Alaha Faryl

Call To The Bar: 2003


Alaha has a successful public law practice which includes employment, family and human rights law with considerable experience of advocacy and written work in asylum and human rights claims, deportations and removals, bail application, administrative reviews, injunctions, judicial reviews, visit visas and points based system application. Recent emphasis has been on the application of European law, free movement of citizens and the exercise of treaty rights.

Recent instructions include:

• Representing an Appellant at the First-Tier Immigration and Asylum Tribunal in which it was argued that the starting point in the construction of the Immigration Rules is the natural and ordinary meaning of the words used to express the requirement in question and not any subsequent gloss as advanced by the respondent.  The respondent unsuccessfully appealed to the Upper-Tribunal which upheld the earlier First-Tier Tribunal decision.

• An emergency Injunction application to the High Court to halt the removal of a Claimant two hours before his flight to Pakistan.

• Representing vulnerable adults (both male and female) who have been the victims of torture, sexual exploitation and other forms of abuse.

• Representing a female Appellant who had been trafficked to the United Kingdom during her early teens and subsequently also held in servitude for nearly a decade.

• Grounds for Judicial Review, which led to a concession by the Secretary of State.

• Representing a Claimant at a 6 day race discrimination claim against a large public body.

• Defending an out of time application for costs (in excess of £25,000) against a Claimant and her Solicitor, in the Employment Tribunals.

• Representing the 2nd Defendant in a multi-party civil fraud action

Alaha has also presented a seminar to the Royal College of Nursing on The Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006