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Our Team

We are a hard-working team, dedicating to helping clients who need expert advice on asylum and immigration. The decisions we take and our ability to act quickly and decisively when necessary has a huge impact on the lives of our clients. Find out more about us below.

Who we are

Uma Devi Rajasundram

Managing Director
Immigration & Asylum

Uma Devi Rajasundram is the founding Director of Milestone Solicitors and specialises in Immigration and Asylum Law. She worked in various commercial fields for over 18 years before commencing legal practice. Prior to founding Milestone Solicitors she was the Head of Immigration at a City Law firm renowned for dealing with private and legal aid clients.

Uma was admitted to the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn in 2002 and was called to the Bar in 2003. She was also admitted to the Malaysian Bar in 2004. She was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in June 2010. As a solicitor she has qualified under the Law Society’s Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme as a Level 2 Senior Caseworker and Supervisor and has acquired extensive experience in the field of immigration, nationality, and asylum law. She boasts a high success rate in her immigration applications and appeals. Work includes Article 8 applications, judicial review applications, points-based applications and appeals, business immigration, asylum, entry clearance applications and appeals, bail and deportation.

Uma has a particular interest in LGBTQI asylum claims and has achieved highly successful outcomes in this field. She is renowned for her empathetic and sympathetic approach to clients.

Uma is also fluent in Tamil and Malay languages.

Alketa Shuli

Head of Immigration

Alketa is a solicitor undertaking cases in a wide range of areas from representing clients before the Home Office to conducting high-profile judicial review cases and appeals against the State.

Alketa is skilled in all areas of nationality, immigration and asylum work with over 8 years of experience. She is especially recognised for her excellent civil liberties, victims of trafficking, victims of domestic violence and human rights work. Alketa deals with vulnerable clients, subtly identifying issues of concern even when clients do not realise them or are unwilling to reveal their situation.

Alketa is also accredited as a Level 2 Senior Caseworker under the Law Society’s Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme. This allows her to assist eligible clients who cannot afford to fund their matters privately.

Despite operating out of London and Ilford, Alketa is regularly instructed by individuals from across the UK.

Ferwah Rehan

Solicitor

Ferwah Rehan is an exceptional and dedicated immigration solicitor specialising in asylum and human rights claims. She has a high success rate in both these areas of law. She has further experience in entry clearance, student visas and nationality cases.
Ferwah prides herself on fighting to uphold the rights of clients and is regularly instructed in appeals. From the outset Ferwah works hard to understands the issues her clients face with a careful and diligent approach in all cases.

She is a strong individual who works well under pressure and is extremely efficient when faced with tight deadlines. She works well in a team.

Renas Muhammed

Solicitor

Renas is a qualified solicitor with expertise in immigration and asylum law.

She is well versed in the UK immigration rules and Home Office policies and is a firm believer in fighting for justice. As a result she has achieved considerable success for her clients in complex asylum matters.

Renas is passionate about assisting vulnerable clients who have fled countries of conflict and war for refuge in the UK. Through her hard work and unfaltering passion, she has developed a client base from Iraq and the Middle East.

Jet Thien

Solicitor

Jet has gained over ten years’ experience working in Malaysia in litigation, commercial, probate and estate administration and family law.

In the UK, Jet graduated from the University of Northumbria with a Bachelor of Laws. She completed her Legal Practice Course at the BPP University in London.

Jet has experience in various aspects of immigration law and specialises in asylum and human rights especially claims involving LGBTQ applications. She is multilingual and is fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin, Hakka and Malay. Her linguistic abilities allow her to communicate with clients in their native language. This provides reassurance and enables her to gain a deep understanding of their position.

Kawla Galali

Solicitor

Kawla completed the accelerated two-year LLB at BPP University. She continued her LPC specialising in Commercial and Intellectual property, Private Wills and Estate and Employment law. Kawla took her MA in Islamic Finance at BPP University.

At Milestone Solicitors she began as a paralegal assisting in Immigration cases. She completed her training contract and qualified as a solicitor with the firm having gained a vast amount of experience on complex immigration matters. This varied from asylum to appeals at different levels of the Tribunal and Courts. Kawla is also a Level 2 Senior Caseworker under the Law Society’s Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme, which enables her to advise and assist both private paying and publicly funded clients.

Kawla is passionate about Human Rights and ensures that clients understand the options available to them to help support their case and present it in the best light possible. She has engaged and worked closely with experts to provide reports including psychological, social worker and country expert reports.

Samuel Watkins

Immigration Advisor

With over 15 years’ experience, Samuel specialises in asylum law, detained casework and immigration detention matters including bail and appeal applications.

He has significant experience dealing with vulnerable clients, including those in detention, those suffering from psychological issues and victims of torture and trafficking. He has experience in challenging the detention of vulnerable clients and has achieved success securing their release.

He is accredited as a Level 2 Senior Caseworker under the Law Society’s Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme, which means he has demonstrated the high level of competence and specialist knowledge in immigration and asylum law required by the Law Society. This enables him to advise and assist both private paying and publicly funded clients.

He is committed to publicly funded work representing vulnerable people from all over the world.

Zeeshan Rafique

Financial Controller

Zeeshan has been the Head of Accounts since Milestone Solicitor’s formation in 2015. Zeeshan holds a Degree in Commerce and is ACCA qualified.

He has extensive experience in finance and accounting. He has overall responsibility for the accounts department, monitoring general accounting practises, budgeting, cost analysis, strategic planning, developing internal accounting controls & procedures, PAYE, VAT and ensuring strict compliance with the Solicitors Accounting Rules. 

He works closely with the management team to ensure smooth running of the firm.
When not at work, Zeeshan’s interests include playing cricket, reading self-development & philosophical books, fitness training and spending time with his family.

Zahrol Sanif

Legal Cashier

Zahrol joined Milestone Solicitors in 2019. Prior to this he worked in various other firms, including a local council.

He is responsible for the processing and payment of invoices, billing civil Immigration and asylum work both private and legal aid together with various other financial administration duties.
 
Zahrol enjoys music and spending time with his family.