Karen is regularly instructed to appear before the Asylum and Immigration Chamber of both the Upper and First-Tier Tribunals in respect of all areas of immigration law including asylum, human rights claims, and immigration bail proceedings.

Karen has experience in deprivation of nationality cases.

Karen also has experience of business immigration, and represents employers in respect of civil enforcement notices and sponsorship licences.

In addition to her immigration practice, Karen accepts instructions in all other areas of Human Rights law. Karen has represented both local authority and private tenants in possession claims, and individuals in possession proceedings against mortgage companies.

Karen has also advocated and advised on prevention from harassment injunctions, and civil claims against government bodies including the Home Office.

Key cases

OS (Nigeria) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2015] EWCA Civ 625
Challenge to a refusal under paragraph 322(5) based on alleged dishonesty and the appropriate application of the burden and standard of proof in such circumstances.

Further information

Public Law in a Hostile Environment – Challenging Suitability of Accommodation in Challenging Circumstances

How To Manage Cases Against Litigants In Person

Sandra Akinbolu and Karen Reid – EUSS – It’s not over yet

Help and Hindrance: A Review of Third Party Support and Obstacles to Integration in the Immigration Rules

Appointments & Memberships

Administrative Law Bar Association
Bar Pro Bono Unit
Housing Lawyers Practitioners Association
Immigration Lawyers Practitioners’ Association
South Eastern Circuit