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Muhammad H M Harun , Duncan Lewis , Immigration Solicitor , Dalston

Muhammad H M Harun

Solicitor

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Profile / Experience

I am a Solicitor of Immigration and Public Law at Duncan Lewis. I litigate across a broad range of areas and regularly conduct high profile group litigation / class action challenges against the Secretary of State for the Home Department concerning the following issues:

  • Unlawful detention;
  • False imprisonment;
  • Habeas Corpus;
  • Dublin II/III/ Safe Third Country removal;
  • Unlawful delay in processing immigration and asylum applications;
  • Fresh claim challenges/unlawful denial of appeal rights;
  • Challenges to refusals of Article 8 ECHR family and private life applications;
  • Challenging removals by way of urgent interim relief applications;
  • Challenging Afghanistan charter flight removal;
  • Challenging Sri Lankan charter flight removal; and
  • Vulnerable Minor Clients.

I have extensive experience of cases which have been decided in the Court of Appeal, Administrative Court and Upper Tribunal of the Immigration Asylum Chamber.

I supervise a team of solicitors and caseworkers all dedicated to representing the most vulnerable in society.


I am accredited as a Supervisor and Level 2 Senior Caseworker under the Law Society’s Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme. This means that I have shown that I have specialist knowledge and experience in the area of Immigration law and can advise and assist publicly funded clients under the company's legal aid contract.

Education

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (LPC) – London Metropolitan University
  • LLB Honours – – London Metropolitan University

Career

  • Admitted as solicitor in 2011
  • Duncan Lewis from 2010–Present
  • Sheikh & Co Solicitors 2008-2010
  • Behive & Turner Solicitors 2007-2008

Notable Cases

Court of Appeal
  • R (on the application of EP (Iran) & Others) v SSHD C4/2016/1852, C4/2016/1853, C4/2016/1854 (Dublin returns – Cyprus)) - Permission to appeal is successfully granted on grounds of refoulement.

  • R (on the application of AB (Eritrea)) v SSHD C2/2015/4033 - This is an appeal from the High Court.

  • R (on the application of YH (Libya) & Anr) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Dublin returns – Malta) C4/2015/3233 - This is an appeal from the High Court.

  • R (on the application of Stephen Chuck) v Secretary of State for the Home Department C4/2015/1996 - This is an appeal from the High Court challenging costs.

  • R (on the application of LS (Iran)) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Dublin returns – Hungary) C2/2015/0396 - This is an appeal from the Upper Tribunal on grounds of vulnerability and proposed removal to Hungary.

High Court
  • Pour and Others v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] EWHC 401 (Admin) - This matter was identified as a ‘test’ case on Cyprus under the Third Country Dublin II Regulation.

  • R (on the application of HA (Pakistan)) v Secretary of State for the Home Department C2/2016/0758, C2/2015/1784 & JR/7612/2014 - This is an appeal from the Upper Tribunal on costs.

  • R (on the application of YH & GA) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Dublin returns – Malta) (JR) [2015] EWHC 2511 (Admin) - This matter was identified as a ‘test’ case on Malta under the Third Country Dublin II Regulation.

  • R (on the application of EMP) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Dublin returns – Cyprus) (IJR) [2014] EWHC 4022 (Admin) - Permission to bring judicial review is granted by the Court of Appeal in this reported Judgment.

  • R (on the application of YSMH) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Dublin returns – Malta) (JR) [2014] EWHC 4509 (Admin) - This matter required an onsite fact finding mission in Malta.

  • R (on the application of SC) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2015] EWCH 1103 (Admin) - This matter challenges unlawful detention issue.

  • R (on the application of AB (Eritrea)) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Dublin returns – Italy) JR/4180/2015 - This matter challenges SSHD to seek individual assurances from the Italian authorities suitable for a victim of torture.

Civil Court
  • R (on the application of LS and MA) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Dublin returns – Hungary) (IJR) [2015] UKUT 83 - This matter concerns the certification of the Appellant’s human rights claim on Dublin III Regulations grounds.

  • R (on the application of James Barton-Suarez) v Secretary of State for the Home Department JR/1881/2015 - The issue here is whether the term ‘mild’ constitutes a clinical term to differentiate the learning disabilities from more severe functional and physical impairments caused by underlying brain damage. If this is proven then the Applicant’s submissions ought to be considered as fresh claim and if refused he is entitled to an in-country right of appeal.

  • R (on the application of Sellathurai Kalaialakan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department CO/6113/2015 - This matter challenged the continued detention of a victim or torture.

Membership & Accreditations

  • The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn
  • Accredited as a Supervisor and Level 2 Senior Caseworker under the Law Society’s Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme

Interests

  • Politics
  • Football
  • The gym
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