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Maria Rushworth
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George Brown

  • Year of call: 2002



Top Ranked in Legal 500 2016-2021:
George Brown is recommended as Leading Individual in the Legal 500 for his Immigration practice, ‘George is extremely approachable and always available to discuss matters. He is exceptionally knowledgeable on case law and procedure and has a gift for thinking outside the box and identifying novel ways to approach seemingly intractable issues. He has a strong reputation with clients who often ask for him by name and have always given very positive feedback.'

Top Ranked in Chambers & Partners 2013-2020:
A high-calibre immigration lawyer with an extensive immigration, asylum and nationality practice. He is experienced at handling judicial reviews in both the Upper and First-tier Tribunals. He represents individuals in deportation and unlawful detention cases.
Strengths: "He is capable of picking up a case with minimum fuss and dealing with it competently through to conclusion." "He is a highly competent veteran who delivers results." "Excellent, and has the experience to deal with complex cases." "A veteran and a very reliable barrister - there's no drama or fuss, he just gets the job done."
Recent work: Represented the appellant in a case to decide whether she was entitled to extend her stay in the UK, separate from her spouse, because the relationship had broken down following domestic violence. Advising on immigration issues in employment cases and also in catastrophic personal injury cases. Representing appellants in family reunion appeals and EEA extended family member appeals.

Following qualification as a solicitor in 1985, George worked in private practices around the Manchester area until 1994 when he moved into the not-for-profit sector, specialising in immigration law.  He was a senior solicitor and director of Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit.

Lecture Experience:

George has provided extensive immigration training in conjunction with bodies such as ILPA, GMIAU, ACT Project, JCWI and the British Council. 

Interests Outside the Law:

George's interests outside the law largely revolve around his family, travel and sport.  He is a keen follower of most sports (involving recently attending the T20 Caribbean Series in the West Indies) and is a season ticket holder for the team that plays in the right part of Manchester.

But for a sporting injury, George would have continued his active participation in sports such as football, cricket, squash and table tennis.

Reported Cases

Administrative Court:

  • South Manchester Law Centre v Manchester City Council (2012) Case Report

Court of Appeal:

  • HM (Iraq) v SSHD [2010] EWCA Civ 1322
  • KB (Bangladesh) v SSHD [2010] EWCA Civ 765
  • BR (Iran) v SSHD [2007] EWCA Civ 198

Upper Tribunal (Reported Cases):

  • Nare (evidence by electronic means) Zimbabwe [2011] UKUT 443
  • Mugwegwa (S72-applying statutory presumptions) Zimbabwe [2011] UKUT 338 (IAC)

Professional Memberships & Publications

• Member of the Greater Manchester Law Centre Management Committee.