Zahid Choudry


DD: 0203 7738 736

Experience Profile

Zahid is a recognised specialist in immigration and human rights law, and provides a wealth of knowledge and advice to both his clients and the community as a whole. He has been a passionate advocate for human rights for many years, becoming involved in many different refugee programmes.

Having previously worked for the Government Legal Department (Treasury Solicitors) within the Litigation Group, Zahid is accustomed to working within tight deadlines, particularly with detained fast track and urgent judicial review challenges regarding removal directions or deportation arrangements.

Zahid specialises in advice and representation in all areas of immigration, asylum, nationality, deportation, EU free movement and human rights law.


Aside from running a busy, successful legal practice, Zahid is a volunteer at his local community centre, the Welfare Association and runs free legal clinics to support local businesses and people.


  • Human Rights Law

  • Immigration and Nationality

  • Family Law

  • Judicial Reviews and Injunctive relief

  • Public Law

Career history

  • Called to the Solicitors Roll and Qualified in 2009 

  • Level One Immigration & Asylum Accreditation, CLT, London

  • Bar Association Licence, Islamabad  

  • LLM, College of Law, Bloomsbury, London 

  • LPC, College of Law, Bloomsbury, London

  • LLB with Business Hons, Kingston University, Surrey

Professional memberships

  • Member of the Bar Association Islamabad

  • Member of the Solicitors Regulation Authority

Notable cases include:

  • 2018 - Issaq v SSHD - Deprivation of Nationality

  • 2017 - Balouchi v SSHD - Administrative Review Tier 4 Student 

  • 2017 - Zuluaga v SSHD - Long Residence and 276ADE 

  • 2017- NJ v SSHD - Asylum / Refugee Convention 

  • 2017 - Elawamy v SSHD - Retained Rights of Residence

  • 2016 - Bratianu v SSHD - Abuse of Treaty Rights - Regulation 19 and 24

  • 2016 - Khan v SSHD - Asylum / Humanitarian Protection

  • 2016 - Kumar v SSHD - Leave extended by section 3C 

  • 2016 - Slishani v SSHD - Entry Clearance Financial Requirements

  • 2015 - Patel v SSHD - Article 8 Private and Family Life

  • 2015 - Aziz v SSHD  - ETS Suitability 

  • 2015 - Kasami v SSHD - EEA Permanent Residence 

  • 2015 - Hasa v SSHD - EEA Regulation 7 / marriage of convenience 

  • 2014 - Caka v SSHD - EEA Regulation 8

  • 2014 - Fizmani v SSHD - Entry Clearance English Language Requirement 

  • 2013 - Vuka v SSHD - Section 55 Children's best interest


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