Practice areas

Immigration & Asylum Law, Islamic Law, Family Law

Year of call: 2004


Background

Yasin worked at the highest level in the field of crime before moving towards Immigration law, Islamic law, Family law and Human Rights in 2018, the move being a result of his personal experiences of working with less advantaged people, refugees and charities.

Yasin has 2 Master’s Degrees, one in Islamic Law (Sharia) and one in Judicial Review.  He can advise on Islamic law.  Yasin is often consulted by Religious organisations and Charities.

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Immigration

Yasin is often instructed to appear in complex immigration matters in both in the First Tier as well as the Upper Tribunal. He has appeared before Immigration Panels both in the First Tier and in the Upper Tribunal. Yasin also deals with unlawful detention claims which arise out of Immigration Detention.

Islamic Law

Yasin can advise on Sharia based contractual agreements such as Musharakah, Mudarabah, Murabahah, Ijara, Salam and Istisna. He can advise on Islamic marriages (Nikahs) and other faith-based marriages to assess if they are qualifying or non-qualifying in light of the Marriage Act 1949. He is able to advise those who are wanting to enter into Nikah only based marriages as what rights they have under the Sharia so that the marriage contract is drafted to contain these rights. He can also advise on the issues of Hadana, Mahr, Khula, Talaq, the role of a Wali etc when it comes to drafting of the Nikah as well advise on the rights post a separation. His Master’s thesis addressed as to how a non-qualifying Nikah could give rise to similar rights as a qualifying Nikah under the Marriage Act 1949 without the need of having to change the law.

Family Law

Yasin has an extensive background in criminal law and conducting trials in the criminal arena and this becomes an advantage when it comes to fact finding hearings which although not criminal involve the cross examination of witnesses. Yasin is adept at cross examining, his criminal background allows him to filter evidence as well as highlight what evidence is required to build a solid bedrock in order to cross examine.

Judicial Review

Yasin has a master’s degree in Judicial Review. He regularly drafts Judicial Review grounds, Pre-Action Protocol letters and conducts Judicial Review permission hearings.

Criminal Law

Yasin has a substantial Criminal background, but he chooses not to practice on the whole but can be persuaded where there is interest for him.

Languages: Yasin speaks English, Punjabi, Mirpuri and Urdu (basic).

Yasin is also Direct Access Qualified & authorised to conduct litigation

Immigration Hearings.

1. SSHD v VS 2021 – SSHD sought to overturn the ruling of the First tier that parental relationship existed between two adults who were not related successfully defended and no error of law was found.   https://www.bailii.org/uk/cases/UKAITUR/2021/HU024402020.html
2. MLA v SSHD 2021 – successfully argued that there was an error of law resulting in fresh hearing where a Judge had been misled by witnesses in the First-tier hearing.  https://www.bailii.org/uk/cases/UKAITUR/2021/HU198582019.html
3. MD v SSHD 2021- Successfully argued that a trafficked Albanian female could not be returned to Albania after the first found she could. https://www.bailii.org/cgi-bin/format.cgi?doc=/uk/cases/UKAITUR/2021/PA121422019.html&query=(din)
4. SS v SSHD 2019 – successfully argued in the case of an Iraqi national that the first tier had made an error to warrant a rehearing in the first tier.
5. SK v SSHD 2019- successfully argued that the first tier had made an error resulting in the appeal being allowed by the Upper Tribunal. https://www.bailii.org/uk/cases/UKAITUR/2019/HU019412018.htm
6. SSHD v SR 2019 – Deportation matter returned to the First Tier for a new hearing.  https://www.bailii.org/cgi-bin/format.cgi?doc=/uk/cases/UKAITUR/2019/HU097282017.html&query=(Y)+AND+(Din)
7. DV v SSHD 2019- successfully argued that the first tier had made an error by placing the burden on an EEA national to show the marriage was genuine. https://www.bailii.org/uk/cases/UKAITUR/2018/EA062992016.htm
8. GM v SSHD 2019- First Tier Decision challenged on procedural fairness.  https://www.bailii.org/uk/cases/UKAITUR/2019/HU024562018.html
9. SSHD v JK & Ors 2019- SSHD appeal against granting of appeals based upon Human Rights. https://www.bailii.org/uk/cases/UKAITUR/2019/HU163602018.htm
10. SL & Ors v SSHD 2018 – successfully argued that the first tier had applied the wrong test when considering if it was reasonable for a child to leave the UK.  http://www.bailii.org/uk/cases/UKAITUR/2019/HU212432018.html
11. BHT v SSHD 2018 – successfully argued that the first tier had made an error when assessing if an EEA national was exercising treaty right. http://www.bailii.org/uk/cases/UKAITUR/2018/EA089472017.html
12. HK v SSHD 2018 – Appeal allowed on Human Rights grounds by the Upper Tribunal.  https://www.bailii.org/cgi-bin/format.cgi?doc=/uk/cases/UKAITUR/2018/HU240462016.html&query=(Y)+AND+(Din)
13. SSHD v SR 2018- SSHD appeal against the decisions of the First tier to allow an appeal against deportation.
14. MKB & Ors v SSHD 2018- First Tier Decision challenged on material consideration. https://www.bailii.org/uk/cases/UKAITUR/2018/PA053092017.htmlS
15. TM v SSHD 2018 Appeal against EEA rights.  http://www.bailii.org/uk/cases/UKAITUR/2018/EA032492016.html
16. The Queen on the application of SB v SSHD JR/6353/2019 -Applicant was a victim of DV. Grounds for JR settled, SSHD consent to reconsider and grant ILR.
17. The Queen on the application of LH v SSHD JR/1508/ 2019 – Oral permission hearing. Certification challenged on the basis that the Applicant had provided evidence to show he was LGBT
18. The Queen on the application of MK v SSHD JR/1111/2019 – Oral permission hearing challenging the certification on the basis of para 276ADE.
19. The Queen on the application of BK v SSHD JR/5912/2019 – Grounds for JR settled challenging procedure adopted on curtailment
20. The Queen on the application of SK v SSHD JR/2256/2019 – Oral permission hearing challenging the certification on the basis of EX1(b)
21. The Queen on the application of AA v SSHD -JR/1748/2018- Oral Permission granted in the case of an out of time application regarding fresh evidence
22. The Queen on the application of ID v SSHD -JR/2289/2018 – Oral permission hearing sought to challenge that the SSHD had not property exercised discretion under para 254HD(r)
23. The Queen on the application of AG v SSHD 2019 – Grounds prepared and settled for failing to take into account Fresh Evidence
24. The Queen on the application of BK v SSHD 2019 – Grounds challenging the certification of a human rights claim

Notable Case involvement

  • R v Calderdale MC, ex parte Donohue & Cutler (2001) Crim LR 141 – the disclosure of CCTV
  • R v Teesside Crown Court, ex parte TH & others
  • R v RC. Murder
  • R v AR & others. Murder   
  • R v RHA & others. Murder
  • R v HA & others. Murder
  • R v LC & another, Murder of a child
  • R v SB Murder
  • R v ZA Murder
  • R v TL & others. Attempted Murder of an alleged paedophile
  • R v BM. Soldier charged with multiple counts of Attempted Murder
  • R v MK & others large scale conspiracy to supply class A involving 16 defendants
  • R v JH International drugs conspiracy spanning India, Greece, Germany & Philippines  involving 16 defendants
  • R v NN & others. large scale conspiracy to supply class A drugs involving 17 defendants
  • R v JM & others.  large-scale conspiracy to supply of Class A drugs
  • R v SH & SA & others.  2-year undercover drugs operation
  • R v TH & others Large scale drugs conspiracy involving class A drugs
  • R v MB. Terrorism -First prosecution under the glorification provisions
  • R v AM Theft of medicines which were sent to Syria
  • R v CB & others. cash for crash scam involving 44 defendants
  • R v DK & others. Kidnapping of a drugs courier by a drugs gang
  • R v MA & others. kidnap & torture  involving a drugs gang
  • R v MR & others -Exploitation of vulnerable girls
  • R v RN & others Exploitation of young girls.
  • R v DS non-disclosure of HIV status pre consensual sex & mitigation.
  • R v MR – large scale mortgage fraud
  • R v SA & others – Conspiracy to supply class A drugs.
  • R v TM & others. large scale drugs conspiracy to supply Class A drugs
  • R v SA & others. Conspiracy to supply large quantities of class B drug 
  • R v SM & another Conspiracy to supply class A drugs

Education

  • LL.B(Hons) – Business Law
  • LL.M – Judicial Review
  • MA – Islamic Law

Accreditations

Law Society’s Level 2 Immigration Accreditation

Associations

Member of the Western Circuit

Committee Membership

Member of the Bar Council Direct Access Committee

Inn

Inner Temple