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Raja Rajeswaran Uruthiravinayagan , Duncan Lewis , Public Law Solicitor , City of London

Raja Rajeswaran Uruthiravinayagan

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Awards and Recommendations for Raja Rajeswaran Uruthiravinayagan
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Raja is a Recommended Lawyer in the 2020 edition of The Legal 500.

Legal 500 2020 Edition.
Human Resources: Immigration, human rights, appeals & overstay / London

Winner: Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year - Public Law - Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year (LALY) Awards 2019

LALY Winner 2019 Edition.
Public Law / Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards
I am a Solicitor in the Public Law Department at Duncan Lewis. I have experience not only in Public Law matters but also in criminal law, regulatory law and immigration law including asylum and human rights matters.

I have extensive experience in the Administrative Court, Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court and the ECHR, litigating across a broad range of areas and regularly conducting high profile class-action challenges to unlawful policies and practices affecting vulnerable people. This includes;
  • Appealing decisions under the Immigration European Economic Area (EEA) Regulations
  • Matters involving Article 4 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR)
  • Unlawful detention
  • Unlawful removals to European countries under the Dublin Convention
  • Unlawful returns to countries of origin
I am committed to improving access to justice and to achieving social justice through the use of law. Many of my clients are extremely vulnerable asylum seekers who are victims of torture, rape and/or trafficking. I fight to protect their right to liberty and to be granted refuge from persecution.

I have Level 2 and Supervisor accreditation under the Law Society's Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme. This means that I have shown that I have a high level of knowledge and experience in the area of Immigration law, and permits me to represent both private and publicly (legal aid) funded clients.



Education

  • LLM - London School of Economics
  • LLB - London School of Economics

Career

  • Duncan Lewis Solicitors 2012-present
  • Qualified as a Solicitor 2011
  • Qualified as a Barrister 2008

Membership & Accreditations

  • Level 2 Supervisor - Law Society IAAS Accreditation

Interests

  • Social and international justice campaigns.
  • Enlisting the support of Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu to co-sign an open letter to The Times.
  • Advising and assisting TAG (‘Together Against Genocide’) in making written representations to the Foreign Affairs Committee in the UK Parliament in its human rights inquiry as well as the Human Rights Joint Committee in its inquiry on UK legislation relating to genocide, torture and related offences committed abroad.
  • Assisting with the research and design of a seminar on the topic of ‘Transitional Justice’ for Advocates for International Development (A4ID).
  • Assisting the legal charity Reprieve as a researcher. I successfully trekked to the Everest Base Camp in aid of Reprieve in 2010. I recently completed Oxfam Trailwalker 2017, 100km in 30 hours, in aid of Gurkha Welfare Trust and Oxfam.
  • Ex-Trooper, Honourable Artillery Company (HAC).

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