“I will never forget your so much patience with me…you are always my amazing solicitor. The BEST one in the UK.”
- NM, November 2019
“Please allow me to express my deepest and happiest gratitude to you and your office for the, what, 21+ months (!!!) that you have championed [our] case! It’s a huge win for all of us, so congratulations to you all as well!”
– MG, October 2019
“I also wanted to express my gratitude again for the excellent service you provided. I had my ceremony on Thursday and it was a surprisingly emotional event. Thank you and I will continue recommending you to anyone who thinks about embarking on the citizenship journey.”
– MS, March 2019
“Words cannot express how much we appreciate what you did . Thanks for saving us, I don’t know what would have happened to my boys. But now they can stay in the country of their birth and finish their education.”
- KM, November 2019
Mike is a member of the Legal Aid team, where he primarily focusses on assisting those in immigration detention.
He has particular expertise in conducting Judicial Review applications against the Home Office, including claims challenging the lawfulness of detention, removal, certification decisions and refusals of ‘fresh claims’ for asylum, as well as delays in providing release accommodation.
He represented the Claimant in the first reported Judicial Review case to consider delays in provision of accommodation under Schedule 10 of the Immigration Act 2016 (R (AC (Algeria)) v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWHC 188 (Admin)). He also represented the same Appellant in the linked Court of Appeal case of R (AC (Algeria)) v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWCA Civ 36, which considered the ‘grace period’ within which the Home Office must arrange for release of someone found to be unlawfully detained.
Mike also represents clients in deportation matters, asylum claims and appeals and is accredited by the Law Society as a Level 2 Senior Caseworker.
Mike graduated with a first class honours degree in English and American Studies from Keele University before obtaining his GDL at Oxford Brookes University and Master of Laws (LPC-LLM) from the University of Law, London. He initially joined Turpin Miller in 2014 before leaving to complete his Legal Practice Course, after which he returned to the firm and qualified as a solicitor in 2018.