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Aryan Stedman


LL.B (Hons)

Year of Call: 1997, The Honourable Society of Middle Temple


Aryan Stedman is a barrister with 20 years of experience in the field of immigration, asylum and human rights law. Aryan started out at the Chambers of Ashe Lincoln QC at 9 King’s Bench Walk in the noughties and had a very busy practice for several years representing individuals in Tribunals, the High Court and Court of Appeal.

For the past 15 years Aryan has been employed by the Ministry of Justice as a Fee-paid Judge of the Social Entitlement Chamber (SEC) and continues to sit on Social Security Appeals.

In 2018 Aryan was appointed as a Fee-paid Judge of the Immigration and Asylum Chamber. He regularly sits as a Judge at the Hatton Cross hearing centre. Aryan has heard many hundreds of appeals including complex deportation and protection appeals, as well as the entire breadth of human rights appeals. Aryan very often deals with appeals remitted from the Upper Tribunal and appeals involving trafficking and modern slavery.

Aryan also has experience working in a central London firm as in-house Counsel and head of their immigration team, including responsibility for Solicitor training to meet professional standards.

Aryan has many years of experience dealing with individuals with serious physical and mental health issues as a Judge of the SEC, and has significant expertise in immigration cases which involve mental health and vulnerability as well as cases of domestic violence. Aryan has a particular interest in human rights cases involving women and children.

Aryan is a committed direct access barrister, believing that the best interests of clients are best served with a continuity of attention and care from the outset, and giving more people access to the justice they deserve. Aryan is dedicated to Imperium Chambers’ ethos of excellent standards of client care and sound legal advice.

Aryan is available to provide immigration advice at any stage of proceedings and representation in the Tribunals and Courts. He can be available on an emergency basis where required.

Judicial Positions

Judge of the First-tier Tribunal – Immigration and Asylum Chamber: 2018 to present

Judge of the First-tier Tribunal – Social Entitlement Chamber: 2006 to present


Bar Vocational Course: Inns of Court School of Law (1997)

University of Kent: LL.B (Hons) 2:1 (1996)


A Practical Guide to Presenting Asylum and Human Rights Appeals: Stedman & Hawkin, Lexis-Nexis (2003)


Aryan is fluent in conversational Farsi.

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