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Wilsons’ Immigration, Family and Public Law teams ranked in The Legal 500 2020

Date posted: 27 September 2019

We are delighted to announce that the 2020 edition of the Legal 500 has ranked Wilson Solicitors LLP in three departments. Below is a summary of the feedback which has been given about our work.


“Wilson Solicitors LLP is a ‘go-to firm’ for complex immigration work, and is regularly involved in cases involving human rights, overstay, nationality and security issues. The firm undertakes a significant proportion of legal aid work, and also represents private clients. It stands out for its experience in detention work and appeals, and the team is adept at handling cases involving international adoptions, surrogacy and sensitive cases involving children. Senior partner Michael Hanley is well versed across immigration and asylum law, and he is experienced in deportation work and cases involving complex family issues. Matthew Davies – ‘an undisputed leader in this area of law’ – heads the immigration team and specialises in advising individuals on complex immigration matters.”

We were particularly proud to receive the following feedback:

All team members, without exception, are knowledgeable and dedicated to their clients and this area of law.”

Ana Gonzalez has a deep knowledge of immigration law and procedure; her dedication to her clients, affable personality and work ethic makes her hard to beat.”

Matthew Davies‘ understated style is refreshing for someone who is an undisputed leader and hero in this area of law.”



“Wilson Solicitors LLP has a broad practice that advises on diverse issues such as divorce and financial orders through to children law and domestic violence. Other strengths lie in pre- and post-nuptial agreements, high-net-worth financial orders as well as child abduction and forced marriages. Under the leadership of Aysen Soyer it is also becoming increasingly well-known for its work on surrogacy and adoption. Patricia Beckett does some public law children work for parents and advises on other areas such as family law injunctions and cohabitation law.”

The Family team also received some fantastic feedback:

“Wilsons is an excellent value-for-money firm situated in North London offering services to culturally diverse London. Whilst known for its commitment to legally aided clients all of Wilsons’ solicitors offer excellent private services in both financial remedy and private law children.”

Patricia Beckett is absolutely outstanding. She is always prepared to go the extra mile. She is highly adept at representing parents in non-accidental injury cases. She combines a razor-sharp brain with pragmatism and compassion.”

Aysen Soyer has a good understanding of company law and running a business. Many of her financial remedy clients are very well off and own multiple properties and businesses. Her clients clearly trust her advice and listen to her.”


Public Law

“The ‘incredibly well prepared and dedicated team’ at Wilsons has a history of representing clients in actions against the police and public authorities. The team also handles judicial review claims, and complex asylum, immigration, detention and trafficking cases. ‘Fantastic’ public law solicitor Katy Robinson has vast expertise in handling medium to high-value immigration and migrant workers’ rights cases. Newly promoted partner Nina Rathbone Pullen is recommended for her expertise in human trafficking cases.”

The feedback on our Public Law team was outstanding:

“Wilsons has a visceral understanding of the importance of fighting for the civil liberties of the weakest and most vulnerable, which is evidenced in all they do.”

James Elliot, Anita Vasisht and Muhunthan Paramesvaran are all very strong technically and show huge commitment to their clients.”

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.”

Congratulations to everyone; you are a credit to our firm, and we are extremely proud to have been ranked. To read the full entry for Wilsons, please visit here.