Abid Mahmood

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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 approved to undertake national security cases. Abid is recognised as the foremost practitioner in the immigration and human rights field – Chambers and Partners continues to rank him in Band 1 for Immigration and related matters in the Midlands, a commendation he has received for several years. His work, which is nationwide, also includes European Union Law and business immigration advice. He has also undertaken various national security, civil liberties and Court of Protection cases, particularly at the Court of Appeal level. In 2008 Abid was nominated in the barrister category for the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year award and was one of the runners-up the year before.