Chambers congratulates Shivani Jegarajah for her listing in the Best Lawyers List for the United Kingdom. She is listed as amongst the best lawyers in immigration law. View Shivani's chambers profile. ...Read More
Year of Call: 1993
Shivani is a fearless, persuasive and innovative advocate.
In J v SSHD  EWHC 2636 (Admin) Mr Justice Munby, as he then was said this of Shivani:
41: I do not want to patronise you, but it has always been the function of the legal profession to help those who cannot help themselves. And those who act pro bono, particularly in modem times, and particularly, if I may say so, in relation to clients who may have complicated cases, are acting in the highest traditions of the legal profession. It is also the historic function of the Bar, and I say the Bar because it is the Bar by and large who stand on their feet and advocate in courts, to stand up fearlessly on behalf of the client and stand up to a judge if it is thought that the judge has overstepped the mark or said something unfortunate or inappropriate. You are absolutely right to make the comments you have made and you ought to be congratulated for having had the courage to do so.
Shivani is ranked as a 'Leading Individual' in immigration law in Chambers and Partners in 2013, as she was from 2009 onwards.
"Shivani Jegarajah is recommended for her work on children-based human rights applications, and appears frequently for claimants in judicial reviews in the higher courts. She has carried out interesting work surrounding the political implications of deportations to Sri Lanka and Pakistan, and is praised by her clients for her commitment, pragmatism and creative thinking."
Areas of practice
Alo, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWHC 2375 (Admin) (27 July 2012)
Mehari v SSHD R (on the application of Mehari) v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWHC 3464 (Admin),  All ER (D) 154 (Jan)
Children / Young Adults / Immigration
War Crimes / Exclusion
Error of Law
Asylum / Confidentiality
Meaning of Persecution
Education / Exclusion
KV (scarring - medical evidence) Sri Lanka  UKUT 230 (IAC). Acted for intervener Helen Bamber Foundation (reported).
MP and NT v SSHD  EWCA Civ 829. Acted for intervener Tamils against Genocide.
Publications and Training
Prioritising children’s best interests. Solicitors Journal (with Amanda Walker) 21 June 2013.
LSE Department of Law and Tamils Against Genocide present a screening of:'No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka'. Panel: Callum Macrae (NoFireZone Director); Shivani Jegarajah (Renaissance Chambers); Janani Jananayagam (founding Director of Tamils Against Genocide); Chair Dr Devika Hovell (LSE Department of Law)
Safeguarding Children from Abroad Local Authority duties of care London - 2 July 2013 CLT
The second phase of the Permanent People's Tribunal (PPT) on Sri Lanka held in Bremen, Germany from the 7th-10th of December 2013.Invited to address the Panel.
Connecting Victims and Witnesses of International Crimes to National Criminal Justice Authorities: Cooperation and Assistance to Support Investigations and Prosecutions in National Courts 28 October 2013, The Hague.Crimes under international law arising in immigration and asylum contexts Chair: Dave Hollings-Tennant, United Kingdom Home Office The use of evidence of international crimes in asylum and immigration contexts. Legal representation of victims of international crimes in asylum and immigration contexts: challenges of cooperation with criminal justice authorities
8th October 2013 Speaker before the All Party Parliamentary Group for Tamils, held a forum on genocide at Porticullis House.
BA (Hons) History London School of Economics and Political Science
News about Shivani Jegarajah
“SCUM OF THE EARTH” Friday 15 April 2016 6pm-8pm. Curry and drinks to follow. FOREIGN NATIONAL PRISONERS AND THEIR HUMAN RIGHTS (OR LACK OF THEM) On 22nd March 2016 the Supreme Court granted permission to appeal in ...Read More