I joined Duncan Lewis on 3 January 2017, having trained and qualified as a solicitor at Irving & Co Solicitors. I was admitted as a solicitor in 2009 and have 9 years’ experience specialising in Immigration. Over the past 5 years, this has included work in:
Level 2 Senior Caseworker accredited, I undertook the examinations for the Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme in 2011 and qualified as Senior Caseworker at Level 2 and recently had my accreditation renewed in 2016.
I have substantial experience of challenging the UK Home Office with respect to UK Immigration Visa refusals by way of judicial review and have lodged successfully, many judicial review applications on account of Home Office delays, obtaining cost orders against the Home Office. These cases involved issues of:
I have also submitted many successful applications under the Immigration Rules on Private and Family law cases, concerning applications to enter the UK as spouses, unmarried partners, children and family reunion applications, as well as applications for permission to remain within these categories and has successfully represented clients concerned with these rules at the First-tier and Upper Tribunal.
I attend various prisons and immigration detention/removal centres and assists clients with applying for bail and those facing deportation/removal.
Irving & Co Solicitors
I specialise in cases concerning children, Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights and European Union Law, as well as Nationality, and have extensive experience in representing clients within these areas at the First-tier Tribunal, (both as a solicitor and advocate) Upper Tribunal and, the Administrative Court and the Court of Appeal. Reported cases I have had conduct over and been involved in have been recorded in EIN and BAILII. This includes Payir & Ors (External Relations)  EUECJ C-294/06. Please see these below.
I enjoy reading and playing tennis.