[photo] Christa Fielden (1982)Christa Fielden (1982)

Teams

Immigration, Public Law and International Human Rights


Education

B.Hons in Mathematics

M.Sc in Mathematics

PhD in Statistics

B.Hons in Psychology

Bar Vocational Course


Practice

Christa practises in all areas of Immigration and Asylum.


Profile

Christa is a member of Lincoln's Inn and began her career at the Bar as the pupil of Ian Macdonald, who of course wrote the "Bible" in immigration law!

Her practice covers all aspects of immigration and asylum and often involves European law. Christa has appeared at all levels of the court system from hearing before adjudicators, Tribunal cases, the Administative Court and the Court of Appeal. She has taken cases to the House of Lords, now been replaced by the Supreme Court. Christa has also been involved with a number of cases in the European Court of Human Rights, as well as the European Court of Justice.

Christa has worked with many Queens's Counsel, most recently with Michael Fordham QC in a case challenging a charter flight removal to Jamaica. She has been involved over the years, in very many reported cases, including many which she still remembers fondly, such as that of Re Musisi in the House of Lords in which the well known phrase of "the most anxious scrutiny" was coined, and also the case of Ullah and Do in the House of Lords, which changed the face of human rights law.

Christa often deals with serious criminal deportation cases and also covers asylum from all countries. Entry clearance cases also often lead to particularly happy outcomes, bringing about the reunion of families. Christa often covers emergency removal cases and will help at any hour, any time. 

Christa is bilingual in English and German.


Memberships

Fellow of Royal Statistical Society

Member of Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn

Member of ALBA