We are delighted to announce that once again, every one of our departments has been ranked in the Legal 500’s 2024 edition. We extend our congratulations to everyone mentioned.
These are just some of the wonderful comments and testimonials made about ITN solicitors in the new guide:
The department has particular expertise on protest cases, terrorism, and national security matters.
‘Nadeem Thanvi is a fantastically smooth operator, who encourages his team to get the best results. Simon Natas is on the front line of criminal protest cases and knows his subject inside out. Itpal Dhillon is just brilliant. Great with clients, hard-working, smart, and wonderful to work with.’
Civil Liberties and Human Rights
The civil liberties group at ITN Solicitors has continued to expand its reputation for work related to national security issues, policing and protest regulations, and prisoners' rights, acting for a broad range of private and third sector clients.
‘ITN is the place to go for civil liberties and human rights issues if you are bringing a claim. It is synonymous with civil liberties and human rights and has an established practice of bringing interesting and groundbreaking legal claims.’
‘William Kenyon is incredibly intelligent, which he deploys in bringing challenging and high-profile claims. He is charming, meaning clients go back to him. If you have a civil liberties or human rights act claim, you can’t get better than William Kenyon.’
ITN Solicitors has a particular strength in handling deportation cases, working closely with the wider firm’s crime department, and a track record in matters engaging national security, asylum, judicial review, and vulnerable clients
Practice head Syed Naqvi has a ‘high level of care and skill in advancing his client’s interest‘ on top of his significant experience in complex contentious immigration work, having worked on a number of cases before appellate courts.
Administrative and Public Law
ITN Solicitors is particularly renowned for its public law expertise in the areas of national security, prisoner's rights, immigration detention challenges, and policing and deaths in custody.
‘William Kenyon is a highly astute lawyer who grasps difficult legal problems and issues quickly, and proposes simple, straightforward solutions. This is a particular skill in the context of measures deployed for national security reasons where the legal framework is vague, and relies on lawyers taking the initiative to protect clients’ rights.’
The department ‘provides an excellent service for clients in some very difficult and sensitive areas of law’. It also frequently handles a variety of private law children matters and financial remedy cases. Other core areas of expertise span across domestic abuse cases, forced marriages, and sensitive mandates regarding radicalisation, neglect, and substance misuse.
They are an excellent firm who are efficient in responding to any queries I have and provide an excellent service to their lay clients. They really go the extra mile for their clients.’
‘Mitali Zakaria is calm and efficient and has a good understanding of the law. She is particularly good at representing teenagers who want to separate from the Children’s Guardian and has given lectures on the relevant tests. An excellent solicitor.’
‘Sajidah Khan and Somia Siddiq are both very good solicitors, particularly in representing vulnerable mothers, whether it is due to their age or other vulnerabilities.’