Kam Dhanjal

Kam Dhanjal

Immigration Solicitor

Kam joined JD Spicer Zeb in 2001 as a paralegal, qualifying as a solicitor in 2003. She is now the head of our Immigration department. She represents individuals in relation to asylum and immigration maters. She is accredited under the Law Society Immigration and Asylum Scheme and has supervisor status. Kam has also been an accredited police station representative since 2002 and regularly advises individuals detained at the police station for interview.

She takes a proactive approach from the beginning of the case and her representations to the UKVI and Tribunal have often led to a successful outcome. Furthermore, she is renowned for her excellent client care skills and passionate approach to immigration. Kam has a large case load of complex and serious cases including cases before the Court of Appeal, involving complex challenges to immigration and asylum decisions.

Kam’s extensive knowledge of law and procedure enables her to provide first class advice and has led to her asylum claims being successful. She also achieves consistently good results and is regularly recommended by her past and present clients.  

Education:

  • Nottingham Law School – LPC 1996 – 1997
  • Coventry University – LLB (Hons.) Law 1993-1996 – 2:2

Career:

Immigration Law:

  • Head of Immigration Law at JD Spicer Zeb, January 2001 – ongoing
  • Responsible for managing a team of 3 lawyers, 1 trainee solicitor and 2 support staff. Accredited as Level 2 LAA Immigration Supervisor since 2004

Work includes:

  • Deal with asylum, immigration human rights, appeals, student, nationality, EEC cases, Judicial Reviews.
  • SIAC terrorism cases, deportation, all aspects of immigration and asylum law.
  • Cases before the court of appeal.
  • First Tier Tribunal, Upper Tribunal, SIAC work.
  • CLR success rates for Immigration required in legal aid work.
  • Attend home office interviews.
  • Advocacy at Case Management Review Hearings.

Criminal Law:

  • Police Station Accredited since 2002 (Cardiff Law School).
  • Cases have included the full spectrum of matters including Terrorism, Murder and Rape.
  • Regularly attends police stations each month.

Notable Cases:

  • Case before SIAC – involved issues regarding memorandum of understanding between the UK and Algerian government and whether it was safe to return someone suspected of terrorist activities back to Algeria.
  • AS – Country Guidance before the Upper Tribunal –concerning risk on return to Kabul, Afghanistan.
  • NJ, HJ – Cases before the Court Of Appeal concerning challenges to asylum decisions that were refused before the Upper Tribunal.

In her spare time, Kam dedicates herself to the charity – SWAT. She enjoys reading, playing squash regularly and calligraphy – producing certificates, wedding invitations and general art work.