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Arshia Hashmi | Solicitor, Immigration | Simpson Millar LLP - Manchester
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Based in: Manchester




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.


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Arshia was always available to talk to at short notice and extremely meticulous in understanding our case. Her approach to our case filled us with confidence regarding our application and took a lot of anxiety out of a fairly stressful period of our lives. We would both really like to thank Arshia for all her help as it’s allowed us to be together once again and plan our future together.

I was very pleased with the service that I received. My solicitor, Arshia, was very helpful and reliable, handled my case very efficiently and answered all of my queries effectively. I would recommend Arshia to those wanting a thorough and professional input to move things forward as quickly and smoothly as possible.

My partner and I are extremely thankful to Arshia for all her help. It was a very anxious period of our lives and her help and guidance made things a lot easier. Even though I was in a different time zone the communication was very clear and she was readily available for advice either through email or phone. She was also extremely detailed in her approach to our case and went through every minor detail that could help our application.

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