I am a Director of Public Law at Duncan Lewis. I have extensive specialist experience in advising individuals on all types of public law issues. I have a broad practice in the areas of public law & human rights, including asylum, international protection, EU law, nationality law, administrative detention, discrimination & equality, family and child care proceedings.
I have represented individuals in Judicial Review proceedings against the Lord Chancellor, the Secretary of State for the Home Department, the Crown Court & Local Authorities.
I have been at the forefront in the battle against the unlawful detention of migrants in the UK, the unlawful processions of asylum claims in the UK through the Detained Fast Track system and, in particular, the criminalisation & detention of trafficking victims, torture victims & unaccompanied minor refugees.
I have brought successful class action challenges against the Secretary of State for the Home Department for:
The litigation brought against the Secretary of State for the Home Department has had a significant impact on thousands of asylum-seekers, by ensuring that the Secretary of State implements effective safe-guards to prevent the unlawful procession of asylum claims and the unlawful detention of the most vulnerable individuals in our society.
I supervise a team of solicitors, trainees and caseworkers all dedicated to representing the most vulnerable in society.