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Challenging Certified Asylum and Human Rights Claims

Speaker: Priya Solanki
Chambers: One Pump Court

One of our most popular presenters, immigration specialist Priya Solanki returns to discuss the topic of challenging certified asylum and human rights claims. Offering yet another engaging essential update for human rights practitioners utilising detailed case law, the seminar in particular deals with:

  • Challenging asylum certifications under s.94 of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002
  • Challenging human rights certifications under s.94
  • Challenging delay certifications under s.94 of the 2002 Act
  • Consideration of case law
  • Analysis of UKVI Policy Guidance
  • Practical tips and examples

Relevant law

Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002

R (Husan) v SSHD [2005] EWHC 189 (Admin)

MD (Gambia) [2011] EWCA Civ 121

R (JB (Jamaica)) v SSHD [2013] EWCA Civ 666

SSHD v R (Razgar) [2003] EWCA Civ 840

ZT (Kosovo) v SSHD [2008] UKHL 9

FR & Anor (Albania) R v SSHD [2016] EWCA Civ 605

R (MK (Pakistan)) v SSHD [2012] EWCA Civ 1145

TT (Vietnam) v SSHD [2019] EWCA Civ 248

SP (Albania) v SSHD [2019] EWCA Civ 951

Caroopen & Myrie v SSHD [2016] EWCA Civ 1307

Ahsan v SSHD [2017] EWCA Civ 2009

R (J) v SSHD [2009] EWHC 705 (Admin)

Yesafu, R v SSHD [2016] EWHC 2883 (Admin) 

ROO (Nigeria), R v SSHD [2018] EWHC 1295 (Admin)

R (on the application of Vassell) v SSHD (s.96 NIAA 2002, test; merits) IJR [2015] UKUT 00404


Priya is a busy and experienced specialist in immigration and asylum law. She is frequently instructed in appeals against decisions of the First-Tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal, and in judicial reviews and administrative review challenges against decisions of the Secretary of State. She is recommended by Legal 500.

Within her areas of practice her work includes refugee and human rights claims, trafficking and modern slavery claims, family and private life claims, deportations, bails, European applications, entry clearance matters, business immigration, interim relief applications, unlawful detention claims (judicial review and civil claims), civil penalties for illegal workers, asylum support and unaccompanied and age-disputed migrant children.

She has a particular interest in and experience of cases involving domestic violence, mental health issues and vulnerable clients. She provides regular training for ILPA on these topics. She is also the Chair of Trustees at Maa Shanti which is an organisation that supports South Asian single mothers/victims of domestic violence.

Priya regularly provides training on the intersection between family and immigration law. She is regularly instructed to provide expert advice on immigration issues in family proceedings. Her extensive experience of claims involving children and complex legal issues makes her a popular choice for expert opinions.