Priya Solanki

Call: 2008

Specialist in

Direct Access


Priya is a busy and experienced specialist in immigration and asylum law. She is frequently instructed in appeals against decisions of the First-Tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal, and in judicial reviews and administrative review challenges against decisions of the Secretary of State. She is recommended by Legal 500.

What the directories say

Legal 500

Cited as a leading junior in Immigration (including business immigration):

2017 “She has a sharp mind and demonstrates excellent client care”

2018 “She is tactically astute, good under pressure and very persuasive in court”

2019 “She is very knowledgeable in presenting appeals”

2020 ‘She has a passion for this area of work particularly in working for vulnerable survivors of domestic violence and trafficking’


Manchester Metropolitan University (Bar Vocational Course) 2008 – Richard Isaacson Memorial Scholarship Award for achieving the highest mark on the Northern Circuit

University of Liverpool (LLB (Hons)) 2007

Professional Memberships

Immigration Law Practitioners Association (ILPA)
Women’s Migration & Asylum Network
Human Rights Lawyers Association


Priya is fluent in Gujarati.
She also speaks basic Punjabi, Urdu, Hindi and Level 1 British Sign Language.


In 2013 Priya was nominated for the Sydney Elland Goldsmith Bar Pro Bono Award in recognition of her outstanding commitment to pro bono work, assistance of the Bar Pro Bono Unit and other charitable organisations.

In 2008 Priya was awarded the Richard Isaacson Memorial Scholarship Award for the highest Bar Vocational Course mark achieved by a new practitioner on the Northern Circuit.