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Hazar is a partner in the immigration team and heads Penningtons Manches’ private wealth immigration offering. She qualified in 2006 and joined the firm the same year. With over 15 years’ immigration experience she advises high net worth individuals looking to relocate to the UK, working alongside colleagues in the private wealth team to provide a full service covering tax, family and real estate.
Also recognised for her expertise in the education sector, Hazar’s clients include universities, independent schools and large private education providers, whom she assists on all aspects of compliance, risk management, restructuring and business strategies. She is experienced in providing global immigration solutions to large multinational organisations from a wide range of sectors including retail, sports, entertainment and technology. She advises on immigration, citizenship and EU law, appeals, judicial review applications and challenges to Home Office decisions which affect sponsors. Fluent in Arabic, she has contacts throughout the Middle East, in particular the UAE, and regularly visits the region.
Hazar is a frequent speaker on immigration law and gives training on compliance with sponsorship licence duties under Tier 4 and Tier 2 as well as with prevention of illegal working legislation. She is an elected trustee of the Immigration Law Practitioners Association (ILPA) and has provided training for ILPA, the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) and the Boarding Schools Association. Hazar is recommended by Chambers HNW and The Legal 500 and is included in the Citywealth Leaders List 2018 for immigration.