About us

YOUR PERSONAL LEGAL RESOURCE, BUILT UPON YEARS OF TRUST

At Clifton Law Solicitors we are committed to excellence and are here to ‘fight your corner’. Our lawyers are committed to providing the best possible service to you and are here to listen, help and to give you a voice. Whether you need legal expertise for yourself, your family or your business, nationally or internationally, we can help you every step of the way. By choosing us to assist you, our main objective will always be to provide the highest standard of legal advice. By taking a holistic approach to problem resolution, we are able to deliver clear legal solutions which precisely match your needs by gaining a thorough understanding of your personal and business goals.

Clifton Law Solicitors are open, friendly and promote inclusiveness. At Clifton Law Solicitors, we are committed to the creation of a culture of fairness. For us a fair culture is one which respects the contributions which can be made by talented people from all backgrounds and with differing views and experiences. Using our wealth of knowledge and expertise, we aim to give you a straightforward and honest service so that you know your options.

OUR TRUSTWORTHY TEAM

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Rita Onwuka

Managing Director
Rita is the Director of Clifton Law Ltd, trading as Clifton Law Solicitors. She has over 14 years’ experience practising as a lawyer. Rita, a Senior Solicitor, was qualified by the Law Society of England and Wales in 2009 and she worked in private practice before establishing Clifton Law Solicitors in 2016. Rita has rights of audience in Nigeria Courts where she is qualified as both a Barrister and Solicitor. Rita has experience in Criminal Litigation, Civil Litigation and Immigration law. Rita is an Immigration and Asylum Supervising Senior Caseworker specialising in all Immigration, Asylum and Human Rights cases as well as Business Immigration. Rita oversees both the Immigration/Human Rights and Civil Litigation departments. Rita is an experienced and highly competent lawyer; she is committed to providing a professional and efficient service to all her clients, she is passionate about fighting for their rights and she would go the extra mile if necessary, to ensure a successful outcome and see justice done for her clients.

rita@cliftonlawsolicitors.co.uk

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Forsyth Onwuka

Head of Prison Law
Forsyth is a highly experienced Senior Caseworker, managing a varied Prison Law caseload. Forsyth is the Supervisor, overseeing the Prison Law Department in Clifton Law Solicitors. Forsyth has a science background and holds a Master’s Degree in Sciences. Forsyth has over 10 years of legal experience, working in private practice. Forsyth has experience in all areas of Prison Law - including Parole Board hearings to represent prisoners for release, Minimum term review (Tariff Reduction), Adjudications before the Independent Adjudicator to represent prisoners charged with breaking prison discipline, as well as appealing convictions and sentences. Forsyth has experience in all areas of motoring offences.

forsyth@cliftonlawsolicitors.co.uk

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Gboyega Okuniga

Head of Housing
Gboyega, popularly known by his English name Max, is the head of Housing law and debt at Clifton Law. He is a specialist in commercial law, Housing law, Debt recovery, ADR and Nationality law. Gboyega has handled successful Housing and debt and commercial cases in and out of courts; possesses extensive experience in debt recovery matters - for both plaintiffs and defendants including negotiations and the enforcement of judgments; adverse possession claims and the drafting of documentation in this regard. He has also advised and acted for net-worth clients on UK nationality law, sponsor license application and compliance and is frequently instructed to draft grounds of appeal to superior courts.

gboyega@cliftonlawsolicitors.co.uk

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Biplab Kumar Sarkar

Legal Consultant
Biplab’s practice spans a wide variety of areas of civil law, administrative and public law, employment law, housing law, professional negligence, clinical & non-clinical negligence, social security & child support, immigration and asylum (including human rights). He has unending energy, commitment and attention to detail. He is a very well organised, creative and conscientious lawyer. He exudes calm, authoritative confidence. His motto is "every matter should be undertaken seriously and ensure myself that I can make my utmost effort to succeed." He is phenomenal in immigration and employment law. Biplab represents both claimants and defendants, Appellants and Respondents adopting a practical approach to each client’s needs. This is evidential that his success rates in winning cases are adequately very high.

biplab@cliftonlawsolicitors.co.uk

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Iman Elkhatim

Legal Consultant
Iman Elkhatim is an experienced Immigration law professional and human rights specialist in multi-jurisdictional areas, rendering her as an international figure in basic rights advocacy with prominent achievements, contributions and remarkable positions in all respective fields. Beside her Law qualifications from Khartoum University in Sudan , she has gained Higher Diploma in Employment Law from Coventry University as well as Higher Diploma in Law & Practice Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, CILEX, United Kingdom. Iman Elkhatim is an associate member of CILEX. Iman has also gained outstanding experience in Family Law, where she is an expert legal adviser and advocate on divorce matters, financial orders, child arrangement orders and Domestic violence cases. On the other hand, Iman is authoritative and competitive, seeking challenge; she is prepared to compete, is perseverant and set on winning. Iman enjoys confrontation and solving complex cases.

iman.elkhatim@cliftonlawsolicitors.co.uk

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Chike Anieto

Solicitor
Chike is a Consultant Solicitor with the firm. Having qualified as a Solicitor in July 2010, he has wide experience on immigration, private client, contracts, judicial reviews and prison law. With several years’ experience gained in private practice firms and the civil service, his practice areas cover legal/litigation experience at First Tier Immigration Tribunal, Immigration and Nationality Applications, Contractual agreements and prison law reviews. Chike’s legal career has seen him practice as a Barrister and Solicitor in Nigeria from April 2002. He gained much of his experience in advocacy and contentious work before further legal studies at LMU, Munich and Newcastle University. He is also a member of UK Environmental Law Association and an experienced public speaker on immigration, personal tax and national insurance contributions.

chike@cliftonlawsolicitors.co.uk

AWARDS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS

The team at Clifton Law hold several qualifications and accreditations. We are proud to include an officially accredited member of The Law Society holding an accreditation for our work in Immigration and Asylum.

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WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY ABOUT US

I have the highest regard for Iman Elkhatim and Clifton Law Solicitors based in Coventry for the excellent job done in our case. Before we approached the firm, we had very little hope of having our children returned to our care after several years of social care. The department of children's services had decided that the children would be recommended for permanent fostering; every lawyer we had approached said we would need to have a separate legal representation as couples despite the fact that we as couples are living together and have the same objective of joint custody of our children.

The whole idea by various solicitors within our region was that we would have to pay two different lawyers for the same case. Special thanks to Clifton Law Solicitors. If they had not stepped in, there would have been a grave miscarriage of juustice; it took such a short time (under one year) to resolve the matter because all we needed was legal representation. Very quickly, Iman Elkhatim got to the heart of the matter and ensured that we were properly represented in all matters concerning our children. She was always prompt and punctual to every court session and before long, we had our children back to our full care.

I strongly recommend Clifton Law Solicitors to any parent having care issues with The Social Services no matter your location.
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