Navita Atreya returned to Garden Court Chambers in February 2006 having previously been a pupil in Chambers.
Described in Chambers and Partners as an “expert in asylum, immigration, human rights and European law,” Navita Atreya is known by solicitors within the field to be an experienced and specialist advocate in asylum and immigration law and “user friendly” barrister to work with. She is also described as “a very strong advocate in the tribunal. If you get bogged down, she is very good at spotting straight away the points to be made and what needs to be done.”
She has appeared extensively before Immigration Judges both at first instance and appeal in asylum, human rights and Immigration cases as well as Judicial Review cases. She has dealt with numerous entry clearance appeals before Immigration Judges and has an interest in business immigration and European law. Other practice areas include Inquest law.
Navita Atreya is known to be approachable and has a “hands on approach” to casework and to work closely with solicitors advising on evidence at an early stage of an appeal. Such an approach in her view leads to a better service to clients and solicitors and good success in the litigation process. She is known for her ability to explain complex points of law in a simple and straightforward way both to clients and tribunals, a critical skill doing specialist tribunal work.
She has trained lawyers and caseworkers for various organisations including Immigration Lawyers Practitioners Association (ILPA), the Refugee Council and Refugee Action. She is a part time visiting lecturer at School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).