SAMIR PASHA
Immigration, Human Rights & Criminal Extradition

Samir joined Justitia as a pupil in May 2021 and is currently in the practising period of his pupillage.  Prior to joining us, he gained almost a decade of experience working in the wider legal profession, from large corporate firms to high street practices. He has previously worked as a civil servant for the Serious Fraud Office and received a commendation from the Director of the SFO for his investigative work.  Immediately prior to pupillage, Samir was based at MTC Solicitors as a senior caseworker on criminal and extradition matters.

 

Having worked on cases from both investigation/prosecution and defence perspectives, during his time at MTC, Samir developed his experience of criminal investigations, dealing with clients and preparing defence cases in serious and financial crime. Samir has assisted on the legal teams of some of the world's largest fraud and corruption cases and understands what steps are required to build a strong case, both for and against.

 

During his pupillage, Samir has assisted in a range of complex matters including:

 

  • Preparing skeleton arguments for FTT hearings dealing with Tamil asylum cases;

  • Drafting judicial review skeleton arguments;

  • Assisting in a complex matter relating to citizenship before the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC);

  • Advising on civil and IP litigation matters relating to a well-known fast-food chain;

  • Drafting representations to the United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on the freedom of speech relating to extra-judicial killings of journalists in Sri Lanka

Samir holds a Masters specialising in Modern South Asia from the University of Oxford.  He was a Middle Temple Scholarship recipient and a Human Rights Law Association bursary winner for his work in the West Bank, occupied Palestinian Territory.  He received the Human Rights Law Association Award for his achievements in Palestine.

Samir has been invited for interview on Pakistani international news channels and regularly publishes legal articles on matters relating to international human rights and immigration. His most recent article can be found here:

https://www.ein.org.uk/blog/home-office-barriers-stand-way-fairer-immigration-system-seeking-brightest-and-best-global

Samir has represented refugees and asylum seekers against the Home Office on numerous occasions as well as criminal clients requiring assistance in police prosecutions. He specialises in extradition cases, and currently represents clients facing extradition for serious offences, including human trafficking.  He often works closely with European lawyers to provide a comprehensive legal service.  He is available for instruction in all areas of Immigration, Human Rights, Criminal Extradition and general Criminal Law.

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My approach to each and every client is as a trusted advisor.  With meticulous preparation and confident advice, I strive to provide the best outcome of justice for every client.  However long it takes, I am by your side until the matter has concluded.

- The Hon Society of Middle Temple (2011)

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