Tahir Shahab Khan


Designation: Director & Advocate Solicitor (Crime and Civil)

Languages: English, Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi, Pashto

Practice Areas:

  • Immigration Law
  • Asylum Law
  • Business Immigration
  • Public Law
  • Residential & Commercial Conveyancing
  • Personal Injury
  • Wills & Probate

I am a Director and Solicitor at Law Lane Solicitors where I supervise a team of solicitors and caseworkers.

I was called to the Bar as a Barrister in March 2001 and in April 2006 cross-qualified to become a Solicitor of Senior Courts of England & Wales. I am a member of The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn.

I specialise and have wide experience of litigation in Public Law and Human Rights, with an emphasis on Immigration, skilled worker visa, asylum, nationality, EU and regulatory Law. I also oversee Criminal and Civil Litigation particularly PI and Clinical Negligence matters.

Career & Experience

I started working in the legal profession in 1999 – initially as an outdoor clerk and later became a legal assistant and legal executive at various organisations. In 2006, I joined as a Partner Solicitor at Shaad Solicitors. In 2007, I joined Khans Solicitors as a Partner and remained there until 2015. In 2015, I, along with three other Partners, established Law Lane Solicitors where I am currently appointed as the Managing Director.

In a short span of time, Law Lane has achieved innumerable qualifying accreditations marks for legal practices and meets the highest standards of technical expertise and client service in specific areas of law. For example: Lexcel, Legal 500, Immigration and Asylum quality mark, Conveyancing quality mark.

I have successfully defended in the High Court various institution Tier 4 sponsor licence revocation matters pertaining to the TOEIC English language fiasco. I have also defended individuals who were alleged by the SSHD to have applied deception in successfully completing their TOEIC English language test. To date, I have won over 90% of my cases and brought back a number of individuals to the UK from their country of residence due to their unlawful removal by the SSHD.

I also have a deep knowledge and expertise in Tier 1 (General) refusals under paragraph 322(5) where an applicant’s character and conduct call into question their desirability of remaining in the UK by the SSHD. I have defended and won over 90% of innocent applicant’s cases against the SSHD.

Many of my most notable cases have been presented in High Courts, Crown courts and Supreme Courts.

I represent clients from various ethnic backgrounds such as: Albanian, Pakistani, Indian, Bangladeshi, Turkish, Sudanese, Eritrean, Ethiopian and other.

I have appeared on various television shows since 2006 for discussions on numerous legal topics.

Notable Cases

Amin, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2022] EWCA Civ 439 (31 March 2022):

This case regarded overturning a British citizenship refusal based on character concerns. The Home Office believed that Mr Amin’s association with Mullah Krekar and other members of Ansar al Islam meant that he was not of good character and refused his application to naturalise as a British citizen. This appeal was brought forward to argue that the decision to refuse his application for British citizenship was unlawful as the Home Office had failed to consider new factors.

Raza, R (on the application of)  The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] EWCA Civ 36 (28 January 2016):

The issue in this case is whether the appellant was entitled to the benefit of the leeway provided by the case of Patel (revocation of sponsor licence – fairness) India  [2011] UKUT 00211 (IAC)  in relation to students whose Tier 4 (General) sponsor ceases to run the course on which they are enrolled and whether that case was rightly decided.

London St Andrew’s College, R (On the Application Of)  The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWCA Civ 2496 (08 November 2018):

This was an appeal against an order of McGowan J in London St Andrews College  Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] EWHC 4328 (Admin) dismissed the Appellant’s claim for judicial review of a decision to revoke its Tier 4 sponsor licence. Permission to appeal was granted by Arden LJ on a single ground, namely whether McGowan J had misconstrued the meaning of the phrase “any of your duties” in paragraph 162(d) of Document 3 of the Tier 4 guidance.

London College of Business Management and Information, R (on the application of) Secretary of State for the Home Department [2015] EWHC 3215 (Admin) (07 July 2015):

Tier 4 sponsor licence revocation decision of the SSHD on the basis of ETS (TOIEC English language test) used by the students to obtain admission in college was quashed by the court in that found to be unlawful by the court.

Bilal Ahmed v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] EWCA Civ 303: 

Proper construction, ambit and effect of Articles 15, 31 and 35 of the Directive 2004/38/EC, Regulations 28 and 29 of the Immigration (EEA) Regulations 2006 and section 92(4)(b) of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002.


  • Qualified Barrister
  • Solicitor for Elderly Clients
  • International Commercial Law accreditation
  • Personal Injury accreditation by The Law Society


“One of the best solicitor in the whole UK, very professional and very supportive. Highly recommended to everyone. I really appreciate Sir Tahir Shahab Khan & Nuresa Begum for their support when I almost gave up my hopes, they made my life. I will never forget you guys and wish you all the best and success for future Ameen.”

Mehwish Asad

“Very kind, helpful and understanding throughout the process. Could not thank Mr Tahir Khan and Ms S Al-Waely enough.”

Jay Rathod

“I was impressed with how Mr. Tahir Khan handled my case with the help of Ms. Nuresa Begum and Mr. Afaque Solangi. I will recommend my friends in this Law firm. Good teamwork. Very satisfying.”

Ali Bajwa