Kareesha Turner

‘She understands the law – not just the dry legal stuff, but the context around it’

 

‘Brilliant advocate in Court’

 

‘Meticulous case preparation

 

Feedback from clients and solicitors

 

Kereesha’s Practice

 

Kareesha is Barrister with experience in human rights, immigration, family, commercial contract drafting, crypto currency, and trusts. Kareesga regularly appears for clients before the First Tier and Upper Tribunals in Asylum and Article 8 appeals and all other matters dealing with Immigration. Kareesha has a particular interest in representing vulnerable clients, including minors, trafficking and torture survivors and those held in immigration detention. Kareesha regularly takes on BID hearings and is strongly committed to pro bono work in this area of law. Kareesha also runs a YouTube Channel @KareeshaLaw.

 

Kareesha has also gained exposure to a range of commercial and contractual litigation during her traineeship. Kareesha worked as a junior for a claim against Exxon Mobile where the High Court of England and Wales found in favour of her client. Kareesha also drafts contracts and negotiate on behalf of her clients. Kareesha also collaborated with a luxury brand on counterfeit products in Thailand and made representations to the various authorities in Thailand about trademarks.

 

Kareesha’s most recent client owns a small art gallery. Kareesha has been providing advice on trademarks, designs, patents and copyright matters, among others.

 

Kareesha also has experience in drafting sales contract, consulting agreements and non-disclosure agreements, terms and amendments for customers located in Europe, the Middle East and Mauritius mainly in English, sometimes in French.

 

Kareesha’s recent work also includes acting in a crypto currency matter involving the DAO hack and advised a client who was listed in Panama papers and recently in Panorama.

 

Kereesha’s Background

 

Kareesha recived her B.A. Law and LL.M from Downing College, Cambridge University in 1994 and 1995 respectively. Kareesha speaks English, French, Mauritian creole, Hindi, Urdu (basic).

 

Relevant Cases

 

SH (Pakistan) v SSHD (2017): Successfully represented a young woman who feared return to Pakistan, both on the grounds of domestic violence pursuant to KA (Afghanistan) and inability to internally relocate pursuant to AK (Article 15(c)) Afghanistan. The appeal was allowed on the spot in open court.

 

Patel v SSHD (2017): Successfully represented the Appellant and his family in a 322(5) tax discrepancy case. The appeal was allowed on the spot.

 

Mohammed v SSHD (2018): Successfully represented the Appellant and his wife in a 322(5) tax discrepancy of more than £30,000. The Judge found that paragraph 322(5) was not appropriate in this case.  The appeal was allowed.

 

AP (India) v SSHD (2018): Successfully represented a young woman who feared return to India based on her sexuality, arguing amongst others, a breach of ECHR Article 3 in relation to prison conditions on return.

 

AS (Bangladesh) v SSHD (2018): Appeal allowed in the Upper Tribunal as the First Tier Tribunal Judge had made an error of law in relation to risk of return for individuals associated with illegal Bangladeshi political parties.

 

SK (Iran) v SSHD (2018): Successfully argued an error of law in the Upper Tribunal due to the misapplication of the appropriate burden of proof.

 

OH (Turkey) v SSHD (2018): Successfully represented the Appellant, a minor, in asylum proceedings arguing risk of return to Turkey

 

R. (on the application of RWE Generation UK Plc) v Gas and Electricity Markets Authority [2016] 1 C.M.L.R. 17 Solar Century Holdings Ltd v Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change [2016] EWCA Civ 117; [2016] B.L.R. 341

 

Skycanner v Competition and Markets Authority [2015] 3 All E.R. 67; [2015] Bus. L.R. 1318; [2015] Comp. A.R. 41

 

Skycanner v Competition and Markets Authority [2014] CAT 7

 

Counted4 Community Interest Co v Sunderland City Council [2015] EWHC 3898 (TCC) (acting for winning contractor in procurement exercise)

 

R. (on the application of Oxford Aviation Services (t/a London Oxford Airport)) v Secretary of State for Defence  [2015] EWHC 3898 (TCC); 164 Con. L.R. 230

 

R. (on the application of Drax Power Ltd) v Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change [2014] EWHC 2377 (Admin); [2014] EWCA Civ 1153

 

Lumsdon & Ors, R (On the Application Of) v Legal Services Board (Protective Costs Orders) [2013] EWHC 3289 (Admin)

 

Lumsdon & Ors, R (On the Application Of) v Legal Services Board (Divisional Court) [2014] EWHC 28 (Admin) R. (on the application of Homesun Holdings Ltd) v Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change [2011] EWHC 3575 (Admin); [2012] A.C.D. 28

 

Affirmed in Court of Appeal [2012] EWCA Civ 28; [2012] Env. L.R. 25; [2012] A.C.D. 29; (2012) 109(6) L.S.G. 20; (2012) 156(4) S.J.L.B. 31

 

National Grid Electricity Transmission Plc v ABB Ltd [2013] EWHC 822 (Ch); [2013] U.K.C.L.R. 177 (Submissions under the Competition Law Practice Direction)

 

National Grid Plc v Gas and Electricity Markets Authority [2010] EWCA Civ 114; [2010] U.K.C.L.R. 386