Profile / Experience
I am a Consultant in the Immigration and Public law departments at Duncan Lewis. I am based in the firm's Lewisham office and work alongside director Rohena Wallace.
I have extensive experience in all aspects of asylum, immigration and nationality law. I specialise in complex cases involving EU law, human rights claims, criminal deportation matters, deprivation of citizenship, terrorism and national security.
I am regularly instructed by individuals who have been deprived of their citizenship, excluded from the UK or who have had their passports confiscated on grounds that they pose a threat to national security. I also have significant experience in judicially reviewing the decisions of the Home Office in the High Court, the Upper Tribunal of the Immigration Asylum Chamber and the Court of Appeal. I have successfully challenged decisions in matters relating to unlawful detention, removal, delays, naturalisation, failure to apply policies, fresh claims, fee waver applications and entry clearance refusals.
I have secured tens of thousands of pounds in damages for clients who were unlawfully detained. I work around the clock to protect my clients' interests and have obtained injunctions preventing the removal of many vulnerable individuals.
I regularly write about current affairs and have had articles published in the Guardian and New Statesman. I have also been invited to comment on legal developments by numerous media outlets including the BBC, Sky News, CNN and Al-Jazeera. I have spoken at international conferences around the world including at the UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva.
I am accredited as a Level 2 Senior Caseworker under the Law Society’s Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme, this means I have demonstrated the knowledge and expertise in this area of law as required by the Law Society.
E3 and N3 v SSHD, SC/138/2017 and SC/146/2017 - Lead Solicitor - Successful challenge before the Special Immigration Appeals Commission to the Secretary of State for the Home Department's decisions to deprive two UK citizens of their British citizenship on the grounds that the deprivation orders had rendered them stateless. The Commission made important findings on the circumstances in which UK nationals with Bangladeshi family ties can be deprived of their citizenship.