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JCWI's Immigration Law Team

Nicola Burgess JCWI2

Nicola Burgess

Legal Director

Nicola has ten years’ experience working in immigration and asylum law. She qualified as a solicitor in 2009 and is also an IAAS level 2 accredited caseworker. Nicola has a particular interest in legal aid work and assisting the most vulnerable: including victims of torture, those with mental health issues and victims of trafficking.

She has developed considerable expertise in representing foreign national prisoners in challenging their deportation and securing their release from detention. Nicola regularly secures damages on behalf of her clients who have been found to be unlawfully detained.

Nicola’s list of reported cases:

SSHD v Hassan Abdi and Afrah Khalaf v SSHD [2011] EWCA Civ 242

R (on the application of Aziz) v SSHD [2011] All ER (D) 237 (Feb)

Krawetskiy v SSHD [2013] EWHC 2325 Admin

ZA (Iraq) v SSHD [2015] EWCA Civ 168

Abunasir v SSHD [2015] EWHC 2145 (Admin)

AT and another (Article 8 ECHR – Child Refugee – Family Reunification: Eritrea) [2016] UKUT 227 (IAC)

Enny Choudhury

Enny Choudhury

Solicitor

Enny joined JCWI in January 2017. She qualified as a solicitor in February 2010, and is an IAAS Level 2 accredited caseworker and supervisor. Following qualification, Enny worked as a Judicial Assistant in the Court of Appeal where she developed her interest in immigration and asylum law. Enny is passionate about ensuring that immigration laws are fair and just, and that remedies under the law are accessible to everyone. She is committed to assisting the most vulnerable and marginalized people, including children applicants, and has a particular interest in Legal Aid work.

Her areas of expertise include asylum, applications under the Immigration Rules, applications based on Articles 3 and 8 of the ECHR, challenges to deportation, EAA applications and judicial review. Enny conducts advocacy before the First-Tier Tribunal. Enny also provides a weekly telephonic advice line for Unison members in all areas of immigration and asylum law.

Enny is committed to social mobility through education; she teaches English GCSE at a Saturday school and mentors children. She enjoys travel and reading.

Sairah Javed

Sairah Javed

Solicitor

Sairah joined JCWI in September 2017. She is a qualified solicitor and is an IAAS Level 2 accredited caseworker and supervisor. Sairah has been working in immigration and asylum law for more than seven years and is committed to helping vulnerable and marginalised people help gain access to justice and fight for their rights. She has extensive experience of working with victims of torture, trafficking, and domestic violence.

Her areas of expertise include asylum, applications under the Immigration Rules, challenges to deportation, EAA applications, entry clearance applications, and judicial review. Sairah conducts advocacy before the First-Tier and Upper Tribunal regularly.

She speaks Urdu and Punjabi fluently.

Reported cases;

MN and others (Ahmadis – country conditions – risk) Pakistan CG [2012] UKUT 00389 (IAC)

R (on the application of MK) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2012] EWCA Civ 1145

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