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Gita Patel

  • Year of call: 1988



Top Ranked in Legal 500 2019:
Gita Patel is recommended in the Legal 500 for her Public Law practice, ‘She has vast experience in asylum cases.'

Top Ranked in Chambers & Partners 2012 - 2017

Gita is a highly experienced barrister with a good reputation in the region. She has a broad immigration practice regularly appearing in the Court of Appeal and Administrative Court, and has notable expertise acting for vulnerable appellants.

Strengths: "She is very knowledgeable in terms of case law."

Previously practising in Family and Criminal law, Gita has specialised in immigration and asylum law since 2000.

Gita speaks Gujarati and understands Urdu.

Lecture Experience:

Gita lectures as part of the Immigration Lecture Team and has covered topics such as:

  • Family and private life under Article 8
  • Challenging decisions of the AIT
  • The new Immigration, Asylum & Nationality Act 2006
  • The Refugee Qualification Directive
  • The Statement of Changes under the Immigration Rules
  • Immigration, detention and deportation - the current state of play

Interests Outside the Law:

Gita's interests include cooking, travelling, reading and writing.

Reported Cases

Notable Cases - Judicial Review Cases in the Administrative Court:

  • [RLG] Mushtaq (R on the application of) v Entry Clearance Officer of Islamabad, Pakistan (ECO - procedural fairness) [2015]
  • Jabang (R on the Application of) v SSHD [2011] EWHC 2478
  • Ping on 3 Limited v SSHD [2011] EWHC 2196
  • EP & Another (R on the Application of) v SSHD [2010] EWHC 2189
  • Ahmed (R on the Application of) v SSHD [2010] EWHC 2779
  • Umar (R on the Application of) v SSHD [2009] EWHC 2779
  • Essomba (R on the Application of) v SSHD [2009] EWHC 2300

Notable Cases - Court of Appeal Asylum and Human Rights Cases:

  • TH Burma v SSHD [2011] EWCA Civ 1521
  • MF Sri Lanka v SSHD [2011] EWCA Civ 915
  • AK Bangladesh v SSHD [2009] Civ 1586
  • XZ China v SSHD [2008] EWCA Civ 342

Notable Cases - Court of Appeal Immigration Cases:

  • Ishtiaq v SSHD [2007] EWCA Civ 386
  • Il (Pakistan) [2006] EWCA Civ 1413

Professional Memberships & Publications

  • Member of ILPA