Yawar Abbas


I am an associate in Fox Williams' business immigration team advising both businesses and individuals on a broad range of immigration and nationality issues.

Yawar assists listed companies, multinationals, financial institutions, businesses in the professional services sector, SMEs, start-ups, small businesses and education sector clients with their business immigration needs. He also advises private individuals on all aspects of UK immigration and nationality law, ranging from initial application through to Indefinite Leave to Remain and Naturalisation as a British Citizen. He is experienced in providing advice on complex family immigration applications, including experience of challenging Home Office decisions, be it by way of representations or at the Immigration and Asylum Tribunal.

Yawar joined Fox Williams in 2018 having completed his training as a solicitor at a specialist business immigration and employment firm. He has been working in immigration and nationality law since 2012 and, prior to training as a solicitor, gained experience with a big four firm’s corporate immigration team. He is fluent in Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi.

To contact Yawar or for more information…

Call: +44 (0)20 7614 2618
Email: yabbas@foxwilliams.com
Mobile: +44 (0)7889 405 662

My legal expertise

  • Business and corporate immigration
  • Complex immigration matters
  • Private immigration


  • Advising law firms and financial institutions on the impact of Brexit and the new Immigration Rules on workforce planning and global mobility

  • Advised on a complex Appendix-FM application with issues relating to self-employment income.

  • Advising an international law firm converting its UK branch to an LLP, resulting in the TUPE transfer of sponsored workers, and on consequences for its sponsor licence

  • Advice on a successful application for endorsement by TechNation under the Global Talent category

  • Advised a household name in the Publishing sector following a sensitive acquisition on a new sponsor licence and the transfer of sponsored employees.

  • Advised on a British naturalisation matter where excessive absences were significant and requesting the Home Office to exercise discretion.

  • Advised a college and a school with regards to sponsoring individuals in a matter involving a third party, and determining whether the individual was a contractor or an individual undertaking a routine role.

  • Advising a client in the Professional services sector on sensitive and strategic sponsorship of individuals, including partners and employees

  • Advised on a visitor entry clearance application where the individual was previously refused entry to the UK on arrival at port.

  • Advised a family with respect to an appeal at the Immigration and Asylum Tribunal, involving complex facts and immigration history. The Home Office withdrew their earlier decision and decided to reconsider the matter in light of fresh evidence.



To contact Yawar or for more information…

Call: +44 (0)20 7614 2618
Email: yabbas@foxwilliams.com
Mobile: +44 (0)7889 405 662


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