The Free Movement blog is written by immigration barristers from the Renaissance Chambers specialist immigration team. Renaissance Chambers is ranked as a Leading Set in the Chambers and Partners Guide 2013, said to be of growing stature in the immigration and asylum field and known for its human rights expertise, “especially when considering difficult cases.” If you wish to instruct a Renaissance barrister, the contact details for chambers are as follows:
5th Floor, Gray’s Inn Chambers
DX : LDE 0074 CHANCERY LANE
Telephone : 0207 404 1111
Fax : 0207 430 1522/1050
Email : [email protected]
Some members of the immigration team undertake public access work. This is where a barrister is instructed directly by a member of the public without a solicitor. Take a look at our public access website, Renaissance Chambers Direct, if you are interested.
Renaissance Chambers is home to one of the country’s longest established and leading teams of specialist, dedicated immigration law barristers. The immigration team practise in all areas of immigration law and at all levels of the Tribunal and Court systems. We are proud of our friendly, approachable style and the close working relationships we have built with the solicitors and clients that instruct us. We bring the same passion and attention to detail to all our work for all our clients, from high net worth individuals and UK investors to destitute asylum seekers and victims of domestic violence.
Specific areas of work include:
- All aspects of the Points Based System for highly skilled, skilled and temporary workers and students (Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 4 and Tier 5)
- Spouses and partners
- Dependent relatives
- Children and other family cases, including representing minors
- British nationality advice
- Asylum and human rights cases
- Deportation cases
- European Community free movement cases for workers, the self employed, family members and Turkish Ankara Agreement cases
- All extension, variation, entry clearance and visa cases
- Business and other visitors
- General grounds for refusal
- Bail applications
- Judicial Review applications
- Unlawful detention matters
- Expert opinions in difficult or complex cases such as the immigration aspects of family law cases, including contact disputes, surrogate child cases or trafficking cases
Each member of the immigration team has an established reputation at the immigration bar and members of chambers have been instructed in a large number of leading cases, particularly in refugee law. Our barristers are also responsible for or contributors to some of the leading publications on immigration law, including Phelan and Gillespie’s Immigration Law Handbook, now in its 7th edition and the benchbook for Immigration Judges, the Butterworths Immigration Law Service, the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law Journal, the Free Movement immigration law website and publications by the Immigration Law Practitioners Association and Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants.
Members of the team have a background or still practice in family law and criminal law and are regularly instructed for difficult cross over cases or as experts in immigration law in family proceedings (or as experts in family law for the purposes of immigration proceedings).
Members of chambers regularly undertake pro bono work but only when instructed by a solicitor.