Victoria Laughton

Call: 1998 7842 7070

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Victoria is a well-established practitioner who specialises in immigration, human rights and public law. She has been described in the directories as “simply superb” with “masterful advocacy”. She acts on behalf of individual claimants, public interest organisations and intervening bodies. She has extensive expertise in civil actions against public bodies, in particular false imprisonment claims against the Home Office, often involving an Equality Act or Modern Slavery element. She has acted in several important cases in this area.

She is recommended by Chambers and Partners in both Immigration and Civil Liberties and Human Rights and the Legal 500 in Immigration .

What the directories say

2024 Chambers and Partners

Strengths: “Incredibly thorough, organised and thinks around every issue. She is an excellent communicator and is highly tenacious.”

“An extremely effective advocate who responds with confidence and authority to difficult questions and challenges put to her in court.”

“An exceptional advocate who is particularly experienced in detention claims.”

“She really knows her stuff, is reliable (so important for a barrister), gives very sensible advice and has a breadth of expertise that is really helpful for our work.”

2024 Legal 500:

Victoria is a very impressive advocate. She presents cases with confidence and authority and impeccable knowledge of the facts of the case and relevant law. She is exceptionally good on her feet in responding to points arising in court from judges or the other side.


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