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"The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty."



  • Pathways to Law programme (Vacation schemes in Magic Circle Law firms)


  • Bachelor Degree in Law
  • Legal Practice Course (LPC)


  • Kurdish
  • Turkish

More about Baris Kalay

Baris Kalay is a passionate and experienced immigration solicitor who does not back away from a challenge. He enjoys resolving complex immigration cases. His clients have praised him for his ability to offer quick solutions to their difficult matters which others have failed to identify.

Some of his most successful cases include:

  • Overturning removal directions which involved serious Article 8 factors. The client had overstayed in the UK & absconded immigration bail. However, due to private life grounds, there were compelling reasons for him not to be removed. The client was granted leave to remain based on his family life in the UK.
  • Judicial review proceedings challenging the Home Office decision to revoke a client’s Indefinite Leave to Remain status. The client had initially been granted refugee status in the UK and had lived in the UK for 15 years. The decision to revoke his immigration status was overturned.
  • Challenging Home Office decision to curtail immigration status and issuing of removal directions. Home Office immigration enforcement officers alleged that the client was in breach of work restrictions and detained the client at the workplace. Following strong representations, the client was released without any further action.

Throughout his years in education and his professional career, Baris has shown great passion in the Legal field. Having completed vacation schemes in Magic Circle Law firms and experience handling the quick pace of high street practice, he has gained invaluable knowledge and is able to handle all complications thrown at him.

In particular, Baris has vast extensive knowledge of private and family immigration cases. This extends from Naturalisation applications to partner and all other family visas.

He is dedicated in his quest of upholding his clients’ best interests, building strong relationships and establishing good rapport.

When solving a client’s problem, Baris acts in a calm manner. He breaks down the problem and comes up with the quickest and the most logical approach in response to the issue. This makes his clients feel able to openly communicate and trust in him. He also makes sure that his clients feel understood and confident in his knowledge and expertise.

Clients have described Baris as:

  • Problem solving
  • Communicative
  • Decisive
  • Responsive
  • Empathetic
  • Responsible

Such high praises comes from his dedication to every client. For Baris, the main point of being a lawyer and what he enjoys the most is having the ability to offer a solution for any problem. Many clients have therefore enjoyed working with him and have been able to trust him easily.

Baris also believes it is of paramount importance for lawyers to stay up to date with changes in the legal world to offer the best solution to clients. Outside of work, Baris enjoys reading articles and attending seminars in relation to new changes & developments in Law and Immigration rules overall.

Baris works on his cases with dedication, concentration, and passion. He is in his element when handling complex immigration matters, judicial reviews and appeal and takes pride in seeing the fruits of his labour. He is results driven and pushes his clients to achieve the best results.

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