I am a Trainee Solicitor in the Public Law department based at Duncan Lewis' City of London office. I work with a team of solicitors, trainees and caseworkers under the supervision of director Bahar Ata.
I assist with the day-to-day progression of cases and third-party correspondence on a variety of immigration, asylum and human rights matters, including asylum appeals and judicial review challenges. My work has involved bringing challenges to the Secretary of State for the Home Department over unlawful deportation and detention, removals to unsafe countries that are not on the European Common List of Safe Countries of Origin, and unlawful revocation of Indefinite Leave to Remain and Citizenship.
Recently, I have assisted with a citizenship revocation appeal to the Special Immigration Appeals Commission, involving three appellants. This has been a rather substantial case involving my colleagues Oskar Butcher, Alexander Baker and Rachel Flahaut, our director Bahar Ata, and consultant solicitor Nasir Ata, with the following Counsel instructed from Garden Court Chambers: Ed Grieves KC, Helen Foot, Grainne Mellon and Emma Fitzsimons.
Whilst studying the Legal Practice Course, I undertook pro bono work at St Hilda's Community Centre, noting down client cases in housing, employment and consumer matters. I also contributed to BPP's Human Rights Unit blog, writing articles on the plight of the Uyghurs in Xinjiang Province.