A commercial law firm has announced the arrival of a new Director who has joined, based within the Dispute Management department. Arif Khalfe joins Yorkshire-based Lupton Fawcett with experience in a wide range of litigated areas including Professional Negligence, Contentious Trusts and Probate as well as Consumer Litigation. His also has a keen interest in all aspects of alternative dispute resolution and is a qualified mediator.

He also has specialist expertise within Immigration; advising and assisting in all aspects of business and sports immigration which includes advising on sponsorships and visas under the points based systems. As well as that, Arif also advises clients on applying for sponsor's licenses from the Home Office and complying with their sponsorship obligations once they are licensed. He also assists in managing and advising on sponsorship management systems.

Richard Marshall, Managing Director, comments: “Arif is very well-respected and passionate about wanting to help businesses and individuals alike. He’s a fantastic appointment for the firm and adds real strength to what is already a very well respected team. Clearly Brexit will put immigration onto many employers’ agenda as international recruitment becomes more complex. His expertise will help and guide clients through the immigration process and any issues they may face.

Khalfe comments: “I am delighted to be joining Lupton Fawcett to establish a leading Immigration offering that is commercially beneficial to clients and their workforces.  I am also excited to be part of a firm that has a clear strategy to meet our future challenges and I look forward to reinforcing the reputation that the firm already has in the Yorkshire market consisting of Leeds, Sheffield and York."