About Us

The principal of the firm, Maria Fernandes has extensive experience in a wide number of areas of immigration. A former barrister, she began her career in immigration in the 1980s representing clients at immigration appeals. She later joined a City firm where she established and developed their immigration unit with a focus on business related work.

She established Fernandes Vaz in 1995 with the aim of offering a wide range of immigration services. Her ethos is to offer a personal and individual service to clients.

She is an active member of the Immigration Law Practitioners Association. Having in the past served as Council member of the Law Society, Chair of the Immigration Law Committee of the Law Society, President of the Middlesex Law Society as well as Executive member on a number of panels set up by the Home Office and the Foreign Office, she now concentrates her time and efforts on reform and the improvement of service standards for all.

In September 2017 she won the Asian Lawyer of the Year awarded by the Asian Voice.

She is a part time Judge with the Mental Health Review Tribunal.

She is an ADR Group accredited mediator in Civil and Commercial.

Ms Fernandes is assisted by a team of highly skilled and dedicated staff who are friendly, easily approachable and always willing to help.

Our Team

Maria Fernandes

Maria Fernandes

Kishore Kumar Ambati

Kishore Kumar Ambati

 
Joanna Sogeke

Joanna Sogeke

Gabriella Arthur

Gabriella Arthur