Career profile

Harvinder has, for the last few years, concentrated on substantive immigration work and has conducted numerous matters within the jurisdictions of the Tribunals (IAT) and The Supreme Courts of Justice.  As an immigration practitioner, Harvinder has drafted grounds for Leave to Appeal to the IAT, pleadings and successful renewal applications in Judicial Review Proceedings.  Harvinder has also assisted with the development of private client work in relation to immigration business law applications. 

Following the completion of her undergraduate in 1990, Harvinder worked as a paralegal and before successfully undertaking her Bar Finals in 1991. She then successfully completed the solicitor exams and has been a solicitor for over 20years.

In mid-2003, Harvinder accepted a consultancy position with the Legal Services Commission as an Immigration Peer Reviewer.   In 2004, Harvinder qualified as a Legal Services Commission’s Immigration Accredited Level Two Immigration Caseworker and Immigration Supervisor. She then achieved a career goal of setting up her own law firm, CK Solicitors which was awarded a Legal Aid Franchise in the category of Immigration in April 2004. 

Harvinder was a member of the first Legal Services Peer Review team. She undertook immigration peer review audits in relation to over one hundred firms of solicitors throughout the UK. Harvinder went to become acknowledged as one of the most Senior Panel Members of the Immigration Peer Review team.  In mid-2008, Harvinder was approached by the Legal Service Commission to carry out the first ever electronic (“paperless”) Peer Review Audit.  In late 2008, Harvinder was again approached by the Legal Service Commission (in conjunction with the Scottish Law Society) to carry out the first LSC Scottish Peer Review Audit. 

Harvinder continues to specialise in Immigration & Asylum matters whether under a LAA publicly funding scheme (“controlled” or licensed”) or as a private client matter. She has continued to work in partnership with numerous Non-Profit Organisations and often conducts legal surgeries on a weekly basis.  She has an established immigration client following and her immigration legal experience is vast, covering, amongst other things; asylum, bail, human rights (including HIV/Aids, and “Overstayers”), settlement, entry clearance, revocation of ILR, all nationality and citizenship matters, all managed migration matters, all appeals, and public law. Harvinder remains a Partner of CK Solicitors and has been primarily responsible for the Firm’s Lexcel Accreditation

  • QLTT- The Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme 
  • BVC- Post graduate Diploma in Bar Vocational Course
  • LL.B(Hons)- Bachelor of Laws
  • IAAS- Senior Caseworker Immigration & Asylum Accreditation Scheme
  • IAAS- Supervisor Immigration & Asylum Accreditation Scheme
  • Law Society
  • Lincoln’s Inn 
  • ILPA- Immigration Law Practitioners Association
  • RLG- Refugee Legal Group

Clients and interested parties have mentioned the following:

“Thank you for the support with my brother case…did a great job.” (2021)

“Professionalism, Quality, Value. Very pleased with the outcome.” (2021)

“I find CK Solicitors to be very explicit, helpful, detailed and professional. They encourage good client relationship.” (2019)