Profile / Experience
I am a Caseworker in the Immigration Department at Duncan Lewis.
Since joining Duncan Lewis in October 2014, I have assisted on a variety of Judicial Review matters, including challenges to decisions of the Secretary of State for the Home Department to unlawfully detain and remove Claimants, and in cases being heard before the Upper Tribunal and High Court. These have included cases involving victims of torture and victims of trafficking.
I have significant experience dealing with vulnerable clients including those in detention whose claims were allocated to accelerated asylum procedures and those suffering from complex psychological issues. I have a particular specialism in challenging the detention of vulnerable clients and have achieved success securing their release and awards of damages for the client. I also have experience in challenging refusals of fresh claims and failures to grant a right of appeal.
I assist with asylum and immigration matters, I am accredited as a Level 2 Caseworker under the Law Society's Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme, this means I have demonstrated the required level of competence and specialist knowledge in Immigration and Asylum law as defined by the Law Society and enables me to advise and assist both private paying and publicly funded clients.
I am also experienced in private immigration dealing with family migration, EU law applications for European Economic Area (EEA) nationals and their family members, settlement and nationality, entry clearance, discretionary leave to remain and appeals.