Have a question?
033 3772 0409

Veejay Sharma , Duncan Lewis , Immigration Freelance Solicitor , Harrow

Veejay Sharma

Consultant

Contact Information

Profile / Experience

I am a Consultant Solicitor in the Immigration Department at Duncan Lewis.

I have the experience and skills to enable me to achieve successful outcomes for my clients in all areas of asylum, immigration and nationality law. I predominantly represent clients with the full range of leave to enter or remain applications (for spouse and family members); applications and appeals to remain in the UK on the basis of Article 8 ECHR private/family life grounds; European free movement applications under the EEA Regulations; challenges against decisions to remove or deport; nationality and naturalisation applications.

I specialise in asylum and humanitarian protection cases that involve challenges to Dublin II removals; gender and sexuality-related persecution; persecution on basis of political view or religion (particular experience of Albania, Cameroon, Nigeria, Uganda, China, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, Iraq, Ukraine, Ethiopia, Eritrea); persecution arising from deprivation of nationality or from "non-citizen" status (particularly Ethiopia, Eritrea, Cote d'Ivoire, South Sudan); unaccompanied asylum seeking minors and age-disputed cases.

I have successfully represented vulnerable clients in public law practice in areas of judicial review of immigration and asylum decisions, including Negative Conclusive Grounds Decisions in Trafficking cases; Dublin III removals, unlawful detention, refusals to accept fresh claims and refusals on grounds of conduct and associations. I have developed strategies in challenging the lawfulness of detention of victims of torture and have achieved success securing their release and awards of damages. I have represented vulnerable clients in applying for emergency and out-of-hours injunctions to advance their claims for protection.

I am accredited as a Senior Caseworker and Supervisor under the Law Society’s Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme. I represent both privately paying and publicly funded clients. I am also committed to pro bono cases and receives instructions from law centres and charity groups.

Education

  • Masters of Law: LLM
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (LPC)
  • Law Degree: LLB
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Education
  • Biology and Chemistry Degree: BSc

Career

  • Consultant Solicitor with Duncan Lewis 2014-present
  • Director of Immigration, Duncan Lewis 2012–2014

Membership & Accreditations

  • Level 2 Immigration & Asylum Accreditation Scheme
  • Free Movement
  • ILPA

Interests

  • I have a strong interest in providing safety and protection to Victims of Trafficking and Modern-Day Slavery; the protection of unaccompanied minors and statelessness issues with case experience of Albania, Afghanistan, South Sudan, Cote d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Ukraine, Cameroon. Iraq, Iran, Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda and China.
  • I provide support to humanitarian relief work including mediation and conflict resolution, kindness in communities, and positive thinking.
Call us now on 033 3772 0409 or click here to send online enquiry.
Offices Outside London
Duncan Lewis is the trading name of Duncan Lewis (Solicitors) Limited. Registered Office is Spencer House, 29 Grove Hill Road, Harrow, HA1 3BN. Company Reg. No. 3718422. VAT Reg. No. 718729013. A list of the company's Directors is displayed at the registered offices address. Authorised and Regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority . Offices all across London and in major cities in the UK. ©Duncan Lewis >>Legal Disclaimer, Copyright & Privacy Policy. Duncan Lewis do not accept service by email.