- Solicitor, Immigration

Arshia Hashmi | Solicitor, Immigration | Simpson Millar LLP - Manchester
T: 0345 357 9200    F: 0345 357 9399
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Based in: Manchester

Expertise:

Immigration

Career:

Arshia is an Immigration Solicitor based in our Manchester Office and brings more than 7 years' experience to Simpson Millar's Immigration Department. Arshia is an expert litigator and excels in challenging Home Office decisions.

She advises and assists clients in all areas of immigration including the following:

Tier 1 Applications - for Entrepreneurs and Graduate Entrepreneurs who are hoping to set up, join or take over a business in the United Kingdom.

Tier 2 Applications - Sponsored Workers for people wishing to enter the UK or to remain in the UK for work. This includes the following categories:

  • Tier 2 General
  • Tier 2 Minister of Religion
  • Tier 2 Sports Person
  • Intra company transfer

As Arshia has a keen interest and involvement in sport governance outside work, she has particularly focused on the Tier 2 Sportsperson category of the Immigration Rules.

Arshia presents a weekly radio show on Heritage FM which broadcasts across Greater Manchester and on DAB in English and Urdu and runs a free clinic at the British Muslim Heritage Centre. She also runs a free legal clinic at Simpson Millar's Manchester Office, every Wednesday at 10am.

As part of Simpson Millar's pro bono work, Arshia supports Hope for Justice in Manchester by running a pro bono caseload, supporting victims of trafficking. In 2016 we were shortlisted for the Yorkshire Legal Award for our pro bono work.

Away from work Arshia is heavily involved in football governance where she puts her expertise in equality, diversity and discrimination to good use to help effect a positive change in society and sport. In October 2013, Arshia was appointed by the FA as Chairman to its National Anti-Discrimination Panel to chair discrimination cases and also sits on the FA General Appeal Board Panel. On appointment, Arshia became the UK's youngest female panel member as well as the UK's youngest Asian female panel member for both the FA's National Anti-Discrimination Chairman's Panel and the General Board of Appeal. As of October 2016, she was appointed by the FA as a General Board of Appeal Chair on a national level.

Arshia speaks fluent Urdu and Punjabi and runs an own language caseload.

Interests:

Films, music, reading and football

Reviews:

Top service! 5 out 5! Simpson Millar provided me with a brilliant service – I am very happy. Whenever I called I didn’t have to wait, and they answered all of my queries.


I am incredibly grateful to Ms Arshia Hashmi for her hard work. Arshia represented me to successfully obtain both my daughter's British Naturalisation and her asylum. She always provided me helpful advice that was easy to understand, keeping me updated and communicating with me every step of the way. I always knew where I stood and what to expect. She was always approachable. I would highly recommend Ms Arshia Hashmi to anyone. Again, thanks for her hard work.


I met my partner in the summer of 2016. She was on a 6 month student visa, visiting from Brazil. We fell in love, and when we found out she was pregnant, we were both delighted. We decided we wanted to stay in the UK to start our family. But when we started looking into applying for a new visa, we were daunted by the complexity and the level of bureaucratic detail involved in the process. Without the advice and expertise of Simpson and Millar, my partner and I may have been forced apart. Thanks to the service they provided us, we are now planning our future together here in the UK.


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