Profile / Experience
I am a Director of Public Law and Immigration at Duncan Lewis, specialising in immigration, asylum, human rights and public law. I supervise a team of solicitors, trainees and caseworkers who are all committed to delivering a high standard of representation to clients facing complex legal issues which fundamentally affect their lives.
My expertise covers all areas of immigration and asylum law including the 1951 Refugee Convention, European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), detention, bail, nationality law, European Economic Area (EEA) law as well as prison law and terrorism challenges involving the unlawful deprivation of citizenship. I have a particular interest in representing vulnerable clients with mental health problems, unaccompanied asylum seeking children, victims of torture and those being held under immigration powers.
I have extensive experience of challenging decisions by judicial review; removals from the UK; pursuing unlawful detention claims; fresh claim refusals and other related public law challenges. I have also undertaken fact-finding visits to France and Cyprus in order to obtain evidence for use in claims for judicial review before the High Court.
I am accredited as a Supervisor and Level 3 (Advanced) Senior Caseworker under the Law Society’s Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme which means I have a high level of specialist knowledge and experience in the area of Immigration law and enables me to advise and assist both private paying and publicly funded clients. There are only a small number of immigration practitioners throughout England & Wales that hold this quality mark.