Nina Rathbone Pullen > Wilson Solicitors LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Wilson Solicitors LLP
N17 8AD

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Public Law




Nina graduated from the University of Warwick with a first class honours degree in Politics with International Studies and achieved distinction in the Legal Practice Course.

Nina specialises in public law. Her caseload comprises judicial review and civil claims for compensation against the state; with a particular focus on the rights of people held in immigration detention.

Nina joined us in 2008 and qualified as a solicitor in 2012. She was awarded the Junior Lawyer of the Year at the 2015 Law Society Excellence awards for her outstanding work on behalf of victims of trafficking.

Her work representing victims of trafficking and Modern Day Slavery has had a lasting and positive impact on this area of law, clarifying and upholding the UK’s obligations to individuals who have survived human trafficking. Most recently, she acted for the Claimant in PK (Ghana) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWCA Civ 98.

Nina is committed to representing individuals held in immigration detention. She is dedicated to securing the release of her clients who are detained unlawfully by the Home Office and to achieving excellent financial settlements for clients who have been deprived of their liberty. She is praised by her clients for her empathy, care and passion.

The Legal 500 has recognised “Nina Rathbone Pullen’s ‘knowledge of immigration, detention, trafficking and community care law enables her to provide comprehensive advice to her vulnerable client base’.” (2018)

Nina is co-convenor of the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association’s Removals, Detention and Offences working group. Before this she served as trustee for ILPA between 2014 and 2017.


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Lawyer Rankings

London > Public sector > Administrative and public law

Wilson Solicitors LLP‘s ‘brilliant and dedicated’ team predominantly represents migrants, victims of human trafficking and prisoners in judicial reviews serving to protect and enforce fundamental human rights. Recently, Nina Rathbone Pullen and Hannah Watkins represented one of three claimants in a test case concerning the provision of accommodation to destitute migrants, which resulted in the High Court finding that the claimant had suffered degrading treatment in violation of Article 3. Practice head James Elliott has a strong track record in public inquests and legal challenges against Home Office policies.  Associate Nusrat Uddin , whose practice covers public law and human rights, including migrant welfare and actions against the state, is also recommended.