Elena has been a solicitor since 2006 and specialises in immigration, nationality, asylum and human rights. She joined CDS Mayfair in January 2018 after merging her boutique law firm into the practice. She provides a bespoke service offering representation and advice in respect of complex immigration, nationality, asylum and human rights law matters to globally based English, Russian and Arabic speaking migrants, high net worth individuals and businesses drawn to the UK.

Elena has experience in a variety of human rights, asylum, nationality, and business and personal immigration cases, specifically those of an exceptional and high-profile nature. Her particular expertise lies in dealing with Russian-speaking clients from the Russian Federation and the former Soviet states. Elena has a loyal client base, drawn by her tailor-made, conscientious and comprehensive approach. She has established a foothold as a provider of radical administrative and judicial solutions to migrants and sponsors. Elena closely monitors policy and legislative changes allowing her to constantly adapt her service format to accommodate to the changing needs of clients.

Elena is an author of a book on immigration law, "A Practical Guide to Immigration Law Relating to Students" and has, over the years, written a number of specialist articles. She also speaks at and attends immigration seminars and conferences in the UK and abroad. Since the start of the pandemic, she has also contributed to a number of webinars and podcasts. She is a member of the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association and the International Bar Association.


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