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Immigration: Human Rights, Asylum and Deportation - UK-wide
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What the team is known for

Wilson Solicitors advises both self-funded and legal aid clients across the whole spectrum of immigration law, including asylum, trafficking and human rights cases. The firm is especially notable for its work for vulnerable refugees including victims of religious persecution. It advises on cases before courts at all levels of the domestic system, including SIAC.

Strengths

"Wilson Solicitors provides an excellent and professional service."

"The team at Wilsons stands out because of their top knowledge, their expertise and their dedication to the cases they work on."

"They always go the extra mile to ensure successful outcomes for their clients."

"Wilson Solicitors is one of the best firms in the immigration market. They are leaders in this field."

Work highlights

Wilson Solicitors successfully assisted a female apostate from Iran with an application for refugee status.

Notable practitioners

Managing partner Matthew Davies advises on an array of immigration matters from asylum and human rights cases to Brexit-related issues. He has a diverse client list and acts for both local authorities and private individuals. "Matthew is one of the leading lights in the immigration world. He is so experienced, knowledgeable, collegiate and very generous with his time." "He is fantastic."

Ana Gonzalez is an internationally recognised expert in gender and sexuality-based asylum claims. She has extensive expertise in representing individuals from vulnerable, marginalised client groups. "Ana is a very impressive and enthusiastic practitioner." "What makes Ana different from competitors is that her job is also a vocation; as a result she engages with her clients professionally and on a human level, with empathy, which is so important in immigration cases." "As well as being committed to the client, Ana does a lot of work for LGBTQI migrants above and beyond the case itself. She works to make the law better."

Mala Savjani advises on the full range of immigration applications. She assists clients with complex appeals and judicial reviews, and has particular expertise in retained EEA law. "Mala is extremely competent, bright and knowledgeable. If there is a solution to be found, she will find it." "She is a real name and is definitely one to watch." "Mala is incredibly bright. She leaves no stone unturned and is very client-focused."

Head of department Anita Vasisht formerly worked in Amnesty International’s legal office before qualifying as a solicitor. She is particularly experienced in complex national security matters relating to the Middle East and Chechnya, including SIAC cases. "Anita is one of the best solicitors I have ever seen."

Michael Hanley is a leading immigration practitioner noted for his expertise in complex asylum and nationality cases. He often acts for vulnerable individuals, including victims of trafficking. "Michael is highly regarded in the market."

Imogen Townley specialises in immigration-related judicial review applications and asylum law. "Imogen is an impressive fighter for her clients. She advocates very effectively and never gives up." "She is incredibly diligent and dedicated." "Imogen's technical knowledge is excellent. She is definitely one to watch."

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Imogen Townley
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