Testimonials

I instructed Ben on a very complex and high value property fraud claim heard before the Royal Courts of Justice. I can truly say that Ben’s performance as a Barrister was exceptional. His attention to detail, and forensic preparation of the case was clearly demonstrated at the Trial. Ben’s confident approach, despite the complexity of the case, assured myself and our lay client that he was a true professional, and exceptional talent. Despite being a busy Barrister, Ben always made arrangements to be accessible for conferences or discussions regarding the case. His attitude of working with his instructing Solicitor is very much a team orientated approach. This professional approach to the case was truly of great value and significantly attributed to the success of the case. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Ben, and I look forward to working with Ben on many more matters.

Salmaan Islam, Solicitor at North Ford Solicitors (April 2017)

We instructed Ben Amunwa on an LGBTI asylum claim appeal for an elderly gay man from Jamaica. My client had been refused asylum by the Home Office on credibility grounds. Basically he had not been believed by the Home Office whatsoever. From the start Ben could not have been more helpful, discussing the case even prior to receiving formal instructions. Once instructed, Ben was very thorough and grasped every nuance and detail of the refusal letter and my client’s case extremely quickly. He was very accommodating in arranging a conference in his chambers prior to the hearing. At the conference we went over the case in detail and Ben made helpful suggestions for further evidence. He was also able to make proposals that we had not thought of, and that really assisted, such as requesting that the tribunal treat my client as a vulnerable witness. I considered that my client was thoroughly and very well prepared for the hearing. Ben’s skeleton argument was precise and set out my client’s case succinctly and precisely. At the hearing, Ben’s approach was calm, completely authoritative and utterly persuasive. At the end of the hearing, judgement was given on the day and asylum granted. In future, I will instruct Ben for immigration appeal hearings whenever I can.

Michael Ferguson, Solicitor, Cardinal Hume Centre (April 2017)

In all my years of experience dealing with Immigration Law, I have never come across an exceptional barrister such as Ben.

In fact, it is through LinkedIn that I was impressed by his knowledge and experience and so I decided to approach him to assist on one of my long standing cases; due to the sensitive and complex issues in my client’s case I felt very strongly that Ben was the man for the job.

Once a pre-hearing conference was arranged for my client to meet in Chambers with Ben, right from the outset I found Ben to be very understanding, experienced and sensitive to the issues. He really did go that extra mile.

Thanks to Ben’s exceptional input, research and preparation for the case, the Immigration Judge not only allowed the appeal but more shockingly the HOPO admitted that there were no flaws at all in the evidence and legal argument. Not surprisingly, the Home Office did not appeal against the decision and my client finallygot his visa!

I would highly recommend this amazing and highly experienced barrister and, wherever possible I would instruct him for hearings.

A Big THANK YOU to you Ben. You are a truly unique and down to earth barrister and an asset to the legal profession!

Christina Panayiotou, solicitor (March 2017)

Mr Amunwa acted for my partner at an immigration tribunal appeal. Despite us instructing him at short notice he thoroughly prepared our case and was absolutely amazing at Court. He is very professional and helpful. We would highly recommend him as an immigration barrister.

Nicole Mitchell, immigration client (December 2016)

Mr Amunwa submitted that the decision maker was well aware of the educational position as well as the accommodation position, was well placed to assess the interaction of the two, and did so in a manner that was rational and beyond criticism… I have no hesitation in accepting those submissions”

Mr Justice Kerr (August 2016), R (SC) v London Borough of Ealing [2016] EWHC 2765 (Admin)

I would just like to thank you for your empathetic support coupled with your professionalism and expertise when you represented me in negotiating the successful outcome of my case last year.

I would not have had the strength to see the case through to the successful conclusion without your support during what was a very very difficult time for me.

Vicky, employment client (2016)

Ben is a polite and approachable barrister who I find will always give a few minutes of his time. He has a profound insight into complex matters, particularly in relation to legal policy implications in areas to do with the Home Office. His emerging writing is incisive and understandable for a lay person which is important in a field where vulnerable adults are involved.

Sameen (2016)

 

I commend the application that has been made on behalf of the Claimant for its clarity and realism.

HHJ Nicola Davies QC in the High Court (2015)

 

I met Ben Amunwa at his London office 3 days before the hearing and it was very reassuring to know that he had gone through my case and understood it from my point of view. His calm persona and his questioning on the details of the case gave me the confidence that he was on my side. I was particularly impressed with his style of questioning the witnesses and also how well he made references to the bundle… In their final decision the panel found me ‘Not Guilty’ of unacceptable professional conduct or conduct that might bring the profession to disrepute. They found the allegations malicious and false. This outcome would not have been possible if it wasn’t for Ben Amunwa’s professionalism, thoroughness, style of questioning and attention to detail. I cannot thank him enough for all his efforts and can definitely say that he is very good at what he does and is highly recommended by me.

Ryan, regulatory client (2015)

Ben’s clear advice was invaluable in helping me resolve an employment matter. His paramount concern was to obtain a satisfactory outcome for me whilst ensuring that I incurred as little expense as possible… As a result of his expert advice, I actually avoided going to court altogether, for which I am extremely grateful.

Kate, pro bono civil / employment client (2015)

 

This was my first experience of being involved in anything legal and one that I will never forget, thanks to your sheer professionalism, thoroughness and ability…

Darron, employment client (2015)

 

I would like to take the opportunity to distinguish the excellent work of Benjamin Amunwa. Ben’s work on my case and the subsequent letters written provided me with a very speedy response and one in which all my terms were agreed. Ben clearly outlined case law with regard to my situation. The level of service provided throughout my claim was beyond my expectation. I was very impressed with the level of support I received and a commitment to excellence that was shown. I would highly recommend Benjamin Amunwa for his level of professionalism and dedication.

Mark, art law client (2015)

 

It would have been totally impossible for CORE to do this without Ben Amunwa and Banyan SOAS Advocates and we are massively indebted to them for the huge amount of work that they put in. Thankfully it was all done pro bono so we’re not literally indebted to them.

Coalition for Corporate Social Responsibility (CORE), pro bono information law client (2014)

 

I am writing to let you know about the day of hearing on 15th of August 2014. Mr Ben studied my case well and put all the necessary information together to make the grounds stronger. Mr Ben put all his effort into my case and pushed it forward to the end. I especially thank you, the Bar Pro Bono Unit, who help me in my crucial time when I was struggling with my two kids and nobody came forward to help me out and a special thank you to Mr Benjamin Amunwa who guided me all the way to the end.

Abdul, pro bono immigration client (2014)