It widely accepted the UK Immigration and EU law is very complex and ever changing.
Waleed Hassan, Director and Principal Solicitor of WH Solicitors, breakdowns those complex rules and policies to advise his clients in a simple and understandable way.
With over 10 years experience in Immigration and EU law, he has been involved in many high profile cases. He regularly advises companies with the right to work checks, sponsor licence and sponsor revocation. He also helps individuals to stay in the UK and help avoid deportation.
Waleed has helped vulnerable clients who have claimed asylum or humanitarian protection to get leave to remain in the UK.
Having a wealth of experience across all boards of immigration, nationality and asylum law, Waleed is quickly able to find solutions to his clients’ needs.
Examples of cases handled by Waleed Hassan
Sponsor Licence Revocation- Successful Judicial Review
Waleed was the instructed solicitor for a company whose sponsor licence was revoked. Having submitted a comprehensive Pre-Action Protocol, the Home Office agreed to reconsider the case on an exceptional basis. The reconsideration was refused and the Home Office maintained the revocation of the sponsor license was lawful.
An interim relief application was lodged before an Administrative Review Court and an injunction was granted by the Court which allowed the company to continue sponsoring its migrant employees. Without the migrant workers, the company would have suffered financially.
The Home Office conceded on the claim and re-instated the Sponsor Licence for the company.
MA (Pakistan) and others v SSHD  EWCA Civ 705
This case involved the correct interpretation of the word ‘reasonableness’ for a child who has been in the UK for seven years or more to get leave to remain in the UK. Only two applicants were successful in their appeals and one was the client of Waleed.
Zekaj, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWHC 1643 (Admin) (26 April 2016)
This case involved an Albanian client who was trafficked and sought asylum in the UK. The Home Office refused her asylum case with no in-country right of appeal. A Judicial Review application was lodged which was refused. Based on Waleed’s advise, an application to the Court of Appeal was lodged whereby permission was granted. The Home Office settled the case and gave the client with an in-country right of appeal. Eventually, her appeal was allowed by the Home Office.
H. and B. v. The United Kingdom, Applications nos. 70073/10 and 44539/11
Waleed represented B, an interpreter who argued that his removal would be in breach of Article 3 of the ECHR. Important findings were made on how to deal with asylum claims from Afghan interpreters.
AK (Article 15(c)) Afghanistan CG  UKUT 00163(IAC)
Waleed attended the mention hearing to argue that the case ought to be treated as a Country Guidance case. The Tribunal agreed and listed it down as a Country Guidance case. The file was then transferred to a legal aid firm.
Mohammed v SSHD  EWHC 3091 (Admin)
This was a very important judgment about Home Office’s refusal of leave to remain under ‘legacy’ scheme for failed asylum seekers who remained in the UK, was held by the Administrative Court as Wednesbury unreasonable.
R (on the application of Prenga) v SSHD  EWHC 1981 (Admin)
Permission being granted in the matter regarding the failure to grant leave to remain under Legacy and was a lead case. Withdrawn by the Home Office on the day of the substantive hearing.
R (Canameti) 2012
Challenging the decision of the Home Office to grant discretionary leave to remain instead of indefinite leave under the Legacy.
Our immigration solicitors can provide assistance with the following matters of immigration law:
- Helping people obtain either temporary or permanent residency
- Assistance with the extension of visas
- Helping people bring their family members to the UK
- Sponsoring overseas employees to work in the UK
- Provide assistance for people to appeal refused visas
- Helping with immigration legislation, such as assisting people in identifying reasons as to why their application should not be refused/residence cancelled
Contact us to find out more or to arrange a consultation with an experienced immigration solicitor in Woking, Surrey