Mrs Hawa Arrif, the principal of the firm, was called to the Bar at Gray’s Inn, in the United Kingdom, in July 1996, and is also a well-regarded solicitor with an excellent reputation. Arden Solicitors Advocates was established in April 2002. Our lawyers speak a variety of languages and are also familiar with foreign cultures and customs. Our awareness of and respect for cultural differences support our ability to understand our clients’ needs, and we are able to work closely with them. We have experienced and reliable staff, who understand the difficulties you are facing. Our firm is driven by our hard work, experience, achievements, honesty, and sincerity towards our clients. At Arden Solicitors Advocates you will always obtain an honest advice from the commencement of your case. We will prepare your case carefully and in detail, and do everything possible to give you the greatest chances for success.
Skills & expertise level
Hawa Arrif (Principal)
Hawa Arrif qualified as a barrister at Gray’s Inn, in 1996. She also became a solicitor in 2002. She also holds a Degree Bsc in Applied Chemistry from the University of Herefordshire.
Hawa has been practicing Immigration law since 1996. She specialises in all areas of Immigration and Asylum law.
She is an experienced advocate and has been advocating on behalf of clients since 1998, in both Immigration and Asylum. Hawa provides a high standard of advocacy, and as the advocacy is kept in-house, so the appeal fee is kept affordable for the firm’s clients. Her success rate for advocacy is over 90%.
Hawa has also worked on application for Judicial Review applications to the Upper Tribunal and to the High Court, where she would draft grounds. In this way, she is able to also keep the fee low for clients.
Hawa has also worked on cases to the Court of Appeal, House of Lords, and the European Court of Human Rights.
Cases worked on by Hawa
- Treebhawon and Others (NIAA 2002 Part 5A – compelling circumstances test)
- R (Haider) v Entry Clearance Officer  EWHC 3008 (Admin)
Judicial Review of an Entry Clearance Officer’s refusal to obey a determination of the Asylum and Immigration Appeal Tribunal
- SH (Palestinian Territories) v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWCA Civ 1150
Hawa has experience in all aspect of family cases, which includes Matrimonial matters, such as divorce, non-molestation orders, financial remedy, and others. Her experience also includes Children’s matters, such as applications for prohibited steps order, Specific Orders, Child Arrangements Order, and others.
Hawa has worked on a variety of civil cases, and this includes mostly money claims, and claims for property.
Hawa has experience in preparing wills and applying for probate. In 2018, she prepared the will for a well-known court case heard in 2018, against the state in the Seychelles Island.
Other Languages spoken are French, French Creole, and some Arabic.
Salah Hashimi qualified as a solicitor in 2003, and he specialises in civil matters.
Salah is a highly motivated and proactive litigation and commercial law specialist with a wealth of practical experience gained in over 20 years of conducting all type of civil litigation, particularly private and commercial matters, contractual disputes and professional negligence.
As a practicing solicitor, Salah has developed and eye for detail and thorough investigatory skills alongside a deep understanding and appreciation of client aims and objectives, review and the importance of implementing a risk management strategy. Salah is a competent advocate who appeared before a number of Judges at the County Court.
Language spoken also includes Arabic.
Mulraj qualified as a solicitor in 1980. He specialises in residential and commercial property acquisitions and sales.
Mulraj expertise includes leases; such as lease renewals and rent reviews.
Mulraj has also been involved in drafting wills and probate.
Other language spoken includes Gujarati and Hindi.
Veronia Marcos (LLB and LLM)
Veronia is a caseworker in the Immigration and Family Law departments. She studied Law (LLB) at the University of East Anglia, achieving 2:1 honour, and later she went on to complete her Master of Laws (LLM) at University College London, achieving a Merit, with a Distinction for her thesis in International Human Rights Law.
Veronia has experience in all aspects of immigration law. She has extensive knowledge and expertise in all matters, relating to asylum seekers and refugees, including asylum claims, applications for further submissions, and applications for family reunion.
Veronia has extensive experience of assisting and preparing apppeals to be heard in the First Tier Tribunal and the Upper Tier Tribunal.
Veronia further specialises in EEA applications, and Entry Clearance applications for family visas, and Entry Clearance applications under Appendix FM, including spouse visa applications. She has also assisted and prepared appeal bundles, based on Appendix FM and Article 8 ECHR grounds.
Veronia is motivated and passionate about working in this area and recognises the importance of providing both legal and personal assistant to clients.
Veronia has gained practice in all aspects of family law, with a specialisation in financial and children disputes. Veronia has vast experience in private law Children Act proceedings, also cases involving Non-Molestation and Domestic Violence.
A native speaker of Arabic language.
Berivan Gunes (LLB and LLM)
Berivan is a caseworker in the Immigration, Family, and Civil law departments. She studied Law (LLB) at the University of East Anglia, achieving a high 2:1 honours and later went on to complete her Masters of Laws (LLM) at University College London, achieving a high Merit, with a Distinction for her thesis in International Law.
Berivan has experience in all aspects of immigration law. She has extensive experience and knowledge in Further Leave to Remain applications, EEA applications, PBS and PBS Dependent applications, and Entry Clearance applications for family visas. She has a successful track record for applications made under Appendix FM and on Article 8 ECHR grounds, and has finalised a vast array of successful appeal bundles.
Berivan further specialises in British naturalisation and citizenship applications.
Berivan has experience in all areas of family law, with a specialisation in divorce and annulment cases. Berivan can expertly draft Consent Orders, Parenting Agreements, and Pre-Nuptial Agreements.
Berivan is confident in civil law cases, and has worked on a variety of challenging cases with success. Her main area of practice is civil complaint and civil penalty matters.
Native speaker of English, Kurdish, and Turkish, and moderate German.
Khaled El Kalyouby
Khaled El Kalyouby is the manager at the firm since 2010. Khlaed also appears on certain Arabic TV programmes.
Other language spoken includes Arabic.