Krystelle Wass

Krystelle Wass

Call: 2007

Krystelle’s a pleasure to instruct, and I do so on some of my most complicated of cases. Her experience and knowledge of immigration and nationality law are unquestionable. She understands the needs of solicitors such as myself, and I am also taken back by her level of organisation.

Samir Shah, DJ Webb & Co

Interested in instructing Ms Wass?

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Krystelle has a mixed practice, encompassing immigration, refugee and asylum and public law. She also has particular expertise in disclosure matters, specifically in large serious fraud cases. She accepts cases on a private, legal aid or Public Access basis.

Interested in instructing Ms Wass?

Please call 020 7353 6802 or complete the form below:

Immigration and Public Law Barrister

Krystelle is experienced in the areas of immigration, refugee and asylum, and public law. Her practice encompasses the full spectrum of appeal and judicial review work.  She prides herself on being thorough, approachable and providing a sensitive touch in difficult matters.

Krystelle regularly appears before the First Tier and Upper Tier Immigration Tribunals in respect of all immigration matters such as asylum, EEA, deportation and cases involving breach of Article 22 confidentiality.  She is experienced in dealing with victims of torture or human trafficking. Krystelle has notable experience of Sri Lankan asylum claims and clients who have experienced PTSD. Krystelle has a strong track record in judicial review matters and had previously successfully obtained stays on removal and successful reconsideration of matters at the Pre Action stage.

Notable cases

ME (Sri Lanka) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWCA Civ 1486

Junior Counsel successfully challenging the refusal to grant asylum to a previous victim of torture.

RN (Sri Lanka) (2021)

Obtained permission to the Court of Appeal challenging the refusal of asylum to an individual with an accepted history of detention. Remitted back to Upper Tribunal by consent.

R (on the Application of NK) (2017)

Successful in a fully contested judicial review hearing in relation to the refusal of a fresh claim for asylum.

Crime Barrister

Since 2016 Krystelle has been instructed by the Serious Fraud Office and has held the position of Lead Disclosure Counsel in respect of two major fraud investigations, including in the prosecution of Tesco executives for fraud and false accounting. She has also provided disclosure training to organisations seeking to exercise their prosecution powers. Her experience with the SFO provides her with a exacting attention to detail and an understanding of the disclosure regime which assists across all her areas of practice.

Notable cases

SFO v Bush, Rogberg & Scouler (2018-19)

Lead Disclosure Counsel and Second Junior in the prosecution of former Tesco executives.


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