Wilson Solicitors LLP

Michael Hanley

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Practice Areas

I specialise in all aspects of personal immigration, from initial applications to complex legal challenges. Much of my work is based on family relationships and children and challenges to removal. Many of my clients have long running immigration problems and I am accustomed to being persistent. I adopt a strategic and problem solving approach to issues. I give clear advice in a complex area. I have particular experience in all types of appeals. I work collaboratively with clients and find that approach gets the best results. I advise on immigration enforcement and remedies and Civil Penalty Notices. I also enjoy all aspects of European migration and British nationality applications.

Professional Memberships

Immigration Law Practitioners Association and the Law Society.


Qualified as a solicitor in 1985. Senior partner in Wilson Solicitors LLP since 2001. Taught the immigration elective on the evening Legal Practice course 2001-05. Legal Aid Agency peer reviewer between 2004 and 2010. Consultancy work for the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner. Appointed as fee paid immigration judge in what is now the First Tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) in 2007.


I graduated from Cambridge University in 1981. I live in London and am a keen cyclist.