Michael Hanley > Wilson Solicitors LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Wilson Solicitors LLP
697 HIGH ROAD
TOTTENHAM
LONDON
N17 8AD
England

Living Wage

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Work Department

Immigration.

Position

Senior partner specialising in all aspects of asylum, nationality and immigration law, including family and relationship-based applications. Michael specialises in finding solutions to unusual situations and has experience of using the full range of immigration options including the points-based scheme and business solutions. He has had three cases in the House of Lords, namely Hasan Adan v SSHD [1997] 2 All ER 723 (on refugee protection for victims of civil war), Lul Adan v SSHD [1999] 4 All ER 774 (interpretation of Refugee Convention in context of a removal to Germany) and Saadi v SSHD [2002] UKHL (legality of detention of asylum seekers and Article 5 of the ECHR – this case proceeded to a full hearing in the Grand Chamber in Strasbourg in 2008). He has had the conduct of numerous cases at all levels of the judicial ladder. Michael was appointed as a fee paid immigration judge in 2006.

Career

Trained Dowse & Co; qualified 1985; partner Wilson Solicitors LLP 1990 to date.

Memberships

Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association; costs assessor, Legal Services Commission; Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner Consultant; external examiner, Westminster University.

Education

Campion Grammar School 1970-77; Pembroke College, Cambridge University (1981 Law Degree 2(1)).

Leisure

Travel, cinema, cycling and family.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Employment > Immigration

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Michael HanleyWilson Solicitors LLP

Praised as ‘a pioneering firm in the sector‘, Wilson Solicitors LLP handles a range of legal aid and privately funded work including detention issues, nationality work and asylum mandates. Anita Vasisht leads the department and has extensive knowledge of Palestinian refugee claims; she also specialises in cases where there are allegations that the appellant poses a threat to national security. Managing partner Matthew Davies is a key contact for immigration issues arising to EU law and Brexit-related matters, and senior consultant Michael Hanley focuses on nationality work and also advises on the immigration elements of international surrogacies.