Dr Bernard Andonian > Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors
6 Flitcroft St
West End

Work Department

Immigration, Asylum, Human Rights, Business Immigration


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


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.


French, Farsi and Armenian (fluent in all).


Law Society, Resolution.


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


Reading, rambling, tennis and table tennis.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Human resources > Immigration

(Hall of Fame)

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Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors provides an ‘exceptional service‘ to its clients. Human rights, appeals and overstay work is a key focus of the practice, including appeals and cases involving asylum, European free movement, nationality law and unlawful detention. It is also experienced in judicial review applications. On the business immigration side, the team is able to advise individuals and corporate clients on all aspects of the visa and employer sponsorship process. The team acts for several sports sector clients as well as a number of start-ups. Consultant solicitor Bernard Andonian is a ‘fountain of knowledge and experience‘, while legal director Fadi Farhat, who is an ‘expert‘, heads the appeals and public law team. Managing partner Dave Vasoodaven is strong on human rights and EEA law.