The annual round of introspection, self-congratulation, envy and feigned indifference that is the publication of the Chambers and Partners lawyer rankings has arrived again. The immigration team at Garden Court has done very well once more, both collectively and with many individuals receiving individual rankings as well. You can read the full set of very flattering profiles here.
On the team front, C&P say:
Garden Court Chambers remains the pre-eminent immigration set in the country, instructed in the most high-profile and sensitive matters across the spectrum of immigration, nationality and refugee law. In addition to advising on EEA free movement and PBS matters, including applications under Tiers 2 and 4, advocates have appeared before domestic and international courts of the highest levels on matters including trafficking, third country removals and deportation. SIAC cases continue to account for a significant proportion of the group’s practice. The set’s barristers continue to contribute greatly to textbooks and journals in the immigration field.
Client service: “Garden Court is an incredibly impressive set which manages to combine professionalism with a friendly approach and service. The clerks will go to considerable lengths to appoint appropriate counsel to a brief and it is only on the rarest occasions that the set has had no capacity to accept instructions.” Colin Cook is the senior clerk.
Individually, four of our silks are ranked in immigration law and 20 of our juniors, which is double the number of any other set of chambers. The Free Movement blog even gets a mention, both in my profile and that of contributor Greg O’Ceallaigh.