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Practice Areas

Public law solicitor Stefan Vnuk acts in all areas of immigration, asylum, and human rights law, specialising in complex cases in the higher courts, including the Supreme Court and the European Court of Human Rights.

Stefan’s lead reported cases in the Supreme Court include; Robinson [2019] UKSC 11, relating to the interpretation of rights of appeal and fresh claims; Nouazli [2016] UKSC 16, relating to the UK’s power to detain EU nationals and discrimination; and O [2016] UKSC 19, relating to detention of mentally ill persons and Home Office policy.

His successful cases in the ECHR include VM v UK (Application no. 49734/12), SMM v UK (Application no. 77450/12) and VM v UK (No 2) (Application no. 62824/16).

His recent reported Upper Tribunal case DH (Particular Social Group: Mental Health) Afghanistan [2020] UKUT 223 (IAC), affirmed the supremacy of the Refugee Convention 1951 over EU law by reference to the Convention’s object and purpose.


Stefan qualified in 1992 and completed the Qualified Lawyers’ Transfer test in 1996. He joined the firm in 2018.

Professional Memberships

Stefan is a member of the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (ILPA) and is an Advanced Caseworker (Level 3) under the Law Society's Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme.