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Kristina Petrova, Duncan Lewis

Kristina Petrova

Caseworker

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Profile / Experience

I am a Trainee Solicitor in the Immigration Department at Duncan Lewis. I am based at the firm's Harrow office and I work with a team of Solicitors, Trainees and Caseworkers under the direct supervision of Vilash Gami and Director Zofia Dudzynska. I initially joined Duncan Lewis in January 2015 as a Legal Costs Assistant at the Harrow branch where I dealt with negotiating settlements on various costs matters and liaising with the Legal Aid Agency, Court and third parties.

I assist in the day-to-day case progression on various legally aided Immigration matters predominantly, asylum and human rights matters. I have experience in assisting very vulnerable clients including those with mental health issues. I am an accredited Level 2 Interpreter, fluent in both Bulgarian and Greek.

Education

  • LLM LPC (expected commendation) University of Westminster - I am currently completing my dissertation concentrating on the effect of the criminal legal aid cuts.
  • LLB (2.1) - University of Liverpool
  • Level 2 Interpreting - The City of Liverpool College

Career

  • I joined Duncan Lewis as a Trainee Solicitor in June 2016.
  • Prior to joining Duncan Lewis, I worked for a costs consultancy at Liverpool as a costs negotiator and as a crime billing co-ordinator for a reputable public law firm in central London.
  • I obtained considerable experience in dealing with vulnerable clients, including those suffering from mental health issue in the areas of Immigration, Housing and Social Welfare while volunteering at the Ealing Law Centre.

Interests

  • Rock climbing and bouldering
  • Dancing - I have taken part in two samba carnivals
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