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Immigration Barrister

BA (Hons) (Cantab), MA, Ph.D, Barrister

Called to the Bar: 2014

  • Education:
    • Bar Professional Training Course, Northumbria University (awarded Dean’s Award)
    • PhD in EU Law, University College, Durham University (awarded PhD scholarship)
    • MA in International Studies (Distinction), Ustinov College, Durham University
    • BA (Hons) in Law and Political Sciences, St Catharine’s College, University of Cambridge
  • Practice:

    Catherine assists both business and individual clients across the full range of immigration law, including the points-based system, family migration, EEA free movement, nationality, asylum and human rights.

    Catherine has significant experience assisting clients to make applications or challenge refusals in the Tier 1 categories. She has worked with many of our clients in the sole representative, Ankara, Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) and Tier 1 (Investor) categories.  Catherine regularly advises on Innovator and Start-up applications, and is well-placed to advise and assist growing businesses obtain Tier 2 sponsor licences and to sponsor migrants from outside the EU. 

    Catherine regularly assists talented individuals move to the UK – she has worked with musicians, dancers, actors, fashion designers, artists, IT specialists and academics to secure endorsements under the UK’s Talent routes.

    Catherine has particular expertise in immigration matters relating to EU free movement law, including retained rights and derivative rights under EU law. Her doctoral research explored the extent of the Court of Justice of the European Union’s development of the concept of Union citizenship in relation to family reunification – with particular focus on the potential of the Surinder Singh route and subsequent case-law. Catherine has harnessed her academic background in practice and has assisted many individuals and families with their cases under the EEA Regulations, including in more complex matters.  She regularly assists EU citizens and their family members with applications under the Settlement Scheme. 

    Catherine also advises and works with clients across a broad spectrum of other immigration and nationality matters, ranging from family migration under Appendix FM, settlement applications, human rights claims and British citizenship.

    Catherine is regularly called upon to write for Lexis PSL to give her opinion on matters of EU law and immigration developments more broadly.

  • Testimonials:

    “Really happy with the service received for our Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa extension. Dr. Catherine Taroni worked on our case and was extremely thorough and went the extra mile in making sure we had ticked all the boxes and provided everything necessary for a successful application! Would use this service again and recommend to others.”
    Hana McEwan – granted further leave to remain as a Tier 1 Entrepreneur

    “Flawless! I had very little time to apply for my new visa, less than a month! … Catherine Taroni… gave me all the information I needed. This is the second time I have used them in an emergency… I can’t fault them. Super professional, approachable and friendly… put my mind at ease. I will definitely use them when i naturalise in 12 months.”
    William Rosslee – granted indefinite leave to remain based on long residence

    “No words can express how thankful we are to Dr. Catherine Taroni of Richmond Chambers Immigration Barrister for the worked she’ve done on my case. It was a complicated case but with her knowledge and professionalism I was granted a spouse visa after 4 years of being married to a British Citizen. I highly recommend Richmond Chambers to anyone who needed immigration advice/services.”
    Fairy S – granted entry clearance as a spouse

    “The service provided by Richmond Chambers is impeccable, from the first assessment interview to the day our application was submitted. Our case had a few complexities and their expertise is exceptional. Thank you Catherine Taroni… you made it possible and we are immensely grateful for your support and your patience with us.”
    Leandro Lemos Paulo – granted EEA Family Permit

    “Catherine … provided invaluable knowledge, experience and support throughout the entire process … her expert content knowledge about the ever changing laws regarding immigration ensured that I was in a safe pair of hands at all times. Catherine was patient and went beyond the call of duty. Thanks so much!”
    Renee Anon – granted an EEA Permanent Residence Card

    “With the help of Catherine Taroni my application for a Permanent Residence card as an EU national was absolutely stress free. Catherine was very approachable, kept me informed about the process and was happy to answer all of my multiple questions.”
    G S – granted an EEA Document Certifying Permanent Residence