Hateem Ali

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Hateem Ali

Senior Associate Solicitor

Areas: Private Immigration

Hateem advises clients on all areas of UK immigration and provides strategic advice to businesses on their immigration and compliance needs. He acts for clients across a wide range of sectors, including financial services, law, media, technology and engineering, and has extensive experience advising investors, entrepreneurs and other high net worth clients.

Hateem’s experience across immigration routes not only enables him to offer practical solutions to seemingly complex immigration problems; it also enables him to find solutions where others have failed.

“Often our clients will have seen several lawyers about their case,” he explains. “We tend to be the last lawyers they see because we get it right – and the relationships we build last years.”

For Hateem, his work is not just rewarding; it’s personal. “I remember how important it was for my Dad when he received his indefinite leave to remain in the UK, when I was 19,” he recalls. “That feeling stuck with me and I remember thinking ‘this is an area of law worth being a part of’.

“For my clients, that makes a difference. I know what this feels like. I know the words they want to hear. I know the importance of these cases, not just to our clients but their families. I can’t give guarantees, but I can assure them that I’ll be with them throughout their journey to getting a British passport or visa.”

Hateem also knows that the journey doesn’t end with the passport or visa. “That’s why,” he says, “when we act for clients, we look to support them in a holistic fashion with a range of post-immigration assistance that includes financing, property, business relocation and more. We’re handling their immigration case, but I’m constantly thinking about the opportunities we can offer from a business perspective too.”

The additional assistance ensures GSC’s clients can not only settle in the UK, but thrive. “Our clients are successful entrepreneurs and businesspeople, but when they arrive in the UK they can’t rely on the networks they once did. We are who they turn to.”

As Head of the Middle East Desk, Hateem works to build connections and relationships with prospective clients in the Middle East and helps connect non-immigration-related UK interests with the appropriate GSC partner.

Qualifications & Experience

Hateem attended Kingston University (LLB) before obtaining his LLM in public international law at the School of Oriental and African Studies and the London School of Economics. He qualified as a solicitor in 2007.

He is fluent in Arabic and has spoken at immigration conferences across the Middle East.


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''The team at GSC Solicitors helped me with my Visa renewal and despite the complicated papers required, the application was successful and got reply from the government in less than two weeks. I would say that team is professional and trustworthy''

''Mr. Hateem Ali was responsible for my case and he has dealt with the case in a very professional way, He always respond quickly to my calls and e-mails, not like some other firms which it is very difficult to get in touch with them, I felt very relaxed through the process as he took all the stress from me, I am so pleased with the service, the outcome and highly recommend GSC solicitors. They are honest, reliable, and their prices are competitive, At the end I would like to thank Mr. Hateem Ali again for his great effort''.

''I recently used GSC solicitors services to apply for my visa. The advisor I used called Hateem Ali who was very professional and helpful with my case. I would definitely highly recommend their services''.

''It’s a such great experience and helpful with Mr Hatem and all his team great job thank you''.

''I dealt with GSC for its immigration services. A person called Mr Hateem Ali was very helpful and efficient who took the matter in his hands and organized all the legal documents to be set up efficiently. We had various telephone conversations over the period and he was always guiding me through the correct steps in obtaining what I wanted. I would highly recement GSC Solicitors in general as they are straight forward, and you know before hand what you are paying for coupled with getting your job completed successfully''.

''Dear GSC Team, Many thanks for your help and support on my immigration matter. I would really like to appreciate Mr. Hateem Ali who was friendly, professional and flexible on my case from day one by keeping in mind that my case wasn't straight forward. I WOULD LOVE TO RECOMMEND GSC SOLICITORS IN FUTURE''.

''Many thanks to Mr Hateem Ali for wonderful service and excellent treatment hence we obtained our visa. It wasn't a smooth case but with his expertise knowledge and support things went right. Your work is outstanding. I highly recommend Mr Hateem Ali from GSC Solicitors for any immigration cases. Thank you once again for helping me to achieve my dream''.

''I have dealt with Mr. Hateem Ali in GSC Solicitors LLP as well as many friends of mine. He is very professional, dedicated, honest and extremely helpful! It is my pleasure to write this brief recommendation for him. I have known Mr. Ali for 5 years, We had frequent communications especially that I have recommended him to many friends of mine including entrepreneurs. He is a very knowledgeable and an enthusiastic solicitor. He is professional in the work dealings and is very approachable by clients and co-workers. He performs his work with impeccable quality and shows great attention to all details. He is a very good speaker and has the talent of delivering a complicated legal advice in a simple and engaging manner. He has excellent work ethics and is a cooperative solicitor. He is punctual, very reliable, dependable, as well as having a very upbeat personality which are qualities that are greatly required in a successful career. I would greatly recommend Mr. Ali to everyone''.

''I had a very hard immigration case I was without hope after been refused many times from the home office and the court. As soon as I contacted GSC and especially Hateem I felt that I'm dealing with someone really professional and knows what is he doing. And here we go great outcome''.

''I'm really pleased with the service and really professional. Got my application accepted without any issue after having a refusal. A special thank you to Mr Hateem Ali for his effort in my case''.

''I was planning to apply for the citizenship and I found GSC Solicitors on Google. I went for the free meeting first than i decide to apply through them, to be honest it was one of my best decisions in my life. They did prepare everything, all my questions were answered and my Solicitor Hateem Ali was always ready to help during the process. I did receive my approval letter in 14 days. If you need anything just go with them they are not money grabbing people, they are very helpful. Once again thank you Mr Hateem Ali and GSC Solicitors''.

''I recently used the services of GSC Solicitors LLP for visa applications for myself and my daughter. The entire team including Hateem Ali worked very professionally. I found them to be experienced, diligent and helpful. We surely appreciate their services and would not hesitate to use their offices again''.

''I recently used GSC solicitors services to apply for my Tier 2 ILR application, which was processed and approved with no issues whatsoever. I had the pleasure of having Hateem Ali as my adviser who was undeniably professional, efficient and extremely thorough. He always managed to address my queries and concerns promptly and with utmost diligence. I knew Hateem through my brothers who both successfully used his services in the past years. I would definitely highly recommend their services. Thank you very much for all your hard work and effort''.

''Hateem Ali is lead caseworker for my mothers immigration issue. From the initial meeting they were responsive to my calls, questions and concerns. All issues were handled professionally and timely. I highly recommend GSC solicitors''.

''I am fortunate to meet Hateem Ali from GSC. His experience and support through out the period of my ILR application is tremendously appreciated and whole process is dealt very professionally. I do not hesitate to recommend to anyone''.

''I have been a client to Mr Hateem Ali for over 4 years now. As an entrepreneur investor in the UK I totally recommend this firm and particularly Mr Hateem Ali, simply because of his honestly, knowledge and extremely good experience. Since day one he was efficient never wasted my time and every single advice he gave us was really valuable. With Mr Hateem we got our tier one visa as entrepreneur team. Started the business then we applied for the accelerated route ilr and we received it . Every step was well planned with him and his team. If are looking to genuinely invest in the UK Mr Hateem is the right person to guide you. Just listen to his advice simply because he really knows the rules . Of course you need to invest wisely and keep your business part active but the immigration part you can trust Mr Hateem to deal with. Again we are so grateful for all the advice and hard work you did over five years''.

''Thank you to the dedicated GSC team, especially Mr Hateem Ali and Ms Hannah Edwards for all their help and support during the process of my ILR application. I have been granted UK Permanent Residency without any problem because of the excellent dedicated and professional services provided by SGC team. I know Hateem since 2014, when he and his team helped me and my employer during the process of Tier 2 application. I would highly recommend Hateem and GSC team for any immigration and visa services''.

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