Irene Sriharan

Call: 2016

Public Access : Yes

Education

St Mary’s School, Buckinghamshire

Kings College London BA (Hons) Theology

University of Law (BPTC) LLB, LLM

Background

Irene works across the fields of Asylum, Immigration, Human Rights, Family law and Employment Law with a specialism in refugee and asylum claims. She has undertaken a wealth of work from the First Tier to the Court of Appeal.

Irene has gained a reputation for being a fearless and formidable advocate whose impressive people and legal skills aid her in being able to handle the most complex of cases, witnesses and Judges.

Before joining the Bar, Irene worked for a Solicitor’s firm and handled a vast caseload in both Family and Immigration matters. This cultivated her natural instinct as an advocate but also exceptional client care skills, in particular sensitivity with vulnerable clients.

During her degree, Irene took part in an exchange programme with Harvard Divinity School where her focus was in Philosophical Theology and the role of Religion in Politics.

After reading Theology at Kings, Irene followed her interest in socio-political issues to the TransAfrica Forum; a research, education and advocacy centre in Washington, D.C. for activism focusing on social economic and political conditions in Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America and other parts of the African Diaspora. Irene therefore has accumulated 10 years of experience advocating on a broad spectrum of social justice issues.

Immigration

Irene is instructed in the First-Tier, Upper Tribunal and High Court on Asylum and Public law cases, with a particular focus on claims involving victims of torture and trafficking.

Family Law

Irene is experienced in Family Law and takes instructions on contact cases and financial remedies, and has a particular focus on the representation of parents in care proceedings.

Employment

Irene accepts instructions in employment law on both an advisory basis and on appeals at the employment appeal tribunal.

Associations

President of the Middle Temple Students Association

Human Rights Lawyers Association

Immigration Law Practitioners Association

Association of Sri Lankan Lawyers in the UK

Irene Sriharan
10 King's Bench Walk
Temple
London EC4Y 7EB
(t) +44 (0)20 7353 7742
(f) +44 (0)20 7583 0579
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