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You stood by me and fought the battle

Thank you very much Salma for all the help, services and above all the support you gave me throughout the time of my application until you made sure I got my stay. I really don’t know what I would have done without you because before I met you I was hopeless and didn’t think I’d get my stay! But after my first meeting with you, you gave me courage and hope that everything would be okay.You assured me that you would make sure I got what I deserved and here I am today smiling and so happy because like you told me from the beginning, you stood by me and fought the battle with my daughter and I.

We both shall forever be grateful to you and I feel as if though the word thank you is not enough compared to what you did for us. Please continue helping more people out there and giving them the courage and support you showed to my daughter and I. Once again, Thank you very much for Everything and May God continue Blessing you.

 

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14 Years Struggle With Immigration Status

I was involved in a lengthy struggle with my immigration status for almost 14 years and I had sought legal advice from six different solicitors in the past with no success. However, as soon as I started working with Salma from Pickup and Scott Solicitors my case was smooth sailing from there. Salma was very supportive and she always gave me the best advice and ensuring she always gave me updates about my case.

Salma made this process easier and made me feel at ease when she was handling my case. After only working with Salma for a year I was finally given my immigration status to remain in the UK. I remember just before Salma submitted my documents to the Home Office she told me that she had submitted the best application she could and she really did give it her best shot as I was finally approved!

Salma has truly been outstanding and I can only imagine what it would have been like if I had worked with her from the beginning. Nonetheless, I am very grateful for all she has done and would highly recommend her.


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Salma Khan – Immigration Law – Solicitor

Rising Star in Law

Salma Khan won the Award for Rising Star in Law at the British Muslim Awards 2019!

Parole Board Rule Reforms

In March 2018, following the High Court decision in the case of Worboys, the Secretary of State announced a comprehensive review of the Parole Board rules. The report, following that review, has now been published and several proposals for further reforms have now been set out.

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Indefinite Leave To Remain Case

“At that time your help and support meant a lot to me because I was totally broken and shattered. I didn’t know where I stood and what would happen next. You helped me and gave me so much support and got me my indefinite leave to remain and I am really thankful for that. God bless you Salma.”

Mrs K

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Thank You So Much Salma

“After going through the struggles of finding the right person to deal with my immigration matter, I came across Salma Khan who works for Pickup & Scott Solicitors in 2018.

I have been through 4 different legal advisers who failed to solve my immigration problem and I spent a lot of money on it. Once I met this lady, from day one, she organised each and every step very carefully and got me my much awaited settlement.

Her communication level is excellent. She assisted me very well and lighted up my life. I will recommend her to everyone and tell them to contact her to fulfil your immigration dreams.”

Ms E

You Saved My Career, My Dreams And My Life

“What should I say me and my family members are always thankful to you. Whenever I talk to my mum on phone in India. She always talk about you and thankful to you.
When I talk to someone that I got my ILR. First of all they don’t believe as it is not that common for a male victims of Domestic Violence. Lots of people asked me about you in London. It was the most difficult time for me and my family. At that time there were some highly recommended Solicitors in London. I met them all but I don’t know I was not that confident with them. Then by the God’s grace I contacted you and the day I met you on the first day. I saw a hope and started the procedure with your guidance.

Well I would say you have really done a great job in less time. As there was shortage of time for filling the application too. To be honest Salma it was a life changing moment since I got my ILR with your great efforts. You saved my career, my dreams and my life. I don’t know if it was my destiny or somebody’s blessings that I met you at Pickup and Scott Solicitors in Aylesbury.

With your best efforts I got my ILR within 3 months almost. But normally it takes longer as I researched online.

Everybody was giving me advise that the best solicitors of the country are in London. But I listened my soul and I found my solicitor in Aylesbury.
I know hard time comes in everyone’s life where you don’t know your all dreams will become true or will finish. But when it comes to Domestic Violence Issues, Salma Khan is the best solicitor in the UK.

I can communicate in English very well as I am an IT Professional in West London but still I feel comfortable with my mother tongue. So the best thing is Salma can speak Punjabi, Urdu and Hindi too. In mother tongue a person can explain the situation in a better way.

Whenever I talk to my colleagues, friends and relatives they always get shocked that some solicitor have done this almost impossible task. I have seen some solicitors in London who are not specialised in Domestic Violence but still they misguide the victims.

Since I got my ILR I got job offers from 3 well known IT companies in the Central London.

Thank you Salma for saving my career and future.

Recall to Prison

This post is addressing the following question:

“My partner has been recalled back to prison for having a positive drug test. He volunteered to stay in a probation hostel for 3 months and to be drug tested, Will he have to do a full recall of 19 months?”

 

Following the revocation of his licence and recall back to prison your partner will be entitled to have a review of his detention in custody. That review will initially be carried out by the Public Protection Unit on behalf of the Secretary of State for Justice. They will look at what triggered the decision to recall and whether the recall was appropriate. They will then need to consider whether his risk could be safely managed in the community or whether his risk remains too high to be released.

His case may then be passed to the Parole Board who will decide whether he should remain in custody, the matter progress to an oral hearing or whether he should be re-released.

This is the position for someone who has received a standard or emergency recall. If your partner has received a 28 day recall he will be released after having been detained for 28 days in custody.

If the Public Protection Unit and the Parole Board fail to release your partner following the first review he will be entitled to a further review approximately 12 months later.

Therefore the maximum your partner will be detained as a result of being recalled back to custody is 19 months but he will have the opportunity of being re-released before that time.

It is important your partner obtains the help of a prison law solicitor to assist him through this process. Pickup and Scott Solicitors are experts in this area of law and would be happy to advise further.

Lisa Gianquitto
Prison Law Supervisor
Pickup and Scott Solicitors

Praise for our Immigration Department

Salma Khan, thank you for all your kindness and patience over the past six years. I have had to deal with difficult legal problems and as my solicitor you dealt with them in a professional way and showed me patience and understanding during this legal battle. Your communication levels at all times has been outstanding and kept at a level that I could understand.

 

At no point throughout the 6 years did I hesitate to contact you on what I may have thought were silly questions at the time however, you did not make me feel I couldn’t ask you what I wanted to. I would like to express that I felt a strong level of support from you at all times and had a great amount of trust and confidence in your handling of my case.

 

I appreciate your tremendous expertise in how you dealt with my indefinite leave to remain application in the UK. I found the process very stressful and your reassurance kept me going.

From the first time I had a conversation with you over the telephone. Then meeting in person, you made this all stress-free for me, your advice and reassurance helped to release the stress as at times I would feel so angry, frustrated and felt like giving up. Salma has been there throughout and reassured me the best she could.

 

I am thankful for Salma’s reassurance and professionalism. I can honestly say that this kept me going when everything felt like it was taking, what felt like forever, thank you very much.

This has been a very emotional and stressful time for me and my family.

 

You treated me as an individual and not just another client at the same time respecting my privacy, confidentiality and answering the most awkward questions at times. I can honestly say that you are the best solicitor and would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone seeking legal advice in immigration. You have gone above and beyond your call of duty.

”let me worry about the rest “is what I remember you saying to me and the end result is success, what you do best . It is your help and expertise that has kept a family together.

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Immigration Law Advice Made The Guardian Headline

You won’t remember me coming into you one lunchtime a few weeks ago but I asked you about my future daughter-in-law’s visa problems. She’s Chinese and she and my son had been raided at the usual five in the morning by six immigration officers, even though they had a fast track appointment with the HO lined up. You told me a few rights and wrongs of what they had done and a few things to do. We did them! My son had filmed the whole thing,

The Guardian picked it up and did a full page spread on them, they were on LBC the same day and 10 days later she was granted a visa.

There was something about your manner as well as your advice which made it all possible, so thank you for that.

Mr W