- Paralegal, Immigration

Catriona Harris | Paralegal, Immigration | Leeds | Simpson Millar LLP
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Based in: Leeds

Expertise:

Immigration

Career:

Catriona has been working in Simpson Millar's Immigration Department since 2016. She brings expertise in human rights matters gained from voluntary work with Amnesty International. Catriona keeps our clients' best interests at the centre of her work; she is always willing to go the extra mile for a client.

Catriona has completed her Graduate Diploma in Law at the University of Law in Leeds. This followed a degree in French and Arabic from the University of London in 2014.

Catriona runs her own caseload which covers the whole range of immigration law areas including the following:

  • Refugee law and humanitarian protection - supporting those who need protection in the United Kingdom and those who have had their asylum claim refused
  • Fresh claims for asylum - for people who have fresh evidence to support their asylum claim or to show that their circumstances have changed in the UK and they should be allowed to stay
  • European law - particularly offering support to European nationals caught by the Brexit decision
  • Family migration and human rights cases - for those hoping to join family in the United Kingdom or stay with family. Catriona specialises in cases which are not covered by the Immigration Rules and which have a complex human rights element

As part of Simpson Millar's pro bono programme, Catriona organised Simpson Millar's events for Refugee Week in collaboration with Leeds Refugee Forum (LRF). She is a supporter of the Manuel Bravo Project and has set up a collaboration between Simpson Millar and the University of Law in Leeds to run a pro bono caseload for the Manual Bravo Project Last year, we were shortlisted for the Yorkshire Legal Award for our pro bono work.

Catriona helps to run a free legal clinic at Simpson Millar's Leeds Office, every Monday at 10am.

Catriona has experience working in marketing and teaching as well as volunteering experience with an international charity in Jerusalem and the Refugee Council in Leeds.

Catriona speaks fluent French and Arabic and runs an own language caseload. She has assisted a number of clients from Syria, Iraq and Saudia Arabia in resolving their immigration matters, in their own language.

Interests:

Catriona a jazz bassist in her spare time and she volunteers with Amnesty International.

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