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Amer Rahman


Amer is a Senior Legal Advisor and a Registered Foreign Lawyer with practice in Immigration and Nationality Law. With impressive skills to solve complex matters, Amer has successfully represented clients in both the High Court and Court of Appeal, and continues to be instructed in complex matters within the Tribunal System.

Amer also has experience in the European Court of Human Rights and particular interest in civil actions against public authorities, using both the common law and remedies under the Human Rights Act 1998. He has particular expertise in Refugee and Asylum law and has been involved in a range of high profile cases. He uses a reliable steadfast approach throughout the entire process; from preparing the appeal paperwork, providing strategic guidance to clients and attending tribunals to represent clients.
Amer specialises in Commercial Immigration and is well versed with the Point Based System. He has significant expertise in law and policy in Tier 1 (Investor) and (Entrepreneur) routes. He has expertise in the Global Citizenship Programme, and has assisted high net worth individuals and business professionals to acquire citizenships to European Union countries, the United Kingdom, Caribbean and Commonwealth Nations.
He is also experienced in Sports Law and has represented renowned sports personalities. Notably leading the legal team representing the former Pakistan Cricket Captain at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, in Lausanne.

What others say

“Amer Rahman knows his law very well and prepares his cases thoroughly and carefully. He has practised law here and in Pakistan. The thing I noticed most when I first met him was his enthusiasm and optimism born of a stubborn belief that he can make a difference through law. As a result he has had and continues to have some remarkable successes in rescuing cases which have become seemingly hopeless because of previous incompetent or corrupt representation of vulnerable clients. I want to commend Amer Rahman to his fellow practitioners, his opponents and the many vulnerable clients he takes under his wing.” – Ian McDonald QC

Notable Cases:

  • Salman Butt v. International Cricket Council CAS 2011/A/2364
On behalf of the ex-cricket captain Salman Butt against the International Cricket Council (“ICC”), it was requested for the Panel to reduce his sentence for Spot Fixing as follows: to set aside the ICC Tribunal’s sanction for the sporting offence of ten year’s ineligibility, five of which are suspended. The case attracted a huge interest in the sporting world and general media.
  • Akhter and others v Secretary of State for the Home Department (paragraph 245AA) [2014] UKUT 00297 (IAC)
Three different cases were brought together to discuss the construction of the provisions of the immigration rules regulating the acquisition of what is known as Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) migrant status.
  • Mendoza v Secretary of State for the Home Department JR/94/2014 (UTIAC)
Justice Green, in his remarkable determination, found in our favour, on 2 points: Legitimate expectation and fairness. He found that it may be argued that the applicant had a legitimate expectation that the law, whatever it was and regardless of whether it had changed or whether it was favourable or unfavourable to him, would properly be applied as of the date of the first determination by the SSHD of his application and the failure now to apply the law then prevailing is a breach of that legitimate expectation. He further states there is no override or supervening policy which could justify the SSHD in thwarting that legitimate expectation.
  • Patel v Secretary of State for the Home Department IA/01942/2016 (IAC)
In this appeal we successfully argued that, it would not be reasonable for our client who was an over stayer to leave the UK on the basis of his relationship with his nephew who was a British national.
  • Mustapha Aknouche v SSHD HU/02579/2017
In this matter we successfully argued that our client did not fall within the ‘high’ level category of offending considered by the Supreme Court in Ali v SSHD [2016] 1 WLR 4799, [2016] UKSC 60 and thus is able to rely upon the statutory / Rules criteria for resisting deportation absent “very compelling circumstances” contained in paras 398-399A of the Rules and in s117C of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002.
  • Ibrahim Khan & Others
The client, visited UK for the medical treatment of his son, he was shot on his spine during an attack by the Taliban on the Army Public School in Pakistan. Ibrahim was left paralysed as no treatment was available in Pakistan. We assisted the client and his family members in their asylum claim.


Amer likes to spend his social time with his family and friends. He is also a keen sports fan, with a particular interest in Cricket.

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