Unqualified immigration adviser convicted
Unqualified immigration adviser convicted of providing illegal immigration advice.
Mr Rais Nawaz Malik, 40, of Remedy Legal, Dudley Road, Birmingham, pleaded guilty at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court on Monday 3 August 2015, to 2 charges of providing unregulated immigration advice or services since May 2013.
He was sentenced to a community order for 24 weeks, concurrent for each offence, and made subject to a curfew between 8pm and 6am, with an electronic tag fitted, also for 24 weeks.
He was also ordered to pay compensation of £4,400 within 14 days, for which a collection order was made.
On sentencing, District Judge Crane said:
“You have minimised the seriousness of what you have done. You weren’t authorised and you misled your clients”.
Speaking about the decision, Immigration Services Commissioner, Suzanne McCarthy said:
“Mr Malik chose to operate outside the law, and without regard for the protection of his clients.
“I am delighted with the outcome of this case, and I hope it sends a clear message to other people considering providing immigration advice – act within the law or you will find yourself in court”.