January 5, 2023
We are very pleased to announce that Jed Pennington has been made a Partner at Wilsons. Jed is a specialist public law solicitor who qualified in 2010. He trained as an immigration and public
law solicitor at Wilsons, before working for over a decade at another leading firm. He returned to Wilsons in 2021.
Jed’s practice focusses on challenging abuses of power in the immigration system - through judicial reviews, civil actions, inquests, and complaints processes. He has developed a reputation of excellence in this work and now leads a team within Wilsons’ Public Law Department that focusses on it. His work currently includes: acting for a claimant in one of the lead judicial reviews that challenge the government’s policy of relocating asylum seekers to Rwanda; representing a number of individuals detained in very poor conditions at the controversial Manston facility; and acting in judicial reviews that challenge the policy of GPS tagging of people on immigration bail.
James Elliott, Head of the Public Law Department, said “I am excited that Jed is now a partner at Wilsons. One of the outstanding lawyers of his generation Jed fights not just for the individuals he represents but brings claims that benefit thousands of migrants and their families. He is an inspirational team leader and is a key part of the department’s growth to meet for our clients the challenges of an ever harsher and hostile State”
“I am really grateful for the privilege of being appointed a Wilsons’ partner. With the ever increasing hostility to people seeking asylum and others at the sharp end of the immigration system, it is really important to try to give them a voice and hold those in power accountable for wrongs done to them. I look forward to continuing this work in a leadership position, alongside my many brilliant colleagues.”
If you have a family case where you require some advice or representation, please contact Mavis for an appointment with a family solicitor on 020 8885 7986.