Profile / Experience
I joined Duncan Lewis as a caseworker in March 2020, having recently completed a LLM in Legal Practice at distinction level. This comprised the Legal Practice Course together with a dissertation on the disparity of the standards of proof for asylum and trafficking claims, which will be published soon. I previously worked and volunteered for two years at a migrant support centre, where I developed a keen interest in Immigration Law. I also assisted on a project aiming to reduce delays in the processing of unaccompanied minors' asylum claims.
Prior to commencing the study of law, I completed a Mathematics degree at Queen Mary University of London. I undertook projects in my own time which included extensive research into the welfare and international treatment of the exiled resistance movement the National Council of Resistance of Iran, resulting in a correspondence with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. My research project for the GDL was based on this case study.
I also provided advocacy assistance in a complex Trust of Land Act matter involving a neighbour dispute and vexatious litigant, which was resoundingly successful after four days of trial at the Central London County Court where both sides were self-represented. Through this I developed skills in liaising with social services, police and other agencies, as well as valuable legal insight. I was offered a position with the firm of solicitors who had represented my litigant, and worked for them for some years providing assistance in Hague Convention child abduction hearings.
Since joining Duncan Lewis I have worked on a variety of judicial review, asylum and domestic violence cases, and assisted in a number of important strategic policy challenges which benefit many claimants and correct injustices.