Nkiru Okafor

Public Law Solicitor at Wilson Solicitors LLP

Nkiru is a solicitor in the Public Law department at Wilson Solicitors LLP specialising in private and public law challenges against government decisions with a particular focus on the rights of migrants and immigration detention. 

Nkiru read International Relations and French at the University of Leeds graduating in 2012. She qualified as a solicitor in November 2018 having initially joined the firm in the billing department in 2014. She then went on to become a public law caseworker and subsequently trained in our public law department. Nkiru is IAAS level 2 accredited in Immigration and Asylum work.

Nkiru acts for clients in a range of legal challenges against government decisions, both by way of judicial review and civil actions for compensation, with a particular focus on the rights of migrants and immigration detention. Nkiru also represents those affected by the Windrush scandal in seeking compensation from the state.

Nkiru regularly works with vulnerable clients, including unaccompanied asylum-seeking children, victims of trafficking and victims of human rights abuses and torture.

Nkiru's Upcoming Training

Tuesday 21 September 2021, 10:00 am – 13:00 (3.0 CPD Hours)

Tutors: Nkiru Okafor, Wilson Solicitors LLP and Graham Denholm, Doughty Street Chambers

This course is intended to provide an overview of the law around immigration detention and practical issues involved in preparing and running detention challenges. It will be of use to those new to the area and those with limited experience. Topics to be covered will include detention powers and the Immigration Bail regime, the Hardial Singh principles, key features of Home Office detention policy, and public law challenges. We will examine practical issues such as evidence gathering, tactics, obtaining medical evidence, and securing release accommodation.

The course will not address post-release damages claims in any detail.