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“Wilson Solicitors are consistently exceptional” – Legal 500 2021

Date posted: 1 October 2020



All of our departments – immigration, family and public law – have been ranked in the 2021 edition of the Legal 500 which was published on 30th September.


Of our immigration team, placed in the Top Tier, Legal 500 say….


Wilson Solicitors LLP’s well-regarded practice deals with asylum claims, nationality law, personal immigration and detention advice. Practice head Anita Vasisht is adept in handling national security cases and leads the firm’s national security team. The team is skilled in dealing with cases involving children in care, vulnerable adults and international surrogacy. Senior partner Michael Hanley has extensive experience in cases requiring the exercise of discretion outside of the Home Office rules, especially deprivation of citizenship cases. On the personal immigration side, managing partner Matthew Davies is an expert in EU law and permanent residence and citizenship applications.


Our partners Ana Gonzalez, Muhunthan Paramesvaran, Marcela Navarrete, Chris Mckendry and Aisling Ni Chuinn all get a specific mention for their excellent work.


Of our public law team Legal 500 say….


Wilson Solicitors LLP’s public law department has a strong focus on immigration matters; practice head James Elliott, Nina Rathbone Pullen and Katy Robinson handle challenges to long-term immigration detention, often for vulnerable children, victims of trafficking, those with mental illnesses and physically disable individuals. The group also recently handled successful challenges against the Home Office for age-disputed children, and assists with obtaining access to social care and adequate housing by way of judicial review. ….. The civil liberties practice at Wilson Solicitors LLP has vast expertise across the human rights spectrum which handles community care work, inquests and actions against the police. Katy Robinson is the key name for migrant rights issues, while Nusrat Uddin and Nina Rathbone Pullen regularly represent victims of trafficking.


Of our family law team Legal 500 say….


Wilsons has specialists in all areas of family and matrimonial law, including divorce and financial orders as well as private law children matters and domestic abuse cases. Other strengths lie in international adoption, child abduction, forced marriages and surrogacy cases. The team deals with both modest income cases and high-net-worth matters. Aysen Soyer and Patricia Beckett are notable names. Amna Khaliq is another key practitioner and receives regular referrals directly from the International Child Abduction and Contact Unit.


And from the Testimonials, a few of our favourites…….


“Wilson Solicitors are consistently exceptional in respect of the quality of the work that they do for each and every client and their dedication to their clients. There is a very reassuring spirit of teamwork within the firm and every person demonstrates consistent dedication, no matter their job title.”


“Wilsons Solicitors offers great service, and is very knowledgeable, professional and has a very warm and welcoming environment. The staff are all amazing and very friendly, which really makes the firm unique.”


“They never forget that there is always a client at the heart of every important legal challenge.”


Matthew Davies, Managing Partner, said “we are incredibly proud of all our lawyers and staff. They deserve the recognition that Legal 500 brings. It is a fantastic achievement for all of our departments to be ranked”.