Christopher Desira

Director and Solicitor

With over 20 years of experience in immigration and asylum law, Christopher is the Director and founding Solicitor of Seraphus and an accredited Supervisor under the Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme. He is special advisor to the European Union Delegation in the UK, a trustee for Settled and regularly supports the wider charity sector. Prior to establishing Seraphus, Christopher was the head of the immigration department at a large law firm and worked for several charities including Bail for Immigration Detainees, JCWI and Freedom from Torture. He has a masters in Human Rights Law from Birkbeck, University of London.

Our customers rate us highly on Trustpilot

  • “I had a consultation with Chris Desira and cannot recommend him highly enough! I have been to several immigration lawyers in the past and none of them was anywhere as good as Chris!”

    Nadi Fadina

  • “I cannot recommend Seraphus firm and the hard work, advice and support of Mr Desira and his phenomenal colleagues more highly. The team at Seraphus truly helped and rescued us really in our time of need and our family will be forever grateful.”

    Patric Caron

  • “I had a video discussion recently with Chris about fiancé and spousal visas. Having had two visitor visas refused, I was concerned to get advice about my specific circumstances rather than a general overview of the processes involved in the visa routes. I was not disappointed. Chris was able to answer all my questions, highlighting which areas of the process would require more careful consideration in my case.”


  • “Professional, thorough, and helpful and thoughtful advice. Christopher from Seraphus reviewed my citizenship application prior to submission. He reviewed it thoroughly and advised me on what to correct and to add to strengthen my application. I followed his advice and can happily say that my citizenship application was approved without any problems.”

    Frida Khan


Our people

Meet our experienced team of immigration lawyers and project staff. We are driven by delivering a human-centred approach to our services with integrity and high quality at the heart of what we do. With over 20 years’ experience in charities, civil society organisations and law firms, we provide a diverse range of services to support you.
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We can provide valuable advice at any stage of your application.

  • Business Immigration Service

    Seraphus is your trusted partner for a bespoke service that’s tailored to meet your specific needs.
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  • Application checks

    Need help checking an immigration application? We’ll make sure it’s thoroughly reviewed, and you are provided written feedback so you can perfect your application.
    £ 299 + VAT 5 working days
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  • Video consultation

    Get a one-off assessment of your situation and receive advice on next steps.
    £ 99 + VAT 30 min
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