Afshar studied law at London Metropolitan University and graduated in 2010. He completed the legal practice course at BPP Law School in 2011.
Prior to joining the firm, Afshar was employed as a paralegal by John Samson at Ely Place Chambers, where he was a member of the legal team which represented 150 vulnerable claimants in a complex high court group litigation against all of the UK’s major construction companies, and which resulted in a £9 million settlement for the claimants and a full public apology by the construction companies for secretly vetting construction workers over a 40 year period.
Afshar also assisted in a landmark Employment Appeals Tribunal case pertaining to caste discrimination and the Equality Act, and a pro bono case in which 35 low paid Spanish-speaking cleaners on zero hour contracts obtained £40,000 in unpaid wages from a global advertising agency.
Since then, Afshar has obtained considerable experience at high street practices in London as an immigration, asylum and public law caseworker.
Afshar has volunteered with the Anti Trafficking and Labour Exploitation Unit where he assisted victims of trafficking in publically funded immigration, asylum, housing and compensation matters.
Afshar has worked across many areas of immigration and asylum law including family migration, European law applications, settlement, detention, judicial review and appeals.
Afshar joined the immigration department at Wilsons in 2019.