Malini Skandachanmugarasan

Solicitor/Legal Director, Doyle Clayton
Legal Director at Doyle Clayton’s City office, Malini is a highly regarded UK immigration practitioner. Having exclusively practised in UK immigration law, nationality law and European law since 2007, Malini is expertly able to manage both personal and business immigration matters. Recognised by Who’s Who Legal as a ‘Future Leader’ and Legal 500 as a ‘Rising star’, Malini’s client base has ranged from international law firms, educational providers, media corporations to high net worth individuals, international businesspeople and international families.
Whilst Malini has extensive experiences in business immigration, managing cases involving sponsor licences, Tier 2 applications and right to work matters, her passion and specialism is in personal immigration matters assisting clients with their initial entry clearance or leave to remain application through to their applications for British citizenship. She enjoys working on sensitive and complex issues often involving innovative and creative solutions with clients from all backgrounds. Malini’s practice has a particular emphasis on applications based on partnership, family and private life, human rights, European law and leave outside the Immigration Rules. She is known for her tenacious determination in securing just outcomes for her clients.
Before joining Doyle Clayton in 2020, Malini was a Senior Solicitor at a boutique immigration firm in the City, heading a dedicated and ‘outstanding’ Human Rights and Appeals practice as well as managing the firm’s pro bono cases. Externally, Malini is a highly experienced trainer and is regularly invited to speak internationally on immigration topics. Malini also regularly contributes to publications such as LexisNexis as well as providing legal commentary in the general media including The Guardian and LBC Radio.
Contributed to


Genuineness considerations in the Skilled Worker and Intra-Company routes
Practice notes

This Practice Note looks at the genuineness considerations in relation to vacancies, qualifications/registration of applicants and job requirements in the Skilled Worker (formerly Tier 2 (General)) and Intra-Company (formerly Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer)) categories from 6 November 2014.

Practice areas


  • BA (Jurisprudence) (2005)


  • ILPA
  • AIJA


  • Contributing Author


  • College of Law, Bloomsbury (2007)
  • St Peter’s College, Oxford University (2005)

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