Jamil Dhanji

Jamil Dhanji

Call: 2010

“Jamil is a talented and committed barrister: bright, capable and knowledgeable, with great empathy and respect for the individuals he represents. His preparation is meticulous and he has a great eye for detail, spotting points others have missed.”

Karma Hickman, Bishop & Sewell

“Jamil is an encyclopaedic source of information on all UK immigration law matters…I would highly recommend him, as he has achieved considerable successes for me over the many years I have worked with him.”

Nitish de Ramduny, Garth Coates Solicitors

“I know that when I instruct Jamil, the client will not only be in expert hands, but that Jamil will engender trust and enable the client to understand even the most complex issue affecting them which is hugely empowering in a landscape that often feels hostile.”

Lesley Kemp, Helen Smith Immigration

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Jamil is a public and human rights lawyer, specialising in personal and business immigration, international protection and nationality law.  He has over a decade’s experience representing individuals at all levels in appeals and judicial reviews raising issues of asylum & international protection, trafficking, unlawful detention, human rights, EU and nationality law. He also regularly advises and acts for businesses and charitable organisations in immigration matters.

Jamil has developed a reputation for excellent client care, thorough preparation, clear advice, creative problem-solving and fearless advocacy. His practice is built on the principles of being accessible to the lay and professional clients who instruct him, fighting his hardest for those he represents and leaving no stone unturned in trying to secure a successful outcome for his clients.

Jamil has a number of reported cases, has been published and lectures extensively in public and human rights law.

Jamil has appeared on various media platforms, including The Victoria Derbyshire Show, to commentate on developments in immigration law.

Jamil runs pro bono legal advice clinics at a number of charities. He is committed to ensuring that everyone has access to honest, accurate legal advice and professional legal representation, regardless of their means.

Jamil is qualified to accept instructions directly from the members of the public through the Bar’s direct access scheme.

In addition to his work at the Bar, Jamil is a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Law and is a fee-paid Judge of the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration & Asylum Chamber).

Languages Spoken

French (fluent), German (intermediate), Hindi (conversational), Punjabi (conversational), Urdu (conversational), Russian (conversational)

Interested in instructing Mr Dhanji?

Please call 0207 353 6802 or complete the form below:

Immigration Barrister

Notable cases

Kaur v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2015] UKUT 487 (IAC)

Nzangane v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] EWHC 555 (Admin) 


Chapter 16 on ‘Remedies’ in ‘The Law and Practice of Expulsion and Exclusion from the UK: Deportation, Removal, Exclusion and Denial and Deprivation of Citizenship’ (edited by Fripp, Moffat & Wilford) (Hart Publishing, December 2014)

Commentary in the Journal of Immigration Asylum and Nationality Law (Volume 28, Number 2, 2014)


Panel appearance on The Victoria Derbyshire Show, ‘Does the UK have too many migrants?’ (27 August 2015)

Public Law Barrister

In addition to immigration law, Jamil has extensive experience in other areas of public & human rights law, including community care and education law, and in Court of Protection matters.


Fee-paid judge of the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration & Asylum Chamber)

Education & Qualifications

BA (Hons), Social & Political Sciences, University of Cambridge

MA (Hons), Social & Political Sciences, University of Cambridge

GDL, BPP Law School

BVC, BPP Law School


Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association

Constitutional and Administrative Law Bar Association


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