Basharat Ali

[LLB Hons]

Solicitor Advocate & Director

Solicitor Advocate [All Proceedings]

Basharat is a Solicitor Advocate [All Proceedings]. Having graduated from the University of Sheffield he completed his Legal Practice Course [LPC] at the College of Law, Store Street, London. Prior to founding Aman Solicitors Advocates Basharat practiced, firstly, as an employed solicitor and thereafter as a freelance solicitor and solicitor advocate with a number of firms across England.

E: basharat.ali@amansolicitors.com

Experience

Basharat has a broad range of experience as a solicitor and or as a solicitor advocate across the following areas of law:

1. Civil litigation, including unlawful detention and judicial review in many areas of law;

2. Immigration, asylum, nationality law, deportation, removal, detention, bail, SIAC cases;

3. Public and regulatory law for example dealing with disciplinary proceedings involving the General Medical Council, taxi licensing matters, food hygiene prosecutions etc;

4. Challenging decisions by a coroner to deny the use of non-invasive autopsies for orthodox Muslims and Jews;

5. Education law, for example, representing students challenging schools and universities in relation to disciplinary matters and also representing institutions challenging adverse decisions by government bodies.

6. Criminal law;

Emergency Work & Injunctions 

Basharat has extensive experience in obtaining emergency injunctions including outside of court hours and on weekends. He has successfully obtained many emergency court orders such as stopping the removal of people from the UK by the Home Office and challenging emergency freezing orders. Basharat has also obtained injunctions against a coroner for not allowing Muslim and Jewish families to avoid a fully invasive autopsy on the bodies their deceased family members.

Advocacy

Basharat has appeared as an advocate in courts and tribunals in England & Wales including the High Court, Court of Appeal and the House of Lords.

Notable Cases

House of Lords (which subsequently became the Supreme Court)

The Secretary of State for the Home Department v AH (Sudan) & Ors [2007] UKHL 49

Januzi & Ors v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2006] UKHL 5

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Dabrowski & Ors, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2003] EWCA Civ 580

S, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2007] EWCA Civ 546

EN (Serbia) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2009] EWCA Civ 630

Sonmez v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2009] EWCA Civ 582

QJ (Algeria) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2010] EWCA Civ 1478

Ahmed v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] EWCA Civ 118

Administrative Court

 

MH & Ors v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Rev 1) [2008] EWHC 2525 (Admin)

The Queen On The Application Of Ali Aksamaz v SSHD [2009] EWHC 266 (Admin)

The Queen On The Application Of Charles Abe Rotsztein v Her Majesty’s Senior Coroner For Inner North London CO/4547/2014 (for the emergency injunction and initial pleadings only)

Asylum Country Guidance Cases

HGMO (Relocation to Khartoum) Sudan CG [2006] UKAIT 00062 (03 August 2006)

BA (Demonstrators in Britain – risk on return) Iran CG [2011] UKUT 36 (IAC) (10 February 2011)

NM (documented or undocumented Bidoon: risk) Kuwait CG [2013] UKUT 356 (IAC)

SIAC Cases

QJ v. Secretary of State for the Home Department SC/84/2009

RR v Secretary of State for the Home Department – SC/53/2006

Basharat is is a highly  experienced solicitor and solicitor advocate across a number of practice areas and has been instrumental in the amendment of Home Office policy as well as the development of case law.

Accreditations

Basharat qualified as a solicitor in 1999 and acquired his Higher Courts Rights of Audience in All Proceedings in 2002.

Basharat is Law Society accredited at the Advanced Level which is the highest level of accreditation in the field of immigration, asylum and nationality law.

Basharat is also an experienced legal trainer and was a Law Society accredited CPD trainer until this requirement was abolished. Basharat has delivered professional legal training courses for other solicitors and lawyers both within this firm and to other firms of solicitors, too.

Languages: Fluent in Urdu, Punjabi, Mirpuri, Arabic (Basic)

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