Damian Hanley > Wilson Solicitors LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Wilson Solicitors LLP
697 HIGH ROAD
TOTTENHAM
LONDON
N17 8AD
England

Living Wage

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Work Department

Immigration department.

Position

Partner in the immigration department, managing a team of solicitors, trainee solicitors and caseworkers. His practice is wholly immigration and his main body of work in the asylum field comprises clients from Somalia and Iran. He has also had the conduct of a number of country guidance cases in the Upper Tribunal. Damian has also worked extensively with clients battling to avoid deportation and is particularly interested in the human rights challenges surrounding deportation, particularly the right to respect for family life. Damian’s other areas of specialisation include entry clearance appeals, usually marriedunmarried partners, children and extended family and also advising clients under the points-based scheme. Recent Court of Appeal cases: KB (Trinidad and Tobago) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2010] EWCA Civ 11 (22 January 2010) (deportation, Article 8 ECHR – impact on British citizen wife and child); NR (Jamaica) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2009] EWCA Civ 856 (05 August 2009) (asylum, risk on return of lesbian to Jamaica); FK (Democratic Republic of Congo) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2007] EWCA Civ 1545 (14 December 2007) (removal case, Article 8 ECHR – separation from husband and children on return to DRC). Recent country guidance: SZ and JM (Christians, FS confirmed) Iran CG [2008] UKAIT 00082 (12 November 2008) (asylum – persecution of Iranian Catholic convert). Publications: July 2007, ‘The Battle for Legal Aid: Asylum and Immigration’ Socialist Lawyer Magazine, co-written with Sonia Routledge: ‘The Battle for Legal Aid: Asylum and Immigration’ Socialist Lawyer Magazine (July 2007), co-written with Sonia Routledge.

Career

Trained Wilson Solicitors LLP; qualified 1998. Since qualification Damain has remained at the firm specialising exclusively in immigration work. He has extensive experience of representing clients at all levels of the system, including the Administrative Court and Court of Appeal. He represents clients from all over the world and continues to enjoy challenging the system on their behalf.

Memberships

Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association.

Education

Canon Palmer RC Secondary School; Keele University (1994 BA (Hons) Law and History); College of Law (Chester) (1996 Legal Practice Course – commendation).

Leisure

I enjoy reading, playing tennis, going to the cinema and socialising with family and friends.