Pearl Yong

Pearl Yong

Call: 1993

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Pearl was an Independent Financial Adjudicator and Cost Assessor, and reviewed funding decisions, in immigration and family appeals to the Tribunal, Administrative Court, Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. Pearl sat on a Special Committee to provide legal guidance on the impact of the Court of Appeal’s decisions on Zimbabwean cases. At Advice on Individual Rights in Europe Centre (‘AIRE’), Pearl drafted Opinions advising on challenges to the European Court of Human Rights, ‘Rule 36’ indications and Observations in response to the UK Government’s Observations. During her internship at UNHCR, Pearl reviewed UK immigration policies and conditions at detention centres. She represented UNHCR at the 20th Assembly session on the adoption of a resolution.

Languages Spoken

Basic Mandarin and Malay


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Immigration Barrister

Pearl has an established practice, specialising in immigration, asylum, human rights and public law. She advises on appeals at all levels. Pearl’s experience in immigration spans over two decades. Pearl undertakes publicly and privately funded cases.

Notable Cases

  • GM (Poland) C5/2015/1725 – Court of Appeal, December 2015 (Applicable policies co-existing)

  • GM (Poland) (Applicable Policies) [2014] UKUT 567

  • VN (EEA rights – dependency) Macedonia [2010] UKUT 380 (IAC)

  • HF (married women – exempt from draft) Eritrea [2005] UKAIT 00140

Public Law Barrister

Pearl is regularly instructed on high profile and complex challenges, including judicial reviews and public law considerations in a variety of cases. She draws upon expertise in several different areas, including immigration, EU law, and other areas of social welfare law.

Pearl’s public law practice includes challenges based on immigration and asylum law. These challenges include issues relating to discriminatory practice, Article 8 ECHR and certifications.

Animal Rights Barrister

Pearl is an experienced advocate in public law challenges and in dealing with complex and intricate legal issues. Her specialisms in Immigration and Judicial Review work stem from her long standing passion for defending the vulnerable. She is a member of ALAW, the UK Centre for Animal Law.


  • Human Rights Lawyers Association
  • Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association

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