Clarkslegal LLP - Solicitors in Reading and London

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Hamza Malik
Associate

I am an Associate at Clarkslegal LLP. I specialise in Business Immigration and act for both individuals and companies. I use my experience in dealing with Immigration Rules and Home Office policy to provide my clients with tailored advice.

I also provide strategic advice to major companies on immigration matters in a variety of sectors and support start-ups through the sponsor licence application process and help clients ensure immigration compliance.

I am accredited by the Law Society as a Supervisor in their Immigration Accreditation Scheme and was highly commended at the Law Society Excellence Awards in 2018.

I advise clients on all aspects of business immigration issues including Sponsor Licence Applications, Tier 2 visa applications, Representative of an Overseas Business visas and Sponsorship Compliance & Management. I regularly advise clients on Right to Work checks and the prevention of illegal working. I advise clients on their Human Resources (HR) systems to ensure consistency with their obligations and Immigration Law.

I provide client with Global Mobility Solutions with a focus on movement of staff to the UK.

I regularly assist European nationals and their family members in respect of their applications for a family permit, residence card and permanent residence.

With the ongoing uncertainty of Brexit, I have regularly written on the issues facing European nationals and have provided seminars/workshops on this topic. I have a particular focus on the varied outcomes of the ongoing negotiations with the EU including a ‘No Deal’ situation.

I am well versed in the EU Settlement Scheme and the Government’s policy papers on Citizens’ rights.

I have also provided businesses with strategic solutions in respect of their European staff to protect and prepare for Brexit considering the ongoing uncertainty.

I regularly advise high net worth clients on migrating to the UK. I provide a tailor-made service to clients to obtain entry clearance to the UK and then support them through ongoing advice to ensure a route to settlement.  I have advised client on the accelerated route to settlement and key challenges such as significant absences from the UK.

I have assisted clients in understanding the complexities of UK immigration law and the focus on obtaining specified evidence. I provide clients at an early stage to future proof them for their prospective applications.

I regularly advise clients on their personal immigration matters including family applications including those under Appendix FM, Ancestry Visas and Adult Dependent Relatives. I am well versed in the financial aspects of family migration and untangle these for my clients for them to provide the rights documents.

I advise clients on their Visit visa applications including Standard Visit visas and Business visas.

I have dealt with the varied variety of Indefinite Leave to Remain (Settlement) applications including those with a complex immigration history with successful outcomes.

I have a successful track record of advising client on the law on discretion in respect of excessive absences.

I advise clients on applications for British nationality including registration of minors and naturalisation for adults. 

I focus on achieving a successful outcome for my clients at the first stage. However, I also assist clients who have not had the correct level of support and assist in untangling their cases. This includes either advising them on making a fresh application, lodging an administrative review application, or to challenge the decision by way of an appeal or seeking permission for Judicial Review.

I have experience of conducting appeal matters before the First-tier Tribunal and the Upper Tribunal. I have also conducted numerous cases before the High Court (Administrative Division), the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. These cases have resulted in providing binding guidance to lower courts and have been reported in law reports with some being published in the media.