Samina Iqbal

Samina Iqbal

Call: 1999

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Samina was appointed as a part-time Judge to the Immigration and Asylum Chamber in 2006, the Social Entitlement Chamber in 2018 and in 2017, as an Environment and Traffic Adjudicator.

Samina also practices as a barrister in the areas of family and immigration law since 2000. She is currently based at Goldsmith Chambers where she is joint head of the Immigration team with her colleague Sarah Pinder.

She is also committed to providing training to pupil barristers and was approved to become a pupil supervisor in 2011.

In suitable cases, Samina will undertake direct access work, directly for members of the public

Languages spoken:

  • Punjabi, Urdu, Hindi
  • Kiswahili
  • Basic German, Basic Italian

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Immigration Barrister

Her practice in this area of law has grown over the years, alongside her need to ensure that those most vulnerable members of society receive the best possible representation.  She is passionate about access to justice and is committed to consistently delivering excellent service.

Samina has been instructed to act on a number of complex business immigration cases and she has never failed to impress clients with the depth and breadth of her knowledge, given her background in this area. Samina is approachable, with a very loyal following of clients, especially as she is known to be efficient and organised in her work.

Her practice in immigration is extensive, including being instructed regularly as counsel on Judicial Reviews matters and appeals to the Court of Appeal.  She has also in the past been instructed as counsel in a SIAC case.

Samina has also, often been called upon as immigration expert in family proceedings on issues of nationality, status and rights of parties.

She also delivers training in relation to the latest immigration developments, is contributor to Lexis Nexis’s practice notes and Butterworths Immigration Law Service.

Selected Training

EU citizens living and working in the UK after Brexit with Sarah Pinder (2019) – CLT (Central Law Training)

Unlawful Detention in Civil Courts (2018/2019) – Goldsmith Chambers and Astenj Professional Training

Webinar on Hostile Environment Measures with Sarah Pinder (2019) – Lexis Nexis

Notable cases:


  • “Family and Immigration Proceedings – treading the minefield for the practitioner” Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law Journal – Vol 33, no 3, 2019, 240-258
  • Contributing author to Butterworths Immigration Law Service
  • Contributing author to theLexisPSL Immigration
  • “Homeward Bound for Families Unlawfully Deported” –   LexisWeb
  • Practice Note on “Temporary Admission and Bail” –   LexisWeb


2018 – to date – Fee Paid Immigration Judge: Social Entitlement Chamber

2017 – Environment and Traffic Adjudicator

2006 – to date – Fee Paid Immigration Judge: Immigration and Asylum Chamber

2004 – 2015 – Adjudicator: Legal Services Commission Funding Review for immigration cases.

2011 – Pupil Supervisor





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