SOROUR BASSIRI- DEZFOULI
Year of Call: 1996

IMMIGRATION

Sorour is a specialist in asylum, immigration, EEA and human rights law. She has appeared significantly before Immigration Judges both at first instance and appeal in asylum, human rights and Immigration cases as well as Judicial Review cases. She has dealt with many entry clearance appeals before Immigration Judges and has an interest in business immigration and European law. She is known to be approachable, with a hands-on approach to casework and works closely with solicitors advising on evidence at an early stage of an appeal. This approach leads to a better service to clients and solicitors and good success in the litigation process. She is able to explain complex points of law in a simple way both to clients and tribunals, a critical skill doing specialist tribunal work.

Sorour's in-depth areas of expertise include cases involving:

- Family and private life
- Deportation
- Asylum
- EEA
- Family reunion
- Entry clearance
- Points Based System

Sorour is a busy practitioner and works for a wide range of clients. She has extensive knowledge and experience in claims, appeals and judicial review which enables her to authoritatively advise in a range of case-types and appear in hearings in the Immigration Tribunals and Higher Courts.

EXPERTS YOU CAN TRUST

EXPERIENCE & BACKGROUND

Family:

Sorour is a well-regarded member of the family team representing clients in all areas of public and private family law matters, as well as financial relief.  She has a fine forensic mind and is always immaculately prepared. She works hard to try to negotiate the best outcome for her client but does not shy away from a battle in court if the case requires it. She has a reputation for being a focused and tenacious advocate.  She has the ability to deliver the best results for the client even in the last minute instructions.

Public Law

Local authorities and parents instruct Sorour at all stages of public law proceedings, in particular, care proceedings. She is experienced in cross-examining experts and has acted in cases involving vulnerable adults and adoption proceedings.  Sorour is known for giving practical, straight forward, focussed advice whilst maintaining the necessary sensitivity when dealing with public law proceedings.

Private Law

Private law proceedings involving residency, contact, occupation and injunctive order feature regularly in Sorour’s family practice. She has a loyal following of solicitors who recognize her ability to interact and communicate with lay clients, building trust and confidence through her representation. She is thoroughly prepared and pursues her cases rigorously.

Financial Relief

With considerable experience in financial relief, Sorour is familiar in conducting all stages of proceedings. She strikes the balance between a forensic approach when compiling schedules of assets and a human approach when dealing with clients and opponents alike. Sorour has provided written advises on financial relief proceedings and is able to keep her client’s long term goals at the forefront of her mind. She has conducted final hearings involving issues of unreasonable conduct and alleged fraud.

Fluent in speaking, reading and writing Farsi
Sorour is also an experienced Public Access trained and qualified practitioner and regularly takes instructions direct from the public
Alarape and anr (Article 12, EC Reg 1612/68) Nigeria [2011] UKUT 00413(IAC)

Obed and others v Secretary of State for the Home Department

[2008] All ER (D) 03 (Jul)      [2008] EWCA Civ 747

MR MOHAMMAD AFZAL SHAH

(NO ANONYMITY DIRECTION)

Appellant

and

SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT

Respondent

Upper Tribunal

(Immigration and Asylum Chamber)  Appeal Number: IA/29406/2014