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Amer Rahman

Amer specialises in the field of Immigration, Asylum and Human Rights Law.

Amer Rahman is a Senior Legal Advisor at Farani Taylor. A qualified lawyer since 1994, he has experience of all areas of immigration law, particularly in matters relating to Asylum and Human Rights.

Having dealt with all kinds of entry clearance appeals Amer uses a reliable steadfast approach throughout the entire process; from preparing the appeal paperwork, producing evidence in support, advising clients and attending tribunals to represent clients.

Amer has built a reputation for resolving seemingly futile issues and extremely complex matters, and continues to apply his expertise when handling matters such as: business immigration, detention, human rights, asylum claims. He also deals with applications of judicial review, Court of Appeal and the European Court of Justice.

He also deals with Sports Law He was a member of the legal team which represented the Former Pakistan Cricket Captain at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, in Lausanne. He also dealt with Salman Butt’s immigration matter on his 10 Year ban into the UK.

Furthermore, having qualified and practised law in Pakistan, Amer also has full jurisdiction to deal with all legal matters in Pakistan as well.

Notable cases:

In AA (Pakistan) permission was granted  from the Court of Appeal [Longmore LJ] to Judicial Review the SSHD’s refusal to treat AA’s representations as a ‘Fresh Claim’ as defined by the Immigration Rules. The substantive case is now reported as R (on the application of) AA v SSHD [2011] EWCA Civ 433.

R (Patel) v The Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) and the Secretary of State for the Home Department [2012] EWHC 1416 Admin: the second appeals test was not satisfied.


Salman Butt v. International Cricket Council CAS 2011/A/2364: member of the legal team which represented ex-cricket captain Salman Butt against the International Cricket Council (“ICC”), in which it was requested for the Panel to reduce his sentence for Spot Fixing as follows: to set aside the ICC Tribunal’s sanction for the sporting offence of ten year’s ineligibility, five of which are suspended. The case carried huge interest in the sporting world.


“Amer Rahman knows his law very well and prepares his cases thoroughly and carefully. He has practised law here and in Pakistan. The thing I noticed most when I first met him was his enthusiasm and optimism born of a stubborn belief that he can make a difference through law. As a result he has had and continues to have some remarkable successes in rescuing cases which have become seemingly hopeless because of previous incompetent or corrupt representation of vulnerable clients. I want to commend Amer Rahman to his fellow practitioners, his opponents and the many vulnerable clients he takes under his wing.” – Ian McDonald QC

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