Founder and Principal Solicitor
Nilmini Roelens LLM, DEJF
Roelens Solicitors is managed by Nilmini Roelens. Nilmini was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England & Wales in 1991. She graduated from Leicester University in 1987 with her first degree in LLB Law with French. Being a fluent French speaker she obtained a Diplome d'Etudes Juridiques Francaises from Strasbourg University (France). She first developed her passion for the practice of Immigration Law as a Trainee Solicitor in London in 1990 and thus has well over twenty years experience in the field.
She became an individual member of the Immigration Law Practitioners Association in 1991 and furthered her knowledge of Immigration Law during her Masters Degree in European Law at Kings College, London. Since 1997 she managed her own successful specialist Immigration Law firm Roelens Solicitors in London employing a team of immigration lawyers during which time she secured Law Society Accreditation as a Supervisor in Immigration Law and a specialist contract with the Legal Aid Agency for Immigration and Asylum Law. She was also a member of the highly regarded Law Society's Immigration Law Panel and secured UK Border Agency approval for the firm's services in Sponsorship Licensing whilst the schemes were in operation and has conducted a number of seminars on the Points Based System. She was the main author of a detailed report on country conditions following a fact finding mission to Pakistan and has been involved in a number of significant cases.
Nilmini speaks fluent French and Sinhala. In her spare time she enjoys foreign travel, oil painting, learning karate and beginners' Mandarin Chinese and Spanish.
Alisha Pereira - Immigration Advisor
Alisha is a Portuguese national and qualified as an advocate of the Supreme Court of India in early 2013 and has gained valuable experience in UK Immigration Law in all aspects of UK Immigration Law and practice since joining Roelens Solicitors in October 2013. She has handled complex appeals and secured the release of clients from the notorious Detained Fast Track procedure on many occasions. She enjoys discretionary applications where she has managed to secure leave for her clients on numerous occasions.
Alisha gained her law degree from Mumbai University in 2011 and has worked as a Corporate Lawyer gaining strong experience in commercial and intellectual property law, litigation and Alternate Dispute Resolution. She is highly committed to securing the best results for our clients.
She speaks fluent Hindi, Marathi, Konkani, Urdu and basic Gujarati. She enjoys cinema, attending music festivals, dancing and cookery in her spare time.
We are constantly looking to expand our specialist team with quality lawyers and advisors who have proven ability and the right commitment to Immigration law and human rights. If you feel you have the necessary experience and language skills we would like to hear from you.
" We have worked with Roelens Solicitors ever since the Senior solicitor set up her own practice. We have used this firm in all avenues of immigration and related matters.We have always found the advice rendered thorough and well-reasoned and have never had cause to revert to this firm to challenge its initial or subsequent advice on the options available to us. As a charity, our fee scales are well worth every second extracted by us from this firm. The fact that we and many of our members continue to remain this firm's clients is proof enough of our reliance on its unwavering professionalism and merits no further recommendation"
MS - Vice President of Charity with a membership of over 30,000
" I approached Roelens Solicitors to help with my ongoing Immigration case. I was impressed with the level of professionalism, competence, skills and attention to detail that the Senior Lawyer and staff provided for my case.I would highly recommend Roelens Solicitors for any immigration case." RA - Lebanon
" I took my mother to Roelens Solicitors after 6 years of battle with the Home Office, when there was probably no more hope left having been turned down by the Court too. After an initial consultation Roelens Soliciors acknowledged the potential for my mother's case and pointed out the various options. The firm worked really hard putting together all relevant evidence in order to make the case strong. As a result she has today been granted her status in the UK. I would use this opportunity to emphasise on their professionalism, honesty and their great knowledge base in Immigration matters. I would highly recommend Roelens Solicitors' services to anyone with immigration issues"
AV - Ivory Coast
" I am eternally grateful to you"
BB - India