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Legal Practice

Fadi undertakes work (including advocacy) in the following areas of law;

- Immigration and Asylum
- Human Rights
- Public Law and Judicial Review
- Nationality Law

- Employment Law
(Unfair Dismissal, Constructive Dismissal, Discrimination, Whistleblowing etc)

- Family Law
(Non-Molestation Orders, Occupation Orders, Child Arrangement Orders, Financial Orders)

- Civil Litigation
(General Common Law practice including contract and tort as well as defamation, media law and partnership disputes)

In terms of his Immigration, Asylum and Human Rights practice (where he carries out his own advocacy in the First-tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal), Fadi’s practice covers the whole spectrum of this area of law including (but not limited to) the following;

• Entry Clearance applications – general
• Returning Residents Rule
• Spousal/Partner-based applications – entry clearance, leave to remain and ILR
• Children-based entry clearance applications under Part 8 of the Rules (sole responsibility/exclusion undesirable)

• Adult Dependant Relatives
• Family Reunion applications – all applications (post-flight and pre-flight spouses etc)
• Naturalisation/Registration as a British citizen and other related British Nationality work including submissions on ‘Good Character’

• Tier 4 (general) applications and all student-based applications
• Tier 2 (general) and all PBS applications for entry clearance, leave to remain and ILR
• Employment not requiring a Work Permit such as Domestic Workers in a private household (extensions of stay and ILR etc)
• Tier 2 sponsorship applications – applying for a licence to sponsor Tier 2 migrants
• Illegal working advice to businesses

• Immigration appeals (appeals on any area of Immigration Law – drafting grounds of appeal and Section 120 notices (“one-stop notices”)

• Upper Tribunal appeals on a point of law - drafting Grounds for Permission
• Challenges to the Upper Tribunal’s refusal of permission by Judicial Review

• Court of Appeal work – Appellant’s Notice, drafting grounds of appeal (second appeals test)

• Judicial Review (generic on decisions and omissions as appropriate where there is a delay)
• Judicial Review – grounds for renewal of application to apply for Judicial Review
• Age assessments in asylum-claiming children
• Detention/Removal
• Bail applications including advocacy

• Deportation appeals including matters under the Immigration (EEA) Regulations

• Human Rights applications – standalone Article 8 applications, Article 3 applications and the occasional Articles 6, 9 and 12 overtones (depending on the case)
• Human Rights issues in PBS matters
• Applications outside the Rules pursuant to published policy and the Discretionary Leave policy
• Asylum (submissions and witness/position statements)

• Asylum appeals generically (but with a focus on Iraq, Lebanon, Zimbabwe, Iran and Pakistan
• Humanitarian protection
• Fresh Claims (Asylum/Human Rights) under Rule 353 of the Immigration Rules
• Judicial Reviews against unfounded certifications
• Judicial Reviews for a failure to treat a claim as a fresh claim

• European Law – all types of EEA applications, Retained Rights of Residence, Surinder Singh cases, Chen case and Zambrano cases involving primary carers

• Applications for a Tier 2 licence
• Judicial Reviews in respect of licence revocations under Tier 2 or Tier 4

The above is not an exhaustive list but a generic overview.

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