Waqar Ahmad

Call: 2021

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Prior to his admission to the Bar, Waqar was an accredited senior immigration caseworker with several years of experience in the field. He litigated and advocated for individuals. 
 
Waqar has conducted over 250 immigration cases, handling complex matters concerning asylum, trafficking, and modern slavery. 
 
He is often described as approachable and resilient, frequently dealing with extremely vulnerable clients, particularly those with complex mental health issues and/or those who have suffered significant trauma. Waqar often addresses issues such as modern slavery, persecution, and domestic violence.  

Immigration

Waqar is regularly instructed in immigration matters. He has represented individuals in the First Tier and Upper Tribunals. While his expertise is in asylum law, Waqar has also dealt with matters concerning human rights, deportation, and EEA applications. 

Family

Waqar has experience with Child Arrangement Orders. He has represented individuals in dispute resolution appointments, pre-trial reviews, and final hearings for non-molestation and/or occupation orders. Waqar hopes to further expand his expertise in family matters. 

Civil

Waqar has experience in landlord and tenant matters, having attended s.21 possession hearings. Additionally, he has some experience in personal injury cases, previously attending stage 3 disposal hearings. Waqar hopes to continue building his practice in civil law. 

Notable Cases

Crime
R v L [2024]: Sentencing for theft of over £100,000. Acting for the Defendant in the Crown Court, providing mitigation submissions that although the offence had been committed, there were strong personal mitigation and a realistic prospect of rehabilitation. Waqar successfully secured a suspended sentence with no compensatory order. The case was also reported in the media. 

Immigration
NS v SSHD [2024]: Waqar successfully set aside a First-Tier Tribunal decision at the Upper Tribunal in a deportation matter for the judge’s failure to address, at the human rights appeal hearing, the Appellant’s argument under section 117(D)(2)(c) of the NIAA Act 2002 and in Part 13 of the Immigration Rules.  

Education

City, University of London – Bar Professional Training Course – Very Competent  

City, University of London – LLB Law (Hons) – 2.1 

Memberships

The Honourable Society of Inner Temple  

Awards

Leadership Academic Award 

CityBuddy Lead Mentor 

Micro-Placements Programme 

Languages

Conversant in: Urdu, Punjabi, Hindi  

Interests

Cricket, working out at the gym, travelling and trying different cuisines around the world