Shivani Jegarajah

Specific areas of work include:

  • Entry clearance applications in all categories of the Immigration Rules , including applications for Administrative Review in Points-Based System refusals
  • Domestic workers in private households
  • Persons seeking to enter or remain in the United Kingdom as a businessman, self-employed person, investor, writer, composer or artist
  • Retired persons of independent means
  • All applications under the Points-Based System, including Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 4 migrants and their dependent family members
  • Tier 2 sponsors, Tier 5 sponsors and employers of work permit holders
  • EEA nationals and their families
  • Long residence
  • Family members, including fianc√©(e)s/proposed civil partner, spouses/civil partners; unmarried and same-sex partners, victims of domestic violence, bereaved spouses
  • Children
  • Parents, grandparents and other dependent relatives
  • Asylum seekers and refugees, including their family members
  • Asylum and Human Rights claims, including fresh claims
  • Deportation
  • Bail applications and unlawful detention, including damages claims
  • Appeals
  • Judicial Review
  • Stateless persons
  • British and British Overseas Territories Nationality

My approach

Shivani is a fearless, persuasive and innovative advocate.

What my clients say

In J v SSHD [2004] EWHC 2636 (Admin) Mr Justice Munby, as he then was said this of Shivani:

41: I do not want to patronise you, but it has always been the function of the legal profession to help those who cannot help themselves. And those who act pro bono, particularly in modem times, and particularly, if I may say so, in relation to clients who may have complicated cases, are acting in the highest traditions of the legal profession. It is also the historic function of the Bar, and I say the Bar because it is the Bar by and large who stand on their feet and advocate in courts, to stand up fearlessly on behalf of the client and stand up to a judge if it is thought that the judge has overstepped the mark or said something unfortunate or inappropriate. You are absolutely right to make the comments you have made and you ought to be congratulated for having had the courage to do so.

Shivani is ranked as a 'Leading Individual' in immigration law in Chambers and Partners in 2013, as she was from 2009 onwards.

"Shivani Jegarajah is recommended for her work on children-based human rights applications, and appears frequently for claimants in judicial reviews in the higher courts. She has carried out interesting work surrounding the political implications of deportations to Sri Lanka and Pakistan, and is praised by her clients for her commitment, pragmatism and creative thinking."

Listed as a Leading Junior in Legal 500.

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