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Lisa Giovannetti QC

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2022 Ranked in 3 departments

Barrister profile for UK Bar 2022

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UK Bar
Administrative & Public Law - London (Bar)

Band 2

Lisa Giovannetti QC
Lisa Giovannetti QC is routinely instructed by government defendants in significant judicial review proceedings which involve human rights law. She is an especially strong choice for cases concerning immigration and national security.
Strengths: "She is a very strong barrister who gets points across effectively. Judges love her." "She has an intuitive judgement in resolving really difficult cases."
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Civil Liberties & Human Rights - London (Bar)

Band 2

Lisa Giovannetti QC
Lisa Giovanetti QC is a highly esteemed barrister offering expert advice on asylum, immigration and national security. She is regularly sought out by public authorities, government bodies and individual claimants, often appearing on their behalf before the Supreme Court and the ECtHR. She has recently been involved in decisions requiring the Secretary of State to allow unaccompanied asylum-seeking minors in other EU member states entry into the UK.
Strengths: "She has impeccable judgement that you can trust on everything." "Lisa Giovannetti is very impressive and she knows her area." "She has a lovely warmth and humanity about her that makes her fantastic for this kind of work."
Recent work: Appeared in AM (Zimbabwe) v Secretary of State for the Home Department, a Supreme Court appeal concerning the extent to which Article 3 ECHR prevents the deportation of foreign nationals on grounds of lack of access to healthcare in their home country.
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Immigration - London (Bar)

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Lisa Giovannetti QC
Lisa Giovannetti QC is a leading immigration specialist with a vast and varied practice consisting of government, public body and private individual work. Her caseload encompasses the full spectrum of human rights, national security and asylum matters, and she routinely appears in the highest domestic and EU courts.
Strengths: "She is really impressive. She hones in on difficult cases and is very persuasive." "She takes good legal arguments and is reasonable. She has good judgement and is very good in tricky cases."
Recent work: Acted in JH (Palestinian Territories) v Secretary of State for the Home Department, a Court of Appeal case where guidance was given on the approach to costs in a Cart judicial review.
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