Today’s barrister that we would be privileged to introduce to you all is Ms Sonia Ferguson of Counsel.
Sonia was called to the Bar in 2012, and Prior to commencing pupillage Sonia combined litigation paralegal roles with pro-bono work for a number of legal charities most notably BID (Bail for Immigration Detainees), for whom Sonia still undertakes pro-bono work.
Sonia is experienced in all aspects of Immigration, Asylum and Human Rights appeals at First-tier and Upper Tribunal level covering asylum, applications under the Immigration Rules, applications based on article 8 (and 3) of the ECHR, deportation appeals, EEA applications and Judicial Review.
Sonia is very adept to do work such as drafting grounds of appeal to the Upper Tribunal or Court of Appeal, Pre-action protocol letters as well applications for Judicial Review.
Recently, she has been doing a lot of deportations, asylum and/or revocation of asylum appeals recently; with a fair degree of success. And the most notable thing in recent weeks is that she has won an appeal based on a child’s statelessness.