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George Brown

  • Year of call: 2002



Top Ranked in Legal 500 2016-2019:
George Brown is recommended in the Legal 500 for his Public Law work, ‘Level headed and always well informed.'

Top Ranked in Chambers & Partners 2013-2019:
A high-calibre immigration lawyer with an extensive immigration, asylum and nationality practice. He is experienced at handling judicial reviews in both the Upper and First-tier Tribunals. He represents individuals in deportation and unlawful detention cases.
Recommendations: "He is capable of picking up a case with minimum fuss and dealing with it competently through to conclusion." "He is a highly competent veteran who delivers results."
Recent work: Represented the appellant in a case to decide whether she was entitled to extend her stay in the UK, separate from her spouse, because the relationship had broken down following domestic violence.

Following qualification as a solicitor in 1985, George worked in private practices around the Manchester area until 1994 when he moved into the not-for-profit sector, specialising in immigration law.  He was a senior solicitor and director of Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit.

Lecture Experience:

George has provided extensive immigration training in conjunction with bodies such as ILPA, GMIAU, ACT Project, JCWI and the British Council. 

Interests Outside the Law:

George's interests outside the law largely revolve around his family, travel and sport.  He is a keen follower of most sports (involving recently attending the T20 Caribbean Series in the West Indies) and is a season ticket holder for the team that plays in the right part of Manchester.

But for a sporting injury, George would have continued his active participation in sports such as football, cricket, squash and table tennis.

Reported Cases

Administrative Court:

  • South Manchester Law Centre v Manchester City Council (2012) Case Report

Court of Appeal:

  • HM (Iraq) v SSHD [2010] EWCA Civ 1322
  • KB (Bangladesh) v SSHD [2010] EWCA Civ 765
  • BR (Iran) v SSHD [2007] EWCA Civ 198

Upper Tribunal (Reported Cases):

  • Nare (evidence by electronic means) Zimbabwe [2011] UKUT 443
  • Mugwegwa (S72-applying statutory presumptions) Zimbabwe [2011] UKUT 338 (IAC)

Professional Memberships & Publications

• Member of the Greater Manchester Law Centre Management Committee.