Ana Gonzalez was born in Spain and graduated in Employment Law at the University of A Coruña. She moved to the UK in 1994, qualifying as a solicitor in 2003. Ana became a partner in 2010.
Having trained in asylum, nationality and public law, she now practises in immigration and asylum work, and has interests in human rights and European Law. Ana is an internationally recognised expert in gender and sexuality-based asylum claims as well as having extensive expertise in representing individuals from vulnerable, marginalised client groups such as victims of human trafficking, apostates and transgender individuals. Ana is frequently instructed by Local Authorities all over the Greater London area to act for children and adults in their care.
Ana is praised in Chambers and Partners for her “constant attention to cases, leading client care and real knowledge of the law.” She “continues to stand out for significant work on human trafficking cases, often raising new country guidance points” (2012). “She is a stand-out practitioner in the field of refugee law, with particular expertise in trafficking cases” (2014). She “is very experienced, passionate and has very good judgement” (2016). Ana has been described “the epitome of a fighter who cares very deeply about her clients,” in the 2019 edition.
She practises in all aspects of immigration and asylum work, and has a specialist interest in European law. Ana has extensive experience of litigating in the higher courts, having had numerous cases over the years in the Administrative Court/Upper Tribunal and Court of Appeal. She has also conducted cases in the Supreme Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg.
Ana has been with the firm since 1999. Prior to joining us Ana was at the well-respected Refugee Legal Centre. She has been a guest speaker at the London School of Economics and is a regular speaker at conferences on human trafficking. Ana has recently been involved in advising EEA nationals on Brexit at a number of public events including a session at the Houses of Parliament on 3 July 2018. She is also a volunteer lawyer for UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group as well as for Micro Rainbow International.
Ana has been featured in the New Statesman for her excellent work.
‘Ana puts her client’s interests first and is highly professional.’
Languages: Fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.
Interests: Long distance running, cooking, reading and travel