QN is a Pakistani female who approached Sultan Lloyd Solicitors in 2008. She had claimed asylum in the United Kingdom on the basis that she feared persecution from her husband in Pakistan, who had subjected her to severe domestic violence. QN was in a particularly vulnerable position, having been abandoned by her family and shunned by her community. QN’s history of immigration in the United Kingdom was complex and lengthy but we were able to assist her in preparing a detailed statement of claim to present to the Home Office and advise her about obtaining documents to support her claim.
Unfortunately, the Home Office initially refused QN’s application by we assisted her in appealing against the decision and present her case before an Independent Immigration Judge. In refusing QN’s asylum application the Home Office relied upon objective information, which suggested that the authorities and Non-Governmental Organisations in Pakistan are able to provide sufficient protection and assistance to victims of domestic violence.
Our highly experienced solicitors were able to successfully challenge the decision by thoroughly and expertly preparing QN’s case for hearing. We employed expert and medical evidence to establish our client’s credibility, counter the Home Office information and confirm our client’s well founded fears of on going persecution in Pakistan, the lack of protection available to her as a separated woman and her inability to relocate to a place of safety.
QN is now able to remain in the United Kingdom as a refugee.
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