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Kim Renfrew
Immigration & Public Law

Kim completed her pupillage at Justitia in December 2022 already having gained extensive knowledge and experience of the UK immigration and appeals process and recognised for her excellent drafting abilities. She has represented clients in a wide variety of immigration and public law matters and also has experience in criminal defence and regulatory work. She has appeared before the Immigration Tribunals, the High Court and Magistrates Courts.


Since qualifying, Kim has assisted with a range of cases, including:  

  • Urgent judicial review claims and injunctions for individuals facing removal by charter flight to Zimbabwe and Jamaica;

  • Unlawful detention claim in the High Court, concerning the SSHD’s duty of candour as it applies to the disclosure of detention reviews;  

  • A proposed judicial review challenge to a historic failure by the SSHD to recognise the Applicant’s right to appeal an Article 1F exclusion decision;

  • A judicial review challenge to a refusal to grant Entry Clearance under the ECAA Agreement;

  • Urgent judicial review application and appeal for a refugee sentenced to life imprisonment for a serious offence;

  • A judicial review challenge to the implicit withdrawal of an asylum claim on procedural fairness grounds;

  • Regulatory cases before the BSB and ACCA.

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"My aim is to achieve justice for all my clients in whatever adverse circumstances they find themselves"


The Hon Society of Lincoln's Inn (2018)

Prior to joining Justitia, Kim worked for five years advising and representing clients in Immigration, Asylum and Public law cases as a Senior Caseworker (IAAS Level 2 Accredited). During this time, she appeared before the Immigration Tribunals in both bail and appeal hearings. Her experience spans the full range of immigration and associated public law cases, including asylum, trafficking, unlawful detention and deportation cases, both in the High Court and Court of Appeal. Kim has considerable knowledge of the judicial review process in the Upper Tribunal and Administrative Courts.

Kim has previously volunteered for Liberty as an Advice and Information Volunteer and has provided pro bono advice to immigration detainees as part of the ULaw Legal Advice clinic. In 2018, she won the HRLA Judicial Review competition. During her BPTC, Kim received an award for attaining the highest mark in her drafting assessment. Kim has an LLB in Law and European Law from the University of Exeter and a Masters in European Law from the Universite of Rennes I.  She is able to read/write in French.

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