Liz Barratt > Bindmans LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile
Bindmans LLP Offices
236 GRAY'S INN ROAD
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Partner and joint head of the immigration department at Bindmans LLP. Liz has a wide ranging practice dealing with all aspects of immigration for individuals including EEA law, asylum law, immigration rules and nationality law. Acts for individuals, but is also regularly instructed by NGOs and local authorities in relation to children in care.
Trained at Bindmans LLP and qualified in September 2000. Rejoined Bindmans in April 2001; associate in the immigration team 2006-15; partner April 2015.
Cambridge University (History); College of Law (CPE and LPC).
Lawyer Rankings(Leading individuals)
Bindmans LLP has a ‘fantastic‘ immigration team, which handles a range of asylum and nationality law mandates. The team is active across asylum and human rights cases and is experienced in appeals, judicial reviews, extradition law, citizenship applications, detention, bail and deportation matters. The team has a strong track record in representing children subject to immigration control, and representing victims of trafficking and other vulnerable clients. Advising on immigration issues in adoption and surrogacy cases and advising family members of British and settled people are also key areas of focus. On the business immigration side, the team is instructed by a number of NGOs, charities and unions, and it also acts for SMEs and individuals. The team has been advising a number of clients on EEA matters, where the team has in-depth experience. The team is also well-versed in Turkish Ankara Agreement cases. Alison Stanley is experienced in complex asylum cases with an extradition cross-over element and also advises high-net-worth individuals on Tier 1 (Investor) applications. Liz Barratt is experienced in nationality matters and cases involving questions of deprivation and nullity of British citizenship. Recommended associates include Roberta Haslam, who handles a range of asylum, deportation and nationality work and is noted for her experience in advising children in care and care leavers on immigration matters; Ashley Fleming, who is experienced in EU law and is regularly engaged on asylum cases; and Emma Cohen, who is experienced in cases involving children, adoption, surrogacy and dependant relatives.
Bindmans LLP is the main name in the market for Brexit-related litigation and judicial reviews, as well as assisting businesses, trade unions and NGOs with immigration issues. John Halford and Liz Barratt jointly lead the group and specialise in public law and immigration respectively. Amy Rowe is recommended for her international children work and Alison Stanley focuses on immigration matters. Halford acted for Chris Leslie MP and Tom Brake MP as intervener MPs in a challenge before the European Court of Justice relating to the circumstances in which any notice given under Article 50 can be revoked, and is advising the Fair Vote campaign group on efforts to establish a public inquiry into the EU referendum campaign. He has also worked with Tamsin Allen assisting People’s Vote with withdrawal agreement issues, and has partnered with Barratt to advise Here for Good on EU and discrimination law issues affecting European nationals planning to live in the UK post-Brexit. Associate Ashley Fleming is also active in complex nationality issues and newly promoted partner Olivia Piercy focuses on family law mandates.
- Leading individuals - London > Human resources > Immigration
- Brexit - London > Risk advisory
- Immigration - London > Human resources
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Public sector > Administrative and public law
- Public sector > Civil liberties and human rights
- Crime, fraud and licensing > Crime: general
- Real estate > Social housing: tenant
- Risk advisory > Brexit
- Insurance > Clinical negligence: claimant
- Private client > Court of protection
- Public sector > Healthcare
- Insurance > Personal injury: claimant
- Human resources > Employment: employees/unions
- Private client > Family
- Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: white-collar crime
- Dispute resolution > Professional discipline
- Risk advisory > Reputation management
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Media and entertainment (including media finance)
- Human resources > Immigration