Our firm has continued to be recognised for its excellent work across all departments. We are pleased to see an increasing number of our solicitors individually ranked as well.
CIVIL LIBERTIES AND HUMAN RIGHTS TIER 2
ITN Solicitors' civil liberties practice has extensive experience across the national security, prison law and privacy spaces. Led by Lochlinn Parker, who is noted for his protest work and undertaking actions against the state, the team represents an array of clients related to police law and immigration detention matters. Shirin Marker has experience in international law and data protection issues, and William Kenyon now leads the prison law department.
Other key lawyers:
William Kenyon; Shirin Marker
‘I have a lot of time for Lochlinn, who is a serious player. A force in his own right for some time now.’
CRIME: GENERAL TIER 3
Known for dealing with 'unusually complex' or 'politically sensitive' cases, the general crime offering at ITN Solicitors is based in the City of London (with a satellite office in the east). The team leads are the 'dedicated' Simon Natas and the 'very impressive' Itpal Dhillon, respective specialists in rights of assembly and counter-terrorism legislation. Nadeem Thanvi has been described as 'absolutely outstanding' in the field of fraud and confiscation.
Simon Natas; Itpal Dhillon
Other key lawyers:
‘ITN’s greatest strength is in the dedication and commitment of its team which is truly exceptional‘.
‘ITN Solicitors are the go-to firm for radical lawyers who think outside the box and look to push the boundaries and challenge the law in order to find innovative approaches to legal problems. One of the top firms in the UK‘.
‘Simon Natas is dedicated and renowned for his work in protest cases and appeals’
‘Itpal Dhillon deals with the most serious and complex cases with enthusiasm, determination and compassion‘.
‘Nadeem Thanvi is absolutely outstanding in the field of fraud and confiscation‘.
ADMINISTRATIVE AND PUBLIC LAW TIER 5
ITN Solicitors handles a broad set of administrative and public law claims including predictive policing challenges, immigration detention cases, inquests into deaths in custody and breaches of the Equality Act. The breadth of other prison law matters are tackled by co-head William Kenyon. Key area of strength for co-head Lochlinn Parker is his involvement in obtaining injunctions for lifetime reporting restrictions.
William Kenyon; Lochlinn Parker
‘The ITN Solicitors team is very well known as acting for claimants across the public law field. It has a vast array of expertise covering a wide range of areas.‘
‘The firm has a varied civil liberties caseload, and is well-known for its expertise in prisoners’ rights cases as well as wider issues arising in the community including police-related actions, data protection, national security, actions against the state, terror offences, and judicial review issues arising from criminal law.‘
‘William Kenyon’s rise in the firm and profession is reflective of his beyond first-class legal advice, his extreme efficiency, and his ability to get results. His knowledge of public law, and in particular prison law, is wide ranging and enables him to spot legal points which others do not. He is extremely popular and is a lawyer that government lawyers take very seriously.‘
‘William Kenyon proactively raises practical and sensible points of law or evidence, he responds diligently and promptly to any enquiries needed, and he develops good relations with his clients. He is an effective communicator and has a persuasive and keen mind.‘
FAMILY TIER 5
ITN Solicitors' family department has been instructed in a number of high-profile radicalisation cases recently, as well as having particular expertise in public law children matters. The group is also regularly instructed to represent individuals in private law children disputes. The team is adept at advising on matters involving domestic abuse and forced marriages, as well as financial remedies, divorce and the dissolution of civil partnerships, and cohabitation and pre-nuptial agreements. The team is led by Mitali Zakaria.
Other key lawyers:
‘Very thorough, knowledgeable and has empathy with clients. Mitali Zakaria always fights to the last – she is a good person to have with you rather than against you, and is very knowledgeable‘
‘ITN Solicitors has developed an increasing presence over recent years and has been at the very forefront of High Court and Court of Appeal work concerning the issue of radicalisation’
‘The team has a national reach and reputation for radicalisation work, extending its profile beyond its traditional children work into a burgeoning private law and financial presence‘
‘Somia Siddiq is an excellent lawyer, entirely committed to delivering results for her clients’
‘Somia is extremely strong technically and never leaves a stone unturned‘
‘ITN Solicitors also represents legal aid clients and has a strong criminal and civil team. Its wide and diverse expertise means it is able to assist all clients across more than one area, not just those with a big budget‘
‘Mitali Zakaria goes out of her way to assist her clients, often working outside office hours, including over the weekend’
‘Mitali is kind and sympathetic yet able to give robust advice‘
IMMIGRATION TIER 4
The immigration team at Irvine Thanvi Natas is particularly known for its detention work, including halting unlawful removal actions. Other key areas of work are national security cases, and in tax-related cases involving allegations of dishonesty. The practice also handles judicial reviews. Team lead Syed Naqvi has represented politicians and journalists fleeing persecution.
Migrant Rights Network
- Acted for Migrant Rights Network in their application to intervene in four appeals arising out of applications for Indefinite Leave to Remain.
- Acted in a case in the Court of Appeal relating to applicants facing allegations of dishonesty or lack of integrity when making indefinite leave to remain applications.
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