Virginia, US

Zahira is an Associate and Solicitor based in Fragomen’s London office. She advises clients on all aspects of UK immigration law, including applications made under the Points Based System (PBS). Zahira primarily assists multinational corporate clients with a particular focus on Tier 2 General and Intra-company Transfer visas as well as settlement applications. She also advises private clients and high net worth individuals under Tier 1 of the Points Based System.

Zahira has a particular interest in European law and the impact of Brexit. She guides clients on EEA family permits, permanent residency applications and settled status for European nationals following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.

Education


The University of Law | Legal Practice Course, 2015
The London School of Economics and Political Science | Bachelor of Law, 2013

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Immigration Credentials:

Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales

Memberships:

Member, Law Society of England and Wales

Member, Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association

Designed mock compliance audits that focus on assessing Human Resources (HR) systems for compliance with the Home Office obligations and creating and implementing solutions to compliance gaps.

Provided technical legal advice to clients on a range of European law applications, including Permanent Residency and Van Der Elst applications.

Partnered with global financial clients to offer sponsorship for their UK summer internship programme under Fragomen’s Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange Scheme.