‘A Practical Guide to the Law in Relation to Migrant Victims of Domestic Violence’ by Priya Solanki

Paperback: 978-1-913715-94-6
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The law relating to migrant victims of domestic violence can be complicated.

This book is the first of its kind covering all aspects of these claims including, the definition of domestic violence, the destitution domestic violence concession, applications for settlements as a victim of domestic violence under the immigration rules and the complex issue of evidencing domestic violence, routes to challenge adverse decisions, applications based on domestic violence under the EUSS scheme, and also applications outside of the rules.

The book is aimed at practitioners in this field at all levels; providing a comprehensive overview of the law and detailing the intricacies and problems that arise in cases.


Priya Solanki is a sought-after barrister practising at One Pump Court Chambers. She has over 12 years’ experience. She has an extensive practice in all areas of immigration (including business immigration), asylum, deportation, trafficking, unlawful detention, EEA and EUSS applications.

She regularly provides in-house training, seminars and webinars for Immigration Law Practitioners Association, Practice Enterprise and other organisations. She has delivered extensive training on the topic of sham marriages and is now often considered by instructing solicitors as a “go-to’ person for such cases.

Priya also has a particular interest in and vast experience of cases involving gender violence and vulnerable clients.

Prior to coming to the Bar, she practised in immigration and asylum law as a supervisor and senior caseworker at a not-for-profit organisation. This gives her the great advantage of being able to assist with case preparation before cases reach appeal stage. This combined with her extensive advocacy experience makes her a popular choice.

She has been recommended since 2017 as a Leading Junior barrister in immigration by the Legal 500. The Directories state that “she has a sharp mind and demonstrates excellent client care”, “she is tactically astute, good under pressure and very persuasive in court”, “she is very knowledgeable in presenting appeals”, and that “she has a passion for this area of work”.