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Immigration Firm Shut Down

High profile immigration solicitors Malik Law Chambers has been shut down by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). The company that has two branches - one in London and one in Birmingham has been shut down at short notice due to their dealings. The case is something of a shock as the company has a high profile due to its large history of dealing with immigration cases - Dr Malik's Facebook page notes that he has been involved with over 18,000 cases since 1995.

In a statement released by the authority, they noted: There is reason to suspect dishonesty on the part of Dr Akbar Ali Malik and on the part of Mr Imtiaz Ali, the firm's managers, in connection with the firm's business (Paragraph 32(1)(d)(i) of Schedule 2 to the Administration of Justice Act [1985]).

That Malik Law Chambers and Dr Akbat [sic] Ali Malik, as a manager of the firm, have failed to comply with the SRA Principles 2011 (Paragraph 32(1)(a) of Schedule 2 to the Administration of Justice Act [1985]).

The decision is highly unusual and certainly poses questions as to why Dr Malik and his associates were allowed to trade for quite so long considering the seriousness of the case against them. Malik though is no stranger to controversy. In 2006 he won £20,000 worth of damages from The Sunday Times - though it must be noted that he also faced a reprimand for his actions after an undercover reporter from the newspaper exposed Dr Malik for his actions and advice. It is not clear at this stage whether the recent shutdown was as a result of similar actions or something else entirely.

Why Were They Shut Down?

At this stage, it is unknown exactly what Malik Law Chambers have been accused of, but the seriousness of the punishment would appear to indicate systemic and widespread abuse throughout the company's practices. Recently the company was criticised for putting forward obviously bogus and seriously problematic arguments during a judicial review. It is clear that whatever they have done, it warrants a serious investigation and clearly the SRA is not planning to allow Dr Malik to trade whilst an investigation is ongoing.

The worry now is for the clients of the business. Fortunately, many of them will be able to take on the services of alternative law firms, but there will be some who will be hugely affected by the shutdown. For those clients, we are still able to help, we are ready to step in and help those affected to continue their cases.

What Are The Alternatives For Their Customers?

For many of Malik Law Chambers former clients, they will now look to find an alternative immigration solicitors. If they have money tied up with the business then there will be help available from the High Court to try and retrieve the funds. We can also help them to try and sort out any financial issues and of course, we can take over their immigration cases. It is vital that if you have been affected, you get in touch with an alternative solicitor as soon as possible in order to maximise your chances of getting a good resolution.

Our team is ready and waiting to help those who have been affected to maximise their chances of a successful case resolution. We can take over at any stage of proceedings and can help to ensure that you get a fair chance to present your case even if you have been negatively affected by the now-defunct law chambers of Dr Malik. So please do not delay, if you have been affected by the shutdown of Malik Law Chambers, get in touch today and our solicitors can help to take over your case.

Why We Are Different

Our clients can trust us because we never work without integrity. In every interaction that we have - whether with a client or at a tribunal - we work with complete honesty and within the framework of the law to ensure that our clients are never compromised by our business practices. We understand that those who want to come to the UK, or indeed remain in the UK, want to do so legally. By acting with complete honesty and presenting your case with expert skill, we can ensure that you get the results you deserve with the integrity that you expect.

While other companies may be prepared to blur the lines of what is right, we do not. Our customers are the heart of our business and it is our job to protect them - not put them in danger. By acting honestly and with integrity, we can ensure that you never have to worry about the result of your case being overturned due to the poor integrity of the company that you used to get it.

Where Can I Get More Help?

If you have been affected by the shutdown of Malik Law Chambers, or indeed you have any other immigration query, please get in touch. Our expert team of lawyers will ensure that is not let down and we will always guide you with integrity and honesty so that you will never have to be worried about being put in the situation that now faces the former clients of Malik Law Chambers. Get in touch today to discuss your query and we will be more than happy to help get you on your way.

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