Syed Naqvi is a Solicitor and a Head of our Immigration Department. Syed advises individuals, NGOs and businesses on immigration law. He leads a team which has extensive experience in all aspects of immigration law.
Syed has a wealth of experience in advising individuals on asylum and human rights cases. He is also able to assist individials with visa applicatins as well and general immigration advice.
Syed provides comprehensive immigration advice to businesses and advises on the sponsorship licence system as well as the impact immigration policies can have on a business in the UK.
Syed regularly appears an advocate in both the First-tier and Upper-tier Tribunal and has had conduct of numerous judicial reviews in the Upper-tier Tribunal.
As an experienced litigator Syed has worked on a number of important cases including SF, R (on the application of) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWHC 2705 (Admin) which was a successful judicial review challenge in a trafficking case and Secretary of State for the Home Department v Gedi AA/02649/2015 which was a successful judicial review concerning whether the Secretary of State's could issue a second deportation order once a first one had been successfully appealed.
Syed also worked on the very important case of Gedi, R (On the Application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWCA Civ 409, the Court of Appeal declared that the Home Office had imposed curfew restrictions on an individual in circumstances where they had no power to do so. If you have been subjected to curfew requirements by the Home Office we may be able to assist you with investigating whether you are entitled to damages in light of the decision in Gedi. Contact Syed for further information.
Syed has acted for a number of high profile clients including senior members of the deposed Egyptian government, prominent members of the Muttahida Quami Movement (Pakistan) and the Bangladesh Nationalist Party.
Syed is often asked for comment by the media and recently commented in the Guardian on allegations that the Home Office regulalry refused visitor visas for trivial reasons and used scare tactics when people complained. He has briefed the Government's Home Affairs Select Committee on immigration issues.
Syed has a large following from the South Asian and the Latin American community and often gives talks at community events and forums.
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