Kate Nickson

Immigration Consultant

Kate has been working as a Senior Immigration Caseworker for 9 years. She has significant experience working under a legal aid contract and working with private fee paying clients.


Kate originally completed her Degree in English Language and Literature at the University of Liverpool before going on to study for her Graduate Diploma in Law at BPP Law School and then completing the Legal Practice Course at Leeds Metropolitan University.

She has been a Law Society accredited Senior Immigration Caseworker since 2010 and has worked on some notable cases including representing the first two appellants in the Libyan Country Guidance case;  AT and Others (Article 15c; risk categories) Libya CG [2014] UKUT 00318 (IAC) and also representing AS in the reported case of AS (Afghanistan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2013] EWCA Civ 1469, which established that the Immigration Tribunal could depart from the findings of the Home Office Conclusive Grounds decision, in human trafficking cases, and make its own findings as to whether the Appellant was a victim of trafficking.

Kate has particular expertise in Asylum cases as well as in appeals, Judicial Review applications and Human Rights applications based on Private and Family Life. She also represents a number of refugee’s in applications to bring over their parents and minor siblings.

In addition to this Kate has built up a large following of clients in initial immigration applications for British Citizenship, EEA permits and applications for settlement.

Kate’s problem solving skills and ability to find novel legal points to argue make her a popular choice with clients in the Greater Manchester area and beyond. She is passionate about ensuring a successful result for all her clients and will go the extra mile to achieve this.

Experience / Areas

Spouse & Unmarried Partners
Children & 7 Year Child Concession
EEA Nationals
Long Residency

Get in Touch with Kate

  • 0161 504 1471

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