Hassan Sarwar

Barrister

Called 2010

Public Access Accredited

 

Background

Hassan is an experienced barrister with a robust approach at Court and a friendly manner to clients. His strength is as an advocate, having appeared in cases in the High Court Chancery Division, as well as a number of judicial review hearings in front of High Court judges and regular advocacy at the Family Court and Immigration Tribunals.

He aims to provide a quick turnaround on any written work and for any written advice to be put in a clear, concise and practical manner.

Hassan writes regular articles on legal developments in his practice areas.

He seeks to provide an excellent level of service to professional and lay clients.

Civil


Before coming to the bar, Hassan undertook commercial work at a solicitors firm.

In his years of practice at the bar he has significant experience of advocacy and advisory work over a range of civil matters including contractual disputes, trusts disputes, sale of goods act claims from fast track to multi track claims.

Notable cases:

Aruna Project LLP v MH: acted for the defendant in an unusual claim where a defence of non-est factum was raised in the High Court Chancery Division in respect of a claim for specific performance.

N v Z: acted on behalf of a supermarket in defence of a passing off claim at the High Court Chancery Division in relation to the use of a company logo.

S v Jap Autos Ltd: acted for a car garage in a fast track claim to defeat a claim under the supply of goods and services act for repairs to a vehicle.

Russells Foods Ltd: acted in a number of matters on behalf of a store in the employment tribunal in transfer of undertaking and unfair dismissal claims.

Family


Within the family law arena Hassan operates exclusively in financial remedy proceedings.

He gives pragmatic advice to clients, yet does not lose sight of the importance of securing a positive outcome. Hassan is able to explain legal concepts surrounding financial remedy proceedings in a straightforward and friendly manner.

He enjoys the cut and thrust of a final hearing and will put forward robust arguments in support of his client’s position.

He has a particular interest in intervener cases involving common intention constructive trusts.

Languages: Conversational Hindi & Urdu, understands Punjabi.

Notable cases:

S v S: proceedings with assets over £2million including issues with the valuation of a company.

H v H: acted for the respondent to defeat an intervener’s claim for a constructive trust in relation to two properties in the joint names of the applicant and respondent.

J v J: proceedings with 6 properties and legal arguments as to pre-marital assets in a short marriage.

C v C: case which involved significant pensions and a detailed experts report, negotiated a favourable pension sharing order for the Applicant.

Immigration


Hassan is highly experienced at the First-tier and Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber).

He is well known to judges having completed a large number of hearings representing both Appellants and the Secretary of State for the Home Department.

He has successfully obtained injunctions against removal on a number of occasions as well as quashing Secretary of State’s decisions through judicial review proceedings.

Hassan has a detailed knowledge of jurisprudence and the inner workings of the immigration rules in Article 8 ECHR appeals. He carefully constructs arguments designed to yield the best prospects of success for his clients.

Notable cases:

AM v Secretary of State for the Home Department: acted at the First-tier and Upper Tribunal in deportation proceedings for a high profile client who had received national media attention as one of the first individuals to be convicted as part of “grooming gangs” in the north-west.

A v Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber): granted permission to proceed with a claim at the High Court (Admin Division) of a Cart judicial review of the Upper Tribunal’s decision. Permission granted on the basis inter alia the grounds disclosed an important point of principle or practice.

BN v Secretary of State for the Home Department: The case involved a technical argument as to the proper construction of Appendix FM §2(c) where slightly irregular payments had been made by cash into a bank account. The appeal was allowed on the basis of legal arguments in Hassan’s detailed skeleton.

SK:advised a multinational organisation on an application for Tier 2 Sponsorship license. Application subsequently granted by the Secretary of State.

CB v Secretary of State for the Home Department: obtained an urgent injunction against removal for a Jamaican national in circumstances where the Secretary of State had unreasonably rejected further submissions as amounting to a fresh claim under IR 353