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Navida practices in immigration and asylum, housing, property and commercial law.

She provides advice and representation on appeals, judicial review, civil claims and defences. She is regularly instructed to appear at the First Tier and Upper Tribunal, the County Court and High Court.

Immigration and asylum

Navida has been instructed on complex appeals involving minors, vulnerable adults and victims of torture. She has experience in a wide variety of immigration and refugee work, such as deportation, Article 8 private and family life, Tier 2 sponsor license revocations, fresh claims, entry clearance representations and appeals. Navida is often brought on board early to advise on improving the prospects of a case.

Prior to coming to the bar, Navida worked with the Deportation Advice Project at Bail for Immigration Detainees focusing on Article 8 deportation cases.  

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Housing Law

Navida is experienced in defending possession proceedings.  She has significant expertise in this area, having previously worked in local government, social housing and as an advisor for several years at a local law clinic.  

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Pro Bono Work

Navida has a strong commitment to pro bono work. She frequently provides advice and representation for individuals and organisations on a pro bono basis.

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Administrative and Public Law

Navida is experienced in providing advice and representation on judicial review claims spanning immigration, asylum and housing.  

Her broad practice enables her to provide effective advice and representation in cases with a crossover of areas of law.

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Background

Before coming to the bar, Navida worked in local government and social housing, advising on policy and strategy. She was appointed as an advisor to the board of a historic women’s organisation in east London. She also has a background in youth work and entrepreneurship, involving fashion design, food and social enterprise.

Awards

UK Environmental Law Association Bursary

Inderpal Rahal Memorial Trust Award

Winner of the UK Environmental Law Association moot competition (Summer 2014)

Education

  • BPTC, City Law School
  • PGDip in Law and Community Leadership, SOAS
  • LLM in Human Rights Conflict & Justice, SOAS
  • Law LLB (Hons), London Southbank University

Professional Membership

  • Administrative Law Bar Association
  • Young Legal Aid Lawyers
  • UK Environmental Law Association

Languages

  • Bengali