Barrister, Doughty Street Chambers
Michelle specialises in human rights and asylum cases. She is frequently instructed to represent particularly vulnerable clients including victims of torture, victims of trafficking, children and clients with physical and mental health problems.
She has successfully acted in a number of complex “war crimes unit” exclusion cases, including for clients accused of involvement in international crimes in Iraq and Rwanda.
She frequently represents clients in deportation Article 8 appeals and has a particular interest in cases relating to the best interests of children.
Michelle is currently instructed in a number of complex immigration appeals concerning EU law residence rights under the 2004 “Free Movement” Directive and derived directly from the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU. She has successfully represented many EU citizens in deportation cases.
In R (Atamewan) v SSHD  EWHC 2727 – Michelle was led by Phillippa Kaufmann QC in a successful challenge to the Home Office policy on historical victims of trafficking.