Asma Nizami (OHS 2004) is a barrister at 1 Pump Court, a Chambers dedicated to providing access to justice and removing inequality. She runs a broad and busy practice in the fields of immigration/asylum, Court of Protection and discrimination and education law.
Asma specialises in all areas of immigration, asylum, deportation and European free movement law. She deals with a range of cases including refugee and human rights claims, cases involving vulnerable clients (including unaccompanied minors) and cases involving the Points Based System. Asma has experience of deprivation of nationality cases and has a developing trafficking practice.
Asma is committed to pro-bono work. She regularly volunteers for Bail for Immigration Detainees and the Article 8 Deportations Advice Project. She accepts instructions through the Bar Pro Bono Unit and is regularly instructed to advise in cases involving discrimination in schools and higher education institutions. She also deals with school exclusions and has experience of cases involving Special Educational Needs as well as of representing higher education students in internal disciplinary cases. In addition, Asma volunteers for Rights of Women and has volunteered for Haringey Migrant Support Centre.
In 2018, Asma won a ProBono award at the Lexis Nexis Legal Awards 2018 alongside her colleague Sophie Walker for their incredible work on the Refugee Legal Support Athens project. For this and all the above, she is a very worthy addition to the OHS Originals.