After graduating from the University of Bristol with a degree in law in 2016, Jasmine moved to Samos, Greece, where she cofounded a non-governmental organisation in response to the unfolding refugee crisis. Samos Volunteers began as a frontline distribution effort, providing emergency support to asylum seekers and migrants arriving by boat, and psycho-social support to those living in the refugee camp.
While on the island, Jasmine established the Samos Legal Centre which hosts a team of lawyers who provide pro bono legal advice to asylum seekers navigating their way through the complex European asylum process. The legal team assist with family reunification and ‘take charge’ requests to other European states under Dublin III and have notably made several successful requests to the European Court of Human Rights for interim measures for extremely vulnerable people living in the refugee camp.
In 2018, Jasmine completed a master’s degree in Public International Law and Human Rights at Utrecht University in the Netherlands, before returning to London to complete the Legal Practice Course at BPP.
Since joining Curzon Green in January 2019, Jasmine remains committed to protecting the rights of vulnerable people and continues to advocate on behalf of asylum seekers and migrants through her work in the Immigration and Human Rights department.
She has worked on a broad range of matters, and her expertise includes asylum and family reunion, the EU Settlement Scheme, family visas, detention and bail applications, indefinite leave to remain applications for victims of domestic abuse, nationality law, and unlawful detention. She has also assisted on a professional negligence claim in the immigration context and has run a number of complex human rights cases.
Jasmine has years of experience working with asylum seekers and victims of abuse, and in 2021 began providing legal consultancy services to vulnerable service users of the British Red Cross.
Jasmine remains engaged with the work of Samos Volunteers in Greece and sits on the Board of Directors. She is also a member of the Advisory Board for Marlow Refugee Action.
Jasmine can be contacted at: email@example.com