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Philip Armitage

Philip Armitage

Caseworker

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Profile / Experience

I am a Trainee Solicitor in the Immigration Department at Duncan Lewis. I am based in the firm's head office in Harrow and work under the supervision of Immigration Director Toufique Hossain.

I assist in the day-to-day case progression and client or third party correspondence on various immigration, asylum and human rights matters. I assist on unlawful detention cases as well as public interest cases with the intention of improving the situation in immigration detention centres.

I am looking to qualify as a Solicitor and to work on public law challenges that help the lives of people finding it difficult in the immigration system.

Education

  • Bar Professional Training Course, BPP University
  • Graduate Diploma in Law, University of Sheffield
  • BA Politics and Philosophy, University of Sheffield

Career

  • Caseworker at Duncan Lewis Solicitors, April 2017-Present
  • Criminal Paralegal at Leslie Franks Solicitors, October 2015-April 2017
  • Intern at the Bar Pro Bono Unit, June 2015
  • Legal adviser at the leading human rights charity Liberty, October 2014-March 2015
  • Asylum caseworker at South Yorkshire Refugee Law & Justice, June 2014-September 2014

Membership & Accreditations

  • Amnesty International
  • Howard League for Penal Reform
  • Young Legal Aid Lawyers

Interests

  • Tennis
  • Middlesbrough FC
  • Radiohead
  • Bob Dylan
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