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Gita Patel

Year of Call: 1988

Gita Patel is a Barrister at Kenworthy’s Chambers who practices in

Gita Patel joined Kenworthy’s Chambers in 1990 and has specialised in Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law since 2000. She previously practiced Family, Civil and Criminal Law. She speaks Gujarati fluently and understands Urdu.

Immigration, Asylum and Nationality

Gita Patel is recommended in both Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 for her Immigration Practice.

She has specialised in Immigration and Asylum Law, following the advent of the Human Rights Act 1998 and the policy of dispersal of those seeking asylum accommodation in the UK, introduced by the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.

Gita Patel practices in all aspects of Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law. She appears before The First Tier Tribunal and The Upper Tribunal in both single and panel hearings.

She has also appeared before the Court of Appeal and Administrative Court in Asylum and Immigration matters. She works very closely with families, often on European Economic Area (EEA) issues and deportation cases.

In asylum cases, Gita Patel has represented appellants from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, China, Sri Lanka, Iran, Iraq, Cameroon, DRC, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Angola, Zimbabwe, Lebanon, Palestinian Occupied Territories and Togo.

As an Immigration Barrister, Gita Patel is experienced in judicial reviews. She has handled judicial reviews on refusals to visit the UK, on preventing removal from the UK, and on human trafficking.

She has plenty of experience representing vulnerable people in Human Rights cases. Gita Patel has represented minors, the elderly, females, and those with mental health issues.

Gita Patel undertakes advisory work on Immigration and judicial review matters in line with Chambers' quick turnaround policy and will consider pro bono work on its merits.

If you have an Immigration, Asylum, or Nationality case you need advice or advocacy for, call our Immigration call our Clerks Daniella Howarth and Alessandro Saporita-Clark on 0161 832 4036, email [email protected], [email protected], or fill out our contact form.

Administrative and Public Law

Administrative and Public Law Barrister Gita Patel has extensive experience in judicial review proceedings in the High Court and Appellate Courts.

Gita Patel's Administrative and Public Law practice involves using Public Law principles at every turn.

She has worked on numerous notable judicial review cases in the Administrative Court.

If you have an Administrative and Public Law case call our call our Clerks Daniella Howarth and Alessandro Saporita-Clark on 0161 832 4036, email [email protected], [email protected], or fill out our contact form.

Public Access

Gita Patel accepts Immigration Law instructions from the general public on a direct access basis for appropriate cases.

Please refer to the below pricing range for Public Access Barrister services. Prices are subject to case type, complexity and seniority or experience of the Barrister. Accurate quotes will be provided before work on the case begins.

Services Cost
Advice and Preparation: £175 - £275 + VAT
Conferences: £250 - £750 + VAT
*First-tier immigration hearings: £550 - £850 + VAT
*Bail hearings: £350 - £500 + VAT
Upper Tribunal Hearings£550 - £1,200 + VAT

*These price ranges for hearings at Manchester IAC, other courts will incur a travel charge.

Please contact our Clerks Daniella Howarth and Alessandro Saporita-Clark on 0161 832 4036, email [email protected], [email protected], or fill out our contact form.

+ 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 and 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
+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
+Court of Appeal Immigration Cases:
  • Ishtiaq v SSHD [2007] EWCA Civ 386
  • Il (Pakistan) [2006] EWCA Civ 1413
+ Qualifications
  • Law and Politics LLB degree from the University of Birmingham.
+ Professional Memberships

  • Member of the ILPA.
Gita Patel is part of the Immigration Lecture Team and has covered topics such as:

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

Contact Us

To inquire about the availability of Barrister Gita Patel for your Immigration, Asylum and Nationality case or Administrative and Public Law case, call our Immigration Clerks Daniella Howarth and Alessandro Saporita-Clark on 0161 832 4036, email [email protected], [email protected], or fill out our contact form.

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