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Nafsika Vasileiadou


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Nafsika has been working in the field of asylum, human rights and immigration law
since 2017. She specialises in protection claims, domestic violence, and trafficking
matters and is committed to helping survivors of gender-based and honour-based
violence access effective representation. She has been a Senior Accredited
Caseworker (Level 2) since May 2018 and has been practicing as a Solicitor since
December 2020.
She has a broad immigration practice, undertaking all types of immigration work from
applications for entry clearance to leave to remain and naturalisation and provides
advice and representation at all levels from initial application to appeals before the
First-tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) and on to
the higher courts. As a native speaker of Greek and Romanian and competent in
several other European languages, she is well placed to assist with applications for
entry or leave to remain for EU nationals.

Nafsika also accepts instructions in judicial review and public law matters.


Prior to training as a solicitor, Nafsika worked at a refugee reception centre in
Greece and has published translations and analyses of asylum law on EDAL, the
European asylum law database.

She is regularly invited to speak and provide training on immigration routes for
survivors of domestic violence for NGOs and not for profit organisations.

In 2022, she was nominated by IKWRO, a specialist support service for women and
girls at risk of abuse, in their True Honour awards, for her work tackling honour
based abuse and supporting survivors.

Nafsika continues to volunteer with advice organisations and provides pro bono
advice to the Unity Project for survivors of domestic violence.

Recent Work and  Notable Cases

  • Securing refugee status and a positive conclusive grounds decision for a 
    victim of historical trafficking / modern slavery (Nigeria)

  • Successful appeal upgrading from HP to refugee status for an Iraqi national

  • Successful appeal securing refugee status to a survivor of honor based abuse
    after the appeal had been remitted to the First tier tribunal

  • Securing early ILR on compassionate/exceptional grounds in light of client’s
    vulnerability and mental health

  • Securing ILR in complex domestic violence cases

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