Farhan has a busy, multi-disciplinary practice with extensive experience in cases ranging from the lower courts to the Court of Appeal.
Farhan has a substantial and wide-ranging property practice that encompasses all aspects of real property litigation and advice. He also has significant expertise in wills, probate, trusts, inheritance matters, charities and costs disputes.
Farhan’s diverse public law and human rights practice covers police, prisons, immigration, EU Law, and the ECHR. He is regularly instructed to draft pleadings for judicial review claims and injunctions.
Farhan is also qualified under the Bar Standards Board Public Access Scheme and is authorised to conduct litigation directly for members of the public.
- Munir v Revenue And Customs  EWCA Civ 799 – Farhan appeared before the Court of Appeal in a second appeal concerning novel points of law about the application of the Civil Evidence Act, where the Appellant sought to argue before a Tribunal that a criminal conviction for being knowingly concerned in the fraudulent evasion of tax did not automatically give rise to liability for excise duty following an assessment by HMRC. The Court of Appeal gave important guidance which may be of significance to numerous appeals before the First Tier Tribunal (Tax Chamber). The case has also been discussed in various blog posts due to its significance.
- R (X and others) v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWCA Civ 1480 – A case of significance important in which the Court of Appeal held that the Home Office has an implied power to delay decision making pending a criminal investigation by a different government body, whilst noting that the exercise of the power to delay must be exercised rationally.
- FSV Freeholders V SGL1 Ltd  EWHC 3336 (Ch) – Successful appeal in the High Court concerning the right to buy in respect of a large block of flats in a failed property development scheme.
- Paling v Ipswich Magistrates Court & Anor  EWHC 2739 (Admin) – Farhan was successful in setting aside a liability order made by Ipswich Magistrates Court, on the basis of unfairness and apparent bias. The application for judicial review was allowed and the matter remitted back to the Magistrates Court to be heard by a differently constituted bench of judges.
- RFM, N M, I B M (A MINOR) V SSHD HU/12528/2019 – successful appeal to the Upper Tribunal concerning the application of MK V SSHD  EWHC 1365 (Admin), where the court found a child born to Indian national parents, who had not been registered with the Indian High Commission, was stateless and therefore entitled to leave to remain with reference to paragraph 276ADE of the Immigration Rules.
- R (Khan and others) V Secretary of State for Health CO/1708/2021 – Farhan was instructed to challenge the lawfulness of the “red list” hotel quarantine system and the failure to assist families on low income to pay for mandatory hotel quarantine charges, thereby causing them to be stuck abroad. The case received wide media coverage and was settled after proceedings were issued and provision was made which assisted the Claimants’ return to the UK.
- Ullah V Ullah – F10CL410 – Farhan is currently instructed in a large multi-million-pound claim in the business and property court involving very complex claims for breaches of trust, dishonest assistance, and self-dealing.
- SK V HM – GPT-2020-000663 – Instructed in respect of an estate worth over £10 million, with a challenge to the validity of 4 wills due to concerns of undue influence.
- Din v Aslam – PT-2019-0008843 – Instructed in respect of a claim for delivery up of estate assets from a personal representative, where a freezing order was also granted due to a risk of dissipation with the Defendant being in a foreign jurisdiction.
- SS v HP QB-2020-002502 – Instructed in respect of a professional negligence claim against an immigration advisor.
- BA (Hons) Economics and Law – University of Leicester
- BPTC- City Law School
- Called to the Bar at Lincoln Inn
- The Constitutional and Administrative Law Bar Association
- The Property Bar Association
- Human Rights Lawyers Association
- The Public Access Bar Association
- Law works and attorney general pro bono awards- runner up
- University of Leicester entrance scholarship
- The Jon Holyoak award
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