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Top ranked in prestigious guide to best lawyers

Date posted: 23 October 2021

We have once again been ranked as one of the best law firms in the UK in the Chambers 2022 Guide.

The prestigious guide announced their rankings on the 21st October 2021.

All three of our departments were ranked as being amongst the very best. 

Our Immigration Law Team was ranked as one of the top five firms in the country for its personal immigration work and its asylum, deportation and human rights work. 

Our Family Law Team was ranked as one of the top ten firms in London for its children law work.

Our Public Law Team was ranked as one of the top thirteen firms in the country for its civil liberties, human rights and administrative law work.

This is what the guide said;

Immigration Law

Impressive team offering a wealth of experience across personal immigration. Noted for its advice to EU nationals seeking settled status in the UK post-Brexit. Also regularly works on applications for families for indefinite leave to remain, and on visit visas. Particularly adept at handling sophisticated judicial review proceedings. Advises both self-funded and legal aid clients across the whole spectrum of immigration law, including asylum, trafficking and human rights cases. Especially notable for its work for vulnerable refugees including victims of religious persecution. Advises on cases before courts at all levels of the domestic system, including SIAC.

One source states: “Wilsons is second to none for legally aided immigration work. The team are highly organised and effective, putting the client at the heart of everything, and spare no effort.”

Another adds: “They are brilliant lawyers who are absolutely committed to their clients and their best interests. They will absolutely go the extra mile.”

One client appreciates that “they explain everything in plain, easy-to-understand language.”

A source underlines: “They are very committed to their clients.”

Family Law

Well-regarded family practice noted for its specialism in public law cases involving the welfare of children. Regularly represents parents, guardians and children in complex care proceedings, including those involving sensitive mental health issues, and allegations of non-accidental injury. Public law expertise augmented by a strong immigration and Court of Protection offering.

One interviewee says: “Wilson Solicitors is a wonderful, extremely professional firm.”

Public Law, Civil Liberties & Human Rights 

Well-known team recognised for having a strong public law and civil liberties department. Offers experience advising on migrants’ rights, trafficking and unlawful detention. Capable of advising marginalised groups, including victims of trafficking, vulnerable individuals and children. Lawyers also have experience advising charities and NGOs. Significant expertise in migrants’ rights, immigration detention and acting on behalf of bereaved families.

Interviewees note: “They are an outstanding firm and have so much experience in dealing with the Home Office.”

Sources highlight: “They are brilliant lawyers who are absolutely committed to their clients and their best interest. They will absolutely go the extra mile.”

One source says: “They are a top civil liberties firm.”

Another remarks: “The team work incredibly hard and are very committed to holding the state to account.”


Matthew Davies, our managing partner, said:

 “We are very proud that all three of our departments have been ranked in the Chambers guide this year. That is a great credit to all the hard work of our brilliant lawyers and the exceptional service they provide to our clients. 

Every one of our lawyers has contributed to this achievement and shares in the recognition. I want to give special thanks to the dedication, commitment, and leadership of the partners in our three departments. They drive our mission to bring justice to all. And I also wish to congratulate the nine lawyers who have been ranked individually this year as leading lawyers in their fields – especially those ranked for the first time. You are shining stars in our universe of excellence.”

If you wish to instruct our Top Ranked law firm to advise you, or represent you on your legal matter, do not hesitate to get in touch. We would love to hear from you.