Legal Counsel


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Legal Counsel



Soraia is a qualified lawyer in Brazil, Portugal and England & Wales.

She specialises in Immigration and Civil Law.

She has extensive experience in helping clients acquire European citizenship and manage complex immigration cases.

Her role requires the co-ordination of many aspects of client matters including assessment of the client’s initial situation to guide, help, advise on next steps, all the way through to checking all the required information and documentation to ensure the case can proceed.

Her clients originate from diverse areas such as Brazil, Italy and Portugal, and her international experience enables her to provide linguistic and the comfort of cultural familiarity to her clients.

In her spare time, Soraia volunteers for the Portuguese community in London where she offers legal assistance and support. Soraia is an avid writer and enjoys writing legal articles.

Experience Highlights

  • Advised a client on a spouse visa process that had been on for 20 years due to wrong doing by legal professionals
  • Acted for clients on the Residence Visa for retirees and income earners in Portugal
  • Advised clients on the Visa application based on the derivative right of residence
  • Acted for clients on the Permanent Residence Visa to live in Brazil based on a civil partnership and family reunion
  • Acted for clients on the European citizenship, mainly Portuguese and Italian, mostly based on family ties to the European countries
  • Advised clients in marriage and divorce proceedings in Brazil ensuring that documents and clients’ information are accurate

Career History

Previous Law Firms

  • 2016–19, Cubism Law
  • 2010–16, Lawyer, Nabas International Lawyers
  • 2005–07, Lawyer, Niero Solicitor
  • 1987–88, Volunteer–Trainee, Brazilian Governmental Department of Employment
  • 1986–2008, CEO Entrepreneur, Shopping Video’s Comercio e Locacao LTDA


  • Brazilian Bar Association (Sao Paulo), Brazilian Lawyer since March 1989
  • Portuguese Bar Association (Lisbon), Portuguese Lawyer since June 2013
  • Solicitors Regulation Authority (England & Wales), Solicitor since 2020


  • Bachelor of Laws, Methodist University of Piracicaba, UNIMEP, 1984–89