22 Oct 2016, 06 mins ago

‘You find that the embassies take a very dim view [of discrepancies in visa applications] — and presume that someone has been dishonest without seeking clarification,’ Bradbury says. ‘We’ve had this type of situation on a number of occasions, and we’ve successfully appealed those decisions.’

Bradbury works across the spectrum of UK immigration — with particular expertise in HNW cases under the points-based system. These include a large number of ‘very complicated’ appeals, many of which relate to the Home Office’s controversial new ‘general grounds for refusal’.

Bradbury feels particularly strongly about a current client — a HNW family from Sudan currently fighting removal to Sudan at the Upper Tribunal. Though they hail ‘from a wealthy background, support themselves financially, have children who have never lived in Sudan and have been here for many years’, sympathy is scarce at the Home Office.

‘There’s so many areas of law that factor into immigration. You have to know a little about employment, about family, about tax… And it’s always changing, which keeps it interesting. We usually have three or four changes to immigration law every year, which is unheard of in most areas of law.’

Barrister sources say she ‘probably handles more Tier 1 investor visas than any solicitor in this country’, while clients speak of the Yorkshire-born lawyer in ecstatic and heartfelt terms, describing her work as ‘excellent’ — ‘the best — I had no doubts’.