Priya Solanki

Call: 2008

Specialist in

Direct Access


Priya is an experienced practitioner in all areas of immigration, asylum and nationality law. She is ranked in Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners as a leading junior. Her busy practice encompasses highly complex appeals and judicial review matters.

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’

Chambers and Partners
Cited as a leading junior in Immigration:

2021 –
‘Priya Solanki is a notable asylum and immigration specialist barrister with considerable experience handling judicial reviews and as well as tribunal challenges. She is knowledgeable about human trafficking issues and is particularly active in deportation appeals relating to human rights conditions in countries of origin.

“She is always up to speed with the latest legal developments and is very good at assisting with the strategy of cases before the litigation stage is reached. Her drafting is strong, and she is astute at reading the way cases are most likely to go. She is reliable and extremely thorough.” “She is unbelievably helpful and responsive. She is easy to work with and has an amazing combination of being supportive and knowledgeable.”


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)
The Constitutional and Administrative Law Bar Association (ALBA)
Human Rights Lawyers Association (HRLA)


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.

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