Immigration and public law
Eva is a specialist in all areas of immigration law including family, asylum, deportation, detention, nationality and trafficking. She has experience and a particular interest in complex judicial review challenges.
Prior to joining the Bar Eva worked, for over four years, on a wide range of immigration and public law matters at Laura Devine Immigration solicitors and as an
assistant to Mark Symes, barrister at Garden Court Chambers and Deputy Judge of the Upper Tribunal.
Eva has particular expertise in EU free movement law and the impact of Brexit on EEA nationals and their family members. She has given training on this topic on behalf of ILPA and for solicitors in-house. She also drafted Practice Notes on the EU Settlement Scheme for Lexis Nexis and Thompson Reuters Practical Law.
Prior to coming to the Bar, Eva worked in international disaster relief and development mainly in South Asia and the Middle East. Building on that experience and her refugee law knowledge in the context of the global movement of people, she is a trustee of Refugee Legal Support which runs a pro bono legal clinic in Athens.
Equality and employment law
Eva has a strong interest in employment law, particularly discrimination challenges under the Equality Act 2010. She draws from experience she gained assisting barrister at Garden Court Chambers Nicola Braganza in complex litigation on indirect discrimination on grounds of race and age before the Employment Tribunal in Essop v UKBA This followed the landmark Supreme Court case of Essop & Ors v Home Office  UKSC 27. She accepts instructions to represent individuals before the employment tribunal.
Eva has developed an interest and expertise in criminal defence work since coming to the Bar and built on her experience in immigration related judicial reviews as well as complex appeals. She has a particular interest in the defence of Modern Slavery.