Billal Malik

Barrister

Overview

  • Billal practices in all areas of family, employment and immigration law. He has particular expertise in: family (financial or children related) cases with an immigration-related dimension, complex immigration or nationality matters, and employment cases involving unfair dismissal, discrimination, or whistleblowing.
  • He has years of experience in representing clients across various court and tribunals, including: the family court, employment tribunals, immigration tribunals, High Court, and Court of Appeal.
  • Qualifications: LLB (Law), LLM (International and Human Rights Law).
  • Year of qualification: 2008.
  • Previously he 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.

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, final hearings

Employment practice

  • Unfair dismissal 
  • Discrimination 
  • Harassment & victimisation
  • Whistleblowing
  • Redundancy & pay disputes
  • Employer settlement negotiations
  • Employment Tribunal claims and 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

Publications

  • 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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Sex discrimination: what is it?

Introduction
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