Barristers: , Tony MumanSharon GibbonsIneza HussainThomas Wheeler and Sharon Hughes

For its size 43templerow is probably the leading Midlands chambers in Immigration, Asylum and Human Rights and is extremely proud to boast in its team experienced Barristers of national repute in all aspects of Immigration, Asylum, EU freedom of movement and nationality law.  

Our highly skilled Immigration and Asylum practitioners regularly appear before both the First-tier and the Upper Tribunal of the Immigration and Asylum Chamber, the High Court and the Court of Appeal.  We understand how difficult and stressful immigration appeals can be and how important the result is.  At all times our members will remain dynamic and passionate fighting to secure the right result for each one of our clients. 

Our members have in recent years appeared in several high profile Supreme Court cases on issues of international importance both in an immigration and human rights context, for example in respect of the rules relating to the Pre-Entry English language requirement and the Minimum Income Requirement for foreign spouse and partners, and the rights of residence for British and EEA nationals following the Brexit result.  Please refer to our website blog for a background to some of these cases. 

Members of this team have, over considerable years of practice spent exclusively in Immigration, Asylum and Human Rights, developed formidable expertise in this field and hold excellent reputations of being respected and well liked within the Midlands, a view which we are proud to say is expressed in equal measure by solicitors, Home Office Presenting Officers, the Legal Aid Agency, the Judiciary and fellow immigration practitioners.

Areas covered include asylum; welfare support and benefits; detention and bail; extradition; human rights applications and appeals; judicial review; entry clearance; family reunion; business applications; PBS; immigration-related family and child matters (including care, inter-country adoption and abduction); illegal entry; association agreements; European Union rights of free movement; deportation and removal; marriage applications; dependant relatives; students; visitor appeals; immigration-related criminal matters; discretionary/exceptional cases; bail and prisoners who are subject to immigration control.

In addition to the level of advocacy service offered by our team our members excel both with individual and collective expertise in their drafting skills at all levels from petitions to the European Court of Human Rights (including emergency injunctive relief) to routine applications for permission to appeal. If there is a point of appeal, obvious or otherwise, members will seek to take it and the cases in which members of our team have been involved speak for themselves.  

In addition, we are happy to advise in whichever form suits the needs of both the client and the instructing solicitor either for purpose of public funding or in general form.

Please contact one of our clerks to engage a member of 43 Temple Row’s Immigration Team.

Members of our Immigration Team also accept instructions on a Direct Access basis.