Ranked in 1 Practice Areas
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Band 4

Immigration

London (Bar)

4 Years Ranked

About

Provided by Sandra Akinbolu

UK Bar

Practice Areas

36 Public & Human Rights

Sandra is a skilful and experienced advocate, specialising in Immigration, Asylum, Nationality and Public law. Ranked as a Leading Junior by Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners, she is approachable, knowledgeable and committed to the interests of her clients.

Career

Call 2002

Professional Memberships

• Member Middle Temple Diversity and Equality Committee

• Member Middle Temple Access to the Bar Scheme

• ILPA

• ALBA

• Advocate

Work Highlights

Immigration, Asylum and Human Rights.

Sandra acts at all levels, from the advisory stage upwards, dealing with all aspects of public and private immigration work. She appears regularly in the Tribunal and Court of Appeal, providing careful and professional representation in asylum, deportation and family cases. She also provides regular top quality advice on business immigration and nationality applications. Sandra is an experienced and popular trainer in this area, providing expert seminars for HJT, the leading provider of training in immigration and human rights law. She is a member of the ILPA European Subcommittee, and trains with ILPA. She is also the lead reviewer for Advocate, the Bar’s leading provider of pro bono work.

Public

Sandra has a busy judicial review practice, advising and appearing on refusals of fresh human rights and asylum claims, challenges to refusals to grant British citizenship, unlawful detention, challenges to age assessments and injunctive relief for removals and administrative errors, amongst others.

Direct Access

Sandra is Direct Access qualified, and accepts instructions in all areas of immigration, nationality and administrative law. Easily accessible and clear in her instructions, Sandra provides advice and representation to both individuals and organisations as appropriate.

Vulnerable clients

Sandra is committed to ensuring that vulnerable clients have a fair opportunity to have their voice heard. She is a Liaison Reviewer with Advocate, the Bar’s leading pro bono charity providing legal assistance, and works with UKGLIG, ILPA and various law centres to promote and protect the rights of the most vulnerable in society.

Industry Sector Expertise

Immigration, Asylum, Nationality and Public law.

Languages Spoken

Languages spoken: French & Spanish, with a working knowledge of Italian and Portuguese

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