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Matthew Davies

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Wilson Solicitors LLP

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Immigration department.


Matthew is a partner in the immigration department with 20 years of immigration law experience. He specialises in all areas of immigration and nationality law including advising individuals and organisations. His recent focus of activity has been in respect to relationship applications, human rights work, students, workers and the points-based system. He has represented on many appeals over the years including numerous reported cases in the High Court and the Court of Appeal. He has experience of large complex cases including national security appeals before the Special Immigration Appeals Commission. Matthew sits as a part-time immigration judge in the First Tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber).


Matthew trained at Wilson Solicitors LLP and has been with the firm since qualification. He undertakes numerous activities outside of the firm. Matthew is an experienced trainer and has served as a consultant to the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner. He is a past Chair of both INQUEST (representing the families of those how have died in custody) and the Stonewall Immigration Group (campaigning for the immigration rights of same-sex couples). He shared the Stonewall Equality Award in 1997 for his campaigning legal work for equality. He gives pro-bono advice to the UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group and to other charities. Publications of note: co-author of the immigration chapters in the ‘National Aids Manual’ and Butterworth’s ‘Advising Lesbian and Gay Clients’. Most recently, he wrote the ‘Best Practice Guide’ to fast-track asylum cases for the Immigration Law Practitioners Association.


Brentwood School; Manchester University (1987 BA (Hons) in History and Sociology); College of Law (1990); LSE (2010 LLM).


Theatre, cinema, travel and time with family and friends.

London: Human resources


Within: Immigration

The ‘exceptional’ team at Wilson Solicitors LLP ‘works tirelessly and demonstrates a commitment to its clients that is second-to-none’. It specialises in a full range of asylum, nationality and personal immigration cases for individuals. Immigration head Matthew Davies and 'outstanding' senior partner Michael Hanley have ‘tremendous knowledge and experience’. Ana Gonzalez handles a range of asylum and personal immigration cases, and has ‘fantastic knowledge of EU law, trafficking and immigration rules in general; she has a great tenacity pursuing a case to get the absolutely best for her client and a remarkable insight as to how to get there’. Anita Vasisht is ‘brilliant’ and specialises in complex asylum, nationality and security cases. The ‘fantasticMuhunthan Paramesvaran is also recommended.

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