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Gherson LLP
17a-19 Harcourt Street
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Roger established Gherson in 1988, some seven years after first qualifying as a solicitor. His prior experience in commercial law, property, tax and litigation, as well as immigration, gives him a fairly unique perspective as an immigration lawyer. Since then, he has built up a dynamic team of specialists in UK immigration, nationality, EU, asylum and human rights law, as well as extradition and sanctions cases. He is well regarded for resolving complex issues in these fields and has a proven ability to coordinate legal teams to tackle complex applications. Roger’s focus includes private asylum claims and related UK and international Human Rights work, including extradition and national security proceedings, as well as applications in respect of international sanctions to the respective bodies. Roger’s reputation for discretion and tenacity is reflected in the firm’s breadth and volume of litigation work, which includes appeals at immigration tribunals, judicial reviews in the High Court and applications to the European Court of Human Rights as well as the European Court of Justice. He has extensive expertise in advising a wide range of clients, including high-profile international and UK companies and high-net-worth individuals. Respected for his innovative and direct approach, he frequently receives referrals from other law firms. Roger has over 30 years’ experience and is regularly cited as an expert in all the leading guides to immigration lawyers. Three years ago Roger established Discreet Law, which provides a broad range of General Counsel advisory services.


Qualified 1979.


University College London (1978); College of Law (1979)

Lawyer Rankings

London > Employment > Immigration

(Hall of Fame)

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Gherson is described as ‘unique in its expertise in the areas of extradition, asylum and immigration, and crime – there is no better firm to handle cases where all three are engaged.’ Principal solicitor Roger Gherson founded the firm in 1988, and can draw on a huge depth of experience of assisting ‘countless clients in myriad different situations’. ‘Exceptional’ solicitor Charles Burnett specialises in private and public law cases against the State, including human rights and judicial review claims and inquests. Adam Hoefel joined the firm in January 2021 from DavidsonMorris; he now heads up the corporate team, advising businesses on issues such as sponsor licences and recruitment issues.