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Nusrat Uddin


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Nusrat Uddin

Nusrat obtained a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology from University College London and went on to study law at the College of Law. She trained in Community Care, Housing and Immigration at Fisher Meredith Solicitors. Prior to that she worked as a paralegal at Bhatt Murphy Solicitors and Hickman & Rose Solicitors, where she dealt with police law and unlawful detention cases. Nusrat also has worked as a Mental Health Advocate, representing clients at tribunal hearings.

Nusrat joined Wilsons as a solicitor in 2014. She specialises in public law and human rights, advising on migrant welfare and community care services provided by local authorities. She has a particular interest in assisting vulnerable clients, including unaccompanied minors, trafficked individuals and those with mental health problems. She brings compensation claims against the state for failing in its duties, as well as claims against traffickers who have exploited her clients.

Nusrat has a particular focus on improving state support for victims of trafficking and modern slavery. Last year she was instructed in the lead case, K and AM v SSHD [2018] EWHC 2951 (Admin), challenging the cuts by the Home Office to subsistence monies paid to support victims. The High Court found the cuts to be unlawful, resulting in victim support being reinstated to the full amount, and rebates being paid of around £1 million. She often advocates for safeguarding support and accommodation for victims who are facing homelessness and risks of further exploitation. Nusrat was also awarded a Research Fellowship by the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust to compare the UK’s models of support to those in the US and Europe, for victims of trafficking and modern slavery who are involved with criminal prosecutions against their traffickers. She presented her research findings at the end of last year and made recommendations to improve the UK’s systems. Nusrat also gave evidence in Parliament earlier this year to the Home Affairs Select Committee for their Inquiry into Modern Slavery, outlining issues for victims in relation to support services, immigration and the criminal justice system.

Nusrat has been shortlisted as a finalist for Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year 2019, in the Children’s Rights category, organised by the Legal Aid Practitioners Group.

Nusrat has gained international experience having worked in the Human Rights and Legal Aid department of BRAC in Bangladesh, (formerly Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee) one of the world’s largest NGOs. She also volunteered at Al-Haq, a Human Rights NGO based in Palestine, building potential cases against corporations operating in the West Bank.

Nusrat is currently an executive committee member of Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights.

Interests: Travel, food, upcycling.