I am currently a Trainee Solicitor in the Immigration Team having joined Duncan Lewis in September 2016.
I regularly assist clients in a wide range of immigration, asylum and human rights matters. I am currently placed in the private immigration team, working on a number of cases, including entry clearance applications, EEA application, further leave to remain applications and immigrations appeals including deportation appeals.
I have worked on asylum matters, including initial asylum claims, fresh claims, appeals and judicial reviews. I represent clients with their cases at the First-tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal of the Immigration Asylum Chamber and also in both the High Court and Court of Appeal. Many of the judicial review cases I work on challenge the decisions of the Home Office, notable examples include;
- A failure to provide clients with Asylum Accommodation prior to release from detention
- Unlawful detention
- Breach of confidentiality
- Lawfulness of the European Economic Area (EEA) Regulations
- Removals under the Dublin III Regulations
- Cases involving victims of torture
I am Level 2 Accredited under the Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme. This means I have demonstrated the required level of competence and specialist knowledge in Immigration and Asylum law as defined by the Law Society and allows me to advise and assist both private paying and publicly funded clients.
Prior to joining Duncan Lewis my experience consisted primarily of Immigration law, assisting clients with private immigration and EEA applications.