter Lange FCIArb


    Call: 2001
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    Practice Areas

    • Crime
    • Extradition
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution

    Summary

    Peter maintains a truly international practice. In addition to practising from Great James Street Chambers, he maintains Chambers in Sydney. He also provides advice on all areas of the common law in Germany and, as of Counsel to the law firm Houri & Ghalayini, provides advice in the Middle East region.

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    Nick Beechey


    Call: 2002
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    Area of Practice

    Crime

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    Nick specialises in criminal defence and has a wide ranging Crown Court and Appellate Court practice. He is regularly instructed for his detailed case preparation and analysis of the evidence as well as clear, straightforward advice.

    His attention to detail is regularly put to good use in defending fraud and other cases where there is a large amount of technical detail. He has built up considerable experience of cases involving the use of computers in crime, not least from defending numerous cases of making and possessing indecent images. He is well versed in cases involving the interrogation of computers, mobile phones and cell site analysis. He is equally at home defending cases of violence, drug supply and the like. He has been instructed as a junior in murder trials and has acted alone in numerous multi-handed serious violence and drugs cases, money laundering and confiscation cases as well as acting in the full gamut of drugs, violence, theft and sexual offences.

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    Andrew Hallworth


    Call: 2002
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    Andrew is a gifted linguist originally obtaining a degree in Mandarin Chinese and Japanese from Leeds University before studying law and becoming a trainee solicitor at Clifford Chance. He initially practiced in their London Hong Kong offices before moving to Shanghai in 1997 to specialize in mergers and acquisitions in the PRC. Andrew returned to the UK in 2000 and qualified as a barrister and has specialised in crime gaining experience in a varied range of work, from cases of dishonesty to those involving drugs and violence. Andrew has recently developed a strong practice in fraudprofiting from commercial and corporate experience with one of the world’s premier law firms. He has represented many Chinese clients and continues to use his Chinese language whenever possible.

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    Olufemi Awodele


    Call: 2002 (E&W)
    Call: 2013 (N)
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    Qualifications:   LLB (Hons), LLM (Masters), PG Dip in Law (ICSL)

    Inn:  Gray’s Inn, Year of Call:  2002

    Public Access Qualified: Femi is licensed to receive instructions directly from the public.

    Prior to commencing practice, Femi worked in the Commercial Disputes Group of a major International Law Firm where he dealt with high value complex matters with a multi-jurisdictional element for many corporate client structures. This laid a foundation for handling high value commercial contracts. He was also responsible for Editing the firm’s Newsletter in the areas of Intellectual Property, Copyright, Defamation and Media law.

    Additionally, he has been a legal adviser at Toynbee Hall Legal Advice Centre in the areas of Contract, Employment, Housing, and Immigration Law. He was also a Duty Advocate at Willesden County Court, representing clients in possession proceedings involving disputes between mortgagors and mortgagees, and multifarious disputes between tenants and private and social landlords.

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    Antony Hook


    Call: 2003
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    2010-2013 Crown Advocate, CPS, Grade 3

    Head of Fraud and Confiscation for CPS in Cambridgeshire. Conducted or oversaw about £3.5 million of confiscation litigation and obtained around 140 asset restraint orders. Led Cambridgeshire’s POCA work to make it one of the best performing CPS areas in the country. Pioneered systematic use of POCA s. 22 by CPS to revisit available assets in old confiscation cases.

    Prosecuted as advocate or reviewing lawyer large-scale fraud and other serious cases including:
    Operation Pecan – organised thefts across England of highly endangered birds.

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    Paul Andrews


    Call: 2003
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    Specialising in:

    • Criminal litigation, primarily defence work including violent and drug related crime
    • Courts Martial

    Relevant Experience

    My practice has focused predominately on defence work in all areas of crime as junior counsel alone, including attempted murder, s18 GBH, aggravated burglary, conspiracy to rob.

    I have appeared as both leading junior and junior counsel in cases involving large-scale kidnap, robbery and gang related violence conspiracies.

    I am experienced in the procedures of Courts Martial, defending members of the Armed Forces in Germany on charges ranging from frontline desertion to AWOL, with various sexual and offences against the person sandwiched in between.

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    Martin Henley


    Call 2004
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    Practice Areas

    • Extradition
    • Housing and General Civil
    • Family (both public and private law)
    • Children and Matrimonial Finance
    • Criminal Defence

    Summary

    Martin has a solely defence practice in extradition and has developed unique arguments relating to the Extradition Act 2003. He has appeared at all levels from the Magistrates’ Court up to and including the House of Lords.

     

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    Paul Edwards


    Call: 2004
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    Areas of law

    • Crime
    • Regulatory
    • Extradition

    Crime

    Paul defends in the Crown, Magistrates’ and Youth Courts. He has experience across a broad range of criminal offences, and is regularly instructed to represent defendants facing allegations of violence, public disorder, drugs-related offences, theft and dishonesty, and criminal damage.

    Paul assists clients with confiscation and enforcement proceedings, restraint orders, cash forfeiture matters and acts for those charged with money laundering offences.

    Paul is regularly instructed on a private basis. He has experience of all road traffic offences as well as licensing and insurance matters.

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    Chengetai Mupara


    Call: 2010
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    Areas of law

    • Public Law
    • Immigration & Nationality • Crime
    • Civil

    Chengetai has a busy practice and regularly appears in the First-tier Tribunal (“FTT”) and Upper Tribunal of the Immigration and Asylum Chamber, County Court, Crown Court and Magistrates’ Courts.

    Chengetai’s public law practice primarily involves judicial reviews of immigration decisions, unlawful detention, nationality and long residence matters. He is regularly instructed in urgent applications seeking injunctive relief against removal.

    Chengetai’s immigration tribunal work consists of asylum, human rights, deportation, detention, citizenship/nationality, work visas, student visas, family reunion, entry clearance cases etc. Chengetai has vast experience as an advocate at the FTT and the Upper Tribunal starting in 2008.

     
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    Julius Nkafu FCIArb


    Call: 2014 (E&W) 2006 (CAM)
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    Julius Nkafu was called to the English Bar at the Inner Temple in 2014 and called to the Cameroon Bar in 2006. He was enrolled as a solicitor of the supreme court of E&W in 2002. He obtained his first degree in law (premier degre en droit public) in the University of Yaoundé Cameroon, CPE, LLM at the London Guildhall University, PGCE at the University of Greenwich and PGC in Transnational Oil & Gas and Energy Law, University of Derby.

    He started his legal Career in 1995 at MHQ Solicitors in the Docklands. He set up Julius & Co solicitors in 2006 and in 2010 became a partner at Julliz Solicitors LLP.

    Julius is extremely hard working and will always try to find a solution to any matter that he is instructed on. Having practised as a solicitor for many years Julius understands the pressures solicitors can be under at times. He is able to accept instructions at very short notice and attend solicitor’s offices for conferences.

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    Mohsin Malik


    Call: 2011

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    Mohsin Malik is a barrister who specialises in Immigration, Asylum, Human Rights and Public Law.

    Mohsin appears frequently before the Immigration and Asylum Chamber of the Upper Tribunal and First-Tier Tribunal in all areas of Immigration Law, including human rights, deportation, EU law, domestic violence, refugee family reunion, entry clearance, bail, point-based system and other immigration appeals.

    He is regularly instructed in judicial review proceedings and he has particular expertise in asylum and human rights claims. He has a particular interest in representing vulnerable clients, such as, unaccompanied asylum seeking children, victims of trafficking, human rights and cross border international issues. Mohsin is experienced in advising on challenging removal, detention, fresh claim refusals and other immigration related public law challenges. He also advises in private law actions for false imprisonment.

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    James Palfrey

    Call: 2016
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    James is an experienced and able advocate who is regularly instructed in a range of criminal and civil cases.

    Practice Areas

  • Crime
  • Civil
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    James has appeared before the HCPC (Health Care Professionals Council) in respect of fitness to practice cases involving health, conduct and competence. James also specialises in licencing and has been involved in claims relating to whistleblowing and discrimination.
     
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    Henry Michael-Ihunde


    Call: 1995 (N)
    Call: 2011 (E&W)

    Henry Michael-Ihunde

    Call: 1995 (N)
    Call: 2011 (E&W)
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    LLB (Hons), BL, Barrister (Inner Temple)

    Although, relatively junior at the English Bar, Henry Michael-Ihunde, as a Registered Foreign lawyer with the Solicitors Regulation Authority, worked with several Solicitors firms for several years prior to transferring to the Bar.

    Henry also qualified 17 years ago as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. He has substantial experience and is able to advise on all aspects of Nigerian law such as Family, Commercial law, communications law and Constitutional law. In Nigeria he has conducted heavy Commercial cases and was regularly instructed to represent the Nigerian government as external counsel in several matters concerning corporate contract on privatisation of parastatals involving Nigerian telecommunications company(NITEL) and Nigeria Airways. He has also acted as an external consultant to the Nigerian Communications Commission on several occasions. . In Nigeria he regularly advises on Labour matters.

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    Dr Gunnar Beck


    Call: 2000
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    Barrister & Reader in EU Law (SOAS, University of London)

    Dr. Beck is Reader in EU Law and Legal Theory in the University of London. He practices in most areas of EU law and has represented private clients in some of the milestone EU cases in Luxembourg, Germany and the United Kingdom. He is a sometime parliamentary adviser (EU Legislation) to the European Scrutiny Committee & Legal Services Office, House of Commons, where he advised the UK Parliament on the negotiation of the Lisbon Treaty and all aspects of its significant amendments to the EU treaty framework.

    Dr. Beck is the author of the leading study of the legal reasoning of the Court of Justice of the EU:

    The Legal Reasoning of the Court of Justice of the EU
    By Gunnar Beck
    Available from Hart Publishing and all good bookshops

    http://www.hartpub.co.uk/books/details.asp?isbn=9781849463232

     

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    Owen Roach

    Call: 2003 (E&W)
    Call: 2004 (M, WI)
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    Owen is an experienced practitioner, who couples strong advocacy ability with the talent to quickly assimilate facts. His high degree of interpersonal skills allows Owen to connect with clients of all backgrounds, putting them at ease in the most stressful situations.

    He also practices in the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court jurisdiction, where he is regularly instructed in high profile cases. Owen undertook pupillage at 3-4 South Square Chambers, Grays Inn, London. He did so under the watchful eyes of David Alexander QC to whom he was a pupil.

    He is presently a consultant to the commercial firm Richards & Co in Antigua, West Indies.

    Owen has a broad civil and commercial practice with a particular interest in all types of property litigation and corporate insolvency. Owen regularly undertakes work in the County Court in fast and multi track cases and often appears in the High Court. Owen has also appeared in the Court of Appeal and the Privy Council.

    Practice Areas

    Company, Commercial, Civil, Housing & Property.

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    Dr Nadine Sant


    Call: 2007
    Call: 2007
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    Practice Areas

    • Criminal and Penal Law
    • Civil and Commercial Law
    • International and European Law
    • Litigation
    • Dispute Resolution and Arbitration

    Nadine read undergraduate law at the Universities of Malta and of Western Ontario, Canada, becoming a Notary Public and receiving the IFSP Certificate in Trust Law and Administration in 2003.

    She became Doctor of Laws (LL.D) in December 2005 after submitting a thesis entitled ‘A Study of the Probation Act and a Comparative Analysis with Non-Custodial Alternatives to Imprisonment’. Nadine was admitted to the Maltese Bar in 2006.

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