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Roger Gherson

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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)

London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Crime: general

Within: Crime: general

Boutique extradition specialist Gherson is ‘the only firm to go to if the case has any asylum/immigration dimension’. The firm undertakes a large number of INTERPOL cases, and complex SFO matters in relation freezing orders. Roger Gherson Roger Gherson, who is ‘second to none in his devotion to clients’ heads the team alongside associate Thomas Garner  who is ‘clever, thoughtful, and has excellent judgment’.

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London: Human resources


Within: Leading individuals

Roger Gherson - Gherson

Within: Immigration

With expertise spanning business and human rights immigration cases, the team at Gherson regularly handles complex human rights and asylum cases, both in the UK and internationally, and is particularly adept at handling politically sensitive and high-profile cases. The team represents internationally based clients in matters relating to INTERPOL and Red Notice notifications, and also manages a growing number of international sanctions cases. Solicitor Thomas Garner heads the extradition department. Associate Joe Levtov handles human rights and asylum cases. Roger Gherson is active across business and personal immigration; he is a ‘master at handling complex, politically sensitive cases’; and is the ‘‘go to’ lawyer for clients facing the most challenging of circumstances’. Consultant Lisa Amos heads the business immigration team which acts for over 100 companies, and handles a full range of business immigration work. Solicitors Alina Fosh and Isobel Neilson head the general immigration team, advising individuals on UK immigration applications.

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London: Public sector

Civil liberties and human rights

Within: Civil liberties and human rights

Gherson handles complex human rights, immigration and asylum cases both in the UK and internationally. Roger Gherson has successfully acted for several clients in respect to immigration appeals. Charles Burnett  is another name to note.

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