Kate Nickson

Senior Supervising Immigration Case Worker


Place of birth: Leeds, UK
Job Role: Senior Supervising Immigration Case Worker
Start Date with Kalsi Solicitors: Nov 01, 2018
Office based in: Manchester
Languages spoken: English
Favourite sports team (if any!): England
Favourite movie: Withnail and I
Best concert / live performance you have ever been to: Radiohead at Glastonbury 2010
Last 3 holiday locations you have been to: Lake District, Gdansk, Camber Sands
Dream holiday location you have yet to have travelled to: India
A fun fact about you!: I previously lived in a closed down brewery as a property guardian.
What made you want to practice law: I decided to study law in order to take a job which could have a more direct positive impact on the lives of others. After law school I began volunteering for a human rights charity assisting asylum seekers who could not get legal aid for their case. I soon realised I was passionate about human rights and defending the legal rights of others and so began my carer as a human rights lawyer.


Academic Education: Bachelors Degree
University for Bachelors Degree: University ofLiverpool
Subject/Course for Bachelors Degree: BA Hons English Language and Literature
Grade for Bachelor Degree: 2.1
Professional Qualifications: Law Society Immigration & Asylum – Supervisor Accreditation
Law Society Immigration & Asylum – Senior Caseworker Accreditation


Background: I originally completed my Degree in English Language and Literature at the University of Liverpool before going on to study for my Graduate Diploma in Law at BPP Law School and then completing the Legal Practice Course at Leeds Metropolitan University.
I have been a Law Society accredited Senior Immigration Caseworker since 2010 and have worked on some notable cases including representing the first two appellants in the Libyan Country Guidance case; AT and Others (Article 15c; risk categories) Libya CG [2014] UKUT 00318 (IAC) and also representing AS in the reported case of AS (Afghanistan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2013] EWCA Civ 1469, which established that the Immigration Tribunal could depart from the findings of the Home Office Conclusive Grounds decision, in human trafficking cases, and make its own findings as to whether the Appellant was a victim of trafficking.
Expertise: I have particular expertise in Asylum cases as well as in appeals, Judicial Review applications and Human Rights applications based on Private and Family Life. She also represents a number of refugee’s in applications to bring over their parents and minor siblings.
In addition to this I have built up a large following of clients in initial immigration applications for British Citizenship, EEA permits and applications for settlement.
My problem solving skills and ability to find novel legal points to argue make her a popular choice with clients in the Greater Manchester area and beyond. I am passionate about ensuring a successful result for all my clients and will go the extra mile to achieve this.

  • Kate Nickson

    Senior Supervising Immigration Case Worker