Anita Vasisht > Wilson Solicitors LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile
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Newly appointed head of Wilsons’ immigration department, Anita leads our national security team working on cases involving closed material procedures before SIAC and the administrative court.
She also has vast experience in all areas of immigration work and has specialist level knowledge of asylum cases from North Africa, the Middle East (in particular Palestinian and Syrian cases) and the former Soviet republics.
Recently, Anita represented Syrian human rights activist and Oscar nominated and BAFTA winning film maker, Waad Al-Kateab, who fled Syria fearing for her life.
Career highlights include representing high profile Algerian former billionaire Rafik Khelifa in the first ever extradition case involving Algeria.
Anita’s work has taken her to Moscow, Beirut, Tunis, Istanbul, Frankfurt and Beirut. Anita has also spent time in the southern Lebanon Palestinian refugee camps.
1993-95 legal office at Amnesty International’s International Secretariat; 1995-97 trainee solicitor; 1997-2005 assistant solicitor at Wilson & Co; 2005-present partner at Wilson Solicitors LLP. 2020 head of the immigration department
Immigration Law Practitioners Association.
Roan School for Girls, Greenwich; University of Surrey (1992 Law Society Finals; 1990 BSc (hons) French, Russian and Law).
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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.