I am a Solicitor in the Immigration Department at Duncan Lewis. I practice predominantly from the company’s Dalston office but act for clients across London and the South East.
I specialise in acting for publicly funded (legal aid) and privately funded clients across a broad range of immigration, asylum, nationality such as; entry clearance matters, asylum applications/appeals, citizenship and Article 8 ECHR human right applications. I conduct my own advocacy and represent my clients in their immigration bails or immigration appeals at the First Tier and Upper Tier Tribunal of the Immigration Asylum Chamber. I frequently challenge unlawful decisions made by the Secretary of State for the Home Department against my clients by way of judicial review and have had success in obtaining costs and damages for my clients as a result.
I litigate across a broad range of challenges including:
- Unlawful immigration detention;
- 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;
I specialise in acting for vulnerable clients and committed to helping those that are underprivileged in our society. I regularly act for detained and non-detained foreign nationals that are victims of torture, suffering from PTSD and trafficking victims. As I hold an enhanced DAB this also enables me to directly represent minors and unaccompanied asylum seeking children with their immigration matters.
I am accredited as a Level 2 Senior Caseworker and Supervisor 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. I have significant experience in legal aid and able to advise clearly, upon receiving the necessary information, whether or not a client would be eligible for legal aid funding.