Prior to joining Wilsons, Afshar was part 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.
Afshar has volunteered with the Anti Trafficking and Labour Exploitation Unit where he assisted ATLEU lawyers in representing victims of trafficking in publically funded immigration, asylum, housing and compensation matters. He currently volunteers with the Body and Soul charity and its free legal advice clinic.
Afshar is a dedicated professional. He works across all areas of immigration and asylum law including family migration and reunion, representing asylum seekers, business migration, settlement and citizenship. He has a special interest in complex judicial review cases and appeals.
Afshar completed his academic legal training in 2011. He joined the immigration department at Wilsons in 2019.
Interests: Photography and architecture.