Black Letter Law Directory | 2015 | Leading Juniors and Notable Barristers

This sub-section lists the leading juniors and notable barristers of African, Asian, Caribbean and other ethnic minority ancestry.

Cyril Adjei

Cyril Adjei is an experienced employment law barrister at 5 Paper Building where he is the Head of Employment Law. He specialises in discrimination, whistleblowing and restraint of trade. Cyril is on the List of Specialist Regulatory Advocates in Health and Safety and Environmental Law, where he...

Mark Afeeva

Mark Afeeva is a barrister at Matrix Chambers. He is reputed to be the first ever barrister to have been instructed by a Premiership footballer to negotiate the terms of the player's transfer. He is a specialist in Sports, Employment/Discrimination and Media and Entertainment Law and has been...

Kweku Aggrey Orleans

Kweku Aggrey Orleans is a barrister at 12 King's Bench Walk Chambers. He was called to the Bar in England and Wales in 1998 and admitted to the Bar of the Republic of Ghana in 2010. Kweku's practice is largely on employment, personal injury, contract and commercial matters and insurance, acting...

Mirza Ahmad

Mirza practices from St Philips Chambers (London & Birmingham) and from Chancery House Chambers (Leeds). He is ‘ranked’ in Chambers & Partners Legal Directory 2014 for expertise in 'Public & Administrative Law' and also has a specialism in employment law matters. Prior to joining...

Desiree Artesi

Desiree Artesi is a barrister and board member practising from Thomas More Chambers. She specialises in constitutional and administrative law, international commercial arbitration, all aspects of property litigation, both residential and commercial, and general civil litigation. She is also the...

Grace Brown

Grace Brown is a barrister at Garden Court Chambers. She was called to the Bar in 1995, was appointed as a Deputy District Judge (Civil) in 2007 and is also a Legal Services Commission Specialist Immigration Funding Review Adjudicator. Grace's primary area of practice is human rights, asylum and...

Parosha Chandran

Parosha Chandran is a barrister at 1 Pump Court Chambers. She is a leading junior at the Bar in human rights and human trafficking. She has acted in successful cases in a variety of human rights-related areas throughout...

S. Chelvan

Chelvan is a barrister at No5 Chambers. He regularly acts as advocate on asylum and immigration matters from the First-tier tribunal to the Supreme Court, and the European Courts. Chelvan has a national and international reputation as an expert in claims involving sexual or gender identity from...

Amal Clooney

Amal Ramzi Clooney (nee Alamuddin) is a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers and specialises in international law, human rights, extradition and criminal law. In addition to appearing in domestic courts in the United Kingdom and America, Amal has featured in cases before the International...

Adina Ezekiel

Adina Ezekiel is a barrister at 6 King's Bench Walk. She is a regular prosecutor and is highly regarded at the Criminal Bar as top-class in extradition matters. Adina has been involved in a number of high-profile prosecutions, including that of Abu Hamza (the former Imam of the Finsbury Park...

Rajinder Gill

Rajinder Gill is a barrister at Charter Chambers and specialises in serious crime and regulatory law. He has appeared in many high-profile and complex cases as both led junior counsel and junior counsel alone, including at the Crown and Administrative Court levels. Notable cases include murder...

Jawdat Khurshid

Jawdat Khurshid is a barrister at 7 King's Bench Walk. He was called to the Bar in 1994 and specialises in all aspects of commercial law, with particular emphasis on insurance and reinsurance, banking and commercial fraud, shipping and international trade, arbitration and general contractual...

Abid Mahmood

Abid Mahmood is a barrister and Head of Immigration at No5 Chambers in Birmingham. He became a fee-paid Immigration Judge in 2006 and was appointed as a Recorder of the County Court in 2008. He was called to the Bar in 1992 and is also on the Attorney General’s list of Special Advocates...

Deepak Nambisan

Deepak Nambisan is a barrister at Fountain Court Chambers and was called to the Bar in 1998. He specialises in commercial dispute resolution and is recommended by legal directories in the Banking & Finance, Civil Fraud, Commercial Dispute Resolution, International Arbitration and Professional...

Akash Nawbatt

Akash Nawbatt is a barrister at Devereux Chambers. He was called to the Bar in 1999 and his principal areas of practice are employment, employment-related tax and sport litigation. Akash has extensive experience of appearing in a wide range of forums, from specialist tribunals to the Supreme Court....

Michelle Nelson

Michelle Nelson is a barrister at 18 Red Lion Chambers and was appointed Senior Treasury Counsel at the Old Bailey in March 2009, the first ever Black woman to be so appointed. The Treasury Counsel team, based at the Central Criminal Court, is appointed by the Attorney General to prosecute some...

Joy Okoye

Joy Okoye is a barrister at Joy Okoye Chambers and also Senior Counsel at Trent Chambers in Nottingham. With over thirty years’ call, Joy specialises in public child care law. She has undertaken a number of high-profile cases involving trans-racial foster placements, in...

Pamela Oon

Pamela Oon is a barrister at Dyers Chambers and was called to the Bar in 1982. She is a specialist criminal practitioner and appears in crown courts throughout London as Lead or Junior Counsel. Pamela has handled cases of violent and organised crime, including murder and attempted murder, armed...

Toyin Salako

Toyin Salako is a barrister at 23 Essex Street Chambers and specialises in general crime, fraud and financial crime, regulatory and disciplinary proceedings and Police Law. She recently returned from the Cayman Islands, where she prosecuted on behalf of the Attorney General there and assisted in...

Harish Salve

Harish Salve is a senior advocate at the Indian Bar who was admitted to the Bar in England & Wales in 2013. Harish joined Blackstone Chambers in July 2013, where he focuses on international arbitration. He is also a qualified accountant and was India’s Solicitor General between 1999 and...

Sadat Sayeed

Sadat Sayeed is a barrister at Garden Court Chambers. He was called to the Bar in 2001 and specialises in all areas of immigration, asylum, nationality, deportation, detention and human rights law. His particular practice focus is on advice and representation in politically-sensitive cases...

Mohinderpal Sethi

Mohinderpal Sethi is a barrister at Littleton Chambers. He was called to the Bar in 1996 and specialises in employment and related commercial law disputes, with a particular emphasis on High Court litigation, complex Employment Tribunal claims and appellate advocacy, as well as arbitration and...

Bajul Shah

Bajul Shah is a barrister at XXIV Old Buildings Chambers. He was called to the Bar in England and Wales in 1996 and is also a member of the Bar of the British Virgin Islands and Anguilla. Bajul has a broad commercial Chancery practice, with a focus on aviation and general commercial litigation,...

Maya Sikand

Maya Sikand is a barrister at Garden Court Chambers and was called to the Bar in 1997. She has a predominantly public law/civil liberties practice, which includes judicial review, prison law, claims against the police and other public authorities, inquests and civil orders. She also has a...

Navtej Singh Ahluwalia

Navtej (Navi) Singh Ahluwalia is a barrister at Garden Court Chambers. He was called to the Bar (Middle Temple) in 2001 and specialises in International Human Rights Law, European Union Free Movement Law and Immigration and Asylum Law. Navi was a former Assistant Director at the Advice on...

Nikki Singla

Nikki Singla is a barrister at Wilberforce Chambers. He was called to the Bar in 2000 and is recognised as a leading junior by the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners. The Legal 500 recommends him in commercial litigation, company litigation, media/entertainment and sport and professional...

Azeem Suterwalla

Azeem is a barrister at Monckton Chambers. He specialises in public and human rights law across a range of subject areas, notably, community care, children related, education, immigration, asylum support, prison and housing law. In addition to his High Court practice, Azeem is regularly...

Rajeev Thacker

Rajeev Thacker is a barrister at Garden Court Chambers and a Recorder of the Crown Court. In addition he was a part-time Employment Judge between 2005 and 2010. Rajeev was called to the Bar (Gray's Inn) in 1993 and has a wide-ranging practice, dealing in areas as diverse as immigration detention,...

Helen Valley

Helen Valley is a barrister of 25 Bedford Row. She was called to the Bar in 1990 and is a leading junior in serious and complex and crime cases. Helen is a member of the Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association, Criminal Bar Association, Bar Pro Bono Unit, Female Fraud Forum, Central London Bar Mess...

Etienne Wong

Etienne Wong is a barrister at Tax Chambers, as its name suggests, a specialist tax set of chambers advising on all aspects of VAT, including VAT litigation. His work includes indirect taxes and the taxation of...

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