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Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI)

Immigration

2 ranked lawyersBand 2UK-wideUK 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Charity with a strong legal offering, frequently advising asylum seekers and migrants on immigration-related claims and appeals. Well versed in handling cases involving vulnerable individuals and complex elements relating to criminal convictions and mental health. Often instructed in sophisticated judicial review proceedings challenging the actions and policies of the Home Office.

Strengths

One source reports: "They strive to influence systemic change and create a fair and safe environment for newcomers in the UK," adding: "Their work and commitment is inspiring, and they are able to tailor their approach to each person’s needs."

Another interviewee comments: "They have a rare combination of total professionalism, expertise and passion for their lay clients which permeates the whole organisation. Their appeals are always exceptionally well prepared."

A client adds: "They are very passionate about their job, they are accessible and their focus is always on helping clients get solutions to their case."

Work highlights

Acted on a judicial review challenge concerning the adequacy of accommodation for asylum seekers housed at Napier Barracks.

Notable practitioners

Enny Choudhury has a growing reputation in the immigration space. She is particularly active assisting vulnerable individuals with applications for indefinite leave to remain.
"She provides an excellent service."

Head of department Nicola Burgess regularly represents vulnerable individuals in unlawful detention claims, appeals against deportation orders, and applications for indefinite leave to remain.
"She is excellent to work with, one of the best in the field. She knows all the minutiae and will always do the absolute best for her clients." "She has real stamina and is very steadfast in her commitment to the law and what needs to be done." "A fantastic partner with really strong strategic instincts and deep expertise."

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Immigration: Human Rights, Asylum and Deportation


Enny Choudhury
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Nicola Burgess
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