Personal Immigration
Business Immigration




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 has a busy practice working with business and individual clients across the full range of immigration, nationality, asylum and human rights law.  Catherine has significant experience assisting clients to make applications and challenge refusals in the business and investment categories. She has worked with many of our clients in the sole representative, ECAA, Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) and Tier 1 (Investor) categories, as well as the Innovator and Start-up categories.

    Catherine frequently advises on the Global Business Mobility routes and is well-placed to advise and assist growing businesses obtain Sponsor Licences to sponsor Skilled Workers from overseas, and often works with start-up companies as well as charities, to ensure that licences are maintained and sponsors comply with their duties. 

    She also regularly assists talented individuals gain endorsement and move to the UK – she has worked with musicians, dancers, actors, fashion designers, architects, artists, digital technology specialists, academics and more 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, and of course the EU 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 has successfully challenged decisions of the Secretary of State for the Home Department and Entry Clearance Officers through preparing appeals for human rights and asylum claims and applications for administrative and judicial review, with specific interest and experience in challenging Ankara refusals, complex EU matters and sponsor licence revocations.  Catherine regularly appears in both the First-tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal.

    Catherine is regularly called upon to write for Lexis PSL to give her opinion on developments in immigration law and she frequently publishes blogs on Chambers’ Knowledge Centre.

  • 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