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Westkin Associates
3rd Floor Maddox House, 1 Maddox Street

Employment > Immigration

At boutique Westkin Associates, a sizeable team handles the breadth of immigration work for clients ranging from private clients to start-ups and established companies. At the centre of the team is managing director Amir Zaidi, a former barrister and accomplished immigration specialist. Other key contacts include senior associates Rosy Romano and Lizama Thahir, commercial director Ayan Yalchin and associate Michael Marziano.

Practice head(s):

Amir Zaidi; Michael Marziano; Rosy Romano; Lizama Thahir

Other key lawyers:


‘Westkin Associates offer a highly tailored service to clients. We are comfortable with referring all requests for immigration and visa advice to Westkin Associates and our clients are uniformly happy and impressed with the quality of advice and service they receive.’

‘An excellent all round firm – would highly recommend for corporate and HNW personal immigration expertise. Have a good following of clients from the Gulf States.’

‘Westkin are an ambitious enterprise which operates efficiently and effectively, managing cases in a manner which is convenient and accessible through the development and implementation of excellent IT and case management systems. The firm serves an extraordinarily diverse array of clients from eminent former politicians to domestic workers. They deliver a thorough and cost effective service to all.’

‘Amir Zaidi and Rosy Romano of Westkin are clearly very experienced in complex appeals, working with top-rate counsel, and are familiar with the issues which can arise in such cases and are adept at handling demanding clients.’ 

‘Ayan Yalchin – highly experienced and knowledgeable with great client relationship skills and a calm and assured presence. Amir Zaidi – top-notch legal expert in all things immigration drawing on his background as a barrister to great effect.’

‘Amir Zaidi is astute, well connected, informed and articulate. He is a massive draw to high profile and high net worth clients, handling them and their cases with assured confidence and getting the best out of those he employs to ensure unparalleled outcomes. Rosy Romano is a standout lawyer. She manages complex cases and challenging clients with aplomb. She is no nonsense, cuts through the superfluous and identifies the critical features of a case before then developing effective strategies and diligent case management processes to deliver the best outcomes.’

‘Michael Marziano is extremely hardworking and can handle the most difficult of cases with ease.’

‘Lizama Thahir is very professional. I think the highest compliment I can make is if a family member needed a solicitor to help with an immigration matter I would refer them to Lizama. She is up to date, meticulous in her approach and takes time to provide a bespoke service to each of her clients.’


Westkin Associates is a leading immigration law firm based in Mayfair, London. It has expertise in all areas of UK immigration law, with a particular focus on corporate and private business immigration as well as EEA law, human rights and appeals.

The firm: The services Westkin provides and the responsibility that it has in assisting clients in often complex and stressful matters has been recognised and have added to its standing within immigration law. Westkin’s immigration lawyers have over 20 years experience in providing stellar immigration advice and services in all aspects of immigration law. Westkin is proud of its reputation as one of the best immigration law firms in London and is committed to providing a specialist level of service to all its clients.

Its lawyers are from diverse backgrounds (over 15 different countries) and over 20 different languages are spoken. Westkin Associates advocates diversity in all areas; this is a method that provides us with the capabilities to be able to expand and network internationally from clients across the globe.

Westkin is headed by leading immigration and human rights law barrister Amir Zaidi. Prior to founding Westkin Associates, Amir practised as an immigration barrister at 1 Mitre Court Buildings. Amir was called to the Bar in 1999 and specialised in immigration (personal and business), nationality and human rights law for over 11 years.

Amir built up a strong reputation across the courts and among immigration lawyers as a leading practitioner within all areas of personal and corporate immigration law. He is well known for his unshakeable commitment to achieving outstanding results for all his immigration clients.

Types of work undertaken: Westkin is a leading immigration law firm with practice teams in all aspects of inbound UK immigration and nationality law, human rights, and corporate and private individual facilitation. It focuses on providing unsurpassed representation to corporations, professionals, high-net-worth individuals and all those in need of efficient, honest and effective advice.

Its practice areas within immigration law are split into two main divisions (corporate and private client).

The corporate teams deal with small and medium enterprises, and also represent many international companies, who require facilitation with relocating overseas branches and their employees. Westkin Associates can assist companies with the immigration and corporate immigration aspects of mergers and acquisitions.

The private client teams assist individuals with all aspects of immigration advice, whether clients are looking to invest in the UK, start up businesses in the UK, EEA advice, advice on appeals/representation in the immigration tribunals/courts, nationality and human rights and asylum, The team provides advice and representation on all areas of UK immigration law.

Westkin excels in providing clients with efficiency, speed, expertise and professionalism in its advice and representation.


Commercial Director/Solicitor Ayan Yalchinayan.yalchin@westkin.com+44 (0) 2037781782
Managing Director Amir Zaidiamir.zaidi@westkin.com+44 (0) 2071184546
Michael Marziano photoMr Michael MarzianoImmigration Lawyer
Rosy Romano photoMs Rosy RomanoImmigration Lawyer
Houman Shaikh photoMr Houman ShaikhSenior Associate
Ayan Yalchin photoMr Ayan YalchinCommercial Director/Solicitor
Amir Zaidi photoMr Amir ZaidiManaging Director
Number of UK partners : 1
Number of other UK fee-earners : 20
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