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Naim Hasani

Naim Hasani
Solicitor (Director) 

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NAIM HASANI is the founder of Oliver & Hasani Solicitors. He obtained an Honors Degree in Tourism Management at the University of Polytechnics in Korce, Albania, in 1996.

In 2003, Mr. Hasani completed his four years part-time Law Degree at the University of Westminster. In 2005, he completed the two years part-time Legal Practice Course at the same University. He was admitted as a Solicitor in October 2007, after successfully completing his two years Law Society training contract. Prior to joining the legal profession, Mr Hasani worked for local government, as a social worker, especially dealing with children and unaccompanied asylum seeking minors who were placed on local authority care.

Mr Hasani specialises on immigration, asylum and human rights law, nationality law and Public Law/Judicial Review Applications.

Mr Hasani has shown excellent results on handling his own caseload and also in successfully managing the department towards delivering excellent standards of legal work and client care on Judicial Review matters on immigration and asylum human rights applications. He continues to play a vital role as a distinguished solicitor.

Mr. Hasani has particular expertise on Judicial Review applications, both in asylum and Immigrationand nationalitylaw.

He successfully represents clients on applications for Judicial Review at the Administrative Court and Upper Tribunal and appeals to the Court of Appeal, challenging the lawfulness of the decisions of the Secretary of State for the Home Department on asylum and immigration matters.

He also represents clients on Asylum, Immigration and Human Rights applications and appeals, including British nationality deprivation matters.

Areas of work also include marriage applications/unmarried partner applications, extension of leave and variation of leave applications, settlement applications/indefinite leave to remain in the UK, entry clearance for family members, visit visas, student visas, family reunion, European Economic Area (EEA) applications by Non – EEA nationals for EEA residence permits/ residence documents including appeals, if the application is refused, British nationality and citizenship applications, applications which fall outside the immigration rules, entry clearance applications and appeals, British nationality deprivation matters, including appeals, appeals against Deportation Order, following criminal conviction of foreign nationals.

Mr. Hasani has experience working in different areas of law, including Personal Injury, Property Disputes, Equity and Trusts, Neighbour Disputes, Disrepair, Inheritance claims, Insurance Fraud, General Litigation, Copyright, Entertainment and Family law as well as Extradition Law.

He is a level 3 Law Society Accredited Advanced Immigration Caseworker, this means that he has shown that he has  a high level of knowledge and experience in the area of Immigration law. There are only a small number of immigration practitioners throughout England & Wales that hold this quality mark.

He is a passionate public law solicitor and human rights campaigner.

 

NOTABLE CASES

 

Supreme Court

R (Hysaj & Ors) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] UKSC 82- UK Supreme Court, Nationality Law – Landmark ruling of the Supreme Court on the issues of whether the Secretary of State was entitled to treat someone’s grant of British nationality a nullity on the basis that it was obtained by means of impersonation. The Court delivered the judgment on 21st December 2017, overturning the fact some 36 years of well established Court of Appeal authority and thus changing the way the British nationality principle so nullity and deprivation are applied for generations to come.

Court of Appeal

FR (Albania) and KL (Albania) v SSHD [2016] EWCA Civ 605 – In these linked cases the Court of Appeal gave an important ruling as to the approach that needs to be followed by the Secretary of State in certifying asylum and human rights claims as “clearly unfounded” under section 94(3) of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002. The Court emphasised the need for the Secretary of State to give separate consideration to a claim for asylum, where she decided whether the claim should be refused, and the decision on the issue of certification. Certification is only possible where the claim permits of only one answer before a tribunal and would be bound to fail. On the facts of these cases, the Court quashed the certificates.

High Court

Hakemi and others v SSHD [2012] EWHC 1967 (ADMIN) – Claimants challenged the lawfulness of the UK Border Agency “Legacy Cases Policy”. The Court concluded that the Defendant had lawfully introduced a new Legacy Cases Policy that had not been publicised, and the Claimants’ further representations had been lawfully resolved.

Civil Courts

SF and others (Guidance, post-2014 Act) [2017] UKUT 120 (IAC) (16 February 2017) ([2017] UKUT 120 (IAC) – From Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber)

Pjetroni v SSHD (Upper Tribunal) – Judicial Review – Blood Feuds – Albania JR/11196/2015

GL (Albania) v SSHD Upper Tribunal – Judicial Review – Albanian Homosexual – Certification of Asylum and Human Rights claim quashed (JR12586/2015) certification of the Applicant’s asylum claim under s.94 of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002

SE (Albania) v SSHD – Judicial Review – Albanian Homosexual – Certification of Asylum and Human Rights claim quashed JR/13730/2015 – Certification of the Applicant’s asylum claim under s.94 of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002

Ismail v SSHD – Upper Tribunal, Judicial Review – JR/14215/2015 – Iraq – Fresh Asylum Claim, Para 353, Decision Quashed, Reconsideration Ordered.

Membership & Accreditations

Level 3 (Advanced) Senior Caseworker under the Law Society’s Immigration and Asylum Scheme
Articles

Freeman of the City of London

Member of the Worshipful Company of Arbitrators

Publications 

Naim Hasani Shortlisted for Human Rights Lawyer of the Year at Law Society Excellence Awards 2018 (3 August 2018)

Hysaj & Ors, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] UKSC 82 (26 January 2018)

The Times Lawyer of the Week (11 January 2018)

Two Albanians are not deported despite lying to get citizenship (Telegraph) (5 January 2018)

Naim Hasani wins landmark Judgment in The Supreme Court, overruling nullity of British Citizenship for two Albanian Nationals (21 December 2017)

Naim Hasani’s presentation at UCL Conference (12 July 2017)

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