Asli is an Associate in the Immigration team.

Her specialist area is personal and business immigration applications, complex human rights cases, nationality law, appeals and all applications under the European law and Brexit related enquiries.

She acts for private clients in all categories of entry clearance, leave to remain, settlement and British nationality applications, including applications under the EU Settlement Scheme.

Asli supports business clients and their dependents mainly under Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) categories of the UK points-based system on extension applications and subsequent indefinite leave to remain applications following qualifying periods. Bilingual, she regularly deals with Turkish business clients under the EC Association Agreement (Ankara Agreement) and acts for UK-employed Turkish nationals.

With an impressive track record, her experience includes challenging Home Office decisions at the First-tier and Upper Tribunals of the Immigration and Asylum Chambers; Judicial Review claims for unlawful detention and refusal of Article 8 ECHR family and private life applications, as well as fresh claim challenges, unlawful denial of appeal rights and unlawful delays in processing applications.

Some examples of how Asli has supported clients include:

  • acting for an international (investor/entrepreneur) business client and his dependents to successfully obtain leave to remain under Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) category (PBS) and providing ongoing advice on the requirements of the Immigration rules (i.e. business activities, compliance, job creation, right to work checks etc.) enabling him and his dependents to obtain settlement in the UK at the end of his qualifying period; and
  • enabling a Turkish client to establish her business in the UK by assisting in her Businessperson visa application under EUAA (Ankara Agreement) providing ongoing support towards her extension application under the same category;
  • assisting many clients in their successful Indefinite Leave to Remain (settlement) applications, based on 10 years of continuous lawful residence (in various categories), by carefully assessing their immigration history and advising on requirements, evidence and application process to the Home Office; and
  • successfully obtaining legal status for UK-born children who have lived here without legal status for seven years continuously on private life grounds and, under ECHR right to private life, assisting family members in regularising their own immigration status.