Dr Rakhi Rashmi
Year of call: 2013

Dr. Rakhi Rashmi was called to the Bar in 2013. She holds a PhD in International Law and has an expansive practice comprising of Immigration, Nationality, Human Rights, detention, and deportation and family matters.


Dr Rashmi is a dynamic barrister who regularly appearing in all different Appeal courts from the First and Upper Tier Tribunals to Court of Appeal in matters related to Immigration, asylum, human rights, deportation family reunion, elderly dependent relative and entry clearance and Family cases. She has represented in divergent matters of Appeals, Judicial Reviews, bail and different family related hearings different family courts. Her family law related cases includes Child arrangement orders, Divorces, Non-molestation, International child abduction etc.


Dr Rashmi also has a considerable experience with corporate immigration matters related to wide range of services such as Points Based System, family-based applications, nationality, visit visas and EEA applications etc. Dr has advised companies applying for sponsor licences and represented successfully challenging Home Office decisions to refuse their licences.


Dr Rashmi has worked with various Solicitors firms in the past where she managed the clients with excellence. she utilised her skills for the benefit of a divergent migrant community and has built up an exceptionally high success rate in her court cases with meticulous preparation and tenacity in the courtroom. The same added in building a vibrant direct access practice. She regularly assists private clients in their private, business immigration and family related (child contact, divorces, non-molestation etc.) matters.


Dr Rashmi has been very active in providing pro bono law clinics on human rights and family related matters with Barnet council on a regular basis. Rashmi acts and advises in the cases related to refugee law, migrant children and trafficking. Rashmi has considerable experience in range of family law related to children contact, international child abduction etc.


Rashmi has been involved externally as Trustee of proposed intervener Migrants Rights Network in several contentious Cases related to migrants including the  one related to the settlement applications (based on earning discrepancies) of highly skilled migrants were refused by the Home Office under paragraph 322 (5) of good character requirements of the Immigration Rules.


Dr. Rashmi has advised several international organisations and has been widely published internationally in newspapers and magazines. She has previously worked with CNRS GREDEG in France and different High Commissions in Brazil, Peru and Cuba as an adviser. Dr. Rashmi’s work on child labour was featured in the UNIFEM Finland Newsletter in 2006.


Dr Rashmi was trained at the World Health Organisation (South East Asia Office) and the United Nations University (Maastricht). Dr. Rashmi has lectured at Oxford University Innovation (a wholly owned subsidiary of the University of Oxford). Dr. Rashmi was a visiting fellow at the Kings College Dept of Political Economy 2012-14.


The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn
Vice Chairperson of Commonwealth in England Barrister’s Association (CEBA) since April 2019

Ex- Board member of Migrant Rights Network (MRN).

Notable Cases (all successful case)


Immigration and Human Rights

  • Several non- European and European deportation cases – few successful at the Home Office representation stage and most at FTT appeal stage.
  • Broad range of Appeals on Article 8 ECHR of the migrants from Jamaica, Somalia, Pakistan, India
  • Entry clearance Settlement as a vulnerable female dependent child (Jamaica) of a settled relative in the UK.
  • Appeals on the revocation of refugee status after number of years of criminal conviction (Non refoulement).
  • Several Appeals on EEA retained rights of Residence
  • Several Immigration Bails including for the clients subject to deportation


Family Law (in different Family courts including Royal Court of Justice) related cases: includes wide range of Child Arrangement Order for fathers also for the mothers, Divorces, non-molestation, international child abduction etc.