Profile / Experience
I am a Supervisor/Solicitor within the Public Law and Immigration Departments at Duncan Lewis, having joined in October 2018. I have more than 10 years’ experience in public law challenges, judicial review claimant matters, human rights, asylum, deportation, challenging immigration, nationality, EU Law and point based systems.
I first began providing immigration advice in early 2008 at the Immigration Advisory Services (IAS), where I dealt with a wide variety of cases across the full spectrum of immigration, nationality and asylum law and frequently conducted appeals advocacy before the First Tier and Upper Tier of the Immigration Asylum Chamber.
Whilst employed at LUPINS I developed my expertise in public law under the supervision of solicitor and now fellow Duncan Lewis colleague Stefan Vnuk. I successfully represented clients in false imprisonment/unlawful detention claims in the County Court, age assessment challenges, the procedures of asylum claims under the Detained Fast Track (DFT) system and Detained Asylum Casework (DAC). I also challenged the decisions of the competent authority. I have successfully challenged immigration decisions to remove an individual to third countries under the Dublin II and III Regulations (Articles 9, 17, 27, 28). In addition to Immigration Tribunal matters, I have extensive experience in representing clients at the Court of Appeal, High Court and in family law proceedings.
I am an accredited Level 2 Senior Caseworker under the Law Society's Immigration and Accreditation Scheme which means I have specialist knowledge and experience in the area of Immigration law and can represent both publicly (legal aid) and privately funded clients.
I am in the process of cross qualifying as a Lawyer under Canadian Law. This will enable me to work as an international lawyer. I also volunteer with numerous charities that help the less privileged. I previously worked for the British Red Cross and was responsible for educating children at schools in Reading during key historical events such as Black History Month and World refugee day. I am still part of the British Red Cross and conduct work on a voluntary basis.