Jamila Hassan

Jamila Hassan

Call: 2011

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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.

 

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Crime Barrister

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.

Notable Cases

  • R v GB [2016] Newcastle Crown Court – Case led by Sam Stein QC. Jamila was instructed as a junior in the final stage of the trial of the defendant who was charged with manslaughter.
  • R v R [2016] Woolwich Crown Court – Worked with Senior Counsel to defend a young and vulnerable man accused of preparing to commit acts of terrorism. Jamila drafted the appeal against sentence and the case was linked to five others and heard by the Court of Appeal to consider setting sentencing guidelines.
  • R v H [2015] Bury St Edmonds Magistrate’s Court – Successfully defended the defendant who was charged with two counts of assault of police officers.

Family Barrister

Jamila accepts instructions in private law family matters, as well as matrimonial finance hearings and applications for injunctions.

Immigration Barrister

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.

Notable Cases

  • T v SSHD [2016] Upper Tribunal (IAC) – Successful challenge to the determination of the First-tier Tribunal (FTT) in respect of a claim for protection by a vulnerable and mentally ill individual.
  • J v SSHD [2016] UT – Successfully challenged the determination of the FTT and secured a rehearing in a case relating to the EEA Regulations.
  • DLP v SSHD [2016] UT – Successful application for permission to judicially review an unlawful detention case.
  • N v SSHD [2015] UT – Successfully worked with Charlotte Bayati in an application to the High Court for judicial review of decisions of the Secretary of State relating to children.
  • US v SSHD [2015] FTT (AA) – Successfully challenged the decision of the Secretary of State to return an individual to the country in which he had suffered torture and degrading treatment.
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