Jamila is a tenacious advocate who specialises in immigration and human rights law. Jamila also practises in criminal and family law.
Fluent in Swedish, Somali and Swahili in addition to English, Jamila is interested in cases with cross-cultural and international dimensions. Prior to coming to the Bar, she worked with community groups and voluntary organisations in Sweden, Kenya and the UK. In Sweden, she founded an award winning association that aimed to empower and advocate on behalf of marginalised members of the community. As an intern at the Minority Rights Group in London, Jamila assisted in the drafting of submissions to the Human Rights Commission of the UN on behalf of minority and indigenous peoples of Kenya.
In addition to her voluntary work, Jamila worked as a Business Development Consultant whilst studying for the Bar. She subsequently worked for commercial firms and as an independent advocate undertaking Civil work.
Jamila is committed to social justice and the defence of marginalised individuals, including those with mental illness. She volunteers for the AIRE Centre and has represented vulnerable clients against deportation under the EEA Regulations.
Jamila is qualified to undertake direct access work for members of the public.
Jamila has represented clients in a range of criminal matters, including; assault, possession and production of drugs, road traffic offences and sexual offences. Jamila has appeared in the Crown Court for bail applications, preliminary hearings and appeal against conviction and sentence.
Jamila accepts instructions in private law family matters, as well as matrimonial finance hearings and applications for injunctions.
Jamila specialises in all areas of Asylum, Human Rights and Immigration Law, including; Judicial Review and European Law. She has successfully represented clients in complex cases across all areas of immigration law.
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