Profile / Experience
I am a Caseworker in the Public Law department at Duncan Lewis Solicitors. 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.
My role as a caseworker involves assisting solicitors on a wide range of public law, immigration and asylum matters. I carry out tasks ranging from taking instructions from clients, liaising with third-parties, drafting briefs to counsels and a number of tasks that contribute to the case progression.
I have assisted solicitors with two public law matters where we challenged the Home Office policy to restrict people who are appeal rights exhausted from studying. As a result of the judicial review, the Home Office lifted the study restriction and agreed to revise Immigration Bail Guidance relating to study restrictions imposed on individuals who are ‘appeals rights exhausted’.
I am currently assisting clients with their National Asylum Support Services' accommodation matters.
Prior to joining Duncan Lewis, I worked as a paralegal at a reputable law firm in London where I assisted in obtaining settlement offers for 600+ Iraqi clients as part of international group claims against the British Government for illegal, inhuman and degrading treatment at the hands of British soldiers in Iraq. Prior to that, I qualified as a lawyer in home jurisdiction following the completion of a two-year legal training, and as a result I become a member at the Syrian Bar Association.
I have previously worked as a senior Refugee-Status-Determination Caseworker at UNHCR (The UN Refugee Agency)for five years where I handled asylum claims and protection services for people of concern to UNHCR.
I am an accredited Trainee Caseworker Assistant under the Law Society’s Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme.