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What Barristers & other professionals say

Matthew Sowerby

Matthew Sowerby

 “The Grounds of Appeal invariably display an impressive command of the issues involved. Indeed, Immigration Judges have often commented on the quality of the preparation of the case by Mr. Farhat.”

Mr. Matthew Sowerby – 08/11/2012 – Barrister/Counsel, 1 Gray’s Inn Square, London, and admitted to the Bar in 1987 

Matthew Sowerby Barrister/Counsel

Edward Nicholson

Edward Nicholson

“…meticulous preparation…fully informed as to relevant law and has ensured that I am aware of developments in this ever changing area…I cannot recommend him highly enough.”

Mr. Edward Nicholson – 16/11/2012 – Barrister/Counsel, No 5 Chambers, who appeared in what became its first reported determination on the United Kingdom Border Agency’s new Points Based System : NA & Others (Tier 1 (Post-Study Work) - funds) [2009] UKAIT 00025

 

Edward Nicholson Barrister/Counsel

Edward Nicholson

Edward Nicholson

“The grounds [of appeal drafted by Mr. Farhat] seem most impressive to me...”

Mr. Edward Nicholson (as above) – 16/11/2009 in respect of construing the Immigration Rules in light of their purpose under paragraph 159G (iv) for the benefit of Overseas Domestic Workers (ODWs) applying for settlement once they have exceeded 65 years of age

 

Edward Nicholson Barrister/Counsel

Kwame Akuffo

Kwame Akuffo

“...he has a distinguished record of human rights and equality work at Ealing Equality Council (EEC) as a volunteer adviser and rights advocate.”

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“…the cogency and general quality of his draft grounds were most impressive…”

Kwame Akuffo, JP – 19/11/2012 – Senior University Lecturer and Chairman of the Ealing Equality Council (an organisation representing the people of Ealing for over 50 years)

 

Kwame Akuffo JP / Senior University Lecturer and Chairman of the Ealing Equality Council

Kwame Akuffo

Kwame Akuffo

“Brilliant...”

Kwame Akuffo OBE – 04/07/2013 - Senior University Lecturer and Chairman of the Ealing Equality Council (an organisation representing the people of Ealing for over 50 years)

 

Kwame Akuffo JP / Senior University Lecturer and Chairman of the Ealing Equality Council

Richard Andorful

Richard Andorful

“…vast knowledge of the law, critical thinking and impeccable written expression has assisted several clients at difficult times…”

Richard Andorful Bsc, FFA, FFTA, ACCA PQ - 22/10/2012

Office Manager (Amber Training, Advisory & Support Services – a large training organisation based in Hounslow, West London)

 

Richard Andorful Amber Training, Advisory & Support Services

Bobbie Wason

Bobbie Wason

“…competent, passionate and a dedicated immigration legal representative…”

Bobbie Wason – 04/07/2012

Former Councillor, London Borough of Hounslow and Community Advocate on domestic violence issues for over 15 years

Bobbie Wason Former Councillor, London Borough of Hounslow

Matthew Sowerby

Matthew Sowerby

“…excellent Grounds of Appeal”

Mr. Matthew Sowerby – 09/12/2010 – Barrister/Counsel, 1 Gray’s Inn Square, London, and admitted to the Bar in 1987 

Matthew Sowerby Barrister/Counsel

Cecile Bauzon

Cecile Bauzon

“…approachable and competent undertaking his legal representation to a very high standard”

Cecile Bauzon – 24/10/2012

Manager of Georgian House Nursing Home rated 3 CQC Stars (the maximum) for whom Mr. Farhat undertook in-house legal work

Cecile Bauzon Manager of Georgian House Nursing Home

Director of Enough-Is-Enough

Director of Enough-Is-Enough

“…thorough research, written expression and invariable tendency to go the extra mile.”

Director of Enough-Is-Enough – 15th April 2012

A Hounslow based charity dealing with human rights issues affecting the Gurkha community, endorsed by Lord Nazir Ahmed, a member of the House of Lords

Director of Enough-Is-Enough Hounslow based charity dealing with human rights issues affecting the Gurkha community

Paul Richardson

Paul Richardson

“…comprehensive and demonstrated an awareness of the legal authorities...”

Mr. Paul Richardson – 08/01/2013 – Barrister/Counsel of 1 Gray’s Inn Square in respect of a hearing on 07/01/2013 before Upper Tribunal Judge Allen where an argument was made on behalf of the appellant making use of up-to-date authorities from the Supreme Court on an application for ILR under paragraph 134 of the Immigration Rules

Paul Richardson Barrister/Counsel

Jane Stevens

Jane Stevens

Mr Farhat has significant intellectual energy and a very strong track record of legal research and the conduct of litigation in his current firm. He applies himself with commitment and dedication to every new challenge he undertakes.

Jane Stevens – 12th April 2013 – Principal Lecturer in Law, Legal Practice Course (LPC) Course Leader, University of West London

Jane Stevens Principal Lecturer in Law, Legal Practice Course (LPC) Course Leader, University of West London

Professor Malcolm Davies

Professor Malcolm Davies

“I regard Fadi as a most capable and competent professional and recommend him to you”

Professor Malcolm Davies, Head of the Law School, University of West London – 18th April 2013

Professor Malcolm Davies Head of the Law School, University of West London

Ozlem Yildirim Ali

Ozlem Yildirim Ali

“…having Mr. Farhat here helped me so much before/during [the] visit…During the visit, he was a real professional, very calm and knew what he was talking about. 

Ozlem Yildirim Ali – Senior Executive, Accounts Assist, Company: Apollo Tyres

21st May 2013

Ozlem Yildirim Ali Senior Executive, Accounts Assist, Company: Apollo Tyres

Paul Edwards

Paul Edwards

“...I have no hesitation in stating my view that Mr Farhat presents as a person of outstanding professional competence.”

Paul Edwards – Consulting Engineer appointed to the Three Rivers District Council – 15th June 2013

Paul Edwards Consulting Engineer appointed to the Three Rivers District Council

Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

Faegre Baker Daniels

“…the drafting of your claim form that you have taken legal advice from a skilled advisor.”  

Faegre Baker Daniels LLP – 8th October 2013, in a letter to an individual relating to an Employment Law matter (unfair dismissal) referring to a claim drafted by Mr. Farhat on a pro-bono basis

Faegre Baker Daniels Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

Linda Turnbull

Linda Turnbull

“I must commend Mr Farhat on his thorough preparation of the case. The pleadings (the Grounds of Appeal, Grounds for Renewal and the Skeleton Argument) were all very competently drafted.”

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“It is always a pleasure to be instructed by competent solicitors who display such attention to detail.”

Linda Turnbull, Barrister, 1 Gray’s Inn Square, called to the Bar in 1998 at Lincoln’s Inn – 1st December 2013

Linda Turnbull Barrister

Mark Bradshaw

Mark Bradshaw

“The bail grounds were full and detailed, referring to relevant authorities and policy documents and raising pertinent and persuasive arguments. I would certainly be happy to see the same model applied again to other cases.”

Mark Bradshaw, Barrister, No5 Chambers (Birmingham), called to the Bar in 2002 – 17th December 2013

Mark Bradshaw Barrister

France Shaw

France Shaw

The Grounds of Appeal were extremely well drafted. Consequently, I felt confident in adopting them fully as my legal argument.

In short, Mr Farhat's thorough preparation assisted me greatly in presenting the case.

France Shaw, Barrister, 1 Gray’s Inn Square, called to the Bar in 2007 – 7th January 2014

France Shaw Barrister

S. Chelvan

S. Chelvan

 “I was deeply impressed at your pleadings in the grounds of appeal, challenging the lawfulness of excluding Care Assistants from the Shortage Occupations…”

S. Chelvan, Barrister, No5 Chambers, called to the Bar in 1999 – 6th March 2014

S. Chelvan Barrister

Colin Yeo

Colin Yeo

“…your excellent and very detailed submissions.”

Colin Yeo, Barrister, Garden Court Chambers, called to the Bar in 2002 and widely respected as the founder of the popular Free Movement blog (freemovement.org.uk) – 10th March 2014

Colin Yeo Barrister, Garden Court Chambers

Jamie Johnston

Jamie Johnston

“…extensive grounds of claim...”

The Treasury Solicitor (Jamie Johnston) on 20th June 2014

Jamie Johnston The Treasury Solicitor
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