Rafaquat has a broad based common law practice including contractual disputes, matrimonial disputes including trusts, landlord and tenant, insolvency and immigration/human rights.
Rafaquat has extensive civil litigation experience representing clients in the County and High Courts. He has acted for individuals and businesses involved in contractual disputes, property disputes concerning the legal and beneficial ownership of real property and TOLATA applications where his forensic eye for detailed practical evidence comes to the fore.
Rafaquat deals with all aspects of litigation and advisory work relating to business and residential tenancies including security of tenure, possession claims, forfeiture, unlawful eviction, rent control and review, service charges, and business tenancy renewals under Part II of the 1954 Act, together with other aspects of housing law.
Rafaquat's practice covers all areas of family law, including matrimonial finance, TOLATA applications and matters relating to the Children Act 1989. Rafaquat has had a particular focus on disputes relating to recognition of overseas marriages and/or divorces and their impact on financial remedy claims.
Rafaquat has considerable experience in the field of immigration, asylum and nationality law. His work includes cases in the First Tier and Upper Tribunals, Judicial Review work, both in the Upper Tribunal and the Administrative Court, and cases in the Court of Appeal.
Rafaquat sits as a Tribunal Judge at the Immigration and Asylum Tribunal, Social Security Appeal Tribunal and the Asylum Support Tribunal.