“Members of KBW’s immigration team appear at the Administrative Court/Upper Tribunal in both Leeds and Manchester, and are experienced in challenging decisions made by the Secretary of State and Entry Clearance Officers.” Legal 500 2015

The Team is headed by Roxanne Frantzis, ranked Band 1 in Immigration by Chambers & Partners 2016.

KBW Chambers is one of only a small number of sets on the North Eastern Circuit who have an experienced and dedicated Immigration Team.

Members of the team are committed to providing advice and advocacy at the highest standard in all areas of nationality, asylum, immigration and human rights law.

Over the years, the Team has developed a strong presence on the North Eastern and Northern Circuits and its Members are known and respected by colleagues at the Bar and by the Judiciary.

Specialist Counsel offer a service which draws upon unique perspectives and extensive experience to guarantee a consistently excellent quality of representation in a personable and approachable manner in what can be a very sensitive area of the law.

Barristers frequently appear in:

  • The First and Upper Tiers of the Immigration and Asylum Chamber
  • The Administrative Court
  • The Court of Appeal


Our team includes a member of the Attorney General’s Regional Immigration Panel, a former Home Office Presenting Officer and junior members who act on behalf of the Secretary of State before the First Tier Tribunal.

Members are routinely instructed to draft representations to the UKVI/SSHD.

The work undertaken is diverse and includes asylum appeals, entry clearance appeals (commercial and non-commercial), human rights and detention cases. Counsel are relied upon to provide advice to solicitors at the earliest possible stage of the application/appeal process and have been instrumental in achieving fresh decisions from the Secretary of State in order to avoid the costs of onwards challenges.

Crucially, members of the Team make themselves available to solicitors over the telephone to provide immediate advice on legal points were time is of the essence. The close and productive working relationships formed with solicitors firms is testament to the commitment and approachability of the Team.


Team Head: Roxanne Frantzis

Meet the Immigration Team