Mr. Qamar Bilal Hashmi has 20 years of legal experience in Immigration and Family law. Mr. Hashmi regularly represents clients in the family Court and immigration Tribunal. His is a reputed solicitor with a strong success rate.
Areas of Expertise & Experience
European Union Settlement Status:
On 23 June 2016, the UK held a referendum on its membership of the EU. 51.89% of citizens opted to leave the EU and on 31 January 2020 the UK left the EU. In the aftermath of leaving the EU, the incumbent government announced an immigration policy for the EEA nationals. This was in the form of Settled and Pre-settled status. Mr. Hashmi, due to his extensive knowledge of EU settlement scheme has routinely succeeded in getting settled and pre-settled status for his clients.
EEA family permit:
Mr. Hashmi dedicated his time studying the EEA regulations, as a result of such devotion Mr. Hashmi, not only successfully advised the clients but laid solid foundations to unite dozens of families in the United Kingdom.
Getting home office’s decisions overturned in the honourable courts has been Mr. Hashmi’s biggest Hallmark of success. Mr. Hashmi, has in person appeared in the higher courts of England and Wales to seek relief for his clients. Mr. Hashmi’s broad interpretation of law accompanied by his eloquence has been the key in fulfilling all the desired objectives of the client.
Asylum and Human Rights:
“Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.” Martin Luther King
As we all know that United Kingdom is a human rights paradise, it is very promising in offering refuge to those who escape brutal/barbaric regimes and are genuinely oppressed. Mr. Hashmi, having profound interest in human rights have made countless successful asylum applications. He has accompanied the oppressed to the courts and advocated to uphold the rights of the oppressed bestowed to him/her under UK’s domestic law.
Administrative and Judicial Reviews:
Mr. Hashmi has filed innumerable administrative and judicial reviews against refusals, courtesy his great understanding of the client’s case and his critical thinking, he has able to overturn a large majority of the refusals.
Mr. Hashmi is highly appreciative of a stable domestic household. He believes that life is all about compromising to co-exist. Prior to petitioning any divorce, Mr. Hashmi, in an attempt to achieve harmony, promotes mediation between the couple.
Nevertheless, if compromise between the couple is not reached, Mr. Hashmi, acting in the interests of his clients, guarantees an amicable breakdown of marriage or civil partnership.
“The best inheritance a parent can give his children is a few minutes of his/her time each day.” O.A. Battista
Due to the divorce, children suffer as they may not be able to see their other parent. The most satisfying moments of Mr. Hashmi’s career have come from uniting the bereaved children with their parents. Mr. Hashmi has sought hundreds of Child Arrangement Orders in favour of the mourning parents.
Mr. Hashmi has defended victims of domestic violence under the perimeters of law. He has successfully tendered incalculable amounts of non-molestation orders; these have guaranteed safety for the victim.
Mr Hashmi spearheads the compliance department of our firm. His duties are to keep the firm abreast with the day-to-day challenges and demands of the profession.
Mr. Hashmi’s achievements in academia have been outstanding. He began his legal journey by enrolling at Bachelor of Laws programme at the University of Peshawar, after successfully completing the law degree in 1999, he then travelled to the United Kingdom, studied Law at the College of Law and BPP University London. Finally, in 2008 Mr Hashmi stepped into the practical legal world, qualifying as a solicitor of senior courts of England and Wales.
Mr Hashmi’s capability and insight as a lawyer is reflected in the success he has earned for the firm’s clients. From immigration to family law, Mr. Hashmi has delivered the goods in every area of both the domains. He has been running and supervising Adam Bernard’s Centre of Excellence, conducting in house workshops and presentations.
Partner at Adam Bernard Solicitors / SRA designated Compliance officer (COLP)
Areas of Expertise
• Human Rights
• Child Custody
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