Unkha is a solicitor in our London office who joined the firm in October 2021. She has over 5 years of experience working in Immigration Law working at various organisations, including Bindmans LLP and Praxis Community Projects.
Unkha has a longstanding interest in increasing access to justice, especially for vulnerable individuals/groups. Previously, she was a Youth Board member at Oxfam GB, and interned at Redress and Friends of the Earth. She is also about to complete an LLM in Human Rights, Conflict and Justice at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Her dissertation analysed how the externalisation of borders impacts the access to justice for Black migrant women in the context of Morocco and Spain.
Unkha speaks conversational Spanish.
Unkha is assisting with the Brook House Inquiry. That said, her previous experience was a varied legal aid caseload, which included asylum claims, bail applications, challenging detention and deportation decisions, EEA applications, stateless applications and trafficking claims. She has also assisted with applications and challenges arising from the EU Settlement Scheme.
Unkha is also an accredited Level 2 Senior Caseworker under the Law Society’s Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme.
Unkha is a member of the Immigration Law Practitioners Association (‘ILPA’), and a Co-convenor of ILPA’s Racial Justice and Equality Working group. She is also a member of the Black Women in Law Network.