Silvia Nicolaou Garcia

Senior Associate Solicitor, Public Law and Human Rights


She specialises in public law, human rights and community care cases and has a particular interest in assisting trafficked individuals, unaccompanied minors and vulnerable adults.

She is currently working on various legal challenges concerning access to remedies for trafficked individuals. Silvia also recently acted for two Core Participants and a witness in the Independent Inquiry into Child and Sexual Abuse (IICSA) in the children outside the UK, internet and Lambeth case studies.

Silvia is ranked in Chambers and Partners 2022 in both the Administrative and Public Law category and in the Civil Liberties and Human Rights category.

Admin and Public Law Recommendations

She has such good networks in the NGO sector, which makes her ideal for bringing policy challenges
A really excellent lawyer with an incredible formidable reputation

Civil Liberties and Human Rights Recommendations

She is an absolute star
Silvia Nicolaou Garcia is recognised as a go-to on trafficking and child abuse
She is very diligent, strategic and attentive

She is also recommended in the Legal 500 2021 edition:

Silvia Nicolaou Garcia specialises in high-profile cases involving victims of human trafficking

She is a regular contributor to the Legal Action magazine, and contributed a chapter on public law and community care in the 2020/2021 Legal Aid Handbook.

In 2019, Silvia completed a secondment with the Helen Bamber Foundation, where she was a Specialist Counter-Trafficking Legal Officer.


In 2017 Silvia was shortlisted for the Law Society Excellence Awards in the Junior Lawyer of the Year category. In 2018 she was shortlisted for the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Award in the Children’s Rights category.

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