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Galina Ward

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2021 Ranked in 4 departments

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Rating & Valuation - All Circuits

Band 2

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Galina Ward
Noted for her public law expertise and recognised for representing the Valuation Office in significant litigation. She often appears before the Upper Tribunal.
Strengths: "She is effective and knows ratings very well." "She is knowledgeable in rating and valuation law."
Recent work: Acted in Cardtronics & Others v Sykes & Others, a test case concerning whether ATM sites are separate hereditaments which should be entered in the rating list.
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Immigration - London (Bar)

Band 3

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Galina Ward
Has a broad public law practice and strong knowledge of asylum, trafficking and unlawful detention matters. She specialises in the representation of migrants and families who are subject to immigration control, regularly appearing in the First-tier and Upper Tribunals as well as the Court of Appeal.
Strengths: "Galina is great to work with; she is like a walking encyclopaedia and is calm and level-headed when the pressure is on." "Her analytical skills and ability to cut straight to the point are astounding." "She has an easy way of explaining complex matters to clients."
Recent work: Acted on behalf of a trafficking victim from Vietnam in Lam Tran v Secretary of State for the Home Department. This involved various pieces of litigation including an asylum appeal and a challenge to the decision not to provide asylum support.
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Education - London (Bar)

Band 2

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Galina Ward
An expert in SEN matters, among others, with 20 years' experience at the Bar. She routinely acts for individuals, schools and local authorities in complex education cases and judicial reviews.
Strengths: "Her advice is very prompt, accessible and demonstrates her clear expertise in education law." "She is very approachable, responsive and deals with matters pragmatically to get the best result possible."
Recent work: Acted for the Secretary of State for Education in a judicial review brought by an academy concerning the decision to allow another local school to open a sixth form.
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Real Estate Litigation - London (Bar)

Band 5

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Galina Ward
Handles property litigation as part of a broad practice that also encompasses public law, immigration and ratings cases. She is known for her work in social housing as well as commercial and residential landlord and tenant disputes. Ward also works in claims brought under the Electronic Communications Code. She has a strong practice representing government entities in property-related tax matters.
Strengths: "Very personable and bright." "Excellent."
Recent work: Acted for the Manchester Ship Canal Company in an appeal regarding the extent of the court's jurisdiction to relieve against forfeiture.
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