Soumaya graduated from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and University of London with a bachelors degree in Law (LLB), and she is currently undertaking her LPS at the University of Law. After graduating, she went on to advise private individuals as well as Asylum and Human Rights immigration applications under the UK’s Legal Aid scheme. She then joined the Saracens Solicitors immigration team.
Soumaya is a Trainee Solicitor at Saracens Solicitors, specialising in Immigration Law. She acts for both private and corporate clients on a broad spectrum of Immigration matters, including matters related to the Points Based System (PBS), settlement, Human Rights, EU and Nationality matters. She regularly assists private overseas clients in obtaining business visas by providing practical solutions to their legal problems. She also advises private individuals in relation to spouse and families visa matters.
Soumaya has worked on complex appeals at the First Upper Tribunal of the Immigration Asylum Chamber. She has assisted clients on a number of complex cases involving challenging immigration decisions in relation to refusals of Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR), EU Retained Rights, and applications based on Human Rights. Soumaya is fluent in Arabic and has assisted overseas businesses and individuals from the MENA region with their immigration matters.
In her spare time, Soumaya enjoys painting, attending art exhibitions and watching shows at the theatre.