Unqualified immigration adviser convicted

Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner

August 3
15:37 2015

Mr Rais Nawaz Malik, 40, of Remedy Legal, Dudley Road, Birmingham, pleaded guilty at Birmingham Magistrates Court on Monday 3 August 2015, to 2 charges of providing unregulated immigration advice or services since May 2013.

He was sentenced to a community order for 24 weeks, concurrent for each offence, and made subject to a curfew between 8pm and 6am, with an electronic tag fitted, also for 24 weeks.

He was also ordered to pay compensation of 4,400 within 14 days, for which a collection order was made.

On sentencing, District Judge Crane said:

You have minimised the seriousness of what you have done. You werent authorised and you misled your clients.

Speaking about the decision, Immigration Services Commissioner, Suzanne McCarthy said:

Mr Malik chose to operate outside the law, and without regard for the protection of his clients.

I am delighted with the outcome of this case, and I hope it sends a clear message to other people considering providing immigration advice act within the law or you will find yourself in court.

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