Navtej Singh Ahluwalia
Navi is a practicing barrister at Garden Court Chambers specializing in public law, EU law and immigration and asylum law with over 12 years of experience in these areas. He is the former Assistant Director of Advice on Individual Rights in Europe, the AIRE Centre and former Head of International Legal Affairs at the Sikh Human Rights Group. He regularly teaches at seminars organized by the Council of Europe, UNHCR and non-governmental organizations for the judiciary and for civil society throughout central and Eastern Europe.
Julian has been practicing in immigration and asylum law since qualifying as a solicitor in 1997. Until recently, he worked at the Immigration Advisory Service, with responsibility for training and for supervising a team of the IAS's senior lawyers. He is an experience trainer. He has also had conduct of many reported cases, including Country Guidance cases before the Tribunal and leading cases up to the Supreme Court and in Europe
Clement is a senior legal advisors at Genesis Law Associates Ltd. He has over 13 years of direct legal experience. Clement has an in-depth knowledge of all aspect of immigration and asylum law. He appears regularly before the First-tier and Upper Tribunal of the Immigration and Asylum Chamber and has some reported cases. He has also done extensive preparatory work for judicial review applications challenging numerous UKBA's decisions. Until August 2011 he was a supervising counselor at the IAS (in administration). Clement delivers training courses in UK immigration and asylum law to practitioners of different levels.
Taffi is a Director and Principal of Genesis Law Associated Ltd. He has over 10 years of legal experience - 3 years in general private practice and 6 years practising and specialising in Immigration and Asylum Law in the UK. Taffi worked for the Refugee Legal Centre (the late Refugee and Migrant Justice) where he was a Senior Immigration Caseworker specialising in asylum and detention work. He also worked for the IAS as an Appeals Caseworker. Until recently, he was a solicitor at Blake & Co Solicitors where he also supervised and managed a team of solicitors and immigration caseworkers. Taffi is experienced in all aspects of Immigration and asylum law.
Tony has a long experience in advising and assisting appellants in asylum and immigration matters. He began his career in 1979 at Bristol Resource Centre (now Bristol Law Centre) as an immigration advisor and went on to appear at the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal. He is currently working at Genesis Law Associates in Birmingham.
Adrian is a barrister at Garden Court Chambers. He practices in British nationality, EC law, immigration law, asylum support law, social security law, housing and community care. He has written articles and contributed chapters to books on various aspects of these subjects. Adrian is a contributor to the JCWI Handbook, the accompanying electronic updates as well as Macdonald’s Immigration Law and Practice and the Blackstone's Guide to the Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Act 2009 among other publications. He has provided legal training to advisors and lawyers for a number of years and teaches international migration law to LLM students.
Azhar is an experienced immigration caseworker and a supervisor. He has worked at four different law centres in the past 18 years and also worked as a locum for the IAS in Birmingham as a counselor dealing with appeals. He now mainly works as an appeal advocate in private practice. He has delivered training to community organisations, CABs and ILPA on immigration and nationality law. He has extensive experience of preparing and presenting immigration cases before immigration judges at FTT (IAC). He has been a panel member at UK Visas and a member of ILPA Family Sub-Committee. He is also a part time Parliamentary Researcher for an MP.
Nicky qualified as a solicitor in 1997 specialising in Criminal defense work. She has practiced exclusively in Immigration law since 2001 to 2008 at the Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit, Manchester, in publicly funded work advising and assisting in Asylum and Human Rights work, Immigration, European and Nationality law. Since leaving the Immigration Aid Unit she has worked in private practice undertaking privately paid work in relation to the Points Based System, European and Nationality law, and non Points Based immigration. She works with several Universities in the North West, NHS Trusts, and various Governmental organisations, and also writes and delivers seminars on the Points Based System. She also undertakes her own appeals in the First Tier Tribunal.
Kate became involved with immigration and asylum law as a volunteer at JCWI in 1995. Since then she has worked in private practice and the voluntary sector. She was called to the Bar in 2003. She was a member of JCWI staff for around five years. During that time she was involved in and specialised in challenges to provision of support to people subject to immigration control, in particular as a result of the changes brought about by section 54 and 55 of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002. Kate transferred to become a solicitor and was admitted in August 2006. She worked for 3 years in the Solicitors Unit at IAS undertaking predominantly Judicial Review and Court of Appeal work before setting up a firm of solicitors specialising in Immigration, Asylum and Public law. Kate has a particular interest in nationality law.
Khadija Umbarin Rahman
Khadija has practiced in immigration and human rights law since 2001. Currently a tenant at No.3 Fleet Street, Khadija has previously worked for the Immigration Advisory Service. Within the OISC sector, Khadija has supervised and trained Caseworkers as an in-house employed barrister. As a part of her LLM, Umbarin studied Comparative Immigration and Nationality Law. She has designed the undergraduate Refugee Law option module at Birkbeck College, University of London, and presently delivers this course as a Sessional Lecturer.
Rimmy works at Magrath LLP. Prior to that, she worked at Mulberry Finch Solicitors firm specialising in Tier 2 and Tier 4 Sponsor License applications. Rimmy also worked with Ernst & Young's global business immigration services where she specialised in corporate immigration. She has worked in the field of immigration since 1998 and throughout her working experience Rimmy has covered a broad spectrum of immigration work including asylum/human rights, students, marriage, EEA, settlement and citizenship.
Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit (GMIAU)
GMIAU has been in existence since 1989 and specialises in providing expert advice and legal representation on all issues of immigration, nationality and asylum. GMIAU is a non-profit making organisation and provides a non-fee paying service.