Profile / Experience
I am a Caseworker in the Public Law Department at Duncan Lewis Solicitors, based in the firm’s Harrow office. I work with a team of solicitors, trainees and caseworkers under the supervision of director Toufique Hossain. My immediate supervisor is Jeremy Bloom who currently leads a number of wide-reaching and high-profile judicial review claims, including challenges to the Home Office’s Windrush Scheme.
I have significant experience in public law matters thanks to my previous experience working on UK human rights and action against public authorities at leading London law firms (Hickman & Rose Solicitors and Leigh Day Solicitors). As a paralegal I conducted interviews with victims under the Human Rights Act, interviewed vulnerable clients, assisted in the day-to-day case progression, and supported the team’s work by conducting research and drafting reports.
I have significant experience assisting vulnerable clients including those suffering from complex psychological issues, and victims of violence in custody, including in prison and immigration detention centres. I am passionate about helping my clients navigate the immigration system, which can be particularly challenging and distressing, as well as about access to justice.
I have also worked for Reprieve, one of the UK’s leading legal charities. In this role I worked on Malawi’s death row and successfully assisted dozens of clients in resentencing hearings to commute their death sentence to a term of years in prison. In Malawi I also successfully challenged the deportation of Mozambican refugees on death row in Malawi.
I speak Dutch and English