Barrister: Antonia Benfield

Year of Call: 2013

Antonia practises in all areas of asylum, immigration, extradition and human rights law.

She is well-regarded for her clarity of advice, thorough case preparation and for her ability to engage with vulnerable clients in particularly sensitive cases.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Antonia worked for a range of human rights NGOs including the Refugee Council from 2005 to 2010. She sat on the Independent Monitoring Board of Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre for a number of years and has a particular interest in unlawful detention.

She is committed to pro bono work undertaking cases for the AIRE Centre, Camden Community Law Centre, BiD and the Bar Pro Bono Unit.


  • English (Native)
  • French (Conversational)

Appointments & Memberships

  • Bar Human Rights Committee
  • Human Rights Lawyers Association
  • Immigration Law Practitioners Association

Education & Qualifications

  • Levitt Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn
  • Lord Denning Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn
  • Lord Bowen Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn
  • Hardwicke Entrance Award, Lincoln’s Inn
  • BPTC (Very Competent), University of Law
  • LLB (Hons) Law, University of Law
  • Graduate Diploma in Law (Commendation), University of Law
  • MA Social Anthropology of International Development, SOAS
  • BA History of Art & Archaeology (Asia & Africa), SOAS