Immigration

Natasha specialises in immigration matters and appears, both alone and as junior counsel, in the Court of Appeal, High Court and Upper Tribunal in applications for Judicial Review and substantive appeals. She has experience in a wide range of areas including trafficking, asylum, human rights, unlawful detention, deportation, fresh claims, cases under the Points Based System and other immigration appeals. She is recommended as a leading junior by Legal 500.

Natasha also has developed vetting security clearance and is instructed in a number of national security appeals before the Court of Appeal, High Court and the Special Immigration Appeals Commission.

Legal 500 recommend her as a leading junior.

Selected Cases

  • R (TN & US) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWCA Civ 2838: Junior Counsel in joined lead cases concerning the lawfulness of the Detained Fast Track Rules 2005. 10,000 appeals were heard under the Rules. Appeal and judicial review claim dismissed, currently on appeal to the Supreme Court.
  • Pham v SSHD [2018] EWCA Civ 2064: Junior Counsel in high profile appeal, which has been heard in the Supreme Court (Pham v SSHD [2015] UKSC 19), concerning deprivation and citizenship.
  • S2 v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWHC 993 (Admin): Junior Counsel in judicial review raising novel issues about when the Secretary of State could revoke an individual’s indefinite leave to remain on the basis of national security, and the court’s discretion to grant interim relief in such cases.
  • R (TN & US) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] EWHC 59 (Admin): Junior Counsel in joined lead cases concerning the lawfulness of the Detained Fast Track Rules 2005. 10,000 appeals were heard under the Rules. The Court of Appeal has granted permission to appeal.
  • R (NM) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] EWHC 2798 (Admin): Sole counsel in a complex trafficking claim involving a 3-day hearing before the High Court.
  • R (Nawaz) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] UKUT 288 (IAC): Sole counsel in a Judicial Review challenge arising out of the ETS language testing fraud.
  • R (Siddique) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] EWCA Civ 570: Sole counsel in proceedings before the Court of Appeal. Natasha successfully argued that the Secretary of State acted lawfully in refusing to issue an appealable removal decision to the Appellant. The Court of Appeal praised parties’ ‘helpful and realistic’ submissions.
  • R (Adesanya) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] EWHC 1165 (Admin): Sole counsel in Judicial Review proceedings involving issues of people trafficking, unlawful detention, deportation and certification of human rights claims.
  • Secretary of State for the Home Department v AG: Sole counsel for AG in a substantive appeal arising out of deportation proceedings. The Upper Tribunal subsequently refused the SSHD’s appeal and praised Natasha’s ‘able and concise submissions’ in their written determination.
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