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Tariq RehmanAlbert House, Albert Street Internet United Kingdom
Tariq Rehman Kings Court Chambers Advance Fee Fraudster BIRMINGHAM England United Kingdom
Whether fuelled by desire, greed or need, Tariq Rehman, a barrister and head of Kings Court Chambers, Birmingham, is a man on a mission; a mission to make money, regardless of the misery he inflicts on his clients.
Despite a healthy income from overcharging and a failure to provide service to clients, Rehman does not like to pay his debts. Rehman has ignored County Court judgments for years.
Rehman even ignored a court judgment obtained by his own regulatory body, the Bar Standards Board (BSB) When the BSB asked for their money, Rehman lied to them; he then lied to the disciplinary tribunal who suspended him from practice for one month. Undeterred, Rehman then sought to challenge the legality of the tribunal but, at the Royal Courts of Justice last month, justice was finally served...
Rehman is still challenging the legality of another disciplinary tribunal held on 1 February, 2010, at which he was found guilty of a failure in professional development. Despite ignoring many approaches from the BSB, the charge of failing to respond to letters from the BSB was dismissed.
But Rehman is in potentially bigger trouble with the BSB because of his links with Global Immigration Consultants Ltd (t/a UK Immigration Barristers) who are based in the same building in Albert Street, Birmingham as Kings Court Chambers.
Global Immigration Consultants was incorporated in 2011; it advertises heavily on the internet using the names ‘UK Immigration Barristers’ or ‘UK Immigration Solicitors’. This is illegal, as ‘barrister’ and ‘solicitor’ are protected terms and no barrister or solicitor works at the company. Its website is...
UK Immigration Barristers was investigated by the BBC last year and it found that the company was ripping off clients. The BBC also determined that UK Immigration Barristers was a ‘phoenix’ company born when another immigration company (UK Visa and Immigration) was kicked out of the OISC following numerous customer complaints, which meant it could no longer offer immigration services.
The BBC also determined that UK Immigration Barristers was offering immigration advice when not licensed to do so and that staff would often pretend to discuss clients’ cases with barristers when, in fact, they merely took a tea break...
So, Rehman has allowed UK Immigration Barristers to process visa applications for Kings Court Chamber clients, usually without any involvement whatsoever with the Chambers. This is totally illegal as UK Immigration Barristers employs no legally qualified personnel and the company is not registered with the OISC.
Even worse for Rehman is the fact that individuals working for or controlling UK Immigration Barristers have been barred by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) from working with Solicitors! Of course, that ban does not prevent those individuals from working with barristers but Rehman should take heed of the fact that solicitors at three practices were struck off the Solicitors Roll for allowing these individuals to take control of their practices. The very same individuals have also been implicated in a multi-million pound VAT Carousel fraud in their failed mobile phone business.
The Bar Standards Board and Legal Services Commission are now investigating complaints against Kings Court Chambers and its involvement with UK Immigration Barristers. But, unlike the SRA, who can intervene (close down) a Solicitors practice, the BSB does not have similar powers.
Even if the BSB had powers to enter barristers chambers and remove client documents etc. this may be of no help to Kings Court Chambers clients as such documents may only remain with UK Immigration Barristers who are not regulated by anyone.
It took the BSB nearly eight years from the time Rehman failed to pay a debt owed to them and the decision of the Royal Courts of Justice last month. If Rehman can use every ruse in the book to string out a simple matter for so long, just imagine how many tens of thousands of aggrieved visa applicants being charged £900+ will be ripped off by this unscrupulous individual and his cohorts in crime, in the years to come. The BSB remain virtually impotent, allowing Rehman to virtually legalise advance-fee fraud.
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