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Bailey James Legal is a boutique law firm based in Central London led by Charity Mapfeka, an expert with 18 years of experience in UK immigration law. We offer guidance and support for corporate, business, private immigration, and nationality matters. Our firm is dedicated to providing expert immigration advice and achieving successful outcomes for our clients. With 18 years of specialisation in UK Immigration law, Charity's expertise covers a wide range of immigration matters, including Corporate, Business, Private Immigration, and Nationality cases.

Founder and Senior Immigration Lawyer at Bailey James Legal
Charity Mapfeka


Charity began working at a small firm in South East London where she received her initial training in Immigration law and Family law. Immigration law continued to be a strong passion of hers. In 2013 Charity graduated with an LLB Law Degree from a reputable University in London as she continued to work in the legal sector. She then joined a firm of Solicitors situated in North London where she expanded her knowledge in dealing with complex immigration cases on a larger scale. Her work included appeals, deportation, domestic violence, judicial review, and administrative review cases on a daily basis. Charity has also attended appeal hearings on behalf of this firm, here she assisted Advocates in delivering detailed arguments in difficult and complex immigration cases. She acquired an in-depth knowledge of the Immigration Tribunal's Procedural Rules as well as preparing high quality and presentable appeal bundles.  

Charity then joined a niche law firm based in Central London, where she gained her extensive knowledge in corporate and business immigration cases as well as continuing to expand her knowledge in personal immigration. She became a specialist in Points Based System matter which included Global Talent, Innovator Visa, Skilled worker Visa, and Sponsor Licence applications, etc, while at this firm.


Charity then joined a large OISC regulated immigration firm with offices all over the UK, where she continued to successfully obtain positive results for her clients. She became a Team Leader where she trained and led a team that specialised in corporate and business immigration matters.


In 2022, Charity founded Bailey James Legal and is ready to provide expert Immigration advice and to get positive outcomes for her clients.


Bailey James Legal our primary goal is to provide expert immigration advice and secure positive outcomes for our clients. We aim to navigate the complexities of the UK immigration system with precision and efficiency, ensuring that individuals and businesses receive the best possible legal representation.

Our vision is to be recognised as a trusted and leading immigration law firm in Central London, known for our dedication, professionalism, and exceptional client service. We strive to build long-lasting relationships with our clients, understanding their unique circumstances and tailoring our strategies to meet their specific needs. With our expertise and commitment to excellence, we endeavour to make a positive impact on the lives of individuals and businesses seeking immigration solutions.

We strive to provide high quality advice to our clients and promise to act in their best interests at all times. What sets Bailey James Legal apart is the knowledge, competence and experience possessed by its Founder, Charity Mapfeka which she has been delivering to all clients in the past 18 years and will continue to do so. 

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