Sangeetha has carved her niche at the Bar by concentrating her practice on representing the most disadvantaged groups. She has a busy appellate practice which focuses on asylum, immigration, EEA and criminal deportation appeals. She has particular experience of working with vulnerable clients – victims of trafficking, unaccompanied children, victims of torture and those suffering from complex mental health issues – and dealing with the multi-disciplinary issues that flow therein.
In addition to statutory appeals, much of Sangeetha’s practice involves bringing judicial review challenges against the lawfulness of the Government’s decisions. Recent successful challenges have included obtaining an in-country right of appeal for a minor threatened with forced marriage on return to their home country, a successful challenge to the lawfulness of immigration detention for a young female overstayer and a challenge that safeguarded the appeal rights of a longstanding victim of child sexual and physical abuse.
Sangeetha has advised prolific journalists, activists and charities who have faced harassment, arbitrary detention, ill-treatment and torture at the hands of the State regimes they have stood up against. Through this work she has been able to secure the release or right to a fair trial for individuals in the Sudan, Gaza and Egypt.
Sangeetha undertakes work on a direct access basis. This means that you can instruct her for one-to-one specialist advice without engaging a solicitor or intermediary.