Director and Supervising Solicitor
Senior Immigration Caseworker (Level Two and Supervisor) Accreditation from the Law Society
Date Joined: 2012 – Co-Founder
Qualifications & Experience
Ish has worked in the immigration sector since 2000 and has over 19 years of experience as a specialist immigration Lawyer. He is highly experienced in all aspects of Immigration Law and Litigation, having focused on immigration all is legal career.
Ish has extensive casework and advocacy experience, he has prepared and presented appeals before the First Tier and Upper Tier Tribunal for over 15 years. He has prepared grounds for applications to the High Court and Court of Appeal.
Before joining Bankfield Heath Solicitors, Ish was the Head of Office at Refugee and Migrant Justice (Leeds) (formerly Refugee Legal Centre) until its closure in August 2010. Ish has also worked as Deputy Head and Acting Head of the Immigration Department at another Yorkshire based immigration practice.
Ish was called to the Bar in November 2012 and acts as the in-house barrister (non-practicing) at Bankfield Heath Solicitors. Ish is also a qualified solicitor.
Ish deals with complex immigration cases and focuses on Business Immigration. He is noted for achieving successful outcomes in the most difficult cases.
Ish is liked by his clients for his professional, results focused and committed style. Clients travel from all areas of the country to instruct Ish. His client’s say that it is ‘worth travelling’ to make sure you get the best advice.
Ish is proud to be mentioned in Legal 500 as one of the best solicitors in the region. Ish was described in Legal 500 as a ‘formidable’ Immigration Lawyer with a ‘deep understanding’ of business immigration.
Ish is fluent in Urdu, Punjabi, Hindi and Mirpuri.
Memberships, Associations and Awards :
Called to the Bar as a Barrister (non-practicing) in November 2011
Qualified as a Solicitor in 2013
Shortlisted for Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year in 2013 – Immigration Lawyer
Became an Immigration Caseworker 2000
Shortlisted for Young Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year in 2004
Member of the Law Society’s Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme (IAAS) accredited at Level 2 (Senior) and Supervisor
Member of Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (ILPA)
Member of ILPA’s Economic Migration Group
Co-Convenor of the Immigration Law Practitioners Association (ILPA) North East, Yorkshire and the Humber
Comments from Ish’s clients:
“Mr Ish Ahmed is one of the best Solicitors
S Z – Mancheter
“Excellent service- especially to Ish thank you very much for the all help and support. You always answer my inquiries and helped me feel less stress with my case.”
MB – York
“Thank you so much Mr. Ish and Bankfield heath for an excellent service in immigration matter. Mr. Ish is an expert person in immigration matter, hardworking, professional, so helpful, friendly and patient . He gives you all the time that you need to answer any question. I highly recommend Mr. Ish and Bankfield heath for their services.
Y S – Leeds
“You have achieved a brilliant result for me and you saved me and my family – god bless!”
I O – Barnsley
“I so appreciate for what you have done for me. I have been so satisfied with your services …Thank you very much again.”
S A – Manchester
“Your advice was very clear and I felt like you fought for me and my family – thank you to Ish and Bankfield Heath Solicitors”
L F – Leeds
“Your advice was clear and easy to understand, your charges were very cheap and fixed looking at the quality of your work and the excellent result you got me.
I will tell all my friends about your firm and you. Thank you!”
V C – London