9 results for group: staffvolunteers


Gareth Sims

Gareth trained as a solicitor at Deighton Pierce Glynn specialising on human rights and public law litigation. He is now working towards becoming OISC level 3 qualified and works on Asylum Justice's NRPF project.

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Eleri Hâf Davies

Eleri qualified as a Solicitor in February 2017 practicing in Immigration, Asylum and Public Law since May 2014. She is accredited as Level 2 Senior Caseworker under the Law Society's Immigration and Asylum Accreditation scheme (OISC Level 3). Before qualifying, Eleri obtained First Class Honours from Swansea University in Spanish and Law, as well as a Distinction in her Legal Practice Course (LPC). Eleri has developed a niche specialism in Latin American asylum and human trafficking claims with the majority of her clients comprising of Colombian, Nicaraguan, El Salvadorian, Cuban, Albanian, and Kosovan nationals. Eleri handles matters involving ...

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Chris Simmonds

Chris works as a Legal Advisor at Asylum Justice. He was admitted as a solicitor in January 2017. Previously working at Duncan Lewis in the Housing and Public Law team, Chris is now head of Public Law at a local firm. Chris works for Asylum Justice two days a week. Chris is accredited as a Level 2 Senior Caseworker under the Law Society’s Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme (OISC Level 3). He has extensive experience of cases which have been decided in the Administrative Court and the Upper Tribunal. Chris completed his postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (LPC), a law degree and has completed the Bar Professional Training Course. He ...

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Sam Bass

Sam volunteers for Asylum Justice as well being a solicitor in the Immigration Department at Duncan Lewis Solicitors in their Swansea office. He is accredited by the Law Society as a Level 2 Senior Caseworker under the Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme (OISC Level 3). He attained his law degree and LLM in human rights law from Cardiff University. He is also currently undertaking his LPC part time at Cardiff University. Previously, he worked in the personal injury department of an award winning law firm and with a charity in Sri Lanka to undertake voluntary teaching and assistance work. He has a passion for human rights protection for ...

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Kousay Al-Sheikh

Kousay Al-Sheikh is a retired IT Engineer, a graduate of Cardiff University (1977) and has worked since as an Electronic Engineer and then as IT Systems Engineer mainly in the local newspapers in Cardiff. Since retirement, he started getting involved in interpretation and translation work with a local immigration practice, where he gained insight into the immigration issues. He later volunteered to work with Asylum Justice and became a Trustee in September 2016.

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Hussein Said

Hussein works as a consultant for Asylum Justice. Hussein is accredited as a Level 2 Senior Caseworker under the Law Society’s Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme (OISC Level 3). He is currently undertaking his training contract at the Speakeasy Law Centre through the Justice First Fellowship scheme. He attained First Class Honours in his law degree from Cardiff University and a Distinction in his LPC from the University of Law (Bristol). Prior to joining Asylum Justice, he worked as a caseworker in a South Wales immigration and asylum law firm and at Freedom from Torture as a Legal Advisor in their London office. Hussein is a member ...

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Tudor Etchells

Tudor volunteers for Asylum Justice. He is accredited as a Level 2 Senior Caseworker under the Law Society’s Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme (OISC Level 2). When not volunteering, Tudor works as a caseworker at Migrant Legal Project in their Cardiff and Bristol offices. Tudor obtained his undergraduate degree in English and Spanish Law from IE University in Spain. Tudor was called to the Bar in November 2016. After this he worked as a trainee at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. He then worked for a year at Sutovic & Hartigan in London as a paralegal. Tudor is a member of the Young Legal Aid Lawyers association. ...

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Nasif Bashir

Nasif Ahmed studied law at the University of Khartoum (1992 -1995) and the University of Glamorgan (2010 – 2013), and was awarded LLM in Human Rights Law by Cardiff University 2016. He worked as a lawyer (Advocate) in Sudan from 1997 to 2007. He has extensive volunteering experience; volunteering at George Thomas Hospice in Cardiff (2011 to 2012), volunteer Gateway Assessor & trainee Generalist Adviser at Citizen Advice Bureau (CAB) in Pontypridd & Cardiff (2012- 2014). Nasif joined Asylum Justice as a volunteer interpreter (Arabic) in September 2015. Nasif has also authored a book titled 'Torture in Sudan 1989-2016'.

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Ruth Brown

Ruth is Asylum Justice’s Legal Director. She worked at Refugee Legal Centre (latterly Refugee and Migrant Justice) for 18 years, in the London, Oakington and Nottingham offices. She was a team leader at the Oakington office and head of the Nottingham office, which she set up. Ruth has a great deal of experience of representing asylum seekers in asylum claims, and of presenting bail applications and asylum appeals at the Immigration and Asylum Tribunal. Following closure of RLC/RMJ, Ruth worked as a senior caseworker then as a legal consultant for Paragon Law in Nottingham, specialising in deportation and trafficking cases. Ruth has been ...

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