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Zahra Hussain

Radlett, United Kingdom

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Summary

Practice Areas:

  • Immigration Law
  • Human Rights and Civil Liberties Law
Jackson Longe Solicitors

Professional Summary

 

Highly motivated professional with over 17 years of high-qualityexperience as a lawyer within the public sector and private practise, specialising in Immigration and Human Rights Law.

 

Director of a Limited property development company, Identifying profitable development opportunities at residential auctions

 

Thorough grounding in the law relating to Immigration and Human Rights Law, Excellent negotiating and advocacy skills and good legal drafting skills. Knowledge of professional conduct rules laid down by the Courts and Solicitors Regulation Authority. Practical knowledge and understanding of both the FSA handbook of rules and guidance and the UK legal and regulatory anti-money laundering framework. Excellent team player and ability to develop an effective working relationship with team and affiliates at all levels, including senior management and business. Highly effective verbal and written communicator with the ability to multitask successfully and perform

well under pressure in a changing environment and acting as a single point of contact.

Arabic/Urdu/Punjabi/Hindi language skills

 

Other activities include working part-time as part of as property developer running a small enterprise buying and selling houses at auction. Dealing with local councils, building regulations and other bodies in connection with conveyancing and housing.

Previous Employment

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Provided written and verbal representation, including advocacy in court, for clients seeking assistance in the Immigration/Asylum law field in accordance with Legal Services Commission Specialist Quality Mark Standards and Legal Policy Guidelines. • Repre

Experience

 

 

Providing accurate and practical advice to clients on all aspects of the UK immigration and nationality law.
Preparation of applications both within and outside the Points Based System including drafting Certificates of Sponsorship, Entry Clearance applications and Further Leave to Remain applications.
Preparing bespoke submission instructions to assist clients filing applications at Entry Clearance Posts overseas or Public Enquiry Offices in the UK.
Liaising with UKBA over the telephone and keeping clients informed of the progress of their application.
Keeping up to date on changes to UKBA policies and procedures and cascading knowledge as appropriate.
File management and billing administration
Providing high-quality legal service to all JLS clients.
To develop and maintain good client relationship skills, gaining clients’ confidence and that of other professionals.
 Receive requests for legal advice from current and potential clients and deciding on the most appropriate responses to make to these requests.
Establishing what needs to be done to solve a client’s problems.
Offering advice on the law, legal procedures and a wide range of associated issues.
Attend and represent JLS at client meetings.
 Draw up contracts and other legal document 
Research documents and case history to ensure accuracy of advice and procedures.
Represent clients in tribunals and in Courts where required.
To work and behave in a professional manner and to the highest standards expected of the profession.
 Comply with procedures set out in the Office Procedures Manual (OPM), professional standards and any requirement set by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).
 Carry out duties given by the partners or employees faithfully and diligently and follow all reasonable instructions.
To participate in the growth and development of the department / firm.
Treat all information about the firm and its client and their business as wholly confidential.
Keeping up-to-date with changes in the law.
Attract additional business from new and existing clients.

 

Education

Middlesex University

University

1996 - 2019

LLB Hons

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