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Aisha N

Consultant Solicitor


Aisha is a Consultant Solicitor and works within Sutovic & Hartigan’s Private Immigration Team. Her practice covers a full range of immigration and nationality matters.


Aisha has been working in Immigration, Asylum, Nationality and Human Rights law since 2014. She is a Law Society Accredited Supervisor and Senior Caseworker under the Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme. Having worked in the field for many years, Aisha is skilled at assisting clients with complex immigration histories and previous refusals. She is strategic in her approach to cases is thorough in her preparation.


Aisha qualified as a Solicitor in 2016 following the completion of her two year training contract at a London firm. After qualification Aisha joined a niche London firm advising and representing migrants and refugees, many of whom were detained. Aisha has also worked at a large national firm advising and representing both businesses and private individuals.


Aisha advises on all aspects of UK Immigration law including under the Points Based System, international protection, human rights and nationality. Aisha also has extensive experience in complex applications under the new EU Settlement Scheme.

Recent Work and  Notable Cases

  • Securing refugee status for an Azerbaijani human rights published author following a well prepared Pre-Action Protocol letter in response to a Home Office fresh claim refusal;


  • Securing refugee status for an Albanian who had arrived in the UK as a minor, had his asylum and fresh claim refused and instructed me whilst in detention with removal directions. Successfully obtained a grant of bail, prepared a fresh claim and acted in his appeal which was allowed by the First-tier Tribunal.


  • Securing refugee status following a fresh claim for an Iranian Christian convert who was accepted as being the victim of torture and a credible witness by a Judge but had nonetheless been refused asylum in an earlier determination.


  • Instructed on a complex Article 1F refugee exclusion case related to an elderly Iraqi academic whose appeal had been dismissed by the First-tier Tribunal. Sought and was granted permission to appeal to the Upper Tribunal and was successful in the Tribunal concluding that there was a material error of law in the first decision, setting it aside completely and retaining the matter in the Upper Tribunal for a de novo hearing due to the complex and sensitive issues.


  • Securing refugee status for a female Iranian national who made a late asylum claim having lived in the UK lawfully for under 10 years and had a previous refusal of a human rights claim.


  • Successfully obtaining ILR under the long residence route where there are breaks in residence.


  • Securing nationality where residence requirements are not met and in cases where there are good character issues with immigration history or criminality.


  • Obtained Sponsor Licence and restricted Certificate of Sponsorship for a hotel in Warwickshire and successfully obtained entry clearance for the employee.


  • Obtained multiple entry 10 year visitor visa for a Pakistani doctor and his family. Obtained a visitor visa for a young Pakistani couple and their two children after sending a Pre-Action Protocol letter following the refusal of their application.


  • Obtained leave under the private life route for a female American citizen with disabilities and special educational needs who had been visiting the UK since birth for various treatments.


  • Securing pre-settled status for the partner of a British citizen where the parties had lived together outside of the UK but not since coming to the UK due to personal circumstances.


  • Reversal of Home Office refusal following a Pre-Action Protocol letter in a spouse extension application where financial requirements were not met.


  • Reversal of a Home Office decision to refuse a student visitor visa following a Pre-Action Protocol letter.


  • Successful applications for registration as British citizens for children born inside or outside of the UK.

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