Legal Intern

Nozima holds a law degree from the University of Westminster. While she was in penultimate year of her undergraduate degree course, she was offered a scholarship to undertake Master’s degree in International Business, Corporate and Finance Law at the Liverpool John Moores University.

After Nozima has successfully completed both courses with distinction, she was offered a place at the City, University of Law to undertake Bar Training Course. She has completed her studies and is awaiting to be called to the Bar of England and Wales.

 Areas of interest and practice

Currently, Nozima undertakes various commercial litigation, dispute resolution, negotiation and contracting matter under supervision. She also enjoys immigration cases and undertakes judicial review work, including fresh claims; unlawful detention; breach of human rights; fast track and securing emergency injunctions against removal; preparing representations where there is a removal of the applicant because of criminality and/or overstaying.

Nozima also excels in costs submissions, negotiation of settlement, Part 36 and Calderbank offers, making representations contesting or supporting the costs orders.

 Successful cases

Benno Taylor and Vensa Taylor v London Workspace Ltd and Gerasimovitch (Unreported) – successfully represented the Defendant in the matter of civil committal matter and joining the Defendant as a party to pay the debts of the company as a company director i.e. personal liability. Effectively assisted Charlotte Walker (of counsel) in preparation of the case for the hearing at the County Court at Central London. Made successful submissions for interim applications and timely complied with court directions that lead the Claimants to drop their claim on committal to prison and joining the Defendant to the claim as a party. At the moment the matter is at the settlement stage.

R (on the Application of Franco) v SSHD (Unreported) – successful application for interim injunction for mandatory order restraining the SSHD to remove the Applicant from the UK while his judicial review application is pending. The SSHD has certified the Applicant’s claim for family and private life in the UK (Article 8) as clearly unfounded under s94 NIIA 2002. Reference was made to MM (Lebanon) & Ors v SSHD  2017] UKSC 10. At the moment, permission is granted for substantive hearing and to be heard at the Upper Tribunal.

R (on the Application of VB) v SSHD (Unreported) – After the First Judicial Review the SSHD agreed to reconsider the matter by consent. However, the Article 3 ECHR claim on draft evasion and objection to conscription in Ukraine was certified again. Hereafter, successful representations were submitted at the stage of Pre-Action Conduct that lead to grant of in-country right of appeal. The matter is ongoing and is now at the stage of appeal.

R (on the Application of BS) v SSHD (Unreported) – successfully negotiated settlement with the Government Legal Department that lead to grant of in country right of appeal where the SSHD initially certified the asylum claim on Blood Feud as clearly unfounded. The matter is ongoing at the First- Tier Tribunal. The applicant is currently awaiting for the final decision of the tribunal.

VO v SSHD, ex parte (Unreported) – successful case preparation on “outside of the immigration rules” application where the Judge directed the SSHD to reconsider his decision on Human Rights grounds. The FTTJ drew the attention of the SSHD to s55 of the BCIA 2009. The matter is ongoing. 

Associations and Memberships

  • Member of the Inner Temple
  • BA (Hons) Commercial Law – University of Westminster
  • LLM International Corporate and Finance Law – Liverpool John Moores University
  • Graduate Diploma in law – BPP University School of Law
  • Bar Professional Training Course –City, University of London
  • International Roscoe Scholarship of the Liverpool John Moores University

Publications

  • Regulations of International Arbitration in Settling Disputes Arising from Investor-State Relations (2014)
  • The Foreign Investment Regulation Review, (Business Law Research 2nd Edn.,) Chapter 22, co-author (2014)
  • Rotten Apples in the Barrel: Corporate Governance as the Cause of the Global Financial Crisis (2015)

Contact Nozima Rakhimjonova:

Phone: +44 (0) 20 7822 8599

Mobile: +44 (0) 73 0584 8477

Fax: +44 (0) 872352 4427

E-mail: nozima@sterlinglawyers.co.uk

  • Dispute resolution
  • Judicial review
  • Immigration law
  • Commercial law
  • Contracts