Andréa Awoniyi

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Andréa Awoniyi is a specialist family and immigration law barrister.

Family Law

Andréa’s family practice encompasses all of Chambers’ specialisms: private and public children law, matrimonial finance, and proceedings under the Family Law Act.

Andréa is a fierce advocate who uses her critical and lateral thinking to obtain favourable results for her clients. She expertly navigates jurisdictional issues and cases that engage the Hague Convention 2007, as well as cases of child sexual abuse, domestic abuse and parental alienation.

She has been praised by instructing solicitors for her excellent negotiation and advocacy skills, and her tailored client care.

“Andréa is very patient and client-focused with a personal approach. She is exceptionally dedicated to her work and clients which was visible in client satisfaction. Andréa goes that extra mile for her clients and is always available for any queries from those instructing her, no matter how busy she is.”- Landmark Legal LLP

“We have instructed Andréa on multiple occasions, and she has only ever secured a positive outcome. I would not hesitate to instruct Andréa on my cases again, as her work was of very high quality, her client care skills are excellent, and she routinely achieves the desired result. Andréa was a pleasure to work with professionally and personally.” – Beck Fitzgerald Solicitors

“Andréa’s excellent advocacy and assistance to date has been invaluable. On behalf of the client, our sincere thanks & much appreciated!” – Thompson & Co Solicitors Ltd

Immigration Law

In immigration law, Andréa regularly appears in the First-tier Tribunal. She has experience representing clients in their substantive asylum, human rights, EUSS and deportation appeals, as well as bail applications. She accepts instructions on a pro-bono basis and regularly accepts work from organisations such as Bail for Immigration Detainees (BID) and RAMFEL.

Andréa has a particular expertise in the intersection between immigration and family law and has extensive experience with complex Appendix FM cases, as well as unaccompanied minors and adult dependent relatives.

Andréa has been commended by instructing solicitors for her ability to think outside of the box and obtain favourable outcomes in complex appeals.

“Working with Andrea was such a pleasure. Her knowledge on Immigration and complex human rights appeals has been instrumental in navigating the intricacies of our client’s case. Her advocacy, not only extensive but also executed with a level of precision and conviction that significantly contributed to the positive determination of the appeal.

Andrea approached our client’s appeal with meticulous attention, and with a level of commitment that was evident throughout. Her thorough examination and consideration of every nuance ensured a comprehensive and compelling argument in favour of our client.” – Times PBS Solicitors

“Andréa successfully appealed the Home Office’s decision to refuse political asylum to a DRC national on the basis that the regime in DRC had changed and his appeal had no merit. This is a particularly exceptional outcome as the narrative around DRC claims is that they have no merit – which is both misleading and dangerous. Well done Andréa!” – Montague Solicitors

Education

BA (Hons) History & Politics, University of Exeter
GDL, BPP University Law School
BPTC with LL.M, BPP University Law School

Professional Memberships

Family Law Bar Association (FLBA)
Human Rights Lawyers Association (HRLA)
Young Legal Aid Lawyers (YLAL)
Black Women in Law (BWIL)

Languages

French (Native/Bilingual)

Awards

The Hon. Sir Peter Bristow Overseas Scholarship, European Court of Justice (Middle Temple)
Access to the Bar Award (Middle Temple)
Law School Dean’s Scholarship (BPP Law School)

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Andréa represented the Respondent Mother in a complex composite fact-finding and final hearing before Recorder Woodrow at the West London Family Court sitting at the Royal Courts of Justice.

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