Dr Rakhi Rashmi

Call: 2013

Practice areas

Public access

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.  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. Rakhi has advised companies applying for sponsor licences and represented them whilst successfully challenging Home Office decisions to refuse their licences. 

Dr Rashmi also practices family law, dealing with all areas within the sector, inclusive of private law children,  care proceedings and divorce proceedings.

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 can be said for building a vibrant direct access practice. 

Dr Rashmi had provided pro bono law clinics on human rights and family related matters with Barnet council on a regular basis, she acts and advises in the cases related to refugee law, migrant children, and trafficking. 

Rashmi was involved externally as a Trustee of proposed intervener Migrants Rights Network [MRN] as the Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees in several contentious Cases related to migrants.

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 is a Post Doctorate from University of Nice, France,  she completed her master’s from Sunderland University with distinction.  Rakhi was trained at the World Health Organisation (Southeast 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 Department of Political Economy during the period of 2012-14.


Within Dr Rashmi’s immigration & asylum practice she represents in various human rights related matters, deportation, family reunion, elderly dependent relative and entry clearance. She has represented in divergent matters of Appeals, Judicial Reviews and Immigration bail



Dr Rashmi practices family law, dealing with all areas within the sector.  This includes but is not limited to; child arrangement orders,  international child abduction,  divorce proceedings and non molestations.


  • The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn
  • Vice Chairperson of Commonwealth in England Barrister’s Association (CEBA) since April 2019
  • Ex- Vice Chairperson of Board of Trustees of Migrant Rights Network (MRN

Notable cases

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