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Areas of Practice:

• Family
• Immigration
• Direct Public Access
• Personal Injury
• Public & Human Rights


• Public Law and Human Rights
• Family
• Immigration & Asylum
• Prison Law and Prisoner's Rights
• Housing and Homelessness


Rima Baruah has extensive expertise in the area of public law relating to immigration, asylum, prison and housing law. She undertakes all levels of the appellate system including tribunals, adjudications, parole board hearings and the higher courts. The advancement of human rights is integral to all areas of her work.

She is regularly instructed on judicial reviews and is adept at dealing with public law claims at short notice including obtaining emergency injunctive relief. She has considerable experience of challenging public law decisions in a variety of fields including immigration, asylum, prison and housing matters. Her expertise in these areas allows her skills to move smoothly between challenges that encroach between these wide range of fields. She has an energetic and longstanding commitment to these areas of practice and is focused on ensuring that those marginalized in society are not excluded from their entitlements.

She has extensive experience in family law both in relation to financial remedies as well as matters relating to residence and contact. She has a particular expertise in cases that involve child abduction and other international issues finding that she is assisted by the considerable overlap between the immigration and other aspects of her practice. She is experienced in matters relating to the validity of foreign divorces, permission to remove from the jurisdiction as well as Hague Convention cases. To her clients she offers an understanding but fearless approach in pursuit of the needs of her clients and welfare of children whilst maintaining her professionalism and integrity.

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