First Immigration Team
Head of Immigration Law
Alice is a Head of Department (Immigration and Asylum) at The First Law Partnership. Alice has conducted judicial review cases at the highest level for a number of years and has had conduct of test cases in the High Court and Court of Appeal.
Alice has Law Society Accreditation as an Immigration and Asylum Level 3 Advanced Caseworker with Supervisor status, one of a very few Solicitors in the United Kingdom to reach such a level.
Alice has nearly 11 years practical experience in immigration and asylum cases.
Over the years Alice has successfully represented clients in Advocacy before the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal where she has extensive experience.
Alice also regularly provides training and guidance to her supervisees and other fee earners through regular in-house training sessions.
Alice has acted as a Solicitor in several high profile cases in recent years, some of which are mentioned below. Alice has also developed her practice focusing on Public Law cases involving Judicial Review, unlawful detention cases and matters before the High Court and Court of Appeal.
Notable Cases that Alice has worked on and had conduct over the years include:
1) Sithokozile Mlauzi v SSHD (2005) EWCA Civ 128
(2) The Queen on the application of Thompson (2007) EWHC 107 (Admin)
(3) RC (Nigeria) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (2007) EWCA Civ 549
(4) ND (Guinea) v SSHD 2008 EWCA Civ 458
(5) Hassan Abdi & Others v SSHD 2008 EWHC 3166 (Admin)
(6) R (S) v Secretary of State for the Home Office; R (Q) v Secretary of State for the Home Office; R (H) v Secretary of State for the Home Office  EWHC 977 (Admin)
(7) The Queen on the application of “S”, “H”, & “Q” (Appellants) 2009 EWCA Civ 142
(8) Abdul Wahid Nasire v SSHD  EWHC 3359 (Admin)
Alice is thus keenly interested in providing quality representation for her clients so as to obtain the best possible results.
Solicitor / Immigration expert
Tajul is a qualified Solicitor and a Barrister (non-practicing) with many years specialist experience in the field of Asylum, Immigration and Nationality law. He regularly conducts advocacy at various immigration tribunals involving complex asylum, human rights and immigration appeal matters.
Throughout the years, Tajul has successfully represented many clients in their application for entry clearance, leave to remain and managed many applications under Tier 1, 2 and 4 of the Point Based System.
Tajul has excellent communication, client care and advocacy skills. He is fluent in Bengali, conversant in Hindi and Urdu and currently learning to speak Arabic.
Tajul regularly appears on a live TV show called 'Legal Advice' on Channel S (sky 814) which offers free initial immigration advice nationwide. He also appears as a panelist to the radio station Inspire (FM 105.10).
Tajul plays an active role conducting charity work locally and beyond. He is very closely connected with the local community.
Fong graduated in 2009 from Nottingham Trent University with an honours degree in law and she completed the Legal Practice Course at Nottingham Law School in 2010. During her studies, she volunteered at the local Citizen’s Advice Bureau helping clients with debt and money management. She began work for Emeryjohnson Solicitors in Leicester as a Paralegal and has experience in dealing with complex and serious matters, such as historical sexual assaults, murder and fraud cases at the Crown Court. She is also a fully qualified Police Station Representative.
Fong also has experience in prison law matters and has represented clients in matters regarding Home Detention Curfew, recall, adjudications and parole hearings.
Now working with the Immigration team, Fong is dealing with:
- Entry clearance, leave to remain and indefinite leave to remain visa applications;
- EEA Family permits, residency permits and permanent residency permits and appeals;
- All PBS type applications;
- Deportation and Asylum applications.
Fong is also fluent in Cantonese.
Mohammed recently graduated with his Law degree with Honors’ and now is undertaking the Legal Practice Course with the College of Law. He is also currently training to become a Police Station Representative and will shorted become accredited.
Mohammed is an experienced member of our team and is the first point of contact in Luton with any enquires relating to Criminal, Immigration or Family law. In his spare time, Mohammed volunteers with various local community projects including the Crescent Summer School Project and BYL in Luton. Mohammed is keen sportsman and is an active member of his local football team.