Billal Malik

Billal is a highly experienced immigration barrister. Several of his Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) cases have been reported (set a precedent for other cases to follow). He can help individuals and businesses with any kind of immigration related work, though he has particular specialism in family and personal migration, nationality matters, and business immigration.

He is litigation qualified, which means that in addition to the work that a barrister would usually do such as draft documents and represent clients in the Tribunal or Court, he can also handle other aspects of work that a solicitor would usually do, such as Home Office applications, correspondence with the Home Office, Tribunal or Court, and preparation of appeal or judicial review documents.

Billal’s work includes the following areas:

Court and Tribunal work

  • Drafting documents (e.g. appeal or judicial review grounds)
  • Appeals to the immigration tribunals and courts against Home Office decisions
  • Judicial review applications challenging Home Office decisions
  • Appeals to the Court of Appeal
  • Administrative Review applications

For individuals

  • ILR application issues
  • Spouse visa issues
  • Article 8, human rights, and family applications based on UK resident children
  • Adult dependent relative visas (for elderly or dependent relatives)
  • Naturalisation (nationality) application issues
  • Entry Clearance and visitor visas
  • Deportation proceedings
  • Immigration bail applications
  • EEA nationals and EEA dependants’ issues
  • Humanitarian protection and asylum claims
  • Unlawful detention claims

For businesses, entrepreneurs, and professionals

  • Employer Sponsorship Licence issues
  • Advice on immigration law compliance for employers
  • Skilled migrant soute issues
  • Startup visas
  • Sole representative visas

For a sample of Billal's articles on immigration law, see below:

Overview of immigration appeals: https://demstonechambers.co.uk/immigration-appeals-a-quick-overview/

Parents of British children: https://demstonechambers.co.uk/parents-of-british-seven-years-children-visas-contact-orders/

Home Office duty of disclosure in immigration appeals: https://demstonechambers.co.uk/the-home-offices-duty-of-disclosure-in-tribunal-appeals/

Overview of judicial review procedure: https://demstonechambers.co.uk/an-overview-of-immigration-judicial-review-procedure/

My approach

Approaching a barrister or solicitor for help makes most people very nervous. This is usually because they worry about the financial cost of legal advice, and because the thought of complicated legal procedures makes them feel they have no control over their problem.

Billal’s approach is simple and transparent. The first telephone consultation is free. If you wish to progress your query and instruct Billal, he will quote you a fixed fee for the work, and will give you his direct contact details so that you can contact him at any point and ask for an update on your case. 

My work

R (on the application of Khattak) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (“eligible to apply”, LTR, “partner”) [2021] UKUT 63 – Upper Tribunal – Family migration – Meaning of the term “partner” in Appendix FM to the Immigration Rules (for a full copy of the decision see https://tribunalsdecisions.service.gov.uk/utiac/2021-ukut-63)

R (on the application of Islam and Pathan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Tier 2 licence-revocation-consequences) [2017] UKUT 369 – Upper Tribunal – Employer Sponsorship Licences – Rights of employee when employer’s licence is revoked – (for a full copy of the decision see https://tribunalsdecisions.service.gov.uk/utiac/2017-ukut-369)

SSHD v QL – Upper Tribunal – Home Office trying to deport a Vietnamese national – Client’s appeal against deportation successful (for a full copy of the decision see https://tribunalsdecisions.service.gov.uk/utiac/pa-09073-2018)

About me

Billal’s practice is based in a set of barristers’ chambers with offices in London and Milton Keynes. He does however travel to all parts of the United Kingdom, including London, Birmingham, and Manchester, to help clients.

Billal previously worked in the legal department for HM Government. He therefore has in-depth knowledge of conducting legal challenges against decisions of public authorities.

What my clients say

To see more of what my previous clients say about my work, see the Google reviews left on my chambers' webpage. A few samples are below:

Professional and excellent service. Clearly outline the cost and chances of success based on probability.
Helped me to obtain the spouse visa at First Tier Tribunal. 
Farhan Habib

Billal was incredibly meticulous throughout the process of a legal fact finding hearing. His representation within a complex case like this was invaluable. He displayed sensitivity and was able to devise a case with his legal acumen despite being instructed at short notice. I would not hesitate in contacting Demstone Chambers in the future, should the need arise as I am more than satisfied with the service Mahvish Safir

Billal is a very experienced barrister who helped my fiancée win a very challenging deportation case. His professionalism, extensive knowledge in immigration law and determination resulted in a great outcome- the judge rulings were in our favour. Thank you Billal for your amazing work and help, this means so much to me and the family! Anisa Demirova

Mr malik assisted me with my case. He was very dedicated and always treat me in a friendly and professional manner. He appealed my case and won it, I also introduce my niece to him and he assisted her case and also won it. We couldn't have asked for a better lawyer. We Highly recommend him. He is great lawyer with promised results as we have now! MG Nmah

The services provided by Mr Billal Malik are worth every penny. He demonstrated a very professional approach at each and every step of the case, with amazing response times. I highly recommend him. Santosh Thapa

Professional & academic

LLB (Law), LLM (International Law) – King’s College London

Bar Qualification -  BPP Law School London

Law Tutor - King's College London

Legal Editor - Lexis Nexis UK

Publications: 
Retrospective Legislation & the ECHR – Law Journal 
Tribunal Procedure & Time Limits – Law Journal 
Mutual Assistance: JP Morgan Chase v. SSHD – Criminal Law & Justice 
Confiscation Orders & Bankruptcy – Criminal Law & Justice 
Silence on Legal Advice – International Journal of Evidence & Proof 
The Hearsay Rule Under the CJA 2003 – International Journal of Evidence & Proof
Dworkin & Interpretation – UCL Jurisprudence Review

 

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