Immigration, Nationality & Asylum
Sima also has a strong Immigration law practice involving asylum, immigration and nationality work ranging from first instance adjudication level right up to the Court of Appeal. Her expertise covers both visa applications and immigration appeals involving the Points Based System applications and Article 2,3 and 8 cases. Her field of expertise also covers human rights, EU free movement legislation, immigration detention, deportation, illegal working and British citizenship. She has experience of judicial review work and has drafted grounds for reconsideration to the Tribunal. She also has experience of applying for emergency injunctions to duty High Court Judges over the telephone and has drafted grounds.
Sima is able to speak a variety of languages fluently such as Urdu and Punjabi. She is able to conduct client conferences and phone calls in these languages and regularly does so.
Sima was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2013. Before joining the Bar, whist studying her law degree, Sima was an Intern at the Texas After Violence Project/ Innocence Project in Texas, USA. She travelled to Houston and Austin Texas and met with Prosecuting Lawyers, Defence Counsel and Judges who ran the Innocence Project – a project that focussed exclusively on exonerating inmates through DNA testing.
Since being called to the Bar, Sima worked in a solicitor’s firm as a Chartered Legal Executive until December 2016 before becoming a Partner. She was the youngest Partner in the firm specialising in all aspects as immigration, family and civil disputes as well managing one of the firm’s branches in Leeds, West Yorkshire. She then secured Pupillage with Article 6 Law in October 2017 and successfully completed this in July 2018.
Professional & academic
Chartered Legal Executive (2016-2017)
Honourable Society of Inner Temple
Human Rights Lawyers AssociationMidlands Asian Lawyers Association