Profile / Experience
I am a Caseworker in the Public Law Department at Duncan Lewis. I work in the firm's Harrow office with a team of solicitors, trainees and caseworkers under the supervision of Public Law Director Toufique Hossain. I assist and advise on a wide range of immigration, asylum, human rights and public law matters.
My role as a caseworker involves assisting the solicitors with the day-to-day case progression and client and third-party correspondence on all public law matters. I assist clients to gather information and submit their asylum claims, as well as assist them with appeals to the First-tier Tribunal of the Immigration Asylum Chamber. I also assist clients who are facing imminent removal, to make submissions to the Home Office and court to stay their removal and make urgent applications for judicial review and interim relief where necessary.
I assist clients who are barred from studying as part of their conditions of temporary leave to remain in the UK to remove these restrictions and enable them to pursue their academic and personal goals.
Prior to joining Duncan Lewis, I worked for a range of humanitarian and intergovernmental organizations including the International Organization for Migration, Save the Children, Plan UK and the Danish Refugee Council.
I worked on refugee and humanitarian response programmes in Pakistan, Yemen, Sierra Leone, Bangladesh, Nepal and Afghanistan.
I speak Urdu and French.
I have a degree in Law with Law Studies in Europe from the University of Oxford, and a master's degree in Violence, Conflict and Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London. I am studying the Legal Practice Course (LPC) part time in the evenings at London Metropolitan University.