Sura is a Trainee Solicitor at ITN Solicitors, working in the Civil Liberties Department. She works on a wide variety of cases including civil claims and judicial reviews against public bodies who have acted unlawfully. These public bodies include the Home Office, Police authorities, the Disclosure and Barring Service, the Probation Service, the Information Commissioner’s Office, the Department for Communities and Local Government, the Criminal Cases Review Commission, Local Authorities, the Ministry of Defence, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Her Majesty’s Passport Office.
Sura also works on cases relating to national security before the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC), in particular, decisions to deprive individuals of their British Citizenship.
Sura is thorough and forensic. She has a sharp, analytical mind. She is attentive to client’s needs and is willing to think outside the box when it comes to finding pragmatic solutions for clients. She is also fluent in Arabic.
Sura has assisted in a wide range of high profile cases including litigation against Facebook and Cambridge Analytica for data breaches, claims against the British authorities for torture and rendition of foreign nationals, drafting representations to UN and other inter-governmental bodies in respect of unlawful death penalties.
Prior to joining ITN, Sura worked at the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in both London and the Middle East. She has a keen interest in human rights issues both in the UK and abroad. In her spare time, she also assists the Law Society’s International Action Team for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) in drafting legal interventions to various international bodies and governments in respect of lawyers who have been arbitrarily imprisoned abroad due to their advocacy work.