Practice areas

Civil, Immigration

Year of call: 2013


Farhan has a busy, multi-disciplinary practice with expertise in commercial litigation, property, wills, trusts, immigration, human rights, and public law. Farhan has extensive experience in cases ranging from the lower courts to the Court of Appeal.

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Property, Chancery & Commercial

Farhan is frequently instructed in a broad range of civil and commercial disputes. Farhan has a pro-active hands-on approach and can see matters right from inception, at the pre-action stage, through to trial, as well as dealing with consequential matters such as enforcement and costs challenges. He has a very pragmatic approach and, where appropriate, will advise on and conduct alternative forms of dispute resolution such as mediation.

Farhan has a substantial and wide-ranging property practice that encompasses all aspects of real property litigation and advice. He also has expertise in wills, probate, trusts, and inheritance matters.

Some of the types of cases Farhan has experience in include: co-ownership and ToLATA claims; disputes as to the substantial and procedural validity of wills; applications for the removal of executors and trustees; breach of trust/breach of fiduciary duty claims; estoppel claims; undue influence and constructive trust claims; freezing orders; high-value contractual disputes; company related disputes; partnership and shareholder disputes; charity disputes; professional negligence claims; and challenging costs decisions either on appeal or at detailed assessment proceedings.

Immigration, Human Rights and Public Law

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 has expertise in all aspects of immigration work for both private individuals and businesses. He has considerable experience in working with vulnerable clients, including those who lack the capacity to give evidence or conduct proceedings.

Farhan’s immigration practice covers appeals, points-based system applications, EU free movement legislation, entrepreneur visas, Brexit, immigration detention, deportation, illegal working, and British citizenship.

Direct Access and Conducting Litigation

In addition to accepting instructions in the usual manner through solicitors, Farhan is qualified under the Bar Standards Board Public Access Scheme and is also authorised to conduct litigation directly for members of the public. This means lay clients can instruct Farhan to deal with their cases directly without using another professional, and unlike most other lawyers, Farhan is able to deal with nearly all aspects of a case himself from start to finish, in addition to providing specialist advocacy before the courts.

For example, Farhan can file documents at court, correspond directly with opposing parties, and then represent you at trial. This saves clients from having to use two different lawyers to deal with a case, traditionally a solicitor as well as a barrister, and provides significant time and costs savings to clients.

It also means that Farhan is able to provide a better-quality service to clients that instruct him through solicitors, as he is familiar with procedural issues that may arise through the life of a case. To instruct Farhan contact one of his clerks today at familyandcivilclerks@2kbw.com.

Notable cases

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-2020-000663Farhan is currently 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-2020-002502Instructed in respect of a professional negligence claim against an immigration advisor.

RFM, N M, I B M (A MINOR) V SSHD HU/12528/2019successful appeal to the Upper Tribunal concerning the application of MK V SSHD [2017] 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.

The Queen on the application of X and others v SSHD JR/6956/2017– The case involved very novel points of law. The Upper Tribunal was asked to declare whether the SSHD has an implied power to delay decision making, for an unspecified period of time, where an applicant is under investigation for alleged offences by HMRC, even where there is no published guidance on the matter.

R (on the application of RH) v Secretary of State for Justice CO/1757/2020 Farhan was instructed by a prisoner challenging the lawfulness of his ongoing detention, due to his various underlying health conditions, in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. The client was released early from prison on special licence after instituting judicial review proceedings.

Call

2013

Education

BA (Hons) Economics and Law – University of Leicester
BPTC- City Law School
Called to the Bar at Lincoln Inn

Awards

Law works and attorney general pro bono awards- runner up
University of Leicester entrance scholarship
The Jon Holyoak award

Memberships

The Constitutional and Administrative Law Bar Association
The Property Bar Association
Human Rights Lawyers Association
The Public Access Bar Association