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Senior Associate

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

Yawar specialises in all aspects of business immigration law, with a particular focus on Financial services, FinTech, Natural Resources, Professional services, Technology, Travel, Publishing Fashion and Education sectors.

Yawar 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 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
  • Sponsor licensing and compliance
  • Complex immigration matters
  • Private immigration
  • Nationality


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

  • Advised businesses in Technology, FinTech and Financial services sectors on several complex sponsor licencing and compliance matters

  • Advised an organisation with a ‘virtual business model’ in the Technology sector on matters relating to contractors, routine roles and sponsorship compliance duties

  • Advised clients in the Travel, Technology and Professional Services sectors on complex Representative of an Overseas Business / Sole Representative applications

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

  • Advised an Education sector client on issues relating to sponsorship of a third party and determining whether the individual was a contractor or an individual undertaking a routine role

  • Advised clients in the Education sectors on Sports Immigration matters

  • Advised on a complex spouse / partner application requiring the Home Office to exercise discretion on a broad range of issues

  • Advised on several matters with excessive absences, requiring discretion to be exercised by the Home Office

  • Advised several individuals on entry clearance applications who had previously been refused entry to the UK on arrival at port or had their applications refused





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