Billal Malik


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  • Billal specialises in family law (financial remedies and children matters) and immigration law. He can also help clients with employment law matters. Billal has years of experience in various courts and tribunals, including: the family court, immigration tribunals, employment tribunals, the High Court, and the Court of Appeal.
  • Billal’s family law work includes financial remedies cases involving division of the matrimonial home, valuation of business assets, allegations of hidden assets, applications for spousal maintenance, and pension sharing orders. His family law children-related practice includes disputes about the parent with whom a child should live, domestic abuse allegations, and parental alienation issues.
  • Billal is a highly regarded immigration practitioner with expertise in complex immigration and nationality matters. He, therefore, has particular expertise in family court children matters with an immigration-related dimension.
  • Billal previously worked as a criminal practitioner for several years. During this time, he prosecuted (on behalf of the Crown Prosecution Service) and defended in numerous cases involving allegations such as domestic violence and fraud. He is therefore well-placed to help clients in the family court who are making or defending themselves against allegations of financial misconduct or domestic abuse.
  • Billal’s other experience includes working 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.

  • Qualifications: LLB (Law), LLM (International and Human Rights Law).

  • Year of qualification: 2008

Family practice

  • Matrimonial finance/financial remedies proceedings
  • First hearings, Financial Dispute Resolution (FDR), and final hearings
  • Advice on financial settlements
  • Children Act proceedings
  • Fact-finding hearings, Dispute Resolution Appointments (DRA) hearings, and final hearings

Immigration practice

  • Article 8, human rights, & family applications
  • ILR & nationality issues
  • Deportation
  • Sponsored working & business
  • EEA
  • Administrative Review applications
  • Appeals to the immigration tribunals and courts against Home Office decisions
  • Judicial review claims against Home Office decisions

Employment practice

  • Unfair dismissal
  • Discrimination
  • Whistleblowing
  • Employment Tribunal claims and hearings


  • Retrospective Legislation & the ECHR – Law Journal 
  • Tribunal Procedure & Time Limits – Law Journal 
  • Mutual Assistance: JP Morgan Chase v SSHD – Criminal Law & Justice
  • Confiscation Orders & Bankruptcy – Criminal Law & Justice
  • Silence on Legal Advice – International Journal of Evidence & Proof 
  • The Hearsay Rule Under the CJA 2003 – International Journal of Evidence & Proof 

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