Chambers & Partners - 2018 (based on the Chambers research) What the team is known for Represents privately funded and legal aid clients in asylum, refugee, human rights and nationality-related matters. The firm is recognised for its work on behalf of children and young people.Strengths Interviewees say the team offers "brilliant quality with a really good reputation which is well deserved.” Commentators value that the team is “helpful and willing to go above and beyond.” Notable practitioners Annette Elder is described as a “complete powerhouse” when it comes to human rights-related immigration matters. Sources also say she has a “really cool head, is quick to the point, very effective and keeps a high level of work on public-funded cases.”
Chambers & Partners – 2016 Wide range of personal immigration services, including refugee, nationality and human rights matters, with substantial expertise in PBS matters. Advises legal aid and privately funded clients. Notable practitioners.The "hard-working and committed" Annette Elder has extensive immigration law experience covering all aspects of the field, including public law challenges, private law actions and immigration tribunal applications.
Toynbee Hall - 2015 There are a small number of well regarded law firms and advice providers which provide services for clients in Tower Hamlets, including legallyaided advice and representation where still possible. Elder Rahimi is one of the best known of these, but a range of other firms were also mentioned by providers and clients alike.
Chambers & Partners – 2015 Wide range of personal immigration services, including refugee, nationality and human rights matters, with substantial expertise in PBS matters. Advises legal aid and privately funded clients. The "hard-working and committed" Annette Elder has extensive immigration law experience covering all aspects of the field, including public law challenges, private law actions and immigration tribunal applications.
Chambers & Partners – 2014 Specialist immigration and asylum practice offering a broad range of advice to private individuals and those with legal aid. Specific areas of strength include family and private life-based claims, as well as deportation and detention matters. Strengths: (Quotes mainly from clients)"They are absolutely excellent. They're very approachable, and there is more of a working partnership because the communication is really good." Annette Elder has a vast amount of experience with human rights, immigration and nationality issues. Source say she is "dedicated to doing everything she can to keep up a high-quality service," and that "she never gives up on her clients."
Chambers & Partners – 2013 - Mixed legal aid and private immigration practice which regularly deals with complicated family matters and issues surrounding sexual orientation. Particular expertise with unaccompanied children and victims of trafficking. Annette Elder is hugely experienced, with a fantastic reputation among immigration lawyers. Peers describe her as a "real fighter," as shown by her continued advice on legally aided matters.
Chambers & Partners – 2012 - Asylum and legal aid firm Elder Rahimi is going through a process of expansion, and has opened offices in Folkestone and Ipswich. Peers say: "They know what they're doing, they're very established and have a team of good people there." Organisations working with asylum seekers "will refer something complex and difficult to them - they are at the cutting edge of immigration law." Co-founder Annette Elder is capable of producing "amazing work in a very short period of time," according to one client. "She is very experienced, professional and knowledgeable, and she is clear in her advice."
Chambers & Partners – 2012 - This strong niche immigration firm has an impressive nationality and asylum practice and continues to be held in high regard by commentators. Annette Elder has impressed the market with her commitment to and expertise in immigration law.
Chambers & Partners – 2011 – “This niche asylum and immigration practice handles a broad range of work and remains fiercely committed to publicly funded work. The team has been involved in an increasing amount of High Court work, particularly in relation to HIV cases. Annette Elder is "extremely dedicated and very sharp," say sources”
Chambers & Partners – 2010 – “This group is active across the gamut of publicly funded personal immigration matters, and peers applaud its staunch commitment to legal aid work – Annette Elder is “only interested in results for her clients- and she achieves them superbly”
Chambers & Partners – 2006 – “As well as being full of extraordinarily helpful and pleasant people”, this boutique firm
specialises in all areas of immigration, nationality and asylum law. Commentators pointed to the experience, knowledge and facility for relating to the client as the key strengths of the lawyers at this firm.”