Birgit Richards - Lawyer
I was born in Germany, where I spent my childhood before studying law
in the UK and graduating with an Upper Second Class Honours Degree
in 1993. This was followed by the Bar Professional Training Course for
barristers at the BPP Law School in London in 1994.
On successfully completing the BPTC I trained as a barrister at QEB at
one of the leading sets of chambers specialising in family law and
medical negligence. I qualified as a barrister in 1995. Having initially
specialised in family law, I decided to change my specialism to
immigration law, because I want to work on keeping families together
not to separate them.
As an EU national and wife and mother myself, I can fully understand
and relate to my clients’ immigration journey. I know that securing a UK
Visa or Permanent Residency means having the opportunity to plan and
secure your future, as well as your family’s future.
How I work
My first contact with clients is invariably by email or phone, either direct from the potential client or from individuals referring them to me. During the initial contact I can quickly establish the nature for the help required and whether I am the right person to provide that help. I will often then have a follow up phone call with the client during which they can explain to and provide me with additional background and further details.