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QN v SSHD (Pakistani Female Victim of Domestic Violence)

QN v SSHD (Pakistani Female Victim of Domestic Violence)

QN is a Pakistani female who approached Lexfield Law Partners in 2008. He had claimed asylum in the United Kingdom on the basis that he feared persecution from his husband in Pakistan, who had subjected his to severe domestic violence. QN was in a particularly vulnerable position, having been abandoned by his family and shunned by his community. QN’s history of immigration in the United Kingdom was complex and lengthy but we were able to assist his in preparing a detailed statement of claim to present to the Home Office and advise his about obtaining documents to support his claim.

Unfortunately, the Home Office initially refused QN’s application by we assisted his in appealing against the decision and present his 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 his as a separated man and his 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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