Awards Recommendation for Raja Rajeswaran Uruthiravinayagan
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
Other 2019 Edition.
Public Law / Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards
I am a Solicitor in the Public Law Department at Duncan Lewis. I am based in the firm's Harrow office where I work with a team of Solicitors, Trainees and Caseworkers under the supervision of Public Law Director Toufique Hossain.
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 and the Supreme Court, 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.