Samina Iqbal

Barrister, Goldsmith Chambers

Samina is a highly experienced immigration, human rights and family law practitioner and has successfully represented and advised on a variety of human rights related immigration, asylum, European law and nationality decisions at all levels, up to and including the Court of Appeal.

Within the field of family law, she has experience in Children Act proceedings including residence, contact, parental responsibility, abduction and removal from the jurisdiction. She also regularly represents vulnerable adults, who are victims of domestic violence.

Samina can also be instructed directly under the public access scheme.

Samina's knowledge of both immigration and family law are invaluable, especially in more recent times following the Supreme Court decision in ZH (Tanzania) [2011] UKSC 4. Samina has been instructed as Counsel for the Appellant on a Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC) matter.

Samina has been praised for her meticulous yet fearless approach to cases and inspires confidence and conviction in her ability as an advocate. She is very perceptive, readily adapts to her clients' needs and can be depended upon to deliver under any circumstances.

Read recent comments from Samina on unlawful deportation here.

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Detention
Practice notes

This Practice Note examines the powers of the Home Office to detain individuals when exercising immigration control. It includes an overview of the Home Office’s policy on detention as well as a discussion of who is liable for detention and who is considered unsuitable for detention. It also identifies the places in which a person may be detained for immigration reasons.

Detention, temporary admission and bail [Archived]
Practice notes

This Practice Note examines the powers of the Home Office to detain individuals when exercising immigration control, as well as the forms of release that are relevant to persons who are liable to detention, ie temporary admission/temporary release, restriction orders and bail.

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