Testimonials

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.”

What Our Clients Say

"I would like take this opportunity to extend my heart most gratitude to you and your firm for such an opportunity given me. You have a great team, right from reception to the individual lawyers. They are all welcoming and make you really feel relaxed and free to talk to. I would like especially like to thank the team of lawyers/caseworkers you allocated to me and the patience that you had with me. ....What wonderful caseworkers they are and I feel lucky and privileged to have had them on my case. I am very grateful and really would always use your firm in future." Kingsley 17/10/14

"I have received the package!!! Thank you very much for all your hard work. I am a very satisfied client. Kind Regards" Peter 17/10/2014

“I think Elder Rahimi are the best in the UK from what we saw. The Staff are fantastic, especially Joanna and Philippa. Thank you for your excellent service.” Mohammed 30.03.11


“Keep up the good work, Thank you!” Tamai 21.02.11

 

“I want to thank Ms Annette Elder for all her work on my case. I think she backed me up extremely well and professionally. God Bless her and all she did on my case.” Cecilia 06.12.10


“Everything was very good, my case was handled properly and I was informed on every matter.” Diana 17.11.10


“I would like to thank my solicitor Annette Elder for the amazing work she did concerning my case. She is highly proficient; I cannot thank her enough. She is professional and also friendly; I am indeed a happy client!” Kafayat 26.10.10

 

“I loved the service, it was brilliant and very professional. Thank you so much to the team at Elder Rahimi. God Bless .”Brian 24.05.10 



 

"Ali Rahimi really knows his stuff. He was the third lawyer I had seen about my situation and only one who took the time to sort it out and find a solution for me and my family."  Comfort O'Hara 11.04.10