Areas of practice

Leisure and Hobbies

Playing and coaching American Football (London Olympians and University of Hertfordshire Hurricanes) and watching motor racing.

Notable Articles and Cases

  • An analysis of the legal argument that Resolution 1441 of 2002 provided the basis for the Iraq War of 2003
  • Resolution 1973 (2011) on Libya, 'Operation No Fly Zone or Operation No Tanker Zone'.
  • Terrorism: factors affecting targeting
  • R v Simon and Mohammed (Kingston Crown Court): case involving burglary during the London riots
  • Eke v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Upper Tribunal): EEA marriage by proxy/Article 8
  • Kolade v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Upper Tribunal): Paragraph 320(7) of the immigration rules not applicable on a family member of an EEA National
  • Ruhu v Secretary of State for the Home Department (First Tier Tribunal): Long residence; when IS 151 is deemed to have been served.


  • Anambra State University of Technology, (now Nnamdi Azikiwe University): BSc (Hons) Psychology
  • South Bank University, London: GDL 
  • University of East London: LLM International Law and Criminal Justice (Terrorism & Counter Terrorism)
  • Inns of Court School of Law: Bar Vocational Course

Mathias Ume-Ezeoke receives regular instructions to represent clients in the Immigration Tribunals and has represented clients at all levels, appearing in the First-Tier and Upper Tribunals as well as the Administrative Court of the Royal Courts of Justice.

Mathias' Family practice encompasses all Public and Private law involving children and he regularly appears in the county courts on Care matters involving Local Authorities. 

His Criminal practice includes Crown Court matters involving serious drug, fraud and other offences of dishonesty, sexual offences, criminal damage, motoring offences and probation breach proceedings into which he has particular insight, having formerly worked as a Prosecutor for the National Probation Service.  He was also a member of the Legal Resource team in the 'Bloody Sunday Inquiry'  and, prior to returning to the Bar, practised as a Solicitor/ Solicitor Advocate.

Mr Ume-Ezeoke accepts instructions under the 2013 Contractual Terms.

​Mathias Ume-Ezeoke

​Year of Call: 2002