Anneka graduated from University with an honours degree in LLB European Law with French in 2007. During her course, she had the opportunity to study Law in French in Strasbourg, France.
Anneka first joined Fadiga & Co Solicitors in Balham and worked voluntarily for one year whilst she was studying the LPC (Corporate route) at the College of Law in Guildford. She completed this in 2008. She then commenced her legal career after securing a Training Contract with Fadiga & Co Solicitors where she undertook seats in Immigration and Asylum Law, Family Law, Employment Law, Civil Law and Matrimonial Property Law from September 2008 to October 2012. She successfully qualified as a Solicitor in January 2011. She is accredited under the Law Society’s Accreditation Scheme as a Level 2 Senior Immigration Caseworker and Supervisor which is a field that she has been heavily involved with throughout her legal career.
Anneka gained further experience from 2012 to 2014 before re-joining Fadiga & Co in April 2014 and is now working as the head of the immigration department at Stratford branch. There she assists both publicly funded and private clients. Anneka is passionate about all aspects of immigration/asylum law and has a particular interest in complex cases involving asylum seekers and removals/deportations. She also has an enhanced CRB status which permits her to represent unaccompanied asylum seeking children and other vulnerable immigrants.
Anneka has a wide knowledge of immigration/asylum law and is experienced to deal with matters such as entry clearance/refugee family reunion applications, further leave, “outside of the rules” and settlement applications, domestic violence applications, British nationality applications, applications involving EEA nationals and their family members, detained casework (Fast-Track/Non Fast-Track), bail applications, and appeals. She also has experience in PBS and Judicial Review applications.
Anneka is a very committed and caring Solicitor who enjoys her work. She always adopts a positive attitude to her work which is reflected by the excellent rapports that she has established over the years with previous and existing clients, barristers, doctors in organisations such as Freedom for Torture and Medical Justice and staff at several refugee support centres such as Notre Dame Refugee Centre, Movement for Justice and RAMP.
Anneka can understand and communicate in both French and Sinhalese.