Profile / Experience
I joined Duncan Lewis as a Caseworker in November 2016. Since December 2017, I am currently a Trainee Solicitor in the Immigration Department under the supervision of Director of Immigration, Ayan Yalchin.
I have an in-depth knowledge of all types of Immigration particularly family and partner related applications, points based visa applications including: Tier 1 (Investor), Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) and Tier 2 (licences and visa applications). I also have vast experience with applications being made under EU Regulations. Having substantial knowledge of Immigration law, I have become well adapt in undertaking various visa applications. I have a passion for immigration and attention to detail. Additionally I am familiar with representing vulnerable clients and have experience with dealing with asylum matters for both children and adults.
I am fluent in Tamil and have gained experience in a wide range of areas within the immigration sector. I previously worked for a niche city immigration firm which allowed me to gain experience in corporate immigration, family related immigration and human rights cases made outside of the immigration rules. Whilst at Westkin Associates I gained an additional qualification by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner.
Since joining Duncan Lewis, I have significant experience dealing with vulnerable clients including those in detention, those suffering from complex psychological issues and victims of torture. I have a particular specialism in challenging the detention of vulnerable clients and have achieved success securing their release. I am an accredited Level 2 Senior Caseworker under the Law Society’s Immigration & Asylum Accreditation Scheme, this means I have demonstrated the desired level of knowledge and experience in this area of law as required by the Law Society.