Ruhul K. Ayazi

Associate London

Ruhul is an experienced litigation lawyer, having worked both in private practice in the City as well as in-house for local government. He has conducted many cases in the County and High Courts, some of which have attracted national media attention.

His experience of the wider litigation process means that he is able to manage disputes effectively and provide ‘strategic’ guidance that is sensitive to the commercial needs of a company. He has personally appeared many times before District and Circuit Judges (as well as Masters in the High Court) to present final and interim applications on fast and multi-track cases.

Ruhul Ayazi originally trained as a Barrister, and was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2001. He subsequently cross-qualified as a Solicitor in 2006.


Experience

Ruhul assists international companies on UK immigration issues and helps them navigate the complex rules to achieve their business objectives. He regularly advises/assists clients on the following:

  • Visa applications under Tier 2 of the UK Points Based System
  • Sponsor license applications and compliance duties
  • Reviewing clients’ HR processes and personnel files and advising on required changes
  • Right to work checks
  • Business visitors and permissible activities
  • Representative of an overseas business

Ruhul also co-ordinates global immigration applications.

As part of the International Practice Group, Ruhul assists on multi-jurisdictional projects and has dealt with matters in the following countries:

  • Singapore
  • Venezuela
  • Panama
  • Tajikistan
  • Thailand
  • Europe (various)

In relation to UK employment law, Ruhul has advised clients in relation to unfair dismissal, discrimination, TUPE and redundancy. He has provided guidance on how to conduct a workplace investigation and has also reviewed contracts/policies to ensure consistency with UK law.

Professional Activities and Speeches

Professional Activities:

  • The Law Society of England and Wales
  • American Bar Association
  • The Honorable Society of Lincoln’s Inn
  • Employment Lawyers’ Association

Speeches:

  • AIJA – International Association of Young Lawyers T.R.A.D.E. & Labour and Immigration Law Annual Conference - ''Brexit & Trump: is globalisation in decline?'' - Bratislava - Slovakia - October 12 - October 14, 2017
  • Ogletree Deakins Webinar - ''Employee Assignments from the US to the UK: Key UK Employment and Immigration Law Considerations'' - London - April 18, 2017
  • Ogletree Deakins Webinar - ''Clearing International Immigration Hurdles: Getting Employees Across the Border and the Finish Line in the US, UK and Germany'' - May 28, 2014
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