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The Legal Rights Partnership provides a dedicated expert service for clients requiring immigration law advice and assistance. We have over 40 years combined experience in dealing with every aspect of UK immigration law and are regarded as leading experts in immigration, nationality and refugee law.

Mohammed Amjad LLB (Hons)

Mohammed Amjad

Mohammed Amjad LLB (Hons)

Mohammed Amjad was formerly a partner and head of the highly regarded immigration department at Dexter Montague LLP. Mohammed has extensive experience of representing clients at all levels and is a leading expert in his field. He was also a consultant Peer Reviewer for the Legal Services Commission undertaking quality of advice audits for them. His own work was reviewed by an independent Peer Reviewer appointed by the Legal Services Commission who made the following comments regarding the quality of his work;

Tactical awareness and strategic thinking on cases very impressive…. Clearly a highly efficient and incisive lawyer who quickly identified the issues in a case


Notable cases that Mohammed has been involved in include:

  • Mugisha v SSHD [2005] EWHC 2720 (Admin) (conspicuous unfairness resulting from Secretary of State’s failure to apply a policy);
  • R (Straka) v IAT [2002] EWHC 1981 Admin (The relevance of mental illness to the question of internal flight);
  • NM (what constitutes “leading an independent life” ) Zimbabwe [2007] UKAIT 00051;
  • SB (Bangladesh) [2007] EWCA Civ 28 (factors a tribunal ought to take into account in considering an appeal under Article 8; right to family life).
  • AF Jamaica [2009] EWCA Civ 240 (when considering the right to respect for family life the courts should look at the issue of deportation from the view of the wife and the children and not just focus on the offence and the offender; client succeeded in avoiding deportation despite receiving 7 year sentence for supplying class A drugs)
  • MH (pending family proceedings-discretionary leave) Morocco [2010] UKUT 439 (IAC) (the decision to remove an applicant in the process of seeking a contact order may violate Article 8 ECHR, in particular on the basis that removal of a parent/applicant during contact order proceedings would be unlawful because it prejudged the outcome of the contact proceedings and, more importantly, denied the applicant all possibility of any further meaningful involvement in the proceedings which may breach Article 6 ECHR)

As well as receiving instructions from individuals, Mohammed is also instructed by businesses and local authorities on behalf of children in care, with immigration issues. He is also regularly involved in discussion and advice programs on national TV regarding immigration issues.

Solange de Carvalho LLB (Hons) LLM

Solange de Carvalho

Solange de Carvalho LLB (Hons) LLM

Solange de Carvalho has a longstanding interest in human rights and immigration law. She studied International Human Rights Law and worked for a number of years with organisations concerned with human rights and civil liberties. In particular she worked assisting individuals sentenced to death and those requiring representations or guidance in lodging applications to the European Court of Human Rights. Prior to qualifying as a solicitor she worked as a research assistant and legal assistant at the Parliamentary Human Rights Group, the Human Rights Centre (University of Essex), the Centre for Capital Punishment Studies and Interights. After starting a family she spent some years volunteering for the Citizens Advice Bureau and then commenced work as an immigration caseworker at Dexter Montague LLP in 2003. She then qualified as a solicitor at Dexter Montague LLP in 2006 and worked as a solicitor in the immigration department until March 2011 when she left to set up LRP.

Solange has a built up a local following in immigration law and is instructed in all aspects of immigration law including human rights cases, asylum, deportations, spouse and dependent applications and all other areas of immigration law. She has a particular interest in cases involving families with young children who face separation.

Alex Beadon LLB (Hons)

Alex Beadon

Alex Beadon is an experienced Solicitor. He is qualified under the Law Society’s Immigration & Asylum Accreditation Scheme as a Senior Caseworker and Supervisor. He has over 10 years experience of practice in Immigration and Asylum Law. Alex advises in all aspects of immigration law including human rights cases, deportation, asylum, entry clearance applications, EEA applications, nationality applications and judicial reviews.

Alex gained his experience working at two of the leading publicly funded charities, the Immigration Advisory Service and Refugee and Migration Justice, where he was a Team Leader. Since joining Legal Rights Partnership he has continued to undertake work with asylum seekers and unaccompanied asylum seeker children whilst also expanding his expertise in spouse/family cases, healthcare cases pursuant to Articles 3 and 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights and Judicial reviews. He also regularly assists those abroad seeking entry clearance to the UK. Alex has now been working at LRP Solicitors for over 5 years and has established a strong following in the Reading area.

Abigail Sarfatti MA, BA

Abigail Sarfatti

Abigail is qualified Solicitor. She has a longstanding interest in immigration law and the experiences of migrants, which is fuelled by her own experiences having lived in several different countries around the world.

Abigail completed her undegraduate studies in the US, where she read history and African American studies at UCLA. After graduation she spent a year in Accra, Ghana, where she taught the Ghanaian national curriculum in a local primary school. Abigail then moved to the UK to pursue her post-graduate studies in African Studies and her legal qualifications.

Following her legal studies she worked as a paralegal with Turpin & Miller LLP in Oxford, where she specialised in asylum and detention work. Abigail then trained with a leading practice in Oxford, qualifying as a solicitor in March 2015. Following her qualification Abigail joined LRP where she has focused on immigration law and furthered her knowledge and experience in this area. She now advises on all areas of immigration law.

Humza Amjad Paralegal

Humza provides full casework support for Mohammed and assists him in managing his caseload on a day to day basis. He is experienced in completing all types of visa application forms, preparing those applications for submission to the Home Office and preparing court bundles. Humza is glad to be your first port of call and will assist you with any queries on a day to day basis.


Linda Wood Receptionist and Secretary

Lyn is an experienced Secretary and receptionist. She will be your first port of call and will happily deal with any queries and provide progress reports on your case.


Julie Alexander Senior Legal Secretary

Julie is a very experienced secretary and receptionist. She will happily deal with any queries and provide progress reports.

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