Solicitor

Experience

Aisha is a Solicitor in the Immigration Department and specialises in personal and business immigration.

Aisha is experienced in dealing with Tier 2 and 5 of the points based system. She regularly assists with urgent sponsor licence applications, post TUPE transfer submissions to the UKVI and compliance support to Tier 2 sponsors with a particular focus on advising faith and charity based organisations. Aisha provides support to many corporate clients and manages the process of Tier 2 applications from start to finish. Aisha is also particularly skilled in dealing with complex Representative of Overseas Business and Indefinite Leave to Remain applications.

Examples of Recent Work

  • Advised a range of clients on managing their risk processes, recruitment practices and how to remain compliant with UKVI sponsor duties;
  • Conducted audits for corporate Tier 2 sponsors;
  • Provided in-depth training to various corporate clients on sponsoring migrants, the various routes available, requirements and strategy;
  • Advised a high profile global company of their TUPE and Tier 2 sponsor obligations pre and post-acquisition;
  • Advised a number of individuals applying for leave to enter and remain under the Representative of Overseas Business category;
  • Assisted with a complex Armed Forces naturalisation application;
  • Provided training in relation to UKVI changes, the impact of the Migration Advisory Committee and sponsor compliance.
  • Successfully assisted a high profile overseas company set up in the UK and obtain a Representative of Overseas Business visa for their CEO
  • Advised a range of clients on managing their risk processes, recruitment practices and advice on how to remain compliant with UKVI sponsor duties
  • Provided in-depth training to various corporate clients on sponsoring migrants, the routes available, requirements and strategy
  • Obtained urgent sponsor licences for organisations facing imminent compliance action
  • Provided tailored advice for a number of sponsors who had been taken over by another company

Qualifications and Career

  • University of Westminster, LLB (Hons), 2004-2007
  • University of London, LLM 2007-2008
  • The College of Law, Bloomsbury, Legal Practice Course, 2009
  • Consultant, Emigra Worldwide Ltd 2009-2010
  • Paralegal, Gherson Solicitors, 2010-2011
  • Trainee solicitor, Morden Solicitors LLP, 2011-2013
  • Solicitor, Lexlaw, 2013-2015
  • Solicitor, Ernst and Young, 2015-2017
  • Solicitor, Bates Wells Braithwaite, 2017

Pro Bono, Memberships and Appointments

  • Member of the Immigration Law Practitioners Association