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Broadway House Chambers

Chambers of Rodney Ferm

1 CITY SQUARE, LEEDS, LS1 2ES, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0113 246 2600
Fax:
Fax 0113 246 2609
DX:
26403 LEEDS PARK SQUARE
Email:
Web:
www.broadwayhouse.co.uk
Bradford, Leeds
Broadway House Chambers (Chambers of Rodney Ferm), Afshan Hashmi, Leeds, ENGLAND

Afshan Hashmi

Tel:
Work 0113 246 2600
Email:
Broadway House Chambers (Chambers of Rodney Ferm)

Work Department

Employment/regulatory/judicial review/immigration/general civil.

Position

Barrister specialising in employment law, regulatory and immigration law with an established practice in the North of England and nationwide. Licensed for direct access under the Bar Council Public Access Directory. Appointed to the Equality and Human Rights Commission Preferred Panel. Extensive experience in representing both claimants and respondents in Employment Tribunal litigation. With a strong academic background in this practice area (including a Master’s degree), adept at handling lengthy hearings as well as those which involve complex legal and factual issues. Varied client base includes public and private sector bodies, and accepts instructions to advise and represent such organisations in internal disciplinary proceedings as well as in the tribunal. Burgeoning practice in the field of immigration law and is a regular in the First Tier and Upper Tribunals, as well as in the High Court. Often instructed by the Home Office and the UK Border Agency, and has appeared in a number of judicial review applications in the Administrative Court. Experience of regulatory law. A significant element of Afshan’s practice includes representing doctors in disciplinary hearings before the Interim Orders and Fitness to Practice Panels of the General Medical Council. Has also represented or advised regulators, disciplinary bodies and employees in matters beyond the medical profession, including company directors and other senior employees. Also practise in the general civil jurisdiction, where practice concentrates on personal injury work. In this area instructed in claims arising from road traffic accidents, occupiers’ and employers’ liability, credit hire, construction disputes and civil fraud. Regularly called upon to draft statements of case, witness statements and skeleton arguments in cases of complexity, and have appeared in civil actions of considerable value.

Career

Trained BVC Manchester, qualified 2005. Barrister specialising in employment law, regulatory and immigration law with an established practice in the North of England and nationwide. Licensed for direct access under the Bar Council Public Access Directory. Appointed to the Equality and Human Rights Commission Preferred Panel.

Languages

Hindi/Urdu/French/Gujarati.

Member

Employment Law Bar Association; Employment Lawyers Association; Industrial Law Society; Discrimination Law Association; Immigration Law Practitioners Association.

Education

Woodkirk High School; Harrowgate Tutorial College (Sixth Form); University of Essex (2003, LLB Hons, Law); University of Manchester (2005, Bar Vocational Course); University of Surrey (2010, LLM, employment law).

Leisure

Swimming, cinema.

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