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Primisha Chudasama, Duncan Lewis

Primisha Chudasama

Solicitor

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Profile / Experience

I am a Solicitor and Supervisor within the Public Law department, based in the firms Birmingham Office.

I have experience litigating on behalf of individuals, non-governmental organisations and charities on a range of areas including cuts to public services, claims against the police, unlawful detention and deprivation of liberty, social security, challenges to local authorities and breach of personal data with a focus on challenges to central government policies.

I have been involved in high profile cases which has led to changes in government policies affecting thousands of individuals. These cases have attracted attention in the media such as The Guardian and The Independent.

Education

  • BPP University, Legal Practice Course
  • University of Leicester, LLB (Hons)

Career

  • Duncan Lewis Solicitors, January 2017-Present
  • Qualified as a solicitor, October 2020

Notable Cases

High Court
  • FR (upon the application by Litigation Friend L) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2020]: Home Office conceded that forcible recruitment and training by anti-government groups is not excluded from the scope of the definition of human trafficking.

  • MK v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2020]: Home Office increased cash support to asylum seekers in full board accommodation in order to meet essential living needs.

  • HYL v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2020]: Home Office conceded that the application of the scheduling rule was unlawfully applied when deciding whether discretionary leave to remain ought to be made before the determination of an asylum claim.

  • KTT v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2019]: Home Office agreed to review its policy as to the operation of the public order test in respect of victims of human trafficking in detention.

Membership & Accreditations

  • Supervising Senior Caseworker (Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme), Nov 2020
  • Senior Caseworker (Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme), June 2018

Interests

I enjoy writing blogs and articles on novel points of law.

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