Kenworthy's Chambers Immigration & Asylum Team is recognised as "the Leading immigration Set on the Northern Circuit" for their expertise in Immigration, Asylum & Nationality matters. The team and individual members have been recognised in both Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500 since 2011 for their expertise. The team consists of 7 barristers with 6 dedicated specialists, and 1 who maintains a mixed practice covering criminal and employment law.
Recent years have seen an increasing demand for high quality representation in this field and the team deliver first-class advocacy and meticulous preparation in all aspects of Asylum & Immigration Law and Judicial Review, at all levels and all stages of the process. The team's strength derives from an emphasis on maintaining a wider awareness of themes and trends that emerge in immigration and asylum law, and on devising and sharing strategies to tackle these themes. The team maintains a focus on teamwork, on developing and adapting its approach to those common issues that arise, and remains committed to sharing members' collective knowledge and expertise through a programme of regular lectures, training and legal updates provided to solicitors and other organisations in a variety of settings.
This approach ensures that members of the team remain well connected with solicitors, lay clients, and the other organisations with which Kenworthy's have close links. This is recognised by Chambers & Partners: "The clerks are always on the ball and will instantly deal with any issues which arise, which is imperative when we are all hard at work and need to deal with issues on the same day." "The immigration clerk Courtney Soden is amazing. She responds to any enquiry efficiently and she is very accurate and professional." This direct focus on a professional, inclusive and wide ranging service ensures that the team is well connected, approachable, and able to turn its expertise easily to new issues that arise the ever developing landscape of immigration and asylum law.