Settlements for Victims of Domestic Violence

Speaker: Priya Solanki
Chambers: One Pump Court

One of Law Friends’ most seasoned and best-received speakers, Priya Solanki of One Pump Court, returns once more to present on Settlement for Victims of Domestic Violence. In this video she will look at:

  • Definition of domestic violence
  • Destitution Domestic Violence Concession
  • Appendix FM DV-ILR – Settlement as a Victim of Domestic Violence
  • Evidential Issues
  • Challenging decisions
  • Appeal rights
  • Administrative review and judicial review

Relevant areas of law

T, R (On the Application Of) v SSHD [2016] EWCA Civ 801

A v SSHD [2016] ScotCS CSIH 38

FA (Sudan), R (On the Application Of) v SSHD [2018] EWHC 3475 (Admin)

FA (Sudan), R (On the Application Of) v SSHD [2021] EWCA Civ 59

IN (Domestic violence – IDI – policy) Pakistan [2007] UKAIT 00024

AG (India) v SSHD [2007] EWCA Civ 1534

LA (para 289A: causes of breakdown) Pakistan [2009] UKAIT 00019

Ishtiaq v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2007] EWCA Civ 386

R (on the application of) Balakaoohi v SSHD [2012] EWHC 1439 at §35

AN (Pakistan) v SSHD [2010] EWCA Civ 757

R (Suliman) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2020] EWHC 326 (Admin)

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.

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