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Our People 2017-05-25T10:24:39+00:00

LUPINS are one of the
‘most experienced and best immigration teams in the UK’

If you need advice or support in Immigration, our team at LUPINS can provide timely and expert legal services,
helping you protect your rights while avoiding cost.

Lawrence Lupin

Founding Director

Lawrence Lupin is the founding Director and head of the firm. Since he first established the firm in 1998, his leadership and passion for client service have created a thriving practice, expanding in size and scope of services.

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Aisha Ahmed
Aisha AhmedSolicitor / Senior Caseworker
Aisha is qualified under the Law Society Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme as a Senior Caseworker.
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Mahfuz Ahmed
Mahfuz AhmedSenior Caseworker
Mahfuz obtained the Graduate Diploma in Law and has almost completed the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law.
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Kemi Alao
Kemi AlaoSupervisor Solicitor
After graduating at the University of East London in 1992, Kemi studied at the College of Law and later completed the Legal Practice Course six years later.
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Tamana Aziz
Tamana AzizSupervisor Solicitor
Taana is a solicitor with over 15 years of experience in Immigration Law.
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Arpeeta Barua
Arpeeta BaruaSolicitor / Senior Caseworker
Arpeeta is qualified under the Law Society Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme as a Supervisor and Senior caseworker
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Susana Benidir
Susana BenidirQC Manager Solicitor
Susana Benidir is our Quality and Compliance Manager and qualified as a Solicitor of England and Wales in January 2002.
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Silpa Bhudia
Silpa BhudiaSenior Caseworker
Silpa Bhudia graduated in law from Brunel University in 2004. She started her immigration law career at a specialist law firm in West London in 2004.
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Nataliya Burns
Nataliya BurnsSupervisor Senior Caseworker
She has worked in immigration and asylum law since 2001 and is accredited by the Legal Services Commission as a Senior Immigration Caseworker and a Supervisor.
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Mercedes Diaz
Mercedes DiazEuropean Lawyer Senior Caseworker
Mercedes is a Registered European Lawyer specialised in the subject of Human Rights and Immigration.
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Anitha Gopal
Anitha GopalCaseworker
Anitha has successfully passed the Law Society’s Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme (IAAS) and has qualified as a Senior Level 2 Caseworker.
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Anna Hawkes
Anna HawkesSenior Caseworker
Born in Sweden, she came to the UK in 2000 and graduated as a Master of Law at the University of Essex in 2001.
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Rebecca Head
Rebecca HeadSolicitor Senior Caseworker
Rebecca has more than 14 years’ experience in immigration and asylum law.
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Ruth Karimatsenga
Ruth KarimatsengaSolicitor Senior Caseworker
Ruth’s passion for immigration law developed due to her outstanding academic qualifications and professional experience.
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Ahmed Osman
Ahmed OsmanSenior Caseworker
Ahmed has experience of assisting in bail and temporary admission applications after volunteering for a few months at Bail for Immigration Detainees.
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Simon Robinson
Simon RobinsonSenior Caseworker
Simon joined LUPINS in July 2015. Prior to joining Simon had a successful career working in the financial services industry.
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Devakar Rungoo
Devakar RungooSenior Caseworker
Devakar joined Lupins as a Senior caseworker in August 2016.
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Pardeep Somel
Pardeep SomelSolicitor Senior Caseworker
Pardeep joined LUPINS in 2006 and is qualified under the Law Society Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme as a senior caseworker.
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Maryam Sufi
Maryam SufiSolicitor Senior Caseworker
Maryam Sufi joined LUPINS in January 2016. She is a Solicitor and a Senior Accredited Immigration Advisor.
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Stefan Vnuk
Stefan VnukSolicitor / Supervisor
Stefan has successfully completed a series of legal qualifications culminating in Level 3 Advanced Caseworker and Supervisor status.
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Consultants and Barristers

David Lemer
David LemerBarrister
“An enormously bright barrister, who is very easy to work with” – Legal 500
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Femi Ogunshakin
Femi OgunshakinConsultant
A tax professional with over twenty five years’ experience of advising corporate, private clients and professional advisers.
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Paralegals

Suzanne Abdulhadi
Suzanne AbdulhadiParalegal
Suzanne joined Lupins in September 2016 as a Paralegal.
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Kiren Samira Azam
Kiren Samira AzamParalegal
KIREN is the Private Immigration Team Paralegal and works under close supervision of Tamana Aziz
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Claudio Cervo
Claudio CervoParalegal
Claudio obtained a Law Degree from ‘La Sapienza’ University in Rome before emigrating to London in 2012.
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Raman Kumar
Raman KumarParalegal
Raman joined LUPINS in March 2016.
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Carla Mirallas
Carla MirallasParalegal
Carla works as a paralegal and assists her team on asylum, immigration and public law matters.
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Irene Molioti
Irene MoliotiParalegal
Irene Molioti joined Lupins in April 2017. She is a qualified Greek lawyer from the Athens Bar Association.
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Vidisha Sidhu
Vidisha SidhuSenior Legal Assistant
Vidisha joined LUPINS in August 2012.
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Meena Zramalval
Meena ZramalvalParalegal
Meena Zramalval is a LLB Law (Honours in Upper Class Division) graduate from City University London.
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LUPINS provide ‘powerful representation
to deliver positive results’

LUPINS make things easy

Our team consists of highly trained and experienced, specialist immigration lawyers.
We regularly assist in all areas of personal and family immigration law, including:

Some call us persuasive, we call ourselves commanding.
Others call us dependable, we call ourselves LUPINS.

LUPINS support you all the way with what we do:

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  • Communicating in clear language and making sure that you know where you stand

  • Ensure that you are applying for the right immigration process

  • Ensure that you have the documentation that proves you qualify for your chosen immigration process

  • Advise and assist you in completing and submitting the application forms

  • Make detailed representations in support of your application, setting out clearly why the application should succeed, highlighting the documentation we are submitting and how this proves you satisfy the legal provisions

Put simply, our immigration solicitors will hold your hands throughout the process,
liaising with all relevant government bodies, including UK Visas and Immigration,
British Consulate, overseas agents and where necessary the courts.

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