Christopher Cole and Shazia Yousaf are specialist Solicitors with over 25 years of combined experience of all areas of Immigration, Asylum and Nationality law.
Having had many years of experience running immigration departments within general solicitors’ firms, Christopher & Shazia felt the time was right to establish a specialist practice dealing with only Immigration, Asylum and Nationality law. The demand was there for specialist advice from expert solicitors and they felt that the best way of meeting that need and providing the highest quality service was through a specialist firm of solicitors. So in October 2007 Cole & Yousaf Solicitors was established.
Christopher & Shazia have a wealth of experience in handling all types of Immigration & Asylum matters. They have dealt with cases from initial application to appeal before Immigration Judges and they have particular expertise in Reconsideration before the Asylum & Immigration Tribunal, appeals to the Court of Appeal and applications for Judicial Review in the High Court.
Cole & Yousaf Solicitors has been recognised as a leading firm by Chambers UK 2010, 2011 and 2012 who have ranked us in Band 1 for Immigration in the North of England.
Meet The Team
Chambers 2012 stated -
“This Rotherham-based immigration boutique holds an admirable reputation in the area; the "incredibly dedicated team" advises on the full range of immigration, nationality and asylum issues, and it continues to provide legal aid work. In particular, it has significant expertise in contentious matters and regularly handles appeals and judicial review applications. ”
Christopher remains recommended as a leading immigration practitioner. Chambers UK 2012 stated "Christopher Cole is singled out for his "sharp intellect" and "to-the-point approach." Sources also appreciate his enthusiasm for the sector, agreeing that "he likes to get his teeth into problems.""
Christopher is a member of the Law Society’s Immigration Law Committee and Access to Justice Committee and also co-convenor of ILPA's Yorkshire & the North East Sub-Committee.