Kings Court Chambers/Hilton Chambers/UK Immigration Barristers aka UK Immigration Solicitors, oh and before that UK Visa and Immigration but now UK Immigration Barristers 2014! All one and the same set-up to cheat you of your money.

One barrister has a lot to answer for, Tariq Rehman.  Check out his chambers: Kings Court Chambers

 

Recently a new chambers has appeared, same address as Kings Court Chambers but I fear the same scam….

Hilton Chambers, CIBA, Second Floor (Suite 203), 146-150 Hagley Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B19 9NX.  If you have had dealings with Hilton Chambers please leave a comment.

The connection to the Saddique family seems to have been lost along the way, they were the masters behind the call centres set up to attract UK Visa applicants and get them to part with their money.

Mr Rehman of Kings Court Chambers – a notice from the Legal Ombudsman

Details of ombudsman decisions against a Birmingham based barrister have been published in the public interest for the first time.

In the past twelve months, there have been 14 Ombudsman decisions against Mr Rehman and this follows on from 11 in the previous year. The total awards in these cases amount to £8087. Poor service has been found in the all of the cases where an Ombudsman has made a final decision and it is also relevant that the nature of the complaints is thematically similar: delay, poor costs information, poor advice and poor complaint handling. These appear to point to a systemic failure.

In view of the continuing number of complaints against Mr Rehman, the OLC Board considers that the likelihood of repetition remains high and that there is a now a public interest reason for making public our concerns.

Consumers should also be aware that Kings Court Chambers is also called KC Chambers, and we understand  is in the process of changing its name to Hilton Chambers.

http://www.legalombudsman.org.uk/ombudsman-decision-data/index.html

  • If you have already made a complaint about Mr Tariq Rehman, or any other barrister at Kings Court Chambers, we will continue to investigate the case as usual.
  • We are in contact with the Bar Standards Board (the regulatory body for barristers) who are working with Mr Rehman and the chambers to resolve the situation.

When this story began there were 5 or more barristers registered at Kings Court Chambers, now there are two.  I hope the reduction in numbers is due to the pressure that blogs like this continue to apply.  The original scam was a combination of UK Immigration Barristers and Kings Court Chambers.  UK Immigration Barristers has now disappeared from the internet thankfully, but read on……

UPDATE on Tarim Rehman

Barrister Tariq Rehman, still the only lawyer to be ‘named and shamed’ by the Legal Ombudsman (LeO) for his complaints record, has been disbarred after the third separate disciplinary tribunal in less than a month.

Mr Rehman, an immigration barrister and head of Kings Court Chambers in Birmingham, was earlier this month suspended for a total of 41 months for other offences, and banned from accepting public access instructions – see here and here (scroll down) – as a result of issues raised by the LeO complaints.

The third and final tribunal found him guilty of multiple failures, including generating the numerous complaints that led to him being named by LeO.

Other rule breaches included his chambers keeping £24,000 of refunds due to clients to pay its own expenses and other liabilities; failing to pay £13,200 in case fees due to LeO; and carrying on reserved legal activities through unregulated entities called KC Chambers Limited and HLT Chambers Limited, in breach of the Legal Services Act 2007.

The Bar Standards Board said that in the wake of the complaints to LeO, it inspected Kings Court Chambers, leading to the discovery of further and more systemic failures in how the chambers was run. This included evidence that Mr Rehman and his chambers were practising in breach of the Legal Services Act.

It said the latest tribunal also took into account the cumulative effect of previous disciplinary findings.

Sara Jagger, the BSB’s director of professional conduct, said: “The BSB has a duty to ensure the public are protected. The public have a right to expect that when barristers are providing legal services, they are doing so in accordance with the law.

“Mr Rehman accepted instructions on a public access basis in immigration matters, where clients were particularly vulnerable and the cases were potentially time-sensitive. The tribunal’s decision to disbar Mr Rehman reflects the need to protect the public from his serious and persistent failures in this case and in the cases decided previously.”

The tribunal’s decision is open to appeal.

This blog was written more than 2 years ago, with more than 14,000 hits and rising, it looks like these crooks are still operating, but hopefully for not much longer. Following a Press Release about Tariq Rehman by the Legal Ombudsman this should finally put an end to this story.

 Read some of the background history and I hope you have found this blog before departing with any cash to these criminals.  

Read the reviews before you pick up the phone!

Read the reviews before you pick up the phone!

UK Immigration Barristers 2014 are NOT barristers but are known to use Kings Court Chambers, a barristers chambers in Birmingham, UK.  Take a look at at the website of the Legal Ombudsman:

http://www.legalombudsman.org.uk/ombudsman-decision-data/ombudsman-decision-data.aspx

Click on ‘Immigration’ and it reveals quite a telling picture of upheld complaints against all of the existing barristers at Kings Court Chambers in 2013-2014.

Tariq Rehman, Mohammed Asif Khan (who has now left the chambers) and Nigel Duncan Andrew Wray.

With a total of eight complaints, Tariq Rehman has more than twice as many complaints against his name than any of the other 15,500 barristers in England & Wales. He has also been found guilty at two tribunals and is due to stand before a further two tribunals in September 2012.

TYPE OF HEARING: 5 Person Disciplinary Tribunal
DATE OF DECISION: 3rd October 2014
Details of Offence
Tariq Rehman engaged in conduct likely to diminish public confidence in the legal profession. SENTENCE: 2 months suspension. STATUS: Open to Appeal.

Check out Hilton Chambers, Direct Access Barristers Chambers 0844 307 9111 and ask for Tariq Rehman.  Check out their terms and conditions and their privacy policy. Check out the address too, CIBA, Second Floor (Suite 203), 146-150 Hagley Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B19 9NX which is exactly the same as Kings Court Chambers!

This comment received, 11 June 2014,  needs to be highlighted within this blog: “Have report these crooks to the police, today police has told me this month there has been 14 people doing the same…I was put onto kings court camblers Mr Nigel Wray from that that has done nothing apart from stealing my money !!!!!!!.. Now has the Ombudsman taken up the case , of which they are dealing with many cases of kings court chambers , but can not stop them trading as its down to the Bar Council of which is well aware of them ,but apart from small fines allows them to continue in there stealing and scams”   The same person posted an update on 17 June 2014: “Ombudsman on my case ,Kings court promise to refund me months ago never happened !!..They have informed the Ombudsman reason why as they have had problems with there bank.. Now have a new deadline to pay agreeing it with the Ombudsman, chances of that slim to non, again they even informed the Ombudsman its all there banks fault and still having problems with there bank, funny enough no problems when taking moneys !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Knows this will go all the way to a court , and talking to the barcouncil was imformed Mr Nigel Wray was suspended for a month in 2012 for stealing another persons money, also am informed they are taking action against Kings Court Chambers, but could not tell what it is at the mo until its all been final and will be posted up on the barcouncil website… As for Uk Immigration Barristers theres no action the Barcouncil can take as its not a law company, but are aware its a scam !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

ukbarristers

ukimmbarr   The first  comments received from these scammers on Twitter (posting as AnonsExp)  22/04/2014  (bearing in mind that this blog was set up in September 2012) directed at certain individuals that the scammers think are responsible for the mass of bad publicity which has been broadcast over the internet. UPDATE: The Twitter account in the name of AnonsExp has been suspended as it was participating in abusive behaviour.

If anyone has been threatened or felt threatened by someone believed to be from any of the following organisations, please contact the police; UK Immigration Barristers, UK Immigration Barristers 2014, Kings Court Chambers, Excel Telemarketing Ltd, Global Immigration Solutions Ltd, UK Immigration Visa Ltd.

exceltelemarketing.co.uk had links to ASAD SADDIQUE, indeed, the family name Saddique  has strong ties with a number of Visa and Immigration firms past and present.

 Following a campaign by those of us who suffered emotional stress and financial loss at the hands of these crooks, UK Visa and Immigration/UK Immigration Barristers/Global Immigration Solutions Ltd/Excel Telemarketing Ltd has  recently had a change of ownership, but you have to be quick to keep up!

 UK Immigration Barristers 2014

is a trading name of Excel Telemarketing Ltd UK Immigration Visa Ltd (Incorporation Date:29 Apr 2014)

The following County Court Judgements may be a reason why Global Immigration Consultants Ltd (t/a UK Immigration Barristers) ceased trading and resurrected  themselves as UK Immigration Visa Ltd (t/a UK Immigration Barristers 2014)

Detailed Report for : GLOBAL IMMIGRATION CONSULTANTS LTD

England and Wales Orders & Judgments

Name Court Case No. Date Amount Status GLOBAL IMMIGRATION CONSULTANTS LTD NORTHAMPTON CCBC A2QZ9663 24/03/14 £2,900 Unsatisfied Judgment 140A DRAKE ST, ROCHDALE, OL16 1PS

GLOBAL IMMIGRATION CONSULTANTS LTD NORTHAMPTON CCBC 3QG71517 14/10/13 £897 Unsatisfied Judgment 140A DRAKE STREET, ROCHDALE, OL16 1PS

GLOBAL IMMIGRATION CONSULTANTS LTD NORTHAMPTON CCBC 2QT45069 30/06/12 £13,234 Unsatisfied Judgment 140A DRAKE STREET, ROCHDALE, ENGLAND, OL16 1PS

Global Immigration Consultants Ltd have recently changed their Registered Office, 83 DUCIE STREET, MANCHESTER, M1 2JQ  

(615 companies also use this postcode, this is probably a mail forwarding service address)
A comment taken from BETTERTHANIMDB blog about UK Immigration Barristers:
“Re ongoing court case received a copy of the letter from Handelsbanken with regard to (Global immigration consultants ) trading as UK immigrationbarristers stating the account that I paid in to was closed on 16th January 2014 I have to attend the small claims court on 20th June 2014 but think I have run out of options as they have obviously moved accounts I feel so let down at the legal process my claim is now in the 9th month with no result these thief s seem one step ahead all the time and have no regard to legal judgement notices. I have given it my best shot and just hope no one has been as stupid as I have been.”

The website http://www.ukimmigrationbarristers.com/ has only partially been updated and I will not point out the obvious errors that have been made when making the recent changes (March 2014).  The small print in “Terms of Business” should be read very carefully.

Frequently asked questions:

Are you Immigration Barristers?  No,

UK Immigration Barristers is an intermediary agent. We work with a network of Barristers that we instruct on your behalf.

Then WHY the misleading name?

KINGS COURT CHAMBERS

TARIQ REHMAN (Joint head of Chambers)

Tariq Rehman, a practising barrister, appeared before a Disciplinary Tribunal of the Inns of Court to face three charges of professional misconduct. Mr Rehman appeared before a second Disciplinary Tribunal to face a single charge of professional misconduct in relation to his failure to pay a judgment obtained against him.

http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Tariq-Rehman/internet/Tariq-Rehman-Kings-Court-Chambers-Advance-Fee-Fraudster-BIRMINGHAM-England-United-Kingdom-1073999

http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/specific_search/kings%20court%20chambers

https://www.barstandardsboard.org.uk/media/1525684/rehman_v_bsb_judgment_19_july_2013.pdf

Tariq-Rehman

Tariq Rehman

Called to the Bar by Lincoln’s Inn, March 2000 Charged with: Three charges of professional misconduct under paragraph 406.1 of the Code of Conduct of the Bar of England and Wales (8th Edition) – Failing to pay fees received for work done by another barrister, to that other barrister, promptly.

My story begins back in 2011 and a company called UK Visa and Immigration, the trading name of UK Visa Specialists Ltd.  Following the demise of this company, business had already transferred to  Global Immigration Consultants Ltd  trading as UK Immigration Barristers (UKIB) .  In all probability they are/were using other names as well. One more name to add to the list is Kings Court Chambers (KCC) where Visa applications are supposedly referred by UK Immigration Barristers.  To muddy the water a little further, another name has cropped up on UKIB website, UK Immigration Solicitors. If you think you have been scammed by any of the above named companies or indeed a company that you think may be linked to these cheats, please write a comment below. Some recent complaints about King Court Chambers run by Tariq Rehman and his ever dwindling team Mohammed Asif Khan, Nigel Wray ( several barristers have already disassociated themselves from these Chambers).

 http://www.solicitorsfromhell.net/index.php?option=com_sobi2&sobi2Task=sobi2Details&sobi2Id=322&Itemid

logo   We were scammed by UK Visa and Immigration in October 2011.  Having received the smooth sales patter, we parted with £900 on the promise of help with a spouse visa application.  Once the money had been paid over, all communication from UKVI stopped.  But, we were persistent, and made daily communication with them until at last a contract was emailed to us (albeit in the wrong name).  We refused to electronically sign the contract until it had the correct name on it, we requested a receipted invoice for our payment of £900.  The contract duly received in the correct name, the receipted invoice in a different name, we still refused to sign a contract until the receipted invoice was corrected.  Exhausting! Moving swiftly on, all communication ceased once more, but we were on the case.  To cut a long story short, we completed a draft copy of the visa application ourselves, only for someone at UKVI to key it into the UKBA computer system, including several mistakes which we had to correct.  We received a shoddy copy of what looked like a crib sheet from UKBA of all the supporting documents we needed to collect which we did and duly submitted to them. At this point, we were wondering why we had paid £900 for a service which we were clearly not getting, so we sent in a complaint.  The complaint was not answered, so another complaint was sent, again unanswered.  We wrote reviews of our experience with UK Visa and Immigration on various websites, we tweeted warnings to others not to use this “service”.  Lo and behold, we hit a raw nerve, because we triggered a response from the PR and Marketing Manager and there the smooth patter began again.  The end result of conversations with this manager was an immediate refund of £900 and a request that all our negative reviews were removed from the various sites. The purpose of this blog is to warn others seeking help with a UK Visa application to check the background of any company they are thinking of using, check review sites, visit company premises, do not part with any money until you have received and thoroughly read a contract which you are happy to sign. Do not forget, UKBA information and advice is FREE. UK Visa Specialists Ltd trading as UK Visa and Immigration is no longer OISC accredited and is now operating under the name Global Immigration Consultants Ltd  trading as UK Immigration Barristers .  In all probability they are using other names as well. http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/60205/notices/425/ In the Matter of UK VISA SPECIALISTS LIMITED (Company Number 07221022) A Petition to wind up the above-named Company, Registration Number 07221022, of  Newland House 4th Floor, 137-139 Hagley Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B16 8UApresented on 31 May 2012 by the Commissioners for HM Revenue and Customs, of Bush House, Strand, London WC2B 4RD, claiming to be Creditors of the Company, will be heard at the Royal Courts of Justice, 7 Rolls Buildings, Fetter Lane, London EC4A 1NL, on23 July 2012, at 1030 hours (or as soon thereafter as the Petition can be heard). The Bar Council has recently published detailed guidance for barristers explaining that any instructions accepted on the basis of a referral arrangement with an introduction agency will breach the Bar Code of Conduct.   UKIB is an unregulated referral agency.  Therefore, any barrister(s) who receive(s) work via UKIB will probably do so in breach of the Code of Conduct.  In this case, a complaint to the Professional Conduct Committee of the Bar Council against the barrister concerned would be appropriate. Research has revealed that clients who contact UKIB are only ever referred to a barrister at ‘King’s Court Chambers’. Be warned, there are unscrupulous agents out there willing to take your money and run. If you want to apply for a UK Visa, do your homework and don’t fall for scammers.  Do some research, don’t lose your money or documents, there are some very sorry tales out there for the reading. Posted below is an amalgamation of reviews collected from various websites, make your own mind up as to whether to pick up that phone and hand over your credit card details:   “This is the worst service you could possibly pay for I to am expriencing the same problems I paid 1000 pounds for an application to be sent to the Home Office and the case worker clearly used somebody elses application and just copy and pasted my name over somebody elses as when I requested a copy of the application it had somebody elses name as well as mine on it and had to be redone.  Since sending my application I got a random email from them stating my case was being moved to another company however that never happened and when I finally manged to contact them about it I was told my case worker and his PA had left the company.  I have not been able to et in contact with them now since May the number has been removed from the website and I get no replys from emails.” “If it was possible to give UK Visa and Immigration zero stars, I would. Never, ever in my life have I come across such an incompetent bunch of people, who are paid to provide ‘professional and expert help’ on matters of immigration. It is all lies and they are complete scammers who have absolutely NO IDEA how the UK Home Office/Border Agency works and certainly are no help what so ever in assisting one secure any sort of visa. The ONLY thing they were quick to do was to take my money!” “I have had to cancel my application twice already because their timelines are completely unrealistic, and the most recent time has been the worst: I have six call-back requests, two emails, and a formal letter from my solicitor asking for my documents to be returned. I have never received ANY contact from them other than a single generic email confirmation nearly 3 weeks ago. The last call I made, where I asked for a call-back before the close of the business day or I would be forced to involve a solicitor, they hung up on me”

Asad Saddique, another rogue involved in the muddy waters of immigration visas.

Date of birth
24 July 1991
Nationality
British
Disqualifications

Undertaking (15 October 2015)

Address provided by the disqualifying authority
98 Jockey Road, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B73 5PP
Start date
5 November 2015
End date
4 November 2022
Case Reference
INV4389263
Disqualified for conduct while acting for
BRACOS DE INVEST LTD
Reason
Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986 (Section 7): Disqualification order or undertaking; and reporting provisions

Asad Saddique was also director of a number of other companies, some involving immigration visas.

 

“Liars and scammers ”

“Wind up petition against ukvisaandimmigration”

        “once money in their account……… they don’t care”  “DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY – THEY ARE COMPLETE SCAMMERS”

                                     “Wasted 15 months of our time”

                                     “Absolutely shocking”


“i was a client of this company and paid them in advance for work they will now not complete. they have had their licence revoked thru bad practice. they now trade as UK IMMIGRATION BARRISTERS”

“Under NO circumstances don’t deal with them they are fraudsters ” “My partner and i have just completed a visa application with these people and in the beginning uk visa and immigration were well enthusiastic they charged us 1200 to be passed to kings court chambers barristers who they ensured would give us great service, this is what didnt happen.” “I will be going to court, I am not going to let it go.” See Facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/UKVisaAdvice for more information.  We would be pleased to receive your comments. This Facebook page has either been removed or blocked, presumably the truth hurts profits for these organisations. See Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/UK-Barristers-Scam This Facebook page has either been removed or blocked, are we too close to exposing more than just the companies names in this and other blogs? See Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/UK-Visa-Barristers-Scam/455625754480455

A reminder about UK Immigration Barristers

While UK Visa and Immigration was regulated before losing its licence, UK Immigration Barristers has never been regulated. It is a criminal offence to give immigration advice unless those giving advice are legally qualified or the company is regulated by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC). But secret recording carried out by the BBC shows UK Immigration Barristers giving immigration advice through an unqualified advisor, to an actress who posed as a potential customer. The OISC – which regulates the industry – says it is investigating and has the power to bring prosecutions. Mr Akhtar, the director of UK Immigration Barristers, has launched an internal inquiry into the matter and says the employee concerned has been suspended. He said his firm acts as a broker between barristers and clients and does not provide any “legal advice or services to its clients”. Mr Akhtar said: “I use the services of a few call centres to handle all the calls for my company… The call centre has a strict zero policy regarding giving immigration advice.”

He doesn’t dispute the fact his company is unlicensed but says he was told there is no legal need for it to be regulated.
I am not sure where to go from here – it seems that the a number of people in the legal profession are aware of what is/has been going on but are not willing or able to do anything about it (take a look at disclaimers on legitimate solicitors or barristers websites).
It would be great if just one solicitor or barrister stuck his head above the parapet.
Please continue to add your comments (so long as they are not libellous)
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725 comments on “Kings Court Chambers/Hilton Chambers/UK Immigration Barristers aka UK Immigration Solicitors, oh and before that UK Visa and Immigration but now UK Immigration Barristers 2014! All one and the same set-up to cheat you of your money.

  1. d says:

    News Midlands News Courts
    Birmingham barrister is a ‘risk to any potential new clients’, says legal watchdog
    Dec 09, 2014 09:52 By Nick McCarthy
    Office for Legal Complaints issued the warning over Tariq Rehman, of Kings Court Chambers
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    A legal watchdog has warned that a Birmingham barrister is a “risk to any potential new clients” after publishing details of complaints levied against him – mainly about important immigration cases – in a groundbreaking move.

    The Office for Legal Complaints (the Board of the Legal Ombudsman) said that Tariq Rehman, of Kings Court Chambers, consistently provided poor service.

    They further warned consumers to be wary of paying any money up front to Mr Rehman and to ensure they got a copy of the terms of business from him.

    Meanwhile the Bar Standards Board (BSB) has referred him to a suspension panel.

    The OLC received 11 complaints against Mr Rehman last year.

    The barrister has had to pay back customers £8,000 in total.

    It is the first time the watchdog has revealed information about complaints against a barrister.

    Chair of the OLC Board, Steve Green, said: “We take the publication of public interest cases very seriously as we appreciate the impact they can have on a service provider’s reputation.

    “But we also have to consider any consumer detriment that could result from not acting. We have alerted Mr Rehman’s regulator, the Bar Standards Board.

    “His standards of service, often during crucial immigration cases, are consistently poor; requiring Ombudsman intervention time after time.

    “He is a risk to any potential new clients and we want to exercise our powers now to make sure people are aware of the risks before instructing him to work for them in future.”

    Director of Professional Conduct for the BSB, Sara Jagger, said: “The BSB has concerns about Mr Rehman’s professional conduct and in the interests of protecting the public has referred Mr Rehman to an independent interim suspension panel, convened by the Bar Tribunals and Adjudication Service.

    “This panel is due to meet shortly, so it would be inappropriate to comment further at this stage.”

    Director of Supervision for the BSB, Oliver Hanmer, said: “We have been aware of the activities of KC Chambers for some time and have been interacting with them in accordance with our supervision strategy. We are doing everything we possibly can to ensure that their clients’ interests are protected.”

    Kings Court Chambers has used various trading names including KC Chambers or Hilton Chambers.

    Mr Rehman defended his work and told the Mail that 97 per cent of his customers are happy with the service he provides.

    He said: “This represents around three per cent of our total. The way in which we operate means we have a vast number of clients coming through our doors and the vast majority of those people are satisfied clients.

    “On average we have 300 clients every month and because of the volume of people that we see it’s inevitable that not everybody will be happy.

    “I really do think that you have to look at this in its true perspective. It’s quite misleading to point out that there have been 14 complaints this year and 11 in the previous year if you do not publish the total number of people who come through the doors.

    “We are trying to improve the way we operate all of the time to ensure that we bring the complaints down to maybe one per cent.

    “I’m not saying the complaints do not concern me. Of course they concern me and we are working hard to reduce them even further.”

    ……………………………………………………….

    Mr Rehman story in the Birmingham Mail papper…http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/legal-watchdog-publishes-details-complaints-8255230

    Says 97 o/o of people happy with his services ,sure he may have meant to say 97 o/o dissatisfied,

  2. Alan says:

    The new name of UK Immigration Barristers is UKVISAHUB.COM. but I believe that UK Visa Hub is working with solicitors, rather than barristers. The solicitors they gave were ONE SOURCE SOLICITORS but when I rang ONE SOURCE SOLICITORS they denied even knowing of UK VISA HUB, claiming that their work came directly rather than via an intermediary.

    ONE SOURCE SOLICITORS also claimed they did very little immigration work but that is belied by the FAQs on their website which appertain almost solely to immigration!

    Although they claimed not to have heard of UK VISA HUB, ONE SOURCE SOLICITORS had heard of UK Immigration Barristers and also Wolstenholmes Solicitors – who are also linked to the fraudsters at UK Immigration Barristers.

    I told the solicitor at ONE SOURCE SOLICITORS that I have reported his firm to the fraud section of the Solicitors Regulation Authority. If ONE SOURCE SOLICITORS is working with these fraudsters I hope my phone call to them has made them stop and think!!!

  3. William says:

    Besides calling themselves Kings Court Chambers, KC Chambers and Hilton Chambers, they are now known simply as ‘Barristers Chambers’ and advertise (as well as answer their phone) using that generic name…

    http://www.indeed.co.uk/cmp/Barristers-Chambers-4/jobs

  4. William says:

    I have just discovered that Waseem Saddique has been received two maximum fifteen year bans from being a company director. One ban was for a £91 million VAT Carousel fraud and the second for the Wolstenholmes Solicitors fraud which has resulted in a £13+ million payout by the Solicitors Regulation Authority in compensation…

    https://www.gov.uk/government/news/15-year-disqualifications-for-mobile-phone-company-directors-over-multi-million-vat-fraud

    https://www.gov.uk/government/news/13m-shortfall-2500-dissatisfied-clients-former-members-of-legal-firm-wolstenholmes-get-combined-70-years-director-disqualifications

  5. Mark P says:

    Hi Please could you contact me regarding UK Immigration Barristers? Many thanks, Mark.

    • ukvisaadvice says:

      Please post your comments here, no individual responses made.

      • Mrs Flack Whitby says:

        Please can someone help me. I am a client of KCC and noticed things were not quite right. my husband has been in the process of a spousel visa for 3 years now costing us over £10.000 we won our appeals. So we think we shoukd be getting the Visas but we cannot get any repky or information from kcc. The email is no longer active and the portal we used vanishec with all our information on. We are beside ourselves with worry and stress over this and still we live apart. Where can I get help? I have googled kcc and found all this terrible scam ibformation.

      • ukvisaadvice says:

        Sorry to hear this. I guess the best place to begin would be to contact the Bar Standards Board. Good luck.

    • william yarwood says:

      hi Mark did you wish to make contact with me regarding Tariq Rehman ?

  6. Coney Island says:

    Ex employee of UKIB here (class of 2013) nice to hear they are no longer in the shape they were in, BUT an advert sounding similar to the one they used to use has appeared, this time from ONE CALL TELEMARKETING (which I am sure has been mentioned here) for telesales advisor. It`s thru the universal jobmatch website as well, luring unsuspecting people who are usually unemployed. Obvioulsy I have made the DWP aware of this company`s history. It was through a jobcentre scheme that I got working for these charlatans. So I am stunned there are back advertising on government space again.

  7. d says:

    Please you you that have been scammed from these crooks contact http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/

    Serious action is now being taken :))))))))))))

  8. Brian says:

    In 2013 I reported Ian Macdonald to the Immigration Law Practitioners Association (ILPA) He resigned as its president just a few days later, just hours before their AGM – leaving no time to appoint a new president.

    At the time, ILPA announced that Macdonald was leaving to protect his health; they said nothing of Kings Court Chambers being the real reason why their founder resigned. Macdonald has now been suspended from ILPA membership as well, though no announcement was made on the ILPA website.

    Macdonald continues as a barrister at both Garden Court Chambers and Garden Court North Chambers despite being charged with six serious offences under the Bar Standards Code of Conduct. A Bar Tribunals & Adjudication Service five person panel heard evidence at a three day hearing (16-18 March 2015) Jointly charged with Macdonald is Tariq Rehman, with a total of 12 charges to answer for. The hearing is not yet concluded and is expected to resume on 5 May 2015. Members of the public are welcome to attend.

    In a separate matter, Tariq Rehman has been suspended from practising for two months after failing to pay other barristers for work done even though Rehman had received payment. He is appealing this as well as another two month suspension he received last year after accusing a solicitor of falsifying a document, with any evidence to support such an assertion.

    Even if Rehman and/or Macdonald are disbarred, they will almost certainly have a right of appeal and would be allowed to continue practising until the appeal was heard, unless the tribunal felt the matters were so serious that immediate suspension be imposed.

    • ukvisaadvice says:

      Please would you post a link to Macdonald charges. Thanks, the best news I’ve received in a ling time.

  9. Brian says:

    Here is a short timeline of the Bar Standards investigation into Rehman and Macdonald:

    15 July 2013
    First complaint raised

    9 April 2014
    Professional Conduct Committee decide to charge Rehman & Macdonald

    11 June 2014
    Charges laid against Rehman & Macdonald

    16-18 March 2015
    Disciplinary Tribunal commences

    5 May 2015
    Provisional next hearing date

  10. Brian says:

    On 30 March 2015, Rehman was found guilty at a disciplinary tribunal and give a second two-month suspension. At a tribunal back in 2014 he was subject to yet another two month suspension. Both suspension are awaiting appeal. Meanwhile, he cannot accept clients directly. As Nigel Wray has no practising certificate, that means Kings Court Chambers should not be accepting any new direct access clients.

    This may explain why Kings Court Chambers phone no longer has an answer machine and why UK Visa Hub’s phone number is unobtainable.

  11. Brian says:

    Today, Kings Court Chambers did answer their phone but said they are not taking on any new clients. UK Visa Hub also answered their phone.

    Nigel Wray’s practising certificate ended on 13 March. That is quite interesting as it was valid until 31 March. But the reason why it ended early is unknown. That leaves only Tariq Rehman as the sole barrister at Kings Court Chambers, even though Nigel Wray is still listed on the Kings Court Chambers website.

  12. Brian says:

    Remember that there is a TBTAS hearing on 5 May, which you can see here…

    http://www.tbtas.org.uk/hearings/forthcoming-hearings-calendar/

    Ian Macdonald QC & Tariq Rehman are both charged with serious offences.

    Members of the public may attend the hearing

  13. Brian says:

    I have just discovered evidence that shows the involvement of Ian Macdonald QC with the fraudsters at UK Immigration Barristers, pre-dates the existence of both Kings Courts Chambers and UK Immigration Barristers. We know from the research by the BBC and by members of this forum that UK Immigration Barristers was a phoenix company created when UK Visa & Immigration was thrown out of the OISC.

    The new evidence I have uncovered shows Macdonald’s involvement with UK Visa & Immigration as a consultant, alongside the very eminent Courtenay Griffiths QC. Questions really need to be asked as to how these two former heads of Garden Court Chambers both got involved.

    I have no idea how long Courtenay Griffiths’ involvement lasted, but this new evidence shows that Macdonald was involved for nearly two years – from July 2011 until June 2013 when he stood down as joint head of Kings Court Chambers.

    Here are the press releases showing Macdonald’s involvement in UK Visa & Immigration…

    http://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/11/07/p1800217/uk-visa-immigration-consult-external-barristers
    http://gadget.elecsonar.com/uk-visas-and-immigration-to-consult-external-barristers/
    http://www.tollfree800legal.com/news/latest-law-news.cfm?Next-News-ID=12957885

    The following PRWEB link to the same news story is now dead…
    http://www.prweb.com/releases/prweb2011/7/prweb8668286.htm

    • ukvisaadvice says:

      I was warned off quite some time ago by a friendly anonymous solicitor about smearing the name of Ian Macdonald QC in this blog and approving any comments referring to him (feel free to check back through the hundreds of comments!)
      Thanks for the update Brian!

  14. Brian says:

    On Thursday 30 April 2015, Kings Court Chambers vacated the premises at 146 Hagley Road, Birmingham without informing the Bar Standards Board. That was just five days before the tribunal hearing involving Rehman and Macdonald. Although the phone lines are still working, no-one answers the phone and messages cannot be left.

    The Kings Court Chambers website remains operational, listing Rehman and Wray as the only two barristers. But Wray has a new practising certificate (from 24 April 2015) is now working for a Sole practitioner solicitor in Birmingham.

    UK Visa Hub say that they no longer work with Kings Court Chambers, but now work with other law firms.

    • ukvisaadvice says:

      It seems a few crooks who were part of this scam have been rounded up. Do you have any information about new call centres for UK Visa Immigration advice popping up? It is obviously a lucrative business and easy money for these heartless thieves.

      • Brian says:

        I have no information about UK Visa Hub, who are the phoenix company arising out of the closure of UK Immigration Barristers. All I can say is I have found no negative comments about UK Visa Hub yet.

      • Brian says:

        The answer to your question about new call centres is now YES…

        http://www.hltchambersservices.co.uk/

      • Ahmed says:

        hlt chambers ltd – director R Ahmed…. going back in the archives there was a Rizwan Ahmed involved in this scam. Incorporation June 2014, company status not good!

        If you wish to obtain a realistic assessment of your eligibility for Immigration you must first speak with one of our highly skilled administrative assistants at HLT Chambers Ltd who will obtain your basic information and then convey your case for legal assessment to a Direct Access Barrister.”

        I believe it is NOT necessary to engage a barrister when applying for UK visa immigration.

      • Brian says:

        I agree Ahmed. You don’t an advisor at all. But if anyone wants to use an advisor, don’t use a barrister as visa applications is not the line of work for a barrister. Use a solicitor or an OISC-approved immigration advisor and never use a third party agent to put you in touch with an advisor.

        Where possible, get personal recommendations before using an advisor and don’t reply on ‘review’ sites. Use Google to find a history of any complaints/problems and ensure any company is properly regulated.

  15. ukvisaadvice says:

    This comment was left yesterday in response to an earlier comment. I am reposting it so that those people not following the blog and new visitors find it easily.
    “Mrs Flack Whitby says:
    May 5, 2015 at 6:52 pm
    Please can someone help me. I am a client of KCC and noticed things were not quite right. my husband has been in the process of a spousel visa for 3 years now costing us over £10.000 we won our appeals. So we think we shoukd be getting the Visas but we cannot get any repky or information from kcc. The email is no longer active and the portal we used vanishec with all our information on. We are beside ourselves with worry and stress over this and still we live apart. Where can I get help? I have googled kcc and found all this terrible scam ibformation.”

    • Brian says:

      I am sorry to hear to hear of your predicament, Mrs Whitby. I am not a member of the legal profession, so I can only suggest that you contact a Solicitor. You may also wish to contact the Bar Standards Board, who regulate Barristers. Their phone number is: 020 7611 1444. You can also contact the Legal Ombudsman on: 0300 555 0333.

      The problem is that neither the Bar Standards Board nor the Legal Ombudsman have any powers to intervene (close down) a Barrister Chambers and retrieve records etc. Given, that at the time of closure, the only barrister remaining at Kings Court Chambers was Tariq Rehman, who was convicted at a Bar Tribunal yesterday on 11 out of 12 charges, he may not be interested in ensuring you receive satisfaction. Rehman is currently suspended from practising for one month and is awaiting sentencing on the further matters he was convicted of yesterday.

      Other alternatives would be to contact your local Police and/or West Yorkshire Police, telling them that KCC has closed down, vacated the premises, and that Tariq Rehman has disappeared with all your documents. I believe he lives in Birch Lane, West Bowling, Bradford. The Police may be your best bet to get your documents back but you will probably have to keep hounding them to take action. If you write a letter to the Police, they cannot ignore that.

      • Mrs Flack Whitby says:

        Thanks for your advice Brian. I have found where abouts Nigel Wray has moved to as I have contacted ths Ombudsman and have written to him to ask what has happened to the company. He has 8 weeks to reply. Lets hope he does.

      • Brian says:

        According to Legal Ombudsman data (which you can download from their website) Nigel Wray is the second most complained about barrister in England & Wales, the most complained about barrister being Tariq Rehman of course.

        Nigel Wray may well be on the cusp of being named and shamed by the Legal Ombudsman too, just as Rehman was a few months back. As you know, Nigel Wray is working for a solicitor now and that solicitor has been made aware of Wray’s background at Kings Court Chambers and the links to the multi-million pound fraudsters that you have read about on this blog.

        Solicitors are better regulated than barristers and given that some of these fraudsters have been banned from working with solicitors and that when they did work with solicitors, many of those solicitors were struck off the solicitors Roll I think Wray’s new employer now has fresh concerns in taking on Wray and is considering his position on continuing any relation ship with Wray.

        Barristers are self-employed, even though they may work at a chambers that assigns them work. I think that means that if they leave those chambers then they should take any current work with them. At the very minimum they should advise you if they are unable to carry on assisting and who the case is transferred to. It appears that Wray did not do that. That must be a disciplinary issue for the Bar Standards Board.

  16. Brian says:

    The Bar Tribunal & Adjudication Service have, today, published their findings re Macdonald & Rehman…

    http://www.tbtas.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/hearings/3004/Outcome-Posting-Macdonald.pdf
    http://www.tbtas.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/hearings/3002/Outcome-Posting-Rehman.pdf

    Although convicted of three serious offences, no further action is being taken against Macdonald.

  17. Brian says:

    In an earlier post I said Kings Court Chambers had vacated 146 Hagley Road; that is what the joint owner of the building told me. I am told told that although they vacated two large ground floor offices in the building they still have a smaller office upstairs. This information was given to me by security at the CIBA building at 146 Hagley Road. They also told me that High Court bailiffs had visited the offices of Kings Court Chambers.

    They are, currently, answering phone calls on Kings Court Chambers number: 0845 805 4440.

    The person I spoke to at KCC claims he had no idea that Tariq Rehman is currently suspended from practice for one month. He also has no idea that Rehman was convicted of 11 charges at a Bar tribunal two days ago.

  18. Brian. says:

    UK Visa Hub now say they work with Axiom Solicitors in Bradford. At the same address as Axiom Solicitors and on the same phone number is a Western Union Agent, which may well be useful to those paying for immigration services from overseas.

    UK Visa Hub do not take payments foe their services directly. Instead, you have to pay the solicitor the advanced fixed fee (I was quoted £999 for a Spouse Visa application) I assume that the solicitor then pays any fee to UK Visa Hub.

    UK Visa Hub has some interesting terms and conditions on its website…

    http://www.ukvisahub.com/terms-and-conditions.php

    UK Visa Hub also has a privacy statement but I can find no registration under the Data Protection Act with the Information Commissioner.

    UK Visa Hub claims to have three offices: Birmingham, Manchester, London saying these are offices of those within its network. Strangely, all three buildings are Regus office premises.

    UK Visa Hub also accepts no responsibility for another company they say who used to run the UK Visa Hub website. There is no evidence that UK Visa Hub is an incorporated body and no information on its website who the owners are.

    So, if you do business with UK Visa Hub, you have no idea who you are doing business with and whoever you do business with, provides no warranty for the service it supplies. With ICO registration under the Data Protection Act you can have no confidence that your data will remain confidential either.

    Despite these concerns, I have not yet found any evidence of dissatisfied UK Visa Hub clients. There are plenty of positive reviews on reviews.co.uk but these reviews are all submitted via UK Visa Hub themselves. The reviews also appear to appertain to the previous company that ran UK Visa Hub!

  19. Brian says:

    UK Visa Hub now say they work with Axiom Solicitors in Bradford. At the same address as Axiom Solicitors and on the same phone number is a Western Union Agent, which may well be useful to those paying for immigration services from overseas.

    UK Visa Hub do not take payments foe their services directly. Instead, you have to pay the solicitor the advanced fixed fee (I was quoted £999 for a Spouse Visa application) I assume that the solicitor then pays any fee to UK Visa Hub.

    UK Visa Hub has some interesting terms and conditions on its website…

    http://www.ukvisahub.com/terms-and-conditions.php

    UK Visa Hub also has a privacy statement but I can find no registration under the Data Protection Act with the Information Commissioner.

    UK Visa Hub claims to have three offices: Birmingham, Manchester, London saying these are offices of those within its network. Strangely, all three buildings are Regus office premises.

    UK Visa Hub also accepts no responsibility for another company they say who used to run the UK Visa Hub website. There is no evidence that UK Visa Hub is an incorporated body and no information on its website who the owners are.

    So, if you do business with UK Visa Hub, you have no idea who you are doing business with and whoever you do business with, provides no warranty for the service it supplies. With ICO registration under the Data Protection Act you can have no confidence that your data will remain confidential either.

    Despite these concerns, I have not yet found any evidence of dissatisfied UK Visa Hub clients. There are plenty of positive reviews on reviews.co.uk but these reviews are all submitted via UK Visa Hub themselves. The reviews also appear to appertain to the previous company that ran UK Visa Hub!

  20. Brian says:

    Although UK Visa Hub claim to be at 320 City Road, London, they were kicked out of these premises some months ago following a series of problems. Disgruntled clients of UK Visa Hub would visit the premises demanding money back for services not received. On a few occasions, fist fights broke out before people got back any money.

    The premises at 320 City Road were rented in the name of Hilton Chambers which after just weeks changed to HLT Chambers. It was then the landlord realised all was not well and ejected them. They still owe £3,000 to the landlord and promised to pay on several occasions but never did. The landlord does not know where they went and furniture was left at the premises that the landlord subsequently disposed of.

    So, I think the company originally behind UK Visa Hub was Hilton Chambers and UK Visa Hub is probably now run by HLT Chambers from some address unknown. Rizwan Ahmed is known to the landlord as being involved in the business at 320 City Road and is, by all accounts, aged around 19-20.

    The landlord has also received official documents from UK Visas and Immigration asking where UK Visa Hub is now based. The landlord was unable to tell them as he does not know.

    I have also determined that Axiom Solicitors employ a large number of workers processing visa applications and that Axiom Solicitors also answer the phone for another company at the same property – Dolphin Legal Solutions.

    Dolphin Legal Solutions lists itself as being being involved in the travel agency business and you can watch the following YouTube clip about them…

  21. Junaid says:

    OMG! I am shock to read all this, i have been a customer of KCC my case was started on 21december 2012 but finally this week i phone Home office asking about anything they can give me about my case, they told me they recetly sent a package containg my passport and other documents to KCC 146 address they also given me the royal mail tracking number, the tracking of parcel tells me its has been received by some KHAN on 20th July at9:53am at KCC CIBA 146 building and since this Monday i am phoning them on all the number i got but no answer emailing them on all i have no reply i am planning to personally visit them now i live in London now i have to go Birmingham …home office told me that its looks like your case has been resoved thats why they send me everyting back so it all sorted now All this Bloody KCC (Khan Guy) is to do is just send my documents to my home address even though i send documents from my end to home office but god knows what reason home office has to send the documents to them…during all this period i have paid them about £2500…but in the end when everything is done why cant they just send me my documents can anyone help me with thier any contact please on my last hearing Nigel Wray was there i have no contact of him either he sounds like a good person and before that i had my representatr D.Revill she was annoyed by them too, lucky i found her on facebook and send a detail message if she can somehow help but no responce yet, i will be highly thank ful if anyone give me any contact or advise pls i feel like visinting them next week on the 3rd floor find this Khan or else and ask Police for the help

  22. Durani says:

    He is a cheat and fraud, he took my money 6000 pounds and vanished, I wish police put him in jail, people like him only creating illegal immigrants,

  23. Alan Blacker says:

    Tariq Rehman is currently suspended from Direct Access Work though he can continue to get clients referred by solicitors. In 2015, there were 47 complaints about Tariq Rehman to the Legal Ombudsman; all complaints were upheld. There were also 12 complaints against Nigel Wray, all twelve being upheld. Nigel Wray no longer has a practising certificate.

    Between them, Tariq Rehman and Nigel Wray had more upheld complaints against them than ALL other barristers in England & Wales put together!

    Rehman is facing new allegations for a new hearing in May followed by separate allegations at another hearing in July, according to the SDT. Rehman’s record show that, historically, there have been findings against Rehman at five previous tribunals.

    • mthoko says:

      Hi Alan, when you went down there at the in birmingham did you manage to find Tariq or Nigel?
      because i want to go to their office as well because i really don’t know what happened to my case.

  24. Jenny Mayne says:

    Tariq Rehman and his partner-in-crime, a struck off solicitor Miss Anal Sheikh, have tried to sue a prodigious number of people to get the judgements against him reversed. He has failed, all his claims being found to be without merit. see http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2016/1199.html

  25. mthoko says:

    Hi Mrs flack whitby, i am in the same situation as you were. i just wondered if you have managed to found nigel

    • Mrs Flack Whitby says:

      Unfortunately I got no where with my complaint against these people.
      I tried with the Ombudsman too but they said I didn’t really have a case.
      I feel I was treated so unfairly by them with thier lack of communication and the heart ache my family and I suffered and still am suffering. My family are still not allowed to enter the UK. These scammers had £1000’s off of us.
      We are still fighting.

      • mthoko mkhize says:

        Very sorry to hear that even the ombudsmen did not help. I wonder why they would say you don’t have a case.

        Your earlier comment in 2015 you mentioned that you have found Nigel, did you personally found him or the legal ombudsmen located him?

  26. Brian says:

    Tariq Rehman was barred from practising for 14 months and suspended from public access work for three years:

    https://www.barstandardsboard.org.uk/media-centre/press-releases-and-news/barrister-tariq-rehman-suspended-for-delaying-refund-payments-to-clients/

    Just days later, Rehman was give a further 27 months suspension and banned permanently from public access work:

    https://www.barstandardsboard.org.uk/media-centre/press-releases-and-news/barrister-tariq-rehman-permanently-banned-from-public-access-work-suspended-for-27-months/

    Two weeks ago, I received an SMS message from http://www.immigrationsolicitor.co.uk offering their services at a 50% discount. They could only have obtained my contact details from UK IMMIGRATION BARRISTERS or KINGS COURT CHAMBERS

    So, I suspect that http://www.immigrationsolicitor.co.uk has links to Rehman too. When I contacted http://www.immigrationsolicitor.co.uk I was told that they refer work to BURLOW AND SPENCER. I also contacted UK VISA HUB (mentioned in earlier posts above by others as having links to Tariq Rehman at Kings Court Chambers) UK VISA HUB also told me they refer their clients to BURLOW AND SPENCER!!!!

    So, the question is, is Tariq Rehman still involved in all this, despite being disbarred for a total of 41 months and being barred from direct access work permanently?

    • ukvisaadvice says:

      Check out Trust Pilot reviews for Burlow and Spencer…..

      • handyman401 says:

        Sounds as if these thieves still practising either under different names or company’s the police should be investigating them for fraud they seem to get away with every thing even the bar council are unable to disbar them .I lost £4000 to these scammers and tried every avenue to reclaim my money all to no avail.I took them to the small claims court who found in my favour but immigration barristers just ignored the judgement

    • mthoko mkhize says:

      Is anyone know by any chance where exactly Nigel Wray is at this point?

      • Brian says:

        I did try to find Nigel Wray some while ago, that was after he no longer had a practising certificate, but I had no luck finding him.

      • Brian says:

        Look at my post below which indicates that Nigel Wray is currently unemployed and was made subject to a bankruptcy order in 2005.

      • lisa jane flack says:

        Thanks for your information.
        This man scammed me for £1000’s. Advising me to go ahead with a visa application telling me even though my husband had a criminal record it would be fine.
        We have been fighting for nearly 4 years now. KCC disappeared leaving us in limbo. Not even obtaining the Visa.
        I tried to contact them on several occasions to which I had no reply. Or the email wasn’t even delivered.
        I got my MP involved and the Ombudsman. Had no joy from either as he had said he had been in constant touch with us regarding our application which was not true.
        We are still fighting our case. I had to track down the barrister who represented me as I had no clue what to do. Even she had ceased working for them due to not being paid.
        My family and I am broken right know. We have won all our court cases but unfortunately the HO keep appealing. It’s a money making fiasco.
        The HO are now taking us right back to the 1st tier as they are saying an error was made.
        What are these people being judges if they can get such an important decision so wrong. It’s a disgrace!
        We have ran out of money am in debt so I doubt we will ever be together. We are married and remain living apart.

      • handyman401 says:

        Hi Lisa I lost over £4000 to these scammers like you I tried every avenue took them to small claims court who found in my favour but immigration barristers ignored the judgement ,reported to bar standard board,trading slandered even involved our local mp all to no avail .T hank goodness Tariq Rehman has finally been barred it was a disgrace he was allowed to practice so long

      • lisa jane flack says:

        I feel your pain..Thank goodness he’s barred is all we can be grateful for I guess.

      • Brian says:

        If anyone has knowledge that Nigel Wray is currently working they should inform the Official Receiver as Mr. Wray has told then he is unemployed. If he is working he should be able to pay more towards the money he owes in bankruptcy.

        I can only conclude that given that Mr. Wray declared bankruptcy in 2005 and only now his bankruptcy is being settled is because he gave misinformation to the Official Receiver during his first year of bankruptcy, such as not declaring earnings.

        If he is currently working and failing to declare earnings that could be serious for him. Here aren the details…

        INSOLVENCY ACT 1986 IN BANKRUPTCY SALISBURY COUNTY COUNCIL
        Notice ID: MF0186891
        Notice effective from
        17th November 2016 to 17th December 2016

        INSOLVENCY ACT 1986

        IN BANKRUPTCY

        SAILSBURY COUNTY COURT

        NO 111 of 2005 RE: NIGEL DUNCAN ANDREW WRAY

        RE: NIGEL DUNCAN ANDREW WRAY

        Unemployed, who at the date of the bankruptcy order 7/10/2005 resided at 168 The Close, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP1 2EZ and lately trading at 10/11 Gray’s Inn Square, Gray’s Inn, London, WC1R5JD, as a Barrister. D.O.B: 27 August 1959.

        NOTE: the above-named was discharged from the proceedings and may no longer have a connection with the addresses listed. I intend to pay within four months from 8th December 2016 (being the last day for proving) the first and final dividend of 22 p/£.

        Creditors who have not yet proved their debts must do so by 8th December 2016 (being last day of proving) otherwise they will be excluded from the dividend.

        The required proof of debt form is available on the Insolvency Service website (www.bis.gov.uk/insolvency, select “Forms” and then form 6.37). Alternatively, you can contact my office at LTADT, PO Box 490, Ipswich, Suffolk IP1 1YR telephone 01473 383535 to supply a form.

        Mr D Gibson, Official Receiver and trustee

  27. Brian says:

    INSOLVENCY ACT 1986 IN BANKRUPTCY SALISBURY COUNTY COUNCIL
    Notice ID: MF0186891
    Notice effective from
    17th November 2016 to 17th December 2016

    INSOLVENCY ACT 1986

    IN BANKRUPTCY

    SAILSBURY COUNTY COURT

    NO 111 of 2005 RE: NIGEL DUNCAN ANDREW WRAY

    RE: NIGEL DUNCAN ANDREW WRAY

    Unemployed, who at the date of the bankruptcy order 7/10/2005 resided at 168 The Close, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP1 2EZ and lately trading at 10/11 Gray’s Inn Square, Gray’s Inn, London, WC1R5JD, as a Barrister. D.O.B: 27 August 1959.

    NOTE: the above-named was discharged from the proceedings and may no longer have a connection with the addresses listed. I intend to pay within four months from 8th December 2016 (being the last day for proving) the first and final dividend of 22 p/£.

    Creditors who have not yet proved their debts must do so by 8th December 2016 (being last day of proving) otherwise they will be excluded from the dividend.

    The required proof of debt form is available on the Insolvency Service website (www.bis.gov.uk/insolvency, select “Forms” and then form 6.37). Alternatively, you can contact my office at LTADT, PO Box 490, Ipswich, Suffolk IP1 1YR telephone 01473 383535 to supply a form.

    Mr D Gibson, Official Receiver and trustee

  28. Zaheed ali says:

    Tariq rehman is now living in Batley with his second wife, and he has bought a lovely 5 bedroom terrace house for £90,000 on some one else’s name the fraudster he can run but not hide.

  29. Coney Island says:

    I worked for UK Barristers in 2014 and contributed to this blog regularly for a while around then–as I was never paid and got the role through a Job Centre/`training company` scheme (!) and realised it was a scam pretty quick, but not the extent. What`s the state of play? Are they still recruiting sales staff in Birmingham and Manchester and for which company? I didn`t get a satisfactory result when I complained to my Job Centre and lodged a complaint against the `training company`. Two years on, I want to sniff out any other schemes this company may have been involved with that are dodgy to build up a case to re-present to the Job Centre and Action Fraud in Birmingham.

  30. Frankie says:

    Yes he did

  31. Brian says:

    A minor success was achieved today. I contacted reviews.co.uk to advise them that 295 reviews for the website evisa.uk.com (operated by Burlow and Spencer) were all fake. Within a short space of time, all 295 reviews were deleted!! The reviews were obvious fakes as, although the website existed, it was non-operational for customers to make contact for visa applications (a fact also confirmed by DDR Legal LLP who supervise Burlow and Spencer)

    I was also looking on reviews.co.uk (at the same time) for reviews of Immigration Lawyers Direct but said nothing about this to the owner of reviews.co.uk. Interestingly, all 414 reviews for Immigration Lawyers Direct were deleted at the same time!!! It could be coincidence of course but what is more likely is that reviews.co.uk could see that I was looking at reviews of both immigration companies and got more than a little worried!

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