“Immigration law is the keystone of KBW‘s public law practice. Roxanne Frantzis has appeared in the first and upper tiers of the Immigration and Asylum Chamber in appeals. Manisha Marwaha recently acted in an appeal addressing the risk of harm to Kurds returning to Iran due to their ethnicity.” (Legal 500 2017)

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 Home Office.

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 where time is of the essence. The close and productive working relationships formed with solicitors firms stand testament to the commitment and approachability of the Team.

Members of the Team are registered to provide services on a Direct Access basis.


Team Head: Roxanne Frantzis

Meet the Immigration Team