We are the North East leading firm that specialises
in providing Immigration Law advice.

The firm was set up in 2002 by Liaquat Latif who has been very successful over the years in a large number of Immigration applications, including In-Country, Entry Clearance, Points based applications as well as appeals before Immigration Judges at the North Shields First Tier Tribunal (IAC) and also at other Hearing Centres and also before Senior Immigration Judges at the Upper Tribunal.

We provide a high level of advice in the most cost effective manner. A high percentage of our clients are referred by existing and former clients.

Our clients range from private individuals and also small traders to large businesses.

The firm’s reputation was highlighted when we won two awards at the Equality North East Awards ceremony.


Liaquat Latif

Liaquat LatifLiaquat Latif, the Principal Solicitor at Latif Solicitors has over 20 years’ experience in providing advice in all aspects of Immigration law. He had a wide variety of voluntary and private sector immigration experience before he qualified as a Solicitor and started working with David Gray, Solicitors in Newcastle upon Tyne. He thereafter set up his own Law Firm, Latif Solicitors in September 2002.

Liaquat regularly represents successful cases at the First Tier and Upper tribunal. He recently, with the help of the Regional Law Society, formed the Ethnic Diversity Solicitors Group which he chairs.

Kenny Kin Lin Chin

Kenny Kin Lin ChinKenny Kin Lin Chin specialises in various aspects of Commercial and Business Law such as Commercial Litigation, Debt Recovery, General and Commercial Properties, Company Formation, Partnerships and Joint Ventures, Trading Laws, Contract and Contractual Disputes.

He taught Law in East Durham Community College from 1993 to 1999 and was commissioned by Cavendish Legal Publishing to write their “GCSE” Law for its “Essential Book Series”. The book was published in August 2000.

Kenny currently is the Honorary Chair of South Mountain Chinese Older Peoples Association and the legal consultant for the Charities of North East Chinese Association. Kenny speaks English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Bhavesh Vasa

Bhavesh VasaBhavesh Vasa joined Latif Solicitors in 2010. He has many years of experience in advising on a wide range of UK immigration matters and specialises on all aspects of Points Based System and Immigration related judicial review challenges.

Bhavesh holds an Indian law degree (LLB), PGD in Journalism and has also completed his PGD in International Commercial Law from the UK.

Fluent in English, Gujrati, Hindi and spoken Urdu.

Liaquat has co-hosted radio advice sessions on Immigration Law on a number of local radio stations and he has presented Human Rights Seminars to Law Lecturers and Students at the University of Northumbria. He has also successfully chaired an Amnesty International / TUC Conference at the University of Northumbria.


In addition Liaquat is a former non – executive Director of Equality North East and a Director of Equality and Diversity Services. He is committed to raising awareness on  Diversity issues in the North East.  Liaquat regularly provides advice sessions in Community based organisations throughout the North East. He has also delivered a number of International Seminars on Immigration Law.


Liaquat has had a high success rate in Immigration cases over the years and this is reflected by the numerous Testimonials from former clients.


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