Who we are
I am a Principal Solicitor at Sharif McKenzie. I supervise and work with a team of Solicitors, trainees and paralegals who specialise in Business and Private Immigration.
I have extensive experience in all UK immigration matters and I specialise in Tier 1 (investor and entrepreneur) and all aspects of Tier 2 under the Points Based System. I am particularly adept at assisting companies and educational institutions with sponsorship licences including renewals and advising on strategy, process and compliance. This would include undertaking compliance audits and drafting detailed reports outlining the best way for companies to be fully compliant with the Immigration Rules. In addition, I assist companies when faced with a downgrade/revocation of a sponsorship licence or with criminal and civil proceedings regarding illegal working.
I have represented a large volume of high net-worth individuals particularly from USA, China, Middle East and South-East Asia and am instructed regularly by leading accountants and commercial lawyers to provide immigration solutions for potential investors and entrepreneurs. Moreover, my practise also encompasses private Immigration matters including all European Economic Area (EEA) applications such as Permanent Residence, Residence Cards, Family Permits and ECAA. I am highly experienced with applications for entry clearance or further leave to remain as a spouse, fiancé, unmarried partner, dependant relative and student. I regularly advise and assist with Citizenship, Nationality and all types of Visas to the UK. I regularly represent clients at the First-tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal and have substantial experience with challenging the Home Office by way of Judicial Review on behalf of points-based system applicants. I am accredited by the Law Society Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme as a Senior Caseworker (Level 2) which means I have demonstrated the required level of competence and knowledge in Immigration and Asylum law as defined by the Law Society.
Legal Services we provide
Commercial & Corporate
Court of Protection
Housing & Social Welfare
Immigration & Asylum
Wills & Probate
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