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London: Human resources

Immigration: human rights, appeals and overstay - ranked: tier 2

Bishop & Sewell LLP

Bishop & Sewell LLP predominantly focuses on human rights and family cases, and the team also regularly advises on PBS applications for high-net-worth individuals and organisations. It regularly handles public law challenges, appeals and complex nationality cases. It offers specialist experience in cases involving international adoption and surrogacy cases, and the team is also instructed by local authorities to advise on the immigration status of children in care.

Practice head(s):Charles Green

Other key lawyers:Mariam Khaliq; Karma Hickman

Work highlights

  • Advised on a challenging deportation case.
  • Represented a family to regularise immigration status.
  • Advising an EU national, who had been resident in the UK since the age of four, on securing her status in the run-up to Brexit.
  • Advised a client on British passport eligibility.

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London: Private client

Family - ranked: tier 5

Bishop & Sewell LLP

Under the leadership of Louise Barretto at Bishop & Sewell LLP¬†the team provides a full range of private family law work. It advises on a broad spread of matters from pre- and post-nuptial agreements through to cohabitation agreements and financial claims on behalf of children. Other areas include advising on private law children disputes including residence and contact as well as relocation disputes and issues over education. The team is also well-equipped to handle ‚Äėforming families‚Äô work such as surrogacy, fertility and adoption.

Practice head(s):Louise Barretto

Work highlights

  • Represented a mother in Children Act proceedings.
  • Represented a wife in financial remedy proceedings.
  • Represented a husband in a leave to remove and a financial remedy application.
  • Represented a wife in financial remedy proceedings.
  • Advising a former cohabitee in a claim brought against a former partner under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996.

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