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Asma Anwar, Duncan Lewis

Asma Anwar

Consultant

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Profile / Experience

I am a Consultant Solicitor in the Immigration Department at Duncan Lewis. I have extensive experience in a wide range of Immigration, Asylum and Human Rights related matters. The types of case I handle include;
  • Asylum applications and appeals (including fresh claims)
  • Asylum and immigration appeals to the First Tier and Upper Tier Tribunal of the Immigration Asylum Chamber
  • Representing detainees with their detained asylum claim casework
  • Handling age dispute claims
  • Applications for leave to remain in the UK on the basis of domestic violence
  • Unlawful immigration detention claims by way of judicial review
  • Challenging removals from the UK by way of urgent interim relief
  • Challenging unlawful delays by the Home Office in processing asylum claims
I regularly represent clients in a variety of asylum and appeal applications where they have been persecuted in their home countries for various reasons. These clients include people with high political profiles, victims of domestic abuse and victims of forced marriages. I have successfully represented asylum seekers who have suffered persecution on grounds of their religion and/or nationality.

Education

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (LPC)
  • LLB Honours - Nottingham Trent University

Career

  • Consultant at Duncan Lewis Solicitors 2014-present
  • Admitted as a Solicitor in 2013

Notable Cases

Court of Appeal
  • R (on the application of HN and SA) (Afghanistan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (2016) EWCA Civ 123 EWCA - A mass challenge against removals to Afghanistan where I represented two clients and issued urgent applications on behalf of both and obtained two interim relief orders preventing their removal from the UK.

Membership & Accreditations

  • Level 2 Supervisor Accreditation - Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme
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