Ripon Akther

Call: 2003

Specialist in

Dispute ResolutionDirect Access


Ripon is a committed, dedicated and experienced barrister. Her practical approach and down to earth manner have made her very popular with both solicitors and clients.

Ripon regularly appears before the Immigration and Asylum Tribunal, the Upper Tribunal, Administrative Court and the Court of Appeal. Ripon practices in all areas of asylum, immigration and European law. In immigration, she has particular experience in cases outside the immigration rules involving policy considerations (all types of “Legacy” cases), as well as regular instructions in Article 3, Article 8 ECHR and deportation appeals. She has particular experience in all kinds of judicial review matters, including unlawful detention, deportation appeals and deprivation of Indefinite Leave to Remain.

Currently Ripon is being led in a substantive hearing at the Court of Appeal on the relevance of the 7 year Immigration Rule involving children. Consideration will involve the interpretation of Paragraph 276ADE (i) (iv) and the “reasonableness” test

What the directories say

Awarded Hardwicke Scholarship by Lincolns Inn
Awarded Thomas More Award by Lincolns Inn


BA History (Hons),
Post Graduate Diploma in Law,
Bar Vocational Course

Professional Memberships



English, Bengali, French (Basic) and Urdu (Basic)