Carla is a solicitor in our Immigration, Asylum and Nationality team, and is a dual qualified lawyer admitted in England, Wales and Spain.
Her current practice focuses on advising clients as well as local authorities on a variety of immigration matters including nationality, family-based applications, human rights-based applications, and applications for EEA citizens including the EU Settlement Scheme. Her practice also covers appeal work and public law challenges to the Home Office by way of judicial review.
Prior to her current position, Carla’s role at the firm was linked to ‘Here for Good’, an immigration charity focused on providing free legal advice to vulnerable EU nationals and their family members affected by Brexit. She provided advice and assistance to EEA nationals and also recruited and coordinated the charity’s network of volunteer lawyers. In this role, she also provided online training commissioned by the Greater London Authority in regard to complex issues under the EU Settlement Scheme, and was also one of the solicitors instructed by the charity in a successful judicial review challenge against the Home Office’s guidance on absences due to Covid-19.
Before joining Bindmans LLP, Carla worked in a niche immigration law firm that specialised in providing advice on EU free movement law, and in a legal aid firm where she advised on many aspects of asylum, detention, deportation and trafficking.
Due to Carla’s extensive working experience in private, legal aid and pro bono cases, she has a great deal of experience working for clients with complex needs such as homeless people, victims of domestic violence, or those with mental health problems.
Carla has also trained other lawyers and community groups on EU law related issues.
Servicios legales en Español
Carla es hispanohablante y está cualificada para ejercer de abogada tanto en el Reino Unido como en España. Carla es especialista en derecho británico de inmigración y extranjería y experta en solicitudes para obtener la nacionalidad británica, tramitación de solicitudes del EU Settlement Scheme para ciudadanos europeos y sus familias, tramitación y renovación de visados/permisos de residencia, reagrupación familiar, visas para traer familiares al Reino Unido (ej. cónyuge o pareja), y autorización de entrada al Reino Unido, peticiones en materia de derechos humanos, y recursos judiciales e informes jurídicos.
Si necesita apoyo legal o resolver cualquier duda póngase en contacto con Carla quien le atenderá tanto en inglés como en español o catalán.
Education and career
- Carla graduated with a degree in Law from Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona) and completed her Postgraduate in Legal Practice at the Barcelona Bar Association (ICAB).
- In 2016 she completed a LLM in Human Rights at Birkbeck University, graduating with a distinction. She also won the Law School’s prize for the ‘Best Postgraduate Dissertation’ of the year (2016).
- In 2019 Carla joined Bindmans LLP, and in 2020 she passed the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme (QLTS).
- In March 2021, she was admitted to the roll of solicitors in England and Wales.
- Law Society
- Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (ILPA)
- Barcelona Bar Assocation (ICAB)