The Immigration Team at Goldsmith Chambers is known for excellence in advocacy, as well as our friendly, down-to earth approach. We have a wealth of expertise in all areas of immigration, including public law challenges.

Reflecting this, the Team has been recommended by the Legal 500 directory in Band 3 of the Leading Sets in the Immigration (including Business Immigration) category.  The team is described as  ‘committed to defending the rights of clients’ and being ‘very active with sharing their knowledge as they organise regular seminars and will very often advise on cases pro bono’.  It is also said that Senior immigration clerk Neil Dinsdale is ‘always ready to assist and advise on the availability of counsels and is extremely efficient’.


Neil Dinsdale

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Please contact Neil Dinsdale one of our Senior Clerks, who will advise you on the best representation for your requirements and budget. Please call on 0207 427 6802 or email.

Members have appeared at every level of court from the First-Tier Tribunal (IAC) to the Supreme Court and have experience of applications to the European Court of Human Rights. Several of our members are also ranked and recommended in the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.  Some also sit as part-time judges.

Individual members also have expertise across different areas of law, particularly family and criminal law. This cross-fertilisation is often useful to clients where they have separate but intertwined legal issues. In addition, members of our team are able to provide expert opinions on immigration law for those involved in other proceedings.

We are thorough and meticulous in our preparation and have an excellent success rate. We pride ourselves on our creative approach to the law and maintain a close and dedicated relationship with our solicitors and clients. We fully appreciate the challenges faced by both our professional and lay clients in this complex and ever-changing area of law. The team is well versed in the realities of immigration law in practice and committed to achieving the best results for our clients, and the fairest result for the individual applicant.

We act in all areas of asylum, immigration and nationality law, on behalf of any individual or organisation seeking to challenge a decision of the Home Office. Particular specialisms include asylum and human rights country guidance cases, business immigration (including the Points-Based System and sponsorship licences), children and their best interests, administrative review, unlawful detention and the Legacy exercise.

The terms on which members of Chambers and working pupils offer their services to authorised professional clients, in the absence of express agreement to the contrary, are set out in The Standard Contractual Terms For The Supply Of Legal Services By Barristers To Authorised Persons 2012 (updated for the GDPR in 2018) – Annex T to The Code of Conduct and can be accessed by using the following link. Express agreement to the contrary must be in writing and agreed with the barrister concerned.

Direct Access

Members of the Immigration Team are able to provide affordable high quality advice and representation in suitable matters directly to individual members of the public on a range of immigration issues to include Points Based Migrant applications, EEA claims, in country and out of country immigration applications, Administrative Review and Appeals before the First and Upper Tier Tribunals and the higher courts.

If you are looking for representation on a direct access basis please click here or alternatively contact Neil Dinsdale or Jordan Lloyd.

Team newsletters

The team publishes a quarterly newsletter setting out the latest updates in immigration law as well as the team’s recent achievements.  The links below will allow you to access each edition.

Summer 2018

Autumn 2018

Winter 2018

Spring 2019

Summer & Autumn 2019

Spring 2020 – COVID-19 Updates # 1

Spring 2020 – COVID-19 Updates # 2 (24.04.2020)

Caselaw Update – UK  Supreme Court judgments – June 2020

Caselaw Update – Court of Appeal judgments – June 2020

Caselaw Update – UTIAC #1 – July 2020

Caselaw Update – UTIAC #2 – July 2020

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