Muhunthan Paramesvaran > Wilson Solicitors LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

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

Living Wage

Work Department

Immigration.

Position

Muhunthan became a partner in 2010.

He has a broad immigration and asylum practice and extensive experience of litigating in the higher courts. He has been instructed in numerous cases in the Upper Tribunal, Administrative Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.

Muhunthan also sits on the Law Society Immigration Law Committee. The committee exists to keep the law under review and to promote improvements in immigration and asylum law, practice and procedure.

In 2016 the committee published a practice note on immigration judicial review aimed at solicitors in this area http://www.lawsociety.org.uk/support-services/advice/practice-notes/immigration-judicial-review/

In 2017 the committee published a practice note on immigration appeals.

https://www.lawsociety.org.uk/support-services/advice/practice-notes/immigration-appeals/

In 2019 the committee published a response to the Law Commission consultation on the simplification of the immigration rules with Muhunthan’s input. https://www.lawsociety.org.uk/policy-campaigns/consultation-responses/simplification-of-the-immigration-rules/

In 2018 Muhunthan acted for Rhuppiah in the UK Supreme Court.  He had previously acted for the client in the Court of Appeal.  The appeal was successful in the UKSC and the client has been awarded a full costs order, which is very important to her because it means that she will get a full refund in respect of her legal aid contributions.

The Supreme Court clarified the correct approach to “precarious” in S 117 in the Nationality Immigration and Asylum Act 2002. 

https://www.wilsonllp.co.uk/supreme-court-gives-guidance-on-the-right-to-private-life-in-immigration-removal-cases

In open court at the conclusion of the oral hearing Lord Wilson stated:

“This case was beautifully prepared by the solicitors – just how an appeal to the Supreme Court ought to be presented”. 

That was an oral endorsement for the quality of the work undertaken by Muhunthan in the Supreme Court and was included in the live streaming broadcast of the proceedings.

The UKSC report is at:

https://www.bailii.org/cgi-bin/format.cgi?doc=/uk/cases/UKSC/2018/58.html&query=(rhuppiah)

Career

Trained Wilson Solicitors LLP; qualified 2003; partner 2010 to date; awarded Level 3 (advanced caseworker) accreditation 2010.

Memberships

Immigration Law Practitioners Association.

Education

City of London School for Boys; Sussex University (1995 BA Hons Philosophy with Literature); College of Law (1997 CPE Dip Law); College of Law (1999 LPC).

Leisure

Football, cricket, cooking, reading, travel, socialising with friends.