Justine Fisher


Year of Call: 1994

Practice Group(s): Civil, Immigration

Portrait of Justine Fisher


Inns of Court School of Law
Nottingham University LLM
Liverpool John Moores University LLB 2:1

Practice Profile:

Justine has become well known for her expertise in trafficking cases. Justine is regularly instructed in judicial reviews of decisions determining whether the claimant is a victim of trafficking. All of her many trafficking challenges succeeded without going to substantive hearing. She is praised for her representation of very vulnerable clients. Over the past three years Justine has developed a significant practice in unlawful detention and has a number of cases pending at various stages in the Queens Bench and County Court. Justine has also been instrumental in negotiating part 36 offers in many unlawful detention cases.

Justine has also been instructed in a number of age disputed cases of unaccompanied minors.

Legal 500 2016 says "Her key strength is her dedication to getting the best possible result for her clients."

Legal 500 2019 says "very persuasive advocacy, outstanding written work and generous with her time."

Notable Cases:

JS and others v SSHD [2019] UKUT 0064 (IAC)

Ibrahim, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] EWHC 1347 (Admin)

Gathurah (aka Ramadhan Mohamed) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] EWHC 2090 (Admin)

PR (Sri Lanka), TC (Zimbabwe and SS (Bangladesh) [2011] EWCA Civ 988

FA (Iraq and PD(India) [2010] EWCA Civ 827

Theivendiran Mohan [2009] EWHC 1949 (Admin)

R on the Application of F v A Special Adjudicator [2002] EWHC 777 (Admin); [2002] Imm AR 407

Further Professional Information:

Justine has specialised in immigration, asylum and human rights since 2000. She taught Public and Administrative Law full time at London Metropolitan University between 2000- 2017 (module leader for Civil Liberties and Human Rights Law, Public Law and a Senior Lecturer).

Justine also provides training seminars for Chambers and external organisations and is an advocacy trainer for Inner Temple.