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Immigration - London (Bar)
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Sonali Naik KC
Sonali Naik KC is an esteemed silk with a wealth of experience appearing before tribunals and in judicial review proceedings. Her practice has a strong focus on test and country guidance cases. Recently she has been particularly active in cases concerning the deprivation of nationality. While largely publicly funded, she also acts for private clients.

Strengths

"Her expertise is incredibly impressive and her ability to talk publicly about complex issues is incredibly important in raising the profile of the case." "A go-to silk who is a complete pleasure to work with. She takes on last-minute difficult cases very bravely and effectively."

Recent work

Acted in a test case on the definition of a human rights claim and whether therefore there was a statutory right of appeal. The claimant was a victim of domestic violence who had been refused indefinite leave to remain.


Administrative & Public Law - London (Bar)
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Sonali Naik KC
Sonali Naik KC leverages her enviable expertise in immigration law to handle judicial reviews and statutory appeals of central government decision making and wider policy. She has a strong track record in matters involving detention and deportation as well as the rights of trafficking victims and asylum seekers.

Strengths

"I would highlight her incredible intellect and capacity to handle extremely complex cases with tight deadlines." "She is always approachable and works incredibly well as a team leader."

Recent work

Acted for the successful claimants in a challenge to the Civil Legal Aid (Remuneration) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020, concerning a new fee regime for the remuneration of legal aid providers in certain appeals.

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