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Rajwinder Sahota


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Raj qualified as a solicitor in 2019. She is an accredited Supervisor and Senior Caseworker under the Law Society's Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme.
Raj specialises in complex asylum and human rights claims, trafficking cases, and
applications based on domestic abuse. She has experience of litigation in the First-tier and Upper Tribunals of the Immigration and Asylum Chamber as well as representing clients in judicial review challenges against the Home Office.


Raj has extensive experience of developing programmes to improve access to justice for vulnerable and under-represented groups. Previously she worked at a local Law Centre and participated in regular pro bono advice programmes. In 2019, she helped set up the Protea Clinic with national charity Hibiscus and King’s Legal Clinic to provide outreach legal advice for female foreign national prisoners and victims of trafficking. The project received the Attorney General award 2021 for Best New Pro Bono Initiative.

Raj was a member of the International Issues Sub-Committee at Amnesty International UK, a committee set up to advise the Board of Amnesty UK on governance and international policy issues. She volunteered as a coordinator for El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua at Amnesty International UK and undertook campaigning and casework on human rights and migration issues.
Raj is regularly invited to speak at conferences on access to justice and immigration and asylum law. She has provided specialist training to advice organisations and NGOs.

She speaks Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, and conversational Spanish.

Recent Work and  Notable Cases

Raj has a proven track record in refugee status, settlement and citizenship for clients in complex cases such as:


  • Settlement for a domestic abuse survivor based on domestic abandonment relying on protocols in the family courts

  • Settlement for an EU national arguing retained rights of residence after long term family breakdown

  • Proving citizenship from birth for the child of a British citizen where proof of paternity could not be obtained

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