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Wilson Solicitors LLP

Immigration: Human Rights, Asylum and Deportation

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What the team is known for

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

Strengths

One source states: "Wilsons is second to none for legally aided immigration work. The team are highly organised and effective, putting the client at the heart of everything, and spare no effort."

Another adds: "They are brilliant lawyers who are absolutely committed to their clients and their best interests. They will absolutely go the extra mile."

Work highlights

Acted for an individual who was deprived of her British citizenship after travelling to Syria in 2014. Her children have since been repatriated to the UK, and the individual is appealing against the refusal of her re-entry to the UK to join her children.

Notable practitioners

Ana Gonzalez is frequently sought out by clients for complex asylum claims on the grounds of religious persecution.
"Ana Gonzalez is a phenomenal lawyer and truly dedicated to her clients. She has a real understanding of her clients' needs and is sensitive but pragmatic in her client care."

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.

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.

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.

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Immigration: Human Rights, Asylum and Deportation

Wilson Solicitors LLP

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697 High Road

Tottenham

London

Greater London

UK

N17 8AD

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Immigration: Human Rights, Asylum and Deportation


Ana Gonzalez
Band 2
Anita Vasisht
Band 2
Matthew Davies
Band 1
Michael Hanley
Band 2