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Gergana Pentcheva , Duncan Lewis , Immigration Solicitor , Dalston

Gergana Pentcheva

Solicitor

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Profile / Experience

I am a Solicitor and Supervisor in the Duncan Lewis Immigration and Public Law departments. I am fluent in English and Bulgarian.

I am fully accredited as a Level 2 Senior Caseworker under the Law Society’s Immigration & Asylum Accreditation Scheme and I hold DBS Enhanced status, which enables me to represent vulnerable clients such as victims of trafficking, those with mental health conditions, victims of torture and minor children.

Through the course of my career, I have gained extensive experience in all areas of Immigration and Public Law. I assist both privately funded and publicly funded (legal aid) clients from the initial application stage to appeals and Judicial Reviews. I am a trained and experienced advocate, representing clients before the First and Upper Tier Tribunals of the Immigration Asylum Chamber. I have also assisted clients in respect of applications and proceedings before the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.

My caseload to date includes:
  • Asylum (adults and minors)
  • Trafficking and Modern Slavery
  • Domestic Violence
  • FGM
  • Deportation
  • Entry Clearance
  • Claims under the European Convention on Human Rights
  • Humanitarian Protection
  • Naturalisation and Registration
  • Deprivation of British Citizenship
  • Settlement
  • Further Leave to Remain
  • Variation, Cancellation and Curtailment of Leave
  • European Economic Area (EEA) Regulations
  • Administrative Removal
  • Removals under the Dublin Convention
  • Bail

Education

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice - Westminster University
  • LLB Law Degree - Brunel University

Career

  • Duncan Lewis Solicitors - Supervising Solicitor 2015-present
  • Admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in 2014

Testimonials

  • “I wish to thank you personally for representing me and winning my case in the Home office. I appreciate the time and effort that you gave in helping me in my immigration matter. I am glad that when we first sat and talked about my status, you gave the best advice and saved my time. I am glad that you are my Attorney at Law. Miss. Gergana, you did your job. You did well. Thank you for caring enough to say and then produce on the letter that sent to the home Office, and to prove to me and my family how serious a strong, caring heart with good intentions, gets great results. I intend to recommend you Miss. Gergana Pentcheva to help many more.” - Client, 2012

  • “I know you simply doing your job, but we really do acknowledge your care and professionalism with your clients.” - Client, 2017

Notable Cases

High Court
  • Onos v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] EWHC 59 (Admin) (26 February 2016) - The Claimant was successful in her unlawful detention claim - she and her children were found to be entitled to a declaration that the entire period of their detention was unlawful. They were entitled to nominal damages for the first 72 hours of that detention and compensatory damages for the extent to which detention exceeded 72 hours.

Membership & Accreditations

  • Level 2 Senior Caseworker & Supervisor of Law Society Immigration & Asylum Scheme Supervisor Accreditation

Interests

  • Travelling
  • Psychology
  • Shooting sports
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