Lara Akinlude


Specialist Experience

  • Temporary visas, including tourist visas, family visitors, medical visitors and marriage visitors
  • Applications  under the Points-Based System: Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 4
  • Business Visas –Entrepreneurs; investors; Inter-company transfers
  • Settlement Visas: all routes for Indefinite Leave to remain in the UK
  • Spousal and Fiancé Visas
  • EEA nationals and their families
  • Romanian and Bulgaria: – Yellow, Purple and Blue Card applications
  • Sponsor licences for Tier 2 employers
  • Appeals to the Tribunals, Court of Appeal and Judicial Reviews
  • British Citizenship- all routes including  right of abode and registration
  • All Human Rights cases –including applications outside the rules
  • Refugee related issues such as  Family Reunion , Humanitarian Protection and  Refugee Settlement


As an experienced Immigration lawyer, Lara has a proven track record of effectively representing Immigration clients at the Tribunals and Appellant Authorities against the Secretary of State in general Immigration matters and Human Right Cases. In 2007 Lara developed a National Project in England and Wales giving Immigration support and advice to Level 1 advisers in over 35 Citizens Advice Bureaux.

Admitted as:

  • Solicitor of England and Wales 2002


  • Legal Practice Course, London Guildhall University 2000
  • LLB (Hons) Coventry University 1999
  • CEMAP (Financial Services), Prince 2 Practitioner (Project Management –APMG)2008
  • FSA approved –Mortgage Advice & Insurance Mediator

Career history:

  • Santers Solicitors
  • Oldham Marsh Page Flavell
  • Temple Heelis Solicitors
  • Havillands & Co Solicitors