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Ahtisham Ul Haq Dar

Director-Principal Solicitor/ Head of Risk & Compliance

A career professional lawyer with a formidable foothold in more than one common law jurisdiction, Ahtisham Ul Haq Dar is the principal solicitor, director, head of risks & compliance, and CEO of Archbold Solicitors. His experience spanning more than 11 years as an Immigration specialist has meant the firm has a seen rapid growth and a reputation for providing exceptional Immigration advice and services.


  • All areas of in-country and out-country immigration entry clearance matters.

  • Visit for tourism, business or a short stay (up to 6 months), airport transit visas

  • Skilled Worker visa, graduate visa, other work visas, right to work

  • Student visas for courses, degrees and post-graduate courses

  • BNO visa, right of abode, UK Ancestry visa

  • Partner, spouse, dependant and family member visas and permits

  • Ways to settle in the UK, indefinite leave to remain (ILR) and routes to British citizenship

  • Claiming asylum as a refugee, the asylum process and support

  • Appeal against a visa, settlement or asylum decision, immigration status problems

  • Settled and pre-settled status, EU Settlement Scheme family permit, Frontier Worker permit

  • Immigration detention and bail

  • Administrative removal and deportation

  • Sponsor compliance

  • Judicial review

  • Human rights law

  • Landlord & tenant

  • Conveyancing

  • Employment

  • Family law


  • Ahtisham was admitted as a solicitor in 2011.

Experience: +8

  • Immigration & Asylum - since 2011

  • EEA - since 2011

  • Conveyancing - since 2011

  • Employment - since 2011

  • Landlord & Tenant - since 2011

  • Judicial Review (removal cases) - since 2011

  • Divorce & Children - since 2011


  • Punjab Bar Council, Pakistan.

  • Lahore High Court Bar Association, Pakistan.


  • Fluent in English, Urdu and Punjabi.

  • Basic understanding of Arabic and Bengali.

Pro bono

Issues related to immigration impact individuals from diverse backgrounds. However, due to the prevailing negative attitudes towards society's most vulnerable members and reductions in legal aid, Ahtisham’s steadfast commitment lies in employing his expertise and knowledge through pro bono initiatives. Ahtisham firmly believes in aiding those who lack direct avenues to justice.

Pro bono work serves as a vital means to bridge the gap and extend legal support to underserved communities. By dedicating his time and skills without charge, he strives to empower individuals who face barriers in accessing justice due to financial constraints or limited resources. Through pro bono initiatives, Ahtisham actively contributes to leveling the playing field and counteracting the inequalities that persist within the legal system. His aim is to alleviate the burdens faced by those who are disproportionately affected by the complexities of immigration issues.

His commitment to pro bono work extends beyond mere words, as he understands the significance of taking concrete actions to effect change. Through collaboration with community clinics, Ahtisham provides pro bono assistance, ensuring that those without direct access to justice receive the support they require.

In conclusion, his unwavering dedication to pro bono work is driven by his recognition of the challenges faced by vulnerable individuals within the immigration system. Ahtisham firmly believes in leveraging his expertise to assist those who lack direct access to legal aid, and through these efforts to create a more just and inclusive society for all.



Ahtisham Ul Haq Dar
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