Gilda Kiai

Call: 2004gki@onepumpcourt.co.uk

Specialist in

Experience

Gilda Kiai is an experienced specialist in immigration, asylum, human rights and public law. Compassionate, committed and determined, Gilda is often selected to represent particularly vulnerable clients, successfully representing victims of torture, victims of trafficking, children, persons with disabilities or mental health conditions, LGBTI claims and claims raising gender related persecution – in particular those involving sexual violence and Female Genital Mutiliation.

What the directories say

“A sought-after immigration barrister who is lauded for her work with vulnerable individuals, particularly victims of trafficking, sexual violence and FGM. She is noted for her adroit handling of deportation and asylum matters, while her respected criminal practice only serves to strengthen her offering in the sphere. She is seasoned in judicial reviews, as well as in the appeal courts. She is also well versed in business immigration matters, including under the points-based system.”

Strengths: “An extremely effective barrister for all sorts of matters, including complex asylum cases and claims relating to sexuality. She has extreme empathy while remaining professional, and many clients mention how safe they feel with her.” “She is really able to break things down so clients understand what’s going on, and also makes them feel they are being seen and listened to.” (Chambers and Partners 2019)

‘A sought-after immigration barrister who is lauded for her work with vulnerable individuals, particularly victims of trafficking, sexual violence and FGM. She is noted for her adroit handling of deportation and asylum matters, while her respected criminal practice only serves to strengthen her offering in the sphere. She is seasoned in judicial reviews, as well as in the appeal courts. “Compassionate, responsive, thorough and always available to provide reasoned advice”. “Her work is clear, detailed and she is very personable with clients” (Chambers and Partners 2018).

Repeatedly ranked as “Leading Junior” in Immigration Law (Tier 3) in the Legal 500 directory since 2013:

“Her skeleton arguments are detailed and compelling, showing in-depth knowledge of all relevant law” (Legal 500, 2019)

Education

LLB (Hons), LLM

Professional Memberships

Administrative Law Bar Association
Anti–Trafficking Legal Project
Immigration Law Practitioner’s Association
Association of Women Barristers
Criminal Bar Association
Female Fraud Forum

Languages

Farsi