Our Team

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Mr Billal Malik

Overview

  • Qualifications: LLB (Law), LLM (International and Human Rights Law).
  • Year of qualification: 2008.
  • Billal practices in all areas of immigration law. In addition to his main work as a barrister, he has also worked as a law tutor at King’s College, University of London, and as a legal editor for an international legal publisher. He has authored several articles on various aspects of law.

Practice areas

  • Business visas including ‘startup’ and ‘innovator’ categories
  • EEA nationals and EEA dependants’ issues
  • Entry Clearance: family reunion and visitor visa issues
  • Article 8, human rights, and family applications
  • ILR and nationality issues
  • Paragraph 322(5) tax mismatch allegations
  • Deportation
  • Administrative Review applications
  • Appeals to the immigration tribunals and courts against Home Office decisions
  • Judicial review claims against Home Office decisions
  • Appeals to the Court of Appeal

Sample of recent immigration cases

  • M v Secretary of State for the Home Department – High Court – Judicial review of Home Office decision to refuse nationality certificate to child whose mother was not married to her father – Proceedings about meaning of term ‘father’ in the British Nationality Act 1981
  • W v Entry Clearance Officer (Beijing) – Upper Tribunal – Judicial review of a decision to refuse Tier 1 (entrepreneur) visa to a Chinese national who had previously studied and worked in the UK
  • K v Entry Clearance Officer – Upper Tribunal – Represented foreign national clients refused visitor visas to travel to the United Kingdom to meet family
  • M v Secretary of State for the Home Department – Upper Tribunal – Judicial review of Home Office decision to refuse ILR – Client accused of misdeclaration of income to HMRC
  • N v Secretary of State for the Home Department – Upper Tribunal – Appeal against Home Office decision to deport an 18-year-old French national following his conviction for various criminal offences – Issues concerned scope of various EEA deportation provisions in the Immigration (EEA) Regulations 2006

Publications

  • Retrospective Legislation & the ECHR – Law Journal (2014)
  • Tribunal Procedure & Time Limits – Law Journal (2014)
  • Mutual Assistance: JP Morgan Chase v SSHD – Criminal Law & Justice (2013)
  • Confiscation Orders & Bankruptcy – Criminal Law & Justice (2010)
  • Silence on Legal Advice – International Journal of Evidence & Proof (2005)
  • The Hearsay Rule Under the CJA 2003 – International Journal of Evidence & Proof (2006)
  • Dworkin & Interpretation – UCL Jurisprudence Review (2008)

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Mr Zach Judge

Overview

  • Qualifications: LLB (Law)
  • Year of qualification: 2013
  • Zach previously worked in the immigration section of the Government Legal Department. He therefore has a clear insight of how the Home Office approaches immigration legal disputes.

Practice areas

  • Business visas including ‘startup’ and ‘innovator’ categories
  • EEA nationals and EEA dependants’ issues
  • Entry Clearance: family reunion and visitor visa issues
  • Article 8, human rights, and family applications
  • ILR and nationality issues
  • Paragraph 322(5) tax mismatch allegations
  • Deportation
  • Administrative Review applications
  • Appeals to the immigration tribunals and courts against Home Office decisions
  • Judicial review claims against Home Office decisions
  • Appeals to the Court of Appeal

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