Selena is a solicitor with over 8 years experience in asylum, immigration, judicial review, applications under EU, deportation, removal, wills and probate and conveyancing. She has been described by her peers, including barristers she often works alongside with, as someone who is professional, extremely diligent, with an excellent eye for detail and a sound knowledge of the law.
Selena graduated from the University of Wales, Swansea in 2003 and completed her LPC at the College of Law, Guildford in 2004. Selena qualified as a solicitor in September 2007 and started out her career in Wills and Probate, residential conveyancing and commercial conveyancing.
Selena is accredited to level 2 of the Solicitors' Regulation Authority's asylum and immigration Accreditation Scheme and as a Supervisor. She also has enhanced CRB which allows her to accept instructions from children
Selena advises and assists in all types of immigration work such as entry clearance applications relating to spouses, fiancés, unmarried partners, visitors, grandparents and children under the Immigration Rules including leave to remain and Indefinite Leave to Remain applications including preparation and representation at First-Tier Tribunals. Selena also assists applicants applying under the Points Based System, under Tiers 1 and 5.
Selena also has assisted in asylum applications from minors and adults, bail applications, deportation and removal, applications under EU law including in all instances, representation at the First-Tier Tribunal. Selena has strong advocacy skills and is a high achiever with an excellent success rate of winning appeals. She also has substantial experience of judicial review applications and has reported cases in her name including experience of further leave to remain applications such as humanitarian protection, discretionary leave and representations based on human rights grounds.
Fundamentally, Selena’s substantial experience of representing applicants at the First-Tier Tribunal and her proven record of achieving excellent results for her clients through perseverance and sheer determination has allowed her to nominated in this year’s legal 500 of recommended immigration solicitors. Selena and this firm is hopeful she will be recognised across the profession.
Selena’s notable Administrative Court and Court of Appeal cases are:-
Jansil Jabarkhail v SSHD  EWHC 1798 (Admin)
NCN v SSHD  EWHC 3378 (Admin)
Selena is highly committed to client care and her duty to act in the best interests of her client. Selena is fluent in Punjabi and Hindi and in her spare time enjoys cooking, hiking and holidaying to warm destinations.
Some of the testimonials, Selena has received from her clients include as follows:-
This is to express my profound appreciation for all the supports and the way you handled my bail hearing. From the bottom of my heart, me and my family thank you so much for your help and unflinching assistance. "
…Thank you very much for time you spent on my case….All credit goes to you my release from detention to winning judicial review. With professional excellency you made it possible. The way I was on my way for deportation it was hopeless for me. Mrs Bawa I am hearty thankful for your time and work on my case. I am fully satisfied with your careful consideration to every aspect. I would like to ask again if it's possible to take my case further."
“Thanks for the brilliant Job you did on Wednesday Selena. I'm out here with my family today, thanks you to you.”
"Dear Selena, it was such a pleasure meeting you yesterday at court. You have done a brilliant job which has helped… being granted bail. He has returned home late last night emotionally and gratefully. Thank you very much again for all your hard work and support. Many thanks and Best regards"