Profile / Experience
I am a Consultant Solicitor Advocate in the Public Law Department at Duncan Lewis.
I have a wide range of experience in dealing with immigration and nationality, asylum, human rights and judicial review cases. Further, I regualrly act in matters that fall within the European Economic Area (EEA) Regulations. I am accredited as a Level 2 Senior Caseworker under the Law Society’s Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme which means I have demonstrated the required level of competence and specialist knowledge in Immigration and Asylum law as defined by the Law Society and enables me to advise and assist both private paying and publicly funded clients.
My varied caseload is predominantly focused on representing clients with their appeals or judicial review challenges against decisions made by the Secretary of State for the Home Department. I act for both privately and publicly (legal aid) funded vulnerable clients. Amongst others, I have extensive experience working with victims of torture, trafficking victims and unaccompanied asylum seeking children.
"I have achieved my Higher Rights of Audience (Civil) Accreditation with the Law Society which in turn recognises me as a specialist advocate. I undertake my own advocacy and regularly appear on behalf of appellants at the First-tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal of the Immigration Asylum Chamber. I am regularly instructed in urgent ‘removal directions’ matters to issue Judicial Review proceedings in order to apply for injunctive relief from the Upper Tribunal and Administrative Court.
I have acted as lead solicitor in a number of cases at the Administrative Court, and also in an application to the Special Immigration Appeals Commission and at the Court of Appeal.
I am a fluent Welsh speaker.
In addition to my work in Public Law, I am also a Consultant Solicitor Advocate in the Immigration Department.