Sumita joined Clifford Johnston in July 2016 with over 15 years’ experience as an immigration practitioner. She qualified as a solicitor in 2001 and has worked in Manchester since 2003. Sumita works 3 days a week at Clifford Johnston. She also works in Manchester as a Legal Adviser at Freedom from Torture, a charity which supports refugees and survivors of torture.
Sumita is accredited as Senior Immigration Caseworker and Supervisor by the Law Society.
At Clifford Johnston, Sumita specialises in Immigration, Asylum and Nationality law. She advises on all types of applications made in and out of country and challenges on Home Office, UK Visas and Immigration decisions, by statutory appeal, administrative review and judicial review.
She has substantial experience of representing individuals and families in all aspects of immigration law. She advises employers, education providers and landlords on sponsor licence issues, civil penalties and right to rent issues. Sumita also prepares and delivers training on immigration issues.
Though unable to advise with Legal Aid funding at Clifford Johnston Solicitors, Sumita has helped Clifford Johnston to set up a free immigration advice clinic at the Manchester Civil Justice Centre as part of the Manchester Free Legal Advice Project. This is run by the University of Manchester and LawWorks every Friday from 2pm – 4pm.Arrange a Consultation