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Rafaquat has had a broad based common law practice including contractual disputes, matrimonial disputes including trusts, landlord and tenant, insolvency and immigration/human rights.
He currently sits as a Tribunal Judge in the following tribunals:
- Asylum Support Tribunal (since 2006)
- Social Security Appeal Tribunal (since 2009)
- Immigration and Asylum Tribunal (since 2014)
In his career at the Bar, he gained considerable experience in the field of immigration, asylum and nationality law. His work involved raising asylum, humanitarian protection and family reunion issues involving both domestic and EU Regulations relating to the rights of EU workers and their family members.
He also covered all areas of family law, including matrimonial finance, TOLATA applications and matters relating to the Children Act 1989. Rafaquat had a particular focus on disputes relating to recognition of overseas marriages and/or divorces and their impact on financial remedy claims and Child Arrangement Orders Applications.
Rafaquat also 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.