Veejay Sharma is a senior Asylum & Human Rights Solicitor
Veejay is an experienced Solicitors in the area of asylum, immigration and nationality law. He predominantly represent clients with the full range of leave to enter or remain applications (for spouse and family members); applications and appeals to remain in the UK on the basis of Article 8 ECHR private/family life grounds; European free movement applications under the EEA Regulations; challenges against decisions to remove or deport; nationality and naturalisation applications.
Veejay specialises in asylum and humanitarian protection cases that involve challenges to Dublin II removals; gender and sexuality-related persecution; persecution on basis of political view or religion (particular experience of Albania, Cameroon, Nigeria, Uganda, China, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, Iraq, Ukraine, Ethiopia, Eritrea); persecution arising from deprivation of nationality or from “non-citizen” status (particularly Ethiopia, Eritrea, Cote d’Ivoire, South Sudan); unaccompanied asylum seeking minors and age-disputed cases.Veejay has successfully represented vulnerable clients in public law practice in areas of judicial review of immigration and asylum decisions, including Negative Conclusive Grounds Decisions in Trafficking cases; Dublin III removals, unlawful detention, refusals to accept fresh claims and refusals on grounds of conduct and associations. Veejay has developed strategies in challenging the lawfulness of detention of victims of torture and have achieved success securing their release and awards of damages. Veejay has represented vulnerable clients in applying for emergency and out-of-hours injunctions to advance their claims for protection.
Veejay is an accredited as a Senior Caseworker and Supervisor under the Law Society’s Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme and is committed to pro bono cases and receives instructions from law centres and charity groups.