Dasha Ball


Legal Executive (Graduate Member)

‘Dasha Ball constantly checked in with us, keeping us up to date on next steps. She also made us feel like we weren’t just another immigration case. I would highly recommend working with Birketts based on our interactions with her.'

Legal 500 [UK 2021]

Experience

Dasha joined Birketts in 2015 and is a Legal Executive (Graduate Member) in our Immigration Team. She is primarily based in our Norwich office.

Dasha advises individuals on a wide range of immigration matters including family applications under Appendix FM of the Immigration Rules, indefinite leave to remain, applications for settled and pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, UK Ancestry and applications made under European law. Dasha has a particular interest in British nationality law and regularly advises individuals on becoming British citizens by naturalisation as well as by registration, either by way of an entitlement or on a discretionary basis.  

In light of Brexit, Dasha has co-presented several seminars for EU nationals regarding their options to secure their status in the UK.

She also assists the wider team with applications under all categories of the Points Based System (Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 4 and Tier 5), sponsor licence applications and complex family and private life cases concerning Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Dasha also supports Clare Hedges with the more unusual categories of the Points Based System such as Tier 2 Ministers of Religion and Tier 5 Religious and Charity Workers.

Dasha prides herself on being personable and taking the time to build relationships with her clients to fully understand their aims and objectives.

Prior to joining Birketts, Dasha worked for a leading London immigration firm focusing on complex asylum cases and immigration appeals.

Other Information

Dasha is recommended by Legal 500 [UK 2021]. In this edition, clients say:

‘I had the pleasure to work directly with Dasha Ball at Birketts, who was extremely helpful and efficient from the very start. She was very responsive, thorough, and approachable. I was very confident in asking her about the process and jargon that I was not familiar with, as she never made me feel like my questions were not valid. This was a quality I highly appreciated.'

‘Compared to other individuals I spoke with at other companies, Dasha Ball absolutely stood out in the way she communicated with me, and in her dedication to ensuring that I thoroughly understood the decisions made at every step of the way.'

‘I cannot recommend Dasha Ball enough for her work and professionalism.'

‘From the get go, Dasha Ball was on the ball and ready to make things happen. If anything, it felt like Dasha was driving us to an outcome rather than the other way around. I don’t have much experience with law firms and had expected that they would drag everything out to increase their fees. It never felt like this with Birketts or Dasha, who were very efficient and quick to turn things around for us.'

Outside of work, Dasha enjoys running, yoga, exploring the great outdoors and home design.  Before moving to England at the age of nine, she attended primary school in Russia and briefly in Kazakhstan. She frequently returns to Siberia to visit her extended family where the temperature often drops to below -40!  

Dasha is fluent in Russian.

Legal 500 UK 2021 Recommended Lawyer

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