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Duncan Lewis Solicitors

1 KINGSLAND HIGH STREET, DALSTON, HACKNEY, LONDON, E8 2JS, ENGLAND
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Work 020 7923 4020
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Web:
www.duncanlewis.com
Duncan Lewis Solicitors, Jenna McKinney, Hackney, ENGLAND

Jenna McKinney

Tel:
Work 020 7275 2753
Email:
Web:
www.duncanlewis.co.uk/Jenna-McKinney-Immigration-Solicitor-Dalston-London/
Duncan Lewis Solicitors

Work Department

Immigration

Position

Immigration director, Jenna McKinney, has extensive experience specialising in all aspects of immigration, European Economic Area (EEA) law, asylum, and human rights. She leads a team that specialises in representing detainees with their immigration and public law matters; specifically, appeals, asylum, general immigration, challenges against removal or deportation and unlawful detention judicial review claimant work in the High Court.

She has considerable expertise in unlawful detention judicial review claimant matters and has a significant practice in unlawful immigration detention cases with high net claims for damages and challenging immigration removal cases; in particular, Dublin II third country removal cases. Jenna conducts her own advocacy, representing clients at hearings before the First-tier and Upper Tribunal of the Immigration Asylum Chamber. She is a legal aid specialist, representing vulnerable clients, including: minors; vulnerable women who have been raped; those with mental health issues, and those with medical issues including people living with HIV.

Jenna regularly provides training on challenging immigration detention. She has previously assisted the charity Detention Action in their litigation challenging the Detained Fast Track by providing expert witness evidence and case studies on behalf of Duncan Lewis Solicitors. This evidence was extensively referred to by the Court in the judgement declaring the Detained Fast Track Process unlawful in 2014.

Career

Jenna qualified as a solicitor in 2004. She joined Duncan Lewis Solicitors in 2004 and became a partner-level director in 2012.

Member

She is an accredited Advanced Caseworker (Level 3) of the Law Society’s Immigration & Asylum Accreditation Scheme; there are only a small number of immigration practitioners throughout England & Wales that hold this quality mark. She is also a member of the judiciary and sits as a magistrate.

In 2019 Jenna was appointed as a fee-paid judge of the First-tier tribunal of the Immigration and Asylum Chamber.

Education

Jenna has obtained her LPC and an LLB (Hons).

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