Vanessa Ganguin

Senior Partner

Vanessa Ganguin has over 20 years’ specialist experience in immigration. Chambers & Partners UK 2014 have said that she ‘handles tricky situations with aplomb’ and ‘provides a great level of service, is technically able and is always responsive.’

Vanessa acts for corporate and private clients in family, human rights, and business-related immigration matters.

Her clients include investment banks, hedge funds, IT companies, manufacturing, tech firms, new media, TV, film, publishing, high profile celebrities, musicians and high net worth individuals. She is renowned for her expertise in appeals and challenging refusals.

Vanessa speaks regularly at conferences, lectures on immigration law to other practitioners, writes on topical immigration issues and makes media appearances. Vanessa is an active member and trustee of the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (ILPA).

Vanessa has an LLB from Lancaster University and completed the Law Society Finals at Chester College of Law. She qualified as a solicitor with Irving & Co and was made partner in 2003. Vanessa joined Laura Devine Solicitors in 2005 and became a partner in 2013 before forming Ganguin Samartin with Paul.

Vanessa Ganguin is “excellent”
(Legal 500 2015)

“Vanessa Ganguin of Ganguin Samartin is particularly well known for her handling of complex immigration cases for high net worth individuals that involve complicated human rights issues. Sources say: ‘She brings in-depth and all-round knowledge of UK immigration and is able to identify novel solutions to problems.’”
(Chambers & Partners 2016)

“Vanessa has a wealth of connections at the Home Office and frequently liaises with them in relation to the development of immigration policy… A particular flair for appeals at all levels and challenging refusals.”
(Who’s Who Legal 2014)

“Clients are very satisfied with Vanessa’s skills, attitude and ability to get things done.”
(Chambers & Partners 2014)