James Elliott > Wilson Solicitors LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Wilson Solicitors LLP
N17 8AD

Living Wage

Work Department

Immigration and public law.


Partner in the immigration department, specialising in immigration and asylum law, and has extensive experience at all levels of the system, with an emphasis on High Court work. James also practices in public law, specialising in challenges to detention and claims for compensation from government bodies.


Trained Wilson Solicitors; qualified 2001; partner 2010 to date.




ILPA (has provided regular training for the past five years – conducted field trips to gather evidence for country guidance cases).


Judd School, Tonbridge; University of Leeds (1995 BA (Hons) English Language and Literature).

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.

London > Public sector > Civil liberties and human rights

Wilson Solicitors LLP is ‘really at the top of the game in the civil liberties and human rights field’ and stands out for its ‘experience in immigration matters‘. The firm is also active in judicial review claims and has strength across a range of civil litigation. Judicial review and civil liberties specialist James Elliott leads the team and is ‘outstanding on detention matters particularly’.