Immigration

Jo is currently instructed by the Home Office in a large number of linked cases regarding British Overseas Citizenship (‘BOC’) status and British nationality, acting as junior for Sarabjit Singh QC. Judgment was recently handed down in R (Nooh) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWHC 1572 (Admin), and a further 16 cases are listed before the High Court during 2018 and 2019.

Jo developed substantial immigration law experience during her 6 months of pupillage with Neil Sheldon. She carried out work on cases including R (Kiarie & Byndloss) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] UKSC 42 and MM (Lebanon) and others v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] UKSC 10.

During the Bar course, Jo undertook a pro bono internship at a firm of immigration solicitors, focusing on Article 8 claims and claims engaging the Refugee Convention.

Jo has a master’s degree (with distinction) in Global Migration from University College, London. She studied international human rights law, international refugee law and European migration law.

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