Shahjahan Ali#73

Shahjahan Ali

Partner, Head of Immigration, DAC Beachcroft
Shahjahan has worked as an Associate specialising in immigration at Withers LLP, led the immigration team at Clarkslegal LLP and was the Head of Skilled Migration at Turpin & Miller LLP before successfully establishing Pathfynder Solicitors. Shahjahan is now a Partner and the Head of Immigration at DAC Beachcroft LLP.

Shahjahan has specialised in immigration since 2008 and advises businesses and individuals on matters concerning the Points Based System as well as family members of settled persons, indefinite leave to remain, British citizenship and European Free Movement rights.

His clients range from multinational corporations to educational institutions, investors, entrepreneurs, sportspersons and members of the clergy. He has also given numerous presentations on immigration both in the UK and overseas.

Shahjahan has also sat on immigration panels, written immigration articles and is quoted in news articles on immigration.
Contributed to

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Challenging Tier 2 or 5 sponsor licence decisions by way of judicial review
Challenging Tier 2 or 5 sponsor licence decisions by way of judicial review
Practice notes

A decision by the Home Office to refuse a Tier 2 and/or 5 sponsor licence or to suspend, downgrade or revoke an existing sponsor licence does not attract a right of appeal. Since 6 April 2016, there has been a 'pre-licence error correction' procedure which has enabled sponsors to challenge the refusal of a sponsor licence application where there has been a 'simple caseworking error' or where supporting evidence sent with the initial application has not been considered. This Practice Note looks at how to challenge a negative sponsor licence decision by way of judicial review. It focuses on assessing the merits of a challenge, the investigation process, discussions and negotiations with the Home Office, and the letter before action.

Downgrading and revocation of sponsorship licences under Tiers 2 and 5
Downgrading and revocation of sponsorship licences under Tiers 2 and 5
Practice notes

This Practice Note looks at the mandatory and discretionary circumstances set out in the Home Office’s Sponsor Guidance for Tiers 2 and 5 as to when it must, or can downgrade an organisation’s sponsor licence from an ‘A’ to a ‘B’ grade, or revoke the organisation’s licence. It also outlines the relevant procedures and the effect of such actions on the organisation and its sponsored migrants.

Tier 1 (Investor): key practical considerations
Tier 1 (Investor): key practical considerations
Practice notes

This Practice Note examines some common practical issues relating to applications submitted in the Tier 1 (Investor) category. It considers client management, other options such as the Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) category, the absences requirement for applications for indefinite leave to remain and naturalisation, dual citizenship, tax and English language requirements.

Tier 2 and 5 licence suspensions, surrender and CoS reductions
Tier 2 and 5 licence suspensions, surrender and CoS reductions
Practice notes

This Practice Note examines the circumstances in which the Home Office may wish to suspend a Tier 2 and/or 5 sponsor’s licence and reduce a sponsor’s allocated numbers of unrestricted Certificates of Sponsorship (CoS), as well as the procedure for and consequences of suspension and a sponsor surrendering its licence.

Practice Area

Panel

  • Contributing Author

Qualification

  • Solicitor

Education

  • Lancaster University, Law LLB (Hons)
  • Languages spoken: Bengali French

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