Year of Call: 1988Gita Patel is a Barrister at Kenworthy’s Chambers who practices in
Gita Patel acts exclusively for claimants and attracts praise for her sensitive representation of vulnerable clients, including victims of trafficking and seriously ill asylum seekers. Areas of expertise include human rights law, asylum and public law issues.
Gita Patel is a highly experienced barrister with a good reputation in the legal immigration community.
Gita Patel is very knowledgeable in terms of case law.
Specialist in Immigration and Human Rights cases.
She knows the law well and is very confident on her feet.
Gita was great in court and fought hard for Mr M. I am so grateful, as is Mr M.
Asylum Client, instructed by Howells LLP
Has great depth of experience and has a calm and measured approach.
Gita Patel has extensive experience in judicial review proceedings, especially cases involving representation of vulnerable appellants.
Gita has an excellent rapport with instructing solicitors. She goes the extra mile for all our clients, and always tries to get the best possible result for them.
Gita Patel is a very friendly and bubbly person. She is very knowledgeable in terms of case law. She has an excellent rapport with our staff and goes the extra mile for all our clients.
Just very, very effective. It's her experience and know-how: she has a really good understanding of the dynamics of a hearing room and is very wise, understated and gets the job done.
I used Gita Patel as counsel and I am full of praise as she delivered 100%. She was approachable, provided guidance on matters where help was needed, and had empathy for our clients.
Minesh Dhokia, Oakmount Law
My client wanted me to pass on her sincere thanks for your help at the appeal. She thinks you are brilliant, as do I.
Caroline Clark, Broudie Jackson Carter
Gita Patel specials in Immigration and Asylum Law, and has substantial expertise in conducting judicial review proceedings, especially in cases involving representation of vulnerable appellants, such as minors, elderly individuals and those with mental health issues.
Gita has great judgment born of years of experience. Modest and pragmatic, understated but highly efficient, she is top of the league in terms of positive outcomes - she lets her work do the talking.
Thanks, Gita Patel. I really appreciate your work. Your help and advice over the past month have been invaluable. All three of our appeals got upgraded to refugee status.
Susan Liew, Collingwood Immigration
I always know my clients are in a safe pair of hands with Gita Patel, that is why we instruct her!
Michelle Haughian, Broudie Jackson Canter
Gita Patel has an excellent track record in handling judicial review proceedings involving vulnerable individuals.
Gita Patel has an understated, common-sense approach to cases. A quietly but devastatingly effective advocate.
Gita Patel acts exclusively for claimants and attracts praise for her sensitive representation of vulnerable clients, including victims of trafficking and seriously ill asylum seekers. Her areas of expertise include human rights law, asylum and public law issues.
Gita Patel is understated but highly effective, with an outstanding success rate.
An extremely experienced Immigration Barrister with superb client care and a very strong grasp of the law.
Gita Patel always has a good way of approaching cases and is happy to give something a go and try to something novel.
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 Clerks Courtney Richards and Daniella Howarth on 0161 832 4036, email Courtney@kenworthys.co.uk, Daniella@kenworthys.co.uk 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 Clerks Courtney Richards and Daniella Howarth on 0161 832 4036, email Courtney@kenworthys.co.uk, Daniella@kenworthys.co.uk or fill out our contact form.
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.
|Advice and Preparation:
|£175 - £275 + VAT
|£250 - £750 + VAT
|*First-tier immigration hearings:
|£550 - £850 + VAT
|£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 Senior Immigration Clerk, Courtney Richards (Courtney@kenworthys.co.uk), for more information.
+ 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) 
- Jabang (R on the Application of) v SSHD  EWHC 2478
- Ping on 3 Limited v SSHD  EWHC 2196
- EP and Another (R on the Application of) v SSHD  EWHC 2189
- Ahmed (R on the Application of) v SSHD  EWHC 2779
- Umar (R on the Application of) v SSHD  EWHC 2779
- Essomba (R on the Application of) v SSHD  EWHC 2300
+Court of Appeal Asylum and Human Rights Cases:
- TH Burma v SSHD  EWCA Civ 1521
- MF Sri Lanka v SSHD  EWCA Civ 915
- AK Bangladesh v SSHD  Civ 1586
- XZ China v SSHD  EWCA Civ 342
+Court of Appeal Immigration Cases:
- Ishtiaq v SSHD  EWCA Civ 386
- Il (Pakistan)  EWCA Civ 1413
- Law and Politics LLB degree from the University of Birmingham.
+ Professional Memberships
- Member of the ILPA.
- 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.
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 Courtney Richards and Daniella Howarth on 0161 832 4036, email Courtney@kenworthys.co.uk, Daniella@kenworthys.co.uk or fill out our contact form.