Virginia, US

Farida is a Senior Associate and Solicitor in Fragomen's London office who is 11 years qualified and has worked within immigration law for thirteen years. She has extensive experience in UK and Irish immigration law, advising clients of all sizes including small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) on a full range of corporate and private client orientated applications. She also represents client visa appeals at the First-Tier and Upper Tribunals.

Farida represents some of the world’s largest companies across all industry sectors, including financial, legal, technology, gaming and retail. Specifically, she focuses on providing strategic advice to companies on the establishment and maintenance of immigration compliance. Farida is currently advising extensively on Ireland’s Immigrant Investor Programme and assisting the SME sector in Ireland.

She also worked with Fragomen’s London-based UK private client team and investor team, and advises on all categories of immigration law relating to high-net-worth individuals. 

Prior to joining Fragomen, Farida headed and developed a small immigration practice for a high street law firm and established a strong client base mainly supporting and advising universities on Tier 4 compliance and internal processes. Prior to that she worked as a Manager for a medium-sized law firm which was acknowledged as being the UK's largest immigration legal aid supplier. Here, she focused on appeal work, complex discretionary matters within human rights and the EU, high-net-worth individuals and managing a team of solicitors and paralegals.

Farida became a fully accredited member of the IAAS (Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme) in 2006, achieving the highest level of qualification under this scheme.


College of Law | Legal Practice Course, 2001
Brunel University | Bachelor of Law, 2000, honors

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Legal Qualifications: Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales

Member, Law Society of England and Wales

Advised multinational clients on corporate immigration strategy, with a focus on efficiencies and costs-saving methods

Supported clients with audits and compliance-related matters falling under immigration law and policy

Advised high net worth individuals on Tier 1 (Investor) and Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) applications

Represented clients at appeal stages, and advocated for them at both the First-Tier and Upper Tribunals