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Amer Rahman

Director

"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. "

Amer Rahman

Director

Amer Rahman is a Partner at Farani Taylor and has been involved in a range of high-profile cases; a qualified lawyer since 1994. He holds specialism in Asylum and Human Rights law. Amer holds particular interest in civil actions against Public Authorities, using both common law and remedies under the Human Rights Act 1998.

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 Judicial Review matters. He also has experience in the European Court of Human Rights (‘ECHR’). Amer uses a reliable steadfast approach throughout the entire process; from providing strategic advice to clients, preparing appeal paperwork, producing evidence in support, and attending Tribunals to represent clients.

Amer has built a reputation for resolving seemingly complex issues and continues to apply his expertise when handling matters such as in Business Immigration, highly Skilled Migrant applications. He has expertise in the Global Citizenship Program and has assisted HNW individuals and business professionals to acquire Citizenship in the United Kingdom, European Union countries, Caribbean and Commonwealth Nations.

Amer has also developed practice in Sports Law. Notably leading the legal team representing the former Pakistan Cricket Captain at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, in Lausanne.

TESTIMONIAL:

“Amer Rahman knows his law very well and prepares his cases thoroughly and carefully. He has practiced 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

RECENT WORK:

  • Amer visited the Ukrainian refugee camps in Warsaw, Poland and offered his legal assistance to a number of vulnerable refugees. He advised them on the Family Scheme and Home for Ukraine Scheme.

  • Representing an ex-member of the House of Lords in the European Court of Human Rights on the point of constitutional law.

  • Representing a high-net-worth family from India who are being subjected to extradition and being accused of money laundering.

  • Representing a person being deprived from British citizenship on the basis that he provided false information to the Home Office.

  • Representing Pakistan Football Federation and advising them to reinstate their FIFA license.

  • Advising UK Investor to be the co-sponsor of the Kashmir Premium League Cricket.

  • Successfully represented client in the Tribunal who was a vulnerable overstayer and unable to return to her home country due to family her family life.

  • Successfully represented a woman from India who suffered domestic violence; and Representing client’s on TOEIC issues.

NOTABLE CASE:

  • 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 based on 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 & Other
    The client visited the UK for the medical treatment of his son, he was shot in 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.

Interests

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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