Who We Are
We are a firm of legal specialists offering legal services in the areas of UK Immigration Law and Human Rights.
We are multi-lingual firm, servicing our clients throughout England, Wales and globally.
We are renowned for taking on and resolving the most complex of cases that often others have given up on. We focus on finding solutions that others often thought not possible. We are able to do this due to our breadth of experience, vast knowledge and ability to think outside the box. We believe in defining our clients’ Human Rights.
What makes us different
We pride ourselves in leaving no stone unturned to achieve your desired outcome. In doing so, we remove the stress from the process for you.
We fight for you as though we are fighting for ourselves.
The Core Team
Our team is led by our Founder, Managing Director and Head of Practice, Ms. Bushra Ali. Bushra is the Compliance Officer for Legal Practice and the Compliance Office for Financial Regulation at the firm.
Bushra completed her Law Degree at Manchester Metropolitan University and went on to specialise in Employment Law and Advanced Criminal Practice in her Bar Training to train as a barrister and was called to the Bar before joining a leading London firm as an Appeals Advocate where she regularly appeared before the courts representing individuals and families facing various immigration problems.
Bushra Moved to the Midlands circuit, building a strong immigration specialist practice in Birmingham where she cross-qualified as a Solicitor. Bushra went on to pass specialist exams to obtain additional accreditation under the Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme as a Supervisor and Senior Immigration Specialist, accreditation she has maintained to date.
Bushra Founded Bushra Ali Solicitors in 2015, with a string of accolades including being the only person to have been twice awarded Leicestershire Law Society Solicitor of the Year (2012 and 2016). She then went on to become the youngest President of the Leicestershire Law Society serving her term in Office of 2018-2019. Whilst at the Leicestershire Law Society she served on the Equality and Diversity sub-board, working extremely hard to encourage engagement with diverse communities to continue to encourage greater diversity into the profession.
Bushra is now serving on the Immigration Law and Policy Committee at The National Law Society of England and Wales. The Committee is routinely involved in making recommendations for change at The Home Office, The Tribunals and liaising with various organisations including the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
Bushra Ali Solicitors set up its second office in North Wales. Bushra went on to be elected on to the Committee of Cheshire and North Wales Law Society. Bushra is the first appointed Chair of the Equality and Diversity sub-Group at the Society.
In 2021, Bushra was elected onto the Board of the Leicester Council of Faiths.
Bushra has more than 15 years experience dealing with complex immigration matters. Her specialism is broad including complex applications for Leave to Remain and Entry Clearance for children, partners and families. She has extensive experience in representing Asylum, Human Rights and Long Residence matters including representing victims of abuse and bereaved partners. Her immigration portfolio also includes representing businesses with potential employment needs looking to employ foreign migrants.
Bushra is a master in her craft and is instructed by her clients knowing she will not shy away from a difficult case and will fight for her clients as though she is fighting for herself.
Bushra’s passion is her corporate social responsibility. She has a dream of creating equal footing for all despite social class, background, age, gender, faith, colour and disability. Bushra founded The Bushra Ali Group which creates a platform to raise awareness and drive conversation on social issues. Some of the projects that have been launched include Empowered Women Empowering Women Global, Equality Diversity Inclusion Network, The Good Lawyers Project, Be the Change – Empowering you and Be the Change – Mentoring plus.
In 2021 Bushra was awarded Corporate Social Responsibility Award ‘Winner’ by the Institute of Directors, Midlands. She was also a finalist in 2021 for woman solicitor of the year at the Law Society Legal Excellence Awards and Mentor of the Year at Forward Ladies.
Hannah is the Operations Manager at the firm and Senior Legal Secretary to Bushra Ali. Hannah supported Bushra at a previous practice for 5 years before joining Bushra Ali Solicitors. Bushra describes Hannah as “the glue that keeps everything together!”
Hannah’s role involves being the point of contact for all internal and external enquiries, speaking with new and existing clients, fixing appointments, opening and managing case files, typing and preparing legal documents as well as supporting our consultants.
Hannah loves building strong relationships with our clients and our clients routinely provide positive feedback, valuing the support Hannah provides which is integral to removing the stress from the process for our clients. As Bushra’s responsibilities outside of the firm continue to increase, Hannah has willingly taken on more and more responsibility at the firm, managing all operational matters.