Deesha Shah

Legal Assistant

About Deesha Shah

Deesha is a Legal Assistant in the Community Care team who joined Invicta Law in April 2021, having graduated from the University of Law with a Master of Law in Professional Legal Practice in 2018.

She previously worked at a firm with a commercial and litigation bias as well as at a London Local Authority for 2 years as a Childcare and Data Protection Paralegal on a public inquiry.

Deesha has jointly worked on various asylum matters including assisting in defending pre-action and judicial review challenges to local authority decisions, instructing counsel in High Court and Upper Tribunal hearings and providing proactive legal assistance to the team.

Deesha has case held a number of age assessment disputes from completing quality assurance, to responding to pre-action letters and defending claims issued at the Administrative Court and Upper Tribunal. Deesha has also assisted fee earners in successfully defending a number of age assessment challenges, including AB v KCC (JR/1947/2020); MM v KCC (CO/4214/2021); MA v KCC (JR/1053/2021) and LYB v KCC (JR/491/2021).

Areas of expertise

  • Asylum Law

Client testimonials

“I am writing in praise of your support. As someone in the firing line of an ultra-aggressive legal team for the first time in my life, this was a traumatic and, at times, upsetting process. You were at my side, dispensing wise and calming counsel throughout. You have been readily available when crises occurred, have been a wonderful listener and, in the end, we reached an outcome that was highly satisfactory for our school and its pupils. I cannot speak highly enough of the way that you handled this case, and I thank you and your firm for the support you gave me. Being a chair of governors, sworn to confidentiality, can be a lonely business! You kept me sane.”
Chair of School Governors
“You’ve been incredibly helpful with this. Thanks for always replying so promptly and for being a star.”
Private Sector Town Planning & Development Consultancy
“The experience has been really top end. Rather than just offering the options, they have given some real solid advice on the best route. It's a good business 'partnering' approach.”
Kent Fire and Rescue Service
“Their employment advice has always proved to be sound. I’ve worked with lots of different lawyers in London boroughs and. I’d also say that Invicta Law is the most solution-focused.”
Kent Fire and Rescue Service

News & Blogs

Meet the Team: Harry Johnston-Sluka, Community Care Team

30th Nov 2022

Now part of the Community Care Team, Harry Johnston-Sluka also completed his training contract at Invicta Law, qualifying as a solicitor in April 2021.

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Defending Age Assessment Challenges

30th Nov 2022

Defending legal challenges against local authority age assessments

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