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Anita Vasisht

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Wilson Solicitors LLP

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Immigration department.


Partner specialising in immigration, asylum and human rights law. Anita has acted successfully in particularly complex political cases (Russia, Algeria, Iraq, Palestine, Lebanon). In KK IH HE (Palestinians-Lebanon-camps) Palestine CG [2004] UKIAT00293 Anita sought to argue that the discrimination suffered by Palestinians in Lebanon amounts to persecution. Relevant to her interest in Palestinian cases, Anita has spent time in Palestinian refugee camps in southern Lebanon. An exceptionally strong all-rounder, Anita recently successfully represented an Albanian victim of sex trafficking in a case which has become country guidance, AM and BM (trafficked women) Albania CG [2010] UKUT 80 (IAC). Currently representing former Algerian millionaire Rafik Khelifa whose extradition is sought by the Governments of Algeria and France. Also running two exceptionally complex and sensitive SIAC appeals.


Trained: PD Ryan Solicitors; qualified 1997. 1993-95 legal office at Amnesty International’s International Secretariat; 1995-97 trainee solicitor at PD Ryan Solicitors; 1997-2005 assistant solicitor at Wilson & Co; 2005-present partner at Wilson Solicitors LLP.


Immigration Law Practitioners Association.


Roan School for Girls, Greenwich; University of Surrey (1992 Law Society Finals; 1990 BSc (hons) French, Russian and Law).

London: Human resources


Within: Immigration

The ‘exceptional’ team at Wilson Solicitors LLP ‘works tirelessly and demonstrates a commitment to its clients that is second-to-none’. It specialises in a full range of asylum, nationality and personal immigration cases for individuals. Immigration head Matthew Davies and 'outstanding' senior partner Michael Hanley have ‘tremendous knowledge and experience’. Ana Gonzalez handles a range of asylum and personal immigration cases, and has ‘fantastic knowledge of EU law, trafficking and immigration rules in general; she has a great tenacity pursuing a case to get the absolutely best for her client and a remarkable insight as to how to get there’. Anita Vasisht is ‘brilliant’ and specialises in complex asylum, nationality and security cases. The ‘fantasticMuhunthan Paramesvaran is also recommended.

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