Nina is a partner in our Public Law department specialising in judicial review and civil claims for compensation against the state; with a particular focus on the rights of migrants and people held in immigration detention.
Nina has brought a number of test cases on behalf of survivors of trafficking and Modern Day Slavery. Her work has had a lasting and positive impact on this area of law, clarifying and upholding the UK’s obligations to individuals who have survived human trafficking.
In 2015 she was awarded the Junior Lawyer of the Year at the Law Society Excellence awards for her outstanding work on behalf of victims of trafficking.
Nina is committed to representing individuals held in immigration detention. She is dedicated to securing the release of her clients who are detained unlawfully by the Home Office and to achieving excellent financial settlements for clients who have been deprived of their liberty. She is praised by her clients for her empathy, care and passion.
Nina graduated from the University of Warwick with a first class honours degree in Politics with International Studies before pursuing her career in the law.
Nina was the co-convenor of the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association’s Removals, Detention and Offences working group between 2017 and 2019. Before this she served as trustee for ILPA between 2014 and 2017.
‘Nina Rathbone Pullen is particularly impressive for her persistence for and belief in her clients and her balanced approach to finding legal solutions with rigour and compassion.’ Legal 500 (2019)
‘Nina Rathbone Pullen is a creative and experienced lawyer who gets great results’ Legal 500 (2019)
“Nina Rathbone Pullen’s ‘knowledge of immigration, detention, trafficking and community care law enables her to provide comprehensive advice to her vulnerable client base’ and her “real technical expertise” Legal 500 
Interests: Travel, dance and looking after her dog.