Our History

Stoke White is a descendant of legal corporations that were formed in 2002, when a group of professionals, united by a shared belief in social justice, worked together to bring about long-term and tangible change in Asylum, Immigration and Human Rights Law. The group became the first solicitors to bring a case to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) and successfully argue for policy changes to the European Community Association Agreement (ECAA), otherwise known as the Ankara Agreement for Turkish nationals. As a result of the firm’s actions, thousands of Turkish nationals were able to move to the UK, build new lives and contribute to British society. 

Since the landmark case at the ECJ, Stoke White has consolidated its position as unrivalled experts in Immigration, Human Rights and International Criminal Law. We have received extensive media attention for our pioneering work at the International Criminal Court, where we applied to the chief prosecutor to investigate crimes committed in Syria. We have been pursuing justice for innocent victims killed and injured on humanitarian aid ship MV Mavi Marmara, known for its role in the Gaza Freedom Flotilla at ICC.

Underpinning the work of Stoke White is our unshakable belief in justice for all. Motivated by this vision of a fairer, more just global future, the team works tirelessly for the disempowered, the disenfranchised, the forgotten, the neglected and the mistreated. Similarly, our lawyers joined us specifically because of their dedication, passion and drive in pursuing justice for our clients.