Deborah specialises in immigration law. Prior to coming to the Bar, she worked for the Immigration Advisory Service, formerly the UK's largest provider of legal advice on immigration and asylum, and was accredited by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner. She then spent a year as the employee of two direct access immigration barristers. She therefore has experience of preparing applications, running case files and dealing with lay clients; this informs her practice at the Bar in that she understands Home Office procedure and the realities faced by her professional clients.
Deborah completed pupillage in a predominantly criminal set and, on accepting tenancy there, chose to specialise in immigration law, going on to establish a successful practice in the field almost from scratch.
Deborah is committed to obtaining the best results for her clients and has enjoyed success in a number of challenging cases based on her thorough approach and in-depth legal knowledge. She regularly appears in both appeals and judicial review proceedings and is public access qualified.