Profile / Experience
I am a Director within the Immigration Department at Duncan Lewis Solicitors, based in the firm's Leicester office. I lead a team that represents both privately funded and publicly funded (legal aid) clients, including detained foreign nationals, in all courts across the full spectrum of immigration, human rights, nationality law and judicial review.
My areas of expertise include; applications under the European Economic Area (EEA) regulations, removal cases, complex asylum based matters, and representing detained foreign nationals who are seeking to remain in the UK to seek international protection and/or enjoy family life in the UK in accordance with their Article 8 ECHR rights. I am experienced in conducting appeals before the Immigration Asylum Chamber and handling immigration related judicial review claimant cases. I regularly assist in entry clearance matters including those for spouses, visitors and children.
I am accredited under the Law Society's Immigration & Asylum Accreditation Scheme as a Level 2 Senior Caseworker which demonstrates my skill and expertise in this area of law. This accreditation and the fact that I hold an enhanced DBS disclosure, allows me to represent vulnerable clients through legal aid funding, such as victims of torture, victims of trafficking, clients who suffer from a range of mental health conditions and unaccompanied asylum seeking children in relation to their immigration and nationality matters.