Our Team

Amer Zaman

Amer Zaman

Director / Solicitor

Education

  • 2004 – 2007 LLB (Hons) London South Bank University
  • 2007 – 2009 Legal Practice Course (LPC), College of Law, London
Amer is the founding Director of Cranbrook Legal. With over 10 years’ experience in Immigration Law.He is described by his clients as “passionate”, “extremely knowledgeable” and is “highly recommended”.

Amer boasts a broad range of clients deriving from multinational corporations to entrepreneurs, high net worth individuals, families and vulnerable people facing persecution and seeking Asylum in the UK.
Amer has a particular interest in assisting technology based organisations moving their operations to the UK and advising on the immigration implications.

Amer has vast experience in all aspects of UK business immigration as well as personal Immigration. Amer is skilled in the points-based system (PBS), including sponsored migrants, innovator/start-up and investor routes.

As well as Business Immigration, Amer has in-depth knowledge of Asylum law and has had notable successes in the past. Clients frequently comment on Amer’s attention to detail and ability to think outside the box when preparing their cases.

During 2019, Amer has been regularly appearing on TV, Radio and National Newspapers often commenting on Immigration related issues. Amer is prominent across social media regularly commenting on the UK’s current immigration policies.

In his role as Director at Cranbrook Legal, Amer oversees all staff and client matters for Cranbrook Legal. He advises on UK immigration with a client base spanning all sectors.

Email: a.zaman@cranbrooklegal.com
Afran Aslam

Afran Aslam

Executive
Arfan is an experienced litigator and has several years’ experience working for leading law firms in all aspects of County Court work. He has acted for a number of household names in the Insurance industry both on a delegated and referral basis and has developed his knowledge and expertise by acting for Claimants and Defendants from Inception to trial.

Dispute Resolution/civil litigation
Arfan has expertise in acting for Claimants and Defendants in all aspects of County court work including contractual disputes, Tolata claims, Insurance Litigation, claims for Indemnity, Property Damage claims. Arfan has particular expertise in Interim applications and achieving a successful and commercially viable outcome.
Arfans technical knowledge enables him to swiftly understand the poignant issues in a contentious matter from the outset.
Notable cases include Harbridge v Dempsey, Vlive Turner v Bathroom studios – Determining the correct measure of damages in a claim for repairs to chattel. Drafting advice on the Practice Direction on Pre Action conduct and drafting all pleadings. Successfully defended a number of claims which then lead to the seminal authority of Coles and Others v Hetherton and Others.

Family law/Financial relief/Children law
Arfan covers all aspects of Family law work including divorce, financial relief, Children law, Tolata. Arfan advises on all financial issues arising from the end of a personal relationship.
Arfan advises on all financial issues arising from the end of a personal relationship, whether through divorce, dissolution, separation, children’s needs, or the death of a spouse or partner.Arfan has conducted work in all aspects of family law including:-
  • Drafting divorce proceedings;
  • Advising on response to divorce proceedings;
  • Application for child arrangements orders;
  • Resisting applications for child arrangements order;
  • Financial relief proceedings;
  • Claims under TOLATA;
  • Drafting and advice on Pre-Nup and Post Nup agreements, Cohabitation Agreements and separations Agreements
  • Applications and advice for Non Molestation and Occupation Orders.

Arfan has successfully initiated proceedings for financial a relief and taken cases to final hearings. Divorce Lawyers London, Arfan drafts divorce petitions and provides sound advice to clients to ensure their interests are protected. Child Custody Lawyer, In Children Act proceedings he can initiate the process and resist an application if acting on behalf Respondents to achieve a pragmatic solution.Arfan has successfully concluded proceedings for both Applicants and Defendants.

Personal Injury
Arfan has acted for household names in theInsurance industry in defending Personal Injury claims and drafting advice on Defendingfraudulent claims and claims which appear fundamentally dishonest
Arfan also acts for Claimants in advising and recovering compensation for Personal injury in Road Traffic Accidents, Employers Liability/Public Liability, from inception to trial. Drafting pleadings, drafting witness statements, Issuing county court proceedings, resolving liability and negotiating quantum, Researching authorities where necessary to achieve the optimum result for clients.Arfan conducts claims against the MIB, claims under Rome II and Holiday claims.

Debt recovery
Arfan has acted for individuals and companies in successfully recovering and defendingdebt recovery claims. Recovering invoices and fees for commercial clients.Arfan has knowledge on all aspects of enforcement proceedings.

Costs
Arfan has successfully recovered costs on behalf of Claimants and successfullydefended costs proceedings.Has notable experience and knowledge of claims under the Solicitors Act 1974. Arfan has taken cases from inception to detailed assessment proceedings.

Credit Hire
Arfan was a named individual in defending credit hire claims and advised insurerclients on how to successfullydefend credit hire claim. Arfan has drafted a training manual and presented a seminar on how to Defend Credit hire claims which is available to review upon instruction. Notable cases include AdrainFeraru v Hinton Groundworks Limited whereby he successfully defended a substantial credit hire claims and Eagle v Sprott whereby a claim was successfully defended on the ground that the contract was unenforceable.

Landlord and Tenant
Arfan Has successfully advised Landlords and Tenants on all aspects of residential lettings, including serving notices and eviction proceedings.

Employment Law
Arfan initially started his career in law working for the Employment Law service. Advises on all aspects of Employment Law, Contentious and Non-Contentious matters. Successfully recovered compensation for Clients under the Equality Act 2010 which includes discrimination claims. Notable cases include Khan v Direct Line (Discrimination).

Email: litigation@cranbrooklegal.com
Sophia Khan

Sophia Khan

Immigration Paralegal
Sophia joined the Cranbrook team in January 2020 as an Immigration Paralegal. Sophia has a degree in Law (LLB Hons), a Masters in Civil Litigation (LLM) and has completed the Legal Practice Course.

Since joining the team, Sophia has undertaken a broad range of cases in Immigration Law.

Prior to joining Cranbrook’s, Sophia was part of a team who putforward a presentation to a panel of judges from the Bank of England, analysing the currenteconomic conditions in the UK including the outlook for inflation and then finally concluding onexactly what the country’s interest rate should be.

Email: s.khan@cranbrooklegal.com
Hamza Butt

Hamza Butt

Business Development Manager
Hamza joined the team at management level bringing experience of the Indian sub-continent business industry.

As Business Development Manager, Hamza plays a key role in furthering Cranbrook’s expansion and growth in corporate immigration. Cranbrook’s has achieved phenomenal growth in corporate immigration since the start of 2019. Hamza now plays a key role in developing that growth further.

Since Hamza has joined the team, he has been determined to understand client requirements in order to provide suitable solutions which has been crucial in enabling this growth. His efforts to building relationships with clients has meant that our clients consistently refer friends, family and business associates to us to service their legal needs.

Email:h.butt@cranbrooklegal.com
Asima Noor

Asima Noor

Legal Assistant
Asima works part time under the supervision of Amer. Asima liaises with clients to ensure they are kept up to date with cases. Asima also helps the team prepare applications and appeals on behalf of clients by ensuring all required documents are provided by clients.
Aqsa Ahmed

Aqsa Ahmed

Administrative Assistant
Aqsa works part time under the supervision of Amer. Aqsa provides Amer and the case working team with administrative duties.
Muhammad Anas

Muhammad Anas

Accounts
Muhammad joined the team in February 2019. Muhammad leads the Finance department at Cranbrook’s. All financial and billing enquiries should be directed to Muhammad.

Email:accounts@cranbrooklegal.com

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