A Swedish national, Anna is a law graduate of Sweden’s top-ranked Lund University. She moved to the UK in 2000 where she graduated from Essex University with an LL.M. in European Union Law.
Before joining Lupins in 2006, Anna worked as a legal consultant in Moscow for the UNHCR on international refugee law as well for the Russia Justice Initiative, preparing claims by Russian nationals to the European Court of Human Rights.
With over 12 years of experience, Anna is one of our most experienced and knowledgeable caseworkers. She has a wide ranging practice in immigration, asylum and nationality law. She has extensive experience representing foreign national prisoners, trauma victims and those suffering severe mental health problems. Anna is frequently instructed by Local Authorities in relation to children in their care with immigration and citizenship problems.
Always up for a challenge, Anna has succeeded in many cases where clients have secured a legal basis to remain after many years of uncertainty. She recently represented an Iranian woman who had come to the UK in 1996 and had been refused asylum. Her fresh asylum applications had also failed but Anna recognised the woman’s mental health issues and, having commissioned expert medical evidence, her asylum appeal was allowed.
Anna has particular interest and experience in complex EU/EEA law cases; she has successfully obtained residency and permanent residency for EEA clients and their family members.
Anna Hawkes’ Success Stories
Some call us persuasive, we call ourselves commanding.
Others call us dependable, we call ourselves LUPINS.
LUPINS support you all the way:
Communicating in clear language and making sure that you know where you stand
Ensure that you are applying for the right immigration process
Ensure that you have the documentation that proves you qualify for your chosen immigration process
Advise and assist you in completing and submitting the application forms
Make detailed representations in support of your application, setting out clearly why the application should succeed, highlighting the documentation we are submitting and how this proves you satisfy the legal provisions
Put simply, our immigration solicitors will hold your hands throughout the process,
liaising with all relevant government bodies, including UK Visas and Immigration,
British Consulate, overseas agents and where necessary the courts.