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Tel:
Work 020 7269 9590
DX:
37951 KINGSWAY
Email:
Web:
www.gulbenkian.co.uk

Dr Bernard Andonian

Tel:
Work 020 7269 9590
Email:
Web:
www.gulbenkian.co.uk/
Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors

Work Department

Immigration, Asylum, Human Rights, Business Immigration

Position

Partner dealing with all aspects of UK immigration and asylum work including business immigration and human rights.

Career

Bernard is a very experienced solicitor and a Part-time Judge and one of the Founders of Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors. He has gratefully accepted the award of Doctor of Laws (Hon LLD) of the University of West London (UWL) where he graduated with an Hons law degree in 1972, and where he  has kept his links for over 40 years. He obtained a masters degree in business  law with distinction in Intellectual Property from City University.

He specialises in all aspects of immigration, human rights and nationality law and also in Human Rights and matrimonial law and finance. He has been a regular contributor to legal and commercial journals. He has been on the Law Society immigration Law Panel and sits as a part- time Judge and has done so for many years.

He is renowned for a number of successful celebrated decisions of the Higher Courts including Shah and Islam (HL), Baumbast and Rolet (ECJ) which broke new legal grounds on issues of Asylum, Human Rights and European Law.

Bernard speaks : Armenian, Farsi and French and carries out voluntary work for the Ealing community under the community advice programme (CAP) under the direction of the Ealing Equality council where many UWL students are mentored and take a huge part in gaining their  work experience and assisting numerous vulnerable clients who can ill afford to pay for legal advice. He remains a consultant solicitor and the head of professional development at Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors in London.

Languages

French, Farsi and Armenian (fluent in all).

Member

Law Society, Resolution.

Education

City University (Masters degree with distinction in intellectual property).

Leisure

Reading, rambling, tennis and table tennis.


London: Human resources

Immigration

Within: Leading individuals

Bernard Andonian - Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors

Within: Immigration

The ‘outstanding’ department at Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors is well known for its ‘strong’ track-record in human rights, appeals and overstay work, European free movement, and nationality cases. It handles a range of emergency injunctions, bail, unlawful detention claims, appeals and Judicial Review applications, and is particularly praised for its ability to conduct its own advocacy. The firm also handles a range of business immigration matters and clients include several football clubs. Consultant solicitor Bernard Andonian has a ‘wealth of knowledge’ across immigration, asylum and human rights law, and also sits as a part-time judge. Managing director Dave Vasoodaven is ‘approachable’ and has an ‘excellent way with clients’. Consultant solicitor Hayk Sayadyan handles a range of human rights cases and has handled several complex judicial review matters, with particular experience in nationality and national security cases. Legal director Fadi Farhat heads the appeals and public law department and is ‘exceptional’.

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