Amarjit Seehra

Call: 1999

Practice areas

Public Access : Yes

Education

  • LLB (Hons), 2:1
  • Bar Vocational Course, Very Competent

Background

After completing a general common law pupillage, Amarjit continued to practise in a wide range of areas, including immigration, crime, housing, and personal injury. She now focuses her attention on her public law practice, but will still accept instructions in some civil matters.

Civil

Amarjit undertakes advisory and advocacy work in personal injury litigation, representing both claimants and defendants. Among other work of interest, she successfully represented a teacher before a professional conduct panel.

Immigration

Amarjit is an experienced member of Chambers practising in public law and can accept instructions on a public access basis.

Amarjit has over 10 years’ experience in all areas of human rights, immigration, nationality, and asylum work, and will undertake both privately and publicly funded cases. She is able to speak Punjabi and has some understanding of Urdu and Hindi.

Amarjit covers a wide range of areas, including Points Based System appeals, Appendix FM, paragraph 276ADE, EEA, legacy exercise, complex Article 8 claims, children, deportation, asylum and entry clearance appeals. She has lectured on automatic deportation and long residence applications.

Amarjit has a particular interest in judicial review. She has been successful in securing positive results following the submission of judicial review applications. Recent work includes issues of delay, removal, the legacy exercise, certification, fresh claims, health cases, Article 8 ECHR and disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act/Data Protection Act. She has been granted permission in a judicial review claim involving arguments under the legacy exercise.

Amarjit is happy to undertake work at all levels and regularly appears in appeal hearings before the Upper Tribunal and First-Tier Tribunal.

Amarjit welcomes general enquiries through her clerks and is happy to advise on applications.

Memberships

  • Administrative Law Bar Association
  • Human Rights Lawyers Association
  • Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association
  • Middle Temple
  • Refugee Legal Group

Languages

  • Punjabi
  • Hindi and Urdu (some understanding)
  • French (basic)

Interests

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Related cases

  • SA (Iran) v SSHD March 2016 Judicial Review, permission granted by Upper Tribunal in Iranian Kurd fresh claim
  • DD (Sri Lanka) v SSHD January 2016 Judicial Review, Tier 2 case, permission granted on issue concerning SSHD’s exercise of discretion
  • GR (Sri Lanka) v SSHD: December 2015 Judicial Review, Upper Tribunal granted permission in Sri Lankan fresh asylum claim and consideration of Article 8 outside of the immigration rules
  • AT (Sri Lanka) v SSHD [2014]: Judicial Review, Upper Tribunal granted permission in Sri Lankan asylum fresh claim
  • AP (Sri Lanka) v SSHD [2014] EWCA Civ 1568: Permission application in Sri Lankan asylum claim
  • R (SS) v SSHD [2014]: Judicial review permission granted on papers where child’s best interests and applicant’s long residence not properly considered.
  • QT v ECO [2014]: Successful challenge in the Upper Tribunal to a decision involving issues of sole responsibility, exclusion of post-decision evidence and unfairness.
  • R (SS) v SSHD [2013]: Legacy case.  Permission granted at an oral hearing.  Subsequently granted indefinite leave to remain.
  • ECO v Attafuah [2002] UKIAT 05922

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Amarjit Seehra
10 King's Bench Walk
Temple
London EC4Y 7EB
(t) +44 (0)20 7353 7742
(f) +44 (0)20 7583 0579
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