Cordella Bart-Stewart OBE

Council member for the Black Solicitors' Network

Date elected to councilSep 2022


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Cordella Bart-Stewart is an immigration and asylum law specialist, with an interest in equality and human rights. She founded Stewart & Co Solicitors in North London in 1990, where she is now a consultant.

Cordella also works as a fee-paid judge in the Immigration and Asylum Tribunal.

She is a member of the Solicitors Regulation Authority working group on the Solicitors Qualifying Examination and other policy issues. Cordella is considered a thought leader and speaker on equality and human rights.

Cordella is a founding member and director of the Black Solicitors' Network, a companion of the Chartered Management Institute and a director of IMPRESS, the independent monitor of the press.

She is a former independent governor of Staffordshire University, which awarded her an honorary doctorate.

In 2014, Cordella was shortlisted for Legal Personality of the Year in the Law Society Awards. In the 2021 New Year Honours, she was awarded an OBE for service to the legal profession and voluntary service to diversity and education.

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Area of practice

Conveyancing – residential; family – general; immigration – nationality and citizenship 

Groups/boards served on

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Languages spoken