Immigration

Farhan Farani Farhan Farani – Partner Farhan Farani is a highly experienced legal adviser for all matters concerning immigration and nationality law, working with companies, investors and high-earning individuals seeking to develop businesses or work in the UK. A founder of specialist firm, Farani Taylor, Farhan is passionate about creating a market-leading, distinctive practice, recognised for its expertise in all areas of immigration law – both contentious and non-contentious – as well as advising in complementary areas of law.In addition to his immigration law expertise, Farhan is experienced in advising on a wide range of commercial and civil litigation matters, including cross-border commercial contract disputes. He also advises on matters relating to debt recovery and professional negligence.Farhan works closely with successful public and private businesses seeking to recruit key specialist talent from non-EU countries helping them to negotiate the entry rules to Great Britain with the minimum of fuss and expense.He also advises individuals coming to work in the UK for a fixed period from non-EU countries, including those involved in entertainment and sports, to obtain the correct credentials for the duration of their stay.Click here to email Farhan Farani
dost-malik Dost Malik – Advisor Dost Malik is widely acclaimed as a leading Immigration & Nationality Law  specialist with more than 23 years experience in Immigration and Nationality law. He is well known for his expertise among various communities in the U.K and appears on T.V programmes regarding the development and practice of Immigration law in the U.K. His main areas of practice are in Nationality Law, Personal and Business Immigration, as well as in all types of Immigration appeal matters. He has a wide range of experience and expertise in dealing with over-stayers, illegal overstayers and human rights issues.Prior to joining Farani Taylor, Dost Malik had worked with a number of leading immigration law firms rising to head of department. He can handle the most complex and complicated immigration cases including Judicial and Statutory Reviews.

Mr Dost Malik was awarded Life Time Achievement Award at the International Legal conference 2015 for his Outstanding Services and Contribution in the Practice of Immigration and Nationality Law of the UK.

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Amer Rahman – Advisor Amer Rahman is a leading legal advisor at Farani Taylor. Amer is a rare find in today’s legal world; a qualified lawyer since 1994, he has experience of all areas of immigration law, specialising particularly in matters relating to Asylum and Human Rights.Amer has built a reputation for resolving seemingly futile issues and continues to apply his expertise when handling matters such as; business immigration, highly skilled migrant applications and applications of judicial review.Having dealt with all kinds of entry clearance appeals Amer uses a reliable steadfast approach throughout the entire process; from preparing the appeal paperwork, producing evidence in support, advising clients and attending tribunals to represent clients.Click here to email Amer Rahman
sheryar-khan Sheryar Khan – Advisor Sheryar Khan holds a double bachelors degree in engineering and law; graduating with a 2:1 in both. He completed his Bar Vocational Course at the Inns of Court School of Law in 2008 and was subsequently called to the bar by Lincolns Inn in 2009. He has extensive knowledge and experience of processing all applications under the points based system as well as applications for asylum, legacy, long residency, spouse visas, appeals, reconsiderations and judicial review applications.He has regularly been appearing for appeals at the first and upper tribunal and assisted counsel in leading cases such as Secretary of State v Pankina & Others [2010], AS (Afghanistan) & Others v Secretary of State [2009] and RG (Automatic deportation – Section 33(2)(a) exception) Nepal [2010]. He has several reported cases to his credit and his articles on immigration law have been published in various reputable magazines including the Solicitors Journal.He has marshalled for the Honourable Mr Justice Blackburne and the Honourable Mrs Justice Dobbs at the Royal Courts of Justice.Sheryar is the team leader for pro bono matters at Farani Taylor and also undertakes employment law and civil litigation matters.Click here to email Sheryar Khan
fehmina-farani Fehmina Farani – Advisor Fehmina Farani is a Senior Legal Advisor with an extensive experience in immigration for the last 6 years. She has worked intensively with senior Barristers in the field of Asylum and all other applications based on the grounds of human rights. She has worked on cases both nationally and internationally, with a focus on women’s rights, children’s rights and the rule of law. She has won the most crucial and complicated cases in the Upper Tribunal and Court of Appeal under the Human Rights law. She has also dealt with numerous cases which were outside the immigration rules criteria requesting the UKBA’s discretion highlighting family and private life in the UK. Lately, her remarkable performance is mentionable in the matters of overstayed families with children who have resided in the UK for more than years.Click here to email Fehmina Farani
 Awais Javed

Awais is the Head of Immigration Department in our Ilford Office. He is a specialist in immigration and his practice covers the full spectrum of immigration law.

His work ranges from:

  • Business and Commercial Immigration
  • Points-based system Applications
  • Judicial reviews
  • Asylum
  • Human Rights
  • Appeals
  • Immigration Detention
  • Unlawful detention
  • Nationality
  • EEA Family and extended family member applications and appeals
  • Other EU free movement issues

He is regularly instructed in asylum cases, particularly in relation to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sri Lanka and Saudi Arabia. He also deals with entry clearance work, including the points-based system, visitors, and family reunion, deportation appeals in relation to criminal convictions or alleged terrorist connections, and cases in which a threat to national security is alleged.

Awais frequently advises on fresh claims in relation to human rights and asylum, after an initial appeal has been exhausted, and has been instructed on a numbers of cases involving breaches of policy and legitimate expectation in immigration law.

He also has experience in family law, divorce and children proceedings, particularly in cases with an international or immigration dimension and regularly advice clients on immigration matters for family law proceedings, being one of the few solicitors with genuine experience in both areas.

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Christopher Cheng – Advisor Christopher is a highly skilled and valued Legal Advisor at Farani Taylor. Having joined the firm in early 2010 he has already established himself as an important addition to the Immigration Department. Christopher speaks four languages (Cantonese, Mandarin, French and English), and in addition to his Law Diploma, Christopher graduated with a BA (Hons) degree in French Cultural Studies.Since May 2009 Christopher has worked closely with the Chinese Migrant Network. The charity assists vulnerable Chinese migrants in the UK to integrate better into British society by offering help with the English language, legal advice, medical advice etc.Click here to email Christopher Cheng
 Ali Mahota Ali joined Farani Taylor in 2015, bringing with him over seven years’ of experience in dealing with all areas of private and commercial immigration.His experience in personal immigration includes applications under the Points Based System mainly Tier 1 (Investor, Entrepreneur & Graduate Entrepreneur), Tier 2 (General and Intra Company Transfer (ICT) for both long term and short term staff) and Tier 4 (General).Ali also deals with complex immigration matters for clients including advice on the family applications, spouse/ unmarried partner/ civil partner visa applications; dependent relative visa applications, British citizenship, European Union, Human Rights and Visitors visa applications.Ali has worked on numerous EU free movement cases and in challenges to the extended family member provisions with particular reference to durable relationships (unmarried partners).He has represented clients with their premium applications appointments at the Home Office Public Enquiry Office in Croydon on numerous occasions. He has also repeatedly accompanied clients with their marriage interviews at the Liverpool nationality centre.He holds a Bachelor degree in Business IT and a Graduate Diploma in Law from the London Metropolitan University. He also completed a legal practice course (LPC) in 2013 at the London Metropolitan University with commendation.

 

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