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Roger Gherson

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Roger established Gherson in 1988, some seven years after first qualifying as a solicitor. His prior experience in commercial law, property, tax and litigation, as well as immigration, gives him a fairly unique perspective as an immigration lawyer. Since then, he has built up a dynamic team of specialists in UK immigration, nationality, EU, asylum and human rights law, as well as extradition and sanctions cases. He is well regarded for resolving complex issues in these fields and has a proven ability to coordinate legal teams to tackle complex applications. Roger’s focus includes private asylum claims and related UK and international Human Rights work, including extradition and national security proceedings, as well as applications in respect of international sanctions to the respective bodies. Roger’s reputation for discretion and tenacity is reflected in the firm’s breadth and volume of litigation work, which includes appeals at immigration tribunals, judicial reviews in the High Court and applications to the European Court of Human Rights as well as the European Court of Justice. He has extensive expertise in advising a wide range of clients, including high-profile international and UK companies and high-net-worth individuals. Respected for his innovative and direct approach, he frequently receives referrals from other law firms. Roger has over 30 years’ experience and is regularly cited as an expert in all the leading guides to immigration lawyers. Three years ago Roger established Discreet Law, which provides a broad range of General Counsel advisory services.


Qualified 1979.


University College London (1978); College of Law (1979)

London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Crime: general

Within: Crime: general

Gherson has a niche focus on extradition cases, and counts SFO matters, freezing orders and INTERPOL cases as cornerstone areas of expertise. The firm has been acting on the high-profile case concerning the UK's first-ever unexplained wealth order, which was issued against the wife of a banker jailed in Azerbaijan. Immigration law expert Roger Gherson and associate Thomas Garner lead the practice.

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London: Human resources


Within: Leading individuals

Roger Gherson - Gherson

Within: Immigration

Gherson is a specialist immigration, nationality, extradition and human rights offering which stands out for its ability to advise on complex asylum and human rights cases. The team is well-versed in domestic and international extradition proceedings, asylum claims, human rights-based applications, appeals and it is particularly adept at handling politically sensitive cases. On the business side, the team is instructed by entrepreneurs, private clients and multinational corporations. Firm founder Roger Gherson has a 'fantastic reputation'.

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London: Public sector

Civil liberties and human rights

Within: Civil liberties and human rights

Gherson has experience undertaking human rights, immigration and asylum matters with a domestic and international focus. Roger Gherson has expertise in complex human rights and extradition cases. Other team members include Charles Burnett, who is recommended for his strength in public and private actions against the state.

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