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Immigration Barrister

BA (Hons) (Cantab), GDL, BPTC

Called to the Bar: 2021

  • Education:
    • BPTC, City Law School
    • Graduate Diploma in Law, University of Law School (Distinction)
    • Post-Graduate Diploma in Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art and Design (Distinction)
    • BA (Hons) in English, University of Cambridge

  • Practice:
    Lucy’s practice at Richmond Chambers includes a wide variety of immigration and nationality cases. She is part of both the business and personal teams.
    Lucy has experience in applications and administrative reviews further to the Skilled Worker, Expansion Worker, Overseas Business Representative, Global Talent and Innovator Founder routes. She also assists in Sponsor Licence applications and advising on associated compliance issues.

    Her personal immigration work ranges from family applications to Appendix EU applications and appeals, visit visas, and asylum and human rights claims and appeals. She represents in applications to naturalise or register as a British citizen, and assists with challenges to decisions to deport or deprive citizenship.

    Prior to joining Richmond Chambers, Lucy’s casework also included deportation appeals, applications for indefinite leave under the domestic violence provisions, and a wide range of family and asylum applications and appeals.

  • Experience:

    Before joining Richmond Chambers, Lucy was a caseworker at another leading immigration law firm. She has also volunteered on the prison team at Bail for Immigration Detainees, represented clients in disability benefits appeals, worked as a homelessness caseworker at Haringey Law Centre, and assisted hospitality workers as a trade union representative.

  • Testimonials:
    “Lucy Barrister is an absolute gem in the legal field. Her professionalism, expertise, and unwavering dedication truly set her apart. I had the privilege of working with Lucy on a Sole Rep Judicial Review case, and I must say, her strategic approach and attention to detail were remarkable. Not only did Lucy navigate the complexities of the case with finesse, but she also provided invaluable guidance and support every step of the way. Lucy’s commitment to her clients is unparalleled. She took the time to thoroughly understand our situation, patiently answering all our questions and addressing any concerns we had. Her clear communication and transparent approach instilled confidence in us from the very beginning. Thanks to Lucy’s tireless efforts and exceptional advocacy skills, we achieved a successful outcome that exceeded our expectations. I cannot recommend Lucy Barrister highly enough. If you’re seeking legal representation that combines expertise, empathy, and results, look no further than Lucy Barrister. She is, without a doubt, the epitome of excellence in her field.”
    Wa Li Syed
    “Richmond Chambers–specifically Lucy Katko, my barrister–was patient, knowledgeable, and incredibly helpful throughout my application to be a Skilled Worker Dependant to be able to live with my wife in the UK. It was a long process with lots of frustrating bureaucracy and I can honestly say I don’t know how it would have gone without Lucy. They were extremely responsive to all of our questions and very knowledgeable about the whole process, and given the amount of time and communication they gave us, I think it was completely worth it.”
    Eric McAdams
    “Hands down, the best immigration barristers. My experience with Richmond Chambers Immigration Barristers and Lucy Kato, in particular, was above and beyond what I expected. Before working with Richmond Chambers, I had consulted a few different immigration/lawyers – some of them gave me terrible advice that I had to spend more rectifying so please be very careful when choosing a solicitor, but none of them knew or referenced the immigration law/documentation by the home office as much as Lucy did. Lucy and the team … were very professional and intelligent and communicated updates and recommendations with me throughout the process, making it easier for my anxious mind to be smoothly guided through the process. I would 100% recommend Richmond Chambers Immigration Barristers and Lucy Kato in particular.”
    Nusaiba Ahmed
    The best immigration law firm in the country. Got help with sponsorship licence after another solicitor messed us up leading to our first application being refused. Georgina and Lucy worked with us and presented us with various options available to us. It was a very complex application but we were lucky to have Georgina and Lucy … It all went well and our application was granted. Will definitely recommend. Very very very professional and knowledgeable. Thank you Georgina and Lucy, and to the entire team at Richmond chambers.”
    Betrand Awah
    “I would like to say thanks so much to Ms Lucy Katko especially who very determine, diligent, punctual, very kindly understanding and supportive to me even work on my extend Innovator Route on her holiday and weekends because the expired date was so close which I really appreciated it and very grateful to it. Her good perspective, work ethics, reachable and awesome communication also helped me a lot in this process of renewal application which very tough one to process … Very recommend and I felt so blessed for meeting and handled by them.”
    Linna Linna
    “I won my immigration appeal thanks to the hard work of Richmond Chambers, specifically Lucy Katko and the wonderful paralegals, Marika Cash and David Zuther, who put in a lot of effort on my behalf. The team were appointed to my case during the appeal stage of my application, giving them less time than usual to prepare, but this didn’t deter them. The case was complex but Lucy explained it to me in a patient and clear manner. She was always there for any questions regarding my case whenever I had them and went above and beyond to help us succeed. Richmond Chambers were professional, compassionate and prompt throughout the entire process. I would wholeheartedly recommend them.”
    Jordanna Jose