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Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Work Department

Immigration, education, private wealth


Hazar is a partner in the London immigration team and heads the private wealth immigration offering at Penningtons Manches.

She advises high net worth individuals looking to relocate to the UK and is also recognised for her expertise in the education sector. Her clients include universities, independent schools and large private education providers, who she advises on all aspects of compliance, risk management, restructuring and business strategies. Hazar is also experienced in providing global immigration solutions to large multinational organisations from a wide range of sectors including retail; sports; entertainment and technology. She advises on immigration, citizenship and EU law, appeals, judicial review applications and challenges to Home Office decisions which affect sponsors.

Hazar is a frequent speaker on immigration law and gives training on compliance with sponsorship licence duties under Tier 4 and Tier 2 as well as with prevention of illegal working legislation. She is an elected trustee of Immigration Law Practitioners Association (ILPA) and has provided training for ILPA; the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) and the Boarding Schools Association.


Qualified 2006; trainee solicitor, Bartram & Co Solicitors 2004-06; joined Penningtons Manches on qualifying in November 2006; Partner 2016 to date.


Arabic and French


Immigration Law Practitioners Association, Trustee and liaison for the Economic Working Group.


Pimlico School, London; Kingston University (Bachelors of Laws and French Law with Honours); University College London (Master of Laws with Honours); University of Law (Legal Practice Course).

Lawyer Rankings

London > Employment > Immigration

(Next Generation Partners)

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Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP fields a ‘very diligent and thorough‘ immigration team, known for obtaining ‘the best possible outcome‘ in difficult cases across the range of business and personal matters. Pat Saini leads the team, as well as co-leading the firm’s wider India group, and focuses on clients in the education industry – a key sector for the firm. Her clients range from individuals and institutions, and she also has a strong reputation for her work in the technology sector. Also notable is the ‘truly excellentHazar El-Chamaa, who, alongside her work heading up private wealth immigration and handling complex personal cases including nationality and EU work, currently sits as head of the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association. Senior associate Meghan Vozila is noted for her broad practice acting for clients ranging from SMEs and high-net-worth individuals to multinationals, and associate Afeefah Shabbir is key to the firm’s corporate offering. Adam Cotterill is also noted.