Personal Immigration
Business Immigration




Immigration Barrister

LL.B (Hons) (First Class), LL.M, BPTC, Barrister

Called to the Bar: 2018

  • Education:
    • Bar Professional Training Course, University of Law
    • LL.M, University of Law
    • LL.B (Hons) in Law, University of Sussex, (First Class)
  • Practice:

    Stefania has a busy practice involving a wide range of personal and business immigration matters, including family migration, EEA applications, asylum and human rights claims and appeals, and applications under the points based system.

    Stefania is particularly experienced in advising clients with personal immigration matters.  She regularly assists clients of Richmond Chambers to prepare successful family-based visa and immigration applications under the Immigration Rules.  Her clients include spouses, fiancées, unmarried partners and adult dependent relatives of British and settled persons.

    Stefania also prepares applications for leave to remain in the UK on the basis of her clients’ rights to private and family life and is regularly engaged on applications for visit visas, settlement and naturalisation, as well as by EU nationals and their family members applying for pre-settled and settled status.

    Stefania additionally brings experience of business immigration, having worked with businesses and skilled individuals on applications under the Tier 1 (Entrepreneur), Exceptional Talent and Sole Representative of an Overseas Businesses and Representative of an Overseas Newspaper routes.

    Stefania is also regularly engaged to provide legal advice and representation in relation to immigration appeals.  She has prepared numerous successful human rights appeals against decisions of the Secretary of State for the Home Department and Entry Clearance Officers.

  • Experience:

    Stefania has previously volunteered as a legal advisor in the immigration department of the University of Law’s Trainee Litigation Programme. This consisted of visiting and advising clients in immigration removal centres on potential bail applications.

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  • Testimonials:

    “Stef is incredibly knowledgeable, approachable and compassionate in what can be a very stressful process. She was available every step of the way to answer any questions or worries we had – her response times to emails could be world-record worthy! Her consistent contact gave us reassurance throughout the entire journey and her ability to explain each aspect of the application process gave us a clear understanding of the requirements faced and eased any concerns. We could not have done this without their expert help. I cannot recommend Richmond Chambers and Stef Patuto highly enough!”

    L Martin 

    “I am grateful to Ms Stefania Patuto of Richmond Chambers for her professional services. She helped all of my family members to obtain visas to stay in the UK. Stefania is a responsive, knowledgeable and efficient immigration barrister. She is always available to help quickly and she has a high level of professionalism. Stefania explained everything in detail and made the application process effectively and efficiently. The high quality services provided by Richmond Chambers exceed my expectations. Her services were worth every dollar. I highly recommend Stefania and Richmond Chambers to everyone who needs UK immigration services.”

    John L

    “Stefania prepared my case and application for ILR. She also guided me through the whole process very patiently as I found it a little bit overwhelming at first. She spent so much time in preparing my application. She also set out clear instructions for me to follow to gather all the supporting documents required for this application. Despite the pandemic, we got the decision sooner than I expected and this is because of the efficiency and outstanding work by Stefania. Thank you Stef. I would highly recommend Stefania and Richmond Chambers.”


    “I would like to say a heart felt thank you to Stef Patuto for representing our family in our successful application for settlement for my mother from South Africa. Stef went above and beyond when our initial application was refused. We could not have wished for better representation. I would not hesitate to recommend Richmond Chambers.”

    Bonnie Hampton

    “Stefania Patuto of Richmond Chambers provided first-class legal advice to my family with an outcome that surpassed expectations both in terms of results as well as in speed.”

    Richard Waldburg

    “We worked with Stefania who was generous and provided a good quality service with precise instructions that enabled us to reach our end goal. I really liked the layout of the responses which were clear and easy to follow.”

    Alex Alexogiannopoulos

    “I used Richmond Chambers to assist with my citizenship application. I worked with Stefania Patuto on my application. Stefania was professional, diligent, organised and responsive. I would highly recommend.”

    Antreas Konstantinou

    “Contacted Richmond Chambers and was happily surprised with the support and friendliness of staff. Managed to book a video consultation very easily and thank you to Stefania Patuto for the support, advice and professionalism.”

    Rosa Petrucci

    “I had a review with Stefania Patuto who helped me with my case for UK naturalisation! she has been super helpful in providing me guidance and her recap was excellent!”

    Marco Loiacono