Chambers is delighted to announce that six new practitioners have or will be joining Chambers very soon. We are very pleased to welcome all new members, whose details and short biographies appear below.
Amarjit Seehra, Sara Anzani, Emma Harris and George Symes join Chambers from 10 Kings Bench Walk Chambers and will start as members on 2nd November 2020. Ken McGuire has joined Chambers from 12 Old Square and Elizabeth Traugott will be joining Chambers on 11th November from Emirus Chambers.
Amarjit Seehra (1999) – Amarjit is an experienced practitioner specialising in immigration, asylum, nationality and public law work at all court levels from the First-Tier Tribunal to the Court of Appeal. Notable recent cases have involved nationality, Article 8 and long residence issues in the Court of Appeal as well as Points-Based-System judicial reviews.
Sara Anzani (2008) – Sara is an experienced human rights and public law practitioner specialising in all areas of immigration, asylum and nationality law. Sara also has a keen interest in public law challenges to police decisions, civil actions challenging police misconduct, and inquests and inquiries arising out of prison and custodial deaths and breaches of Article 2 of the ECHR.
Emma Harris (2011) – Emma’s practice is primarily in immigration, asylum and nationality law. She is the founder of the Nationality Advice Service and her particular passion for nationality law means that she has experience representing British Overseas Citizens in public law challenges and has been able to advise and assist people affected by the Windrush Scandal. Emma also has experience in a wide range of other practice areas, including landlord & tenant and property law, and she has an interest in actions against the police, extradition and inquests and inquiries.
George Symes (2015) – George has developed a mixed common law practice after completing his pupillage at the Government Legal Department. He has significant experience with all aspects of immigration, asylum and human rights law along with civil matters including insolvency, landlord and tenant, and contractual disputes. George also has experience with wider public law, for example, with legitimate expectation matters.
Ken McGuire (2000; Bar Scotland 2010) – Ken is dual-qualified in Scots and English law. Prior to being called to the Bar in Scotland, Ken was a lecturer in the Department of Law at the London School of Economics. Ken specialises in employment and public law.
Elisabeth Traugott (2011; California 2001) – Elisabeth first trained as a commercial litigator at a major US law firm and after transferring to the Bar of England & Wales, she worked as a senior in-house lawyer at a global academic publisher. She is developing a general practice in civil, family, and crime throughout the South Eastern Circuit. Elisabeth maintains a keen interest in intellectual property and the legal rights of authors and publishers, including claims for copyright infringement and defamation.