BA (Hons) University of Wales
Stephen Vokes is, and has been for a number of years, rated leading junior Counsel in the Midlands in the areas of Immigration and Asylum work according to Chambers and Partners Guide to the Legal Profession.
He practices exclusively in this field, and has done so for over 30 years, and appears regularly in the High Court and Court of Appeal. Stephen has represented Appellant's in the leading Country Guidance cases in respect of Afghanistan, Sudan, Uzbekistan and also Iranian Christians and Afghani women.
The 2022 edition of Chambers and Parners notes: Stephen Vokes is a well-regarded immigration law specialist barrister who is admired for his depth of experience and excellent case preparation. He is a seasoned counsel for both High Court and Court of Appeal proceedings and has experience of a broad range of immigration and asylum cases. He has acted in high-profile Afghanistan, Iraq and Iran country guidance cases.
"He is extremely hard-working and his grasp of factual detail is unparalleled. The client's best interests are always at the forefront."
Recent work includes the latest Country Guidance cases by the Upper Tribunal on Afghanistan (AK (Article 15 (c)) Afghanistan CG  UKUT 163 (IAC)) and Uzbekistan (LM (returnees-expired exit permit) Uzbekistan CG  390 (IAC);
Patel (AKA Ravel) R (on the application of) SSHD (IJR)  UKUT 95 (IAC);
IM & AI (Risks - membership of Beja Tribe, Beja Congress and JEM:Sudan) GG  UKUT 188 (IAC).
Stephen appeared for the person whose refugee status was being revoked in the leading case on the cessation of refugee status SSHD v MS (Somalia) 2019 EWCA Civ 1345.
Immigration & Human Rights
R (Rusdi Mohammed) v An Adjudicator, The Times 12th December 2002
Skanderaj v SSHD  4 AllER 555
R (Bosombangwa) v IAT  EWCA 1656 Admin
FS & Others v SSHD (Iran-Christian converts) CG Iran  UKIAT 00303
NS v SSHD (Social Group - Women - Forced Marriage) CG Afghanistan  UKIAT 00328
B2 DR (Risk-Political Journalist) Iran CG  UKAIT 06452
Nhengu v SSHD  EWCA Civ 298. Link to case here.
OS (10 years' lawful residence) Hong Kong  UKIAT 00031
R (Yusuf & Others) v SSHD  EWHC [Admin] 3513
ZH (Afghanistan) v SSHD  EWCA Civ 470
EM (Zimbabwe) v SSHD  EWCA Civ 1006
AK (Article 15 ( c)) Afghanistan CG  UKUT 163 (IAC)
LM (returnees-expired exit permit) Uzbekistan CG  390 (IAC)
Patel (AKA Ravel) R (on the application of) v SSHD (IJR)  UKUT 95 (IAC)
IM and AI (Risks-membership of Benjamin Tribe, Beja Congress, and JEM; Sudan) CG 
MS (Art. 1C (5) Mogadishu) v SSHD  UKUT 196 (IAC)
SSHD v MS (Somalia)  EWCA CIV 1345
Membership of Professional Organisations
Immigration Law Practitioners' Association