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Meet Our Specialists

Home-grown or recruited from national, regional or City firms. Our specialists are experts in their fields and respected by their peers.

Quddus Ashu

Solicitor & Managing Director

Muhammad Abdullah

Consultant Solicitor, Manchester Office

Rahim Ahmed

Consultant Solicitor Manchester Office

Eric Anglin

Consultant Solicitor Manchester Office

Kalsuma Choudhury

Office Manager Manchester Office

Ms Corinne Elle

Consultant Solicitor, London Office

Hellen Crolley - Consultant Barrister at Hazelhurst Solicitors

Hellen Crolley

Consultant Caseworker London Office

Taslima Begum

Legal Assistant, Manchester Office

Magdalena Mejia

Qualified Foreign Lawyer, London Office

Julia Bobrowska

Legal Assistant London Office

Sheikh Najam

Consultant London Office


Managing Director

Quddus is the Managing Director of the firm and he is responsible for the overall management and strategy of the firm.

Quddus was there at the beginning of Hazelhurst Solicitors when the very first clients were signed up…and as an experienced Solicitor Quddus continues to practise at the front line representing clients in Courts and Tribunals across the North West of England. Quddus is reputed for settling high value injury claims and his passion remains within Injury Law.

Quddus is focused on driving growth of the firm in view to developing the firm organically to become a genuine national practice.

To instruct him call: 0161 669 5079 or email: quddus@hazelhurstsolicitors.co.uk

Muhammad Abdullah

Director & Legal Aid Supervisor

Rahim Ahmed

Solicitor: Personal Injury Team

Having qualified with 2:1 LLB Hons and achieving Commendation on the Legal Practice Course from the Manchester Metropolitan University School of Law Rahim joined a Law Centre to assist vulnerable people suffering injustices with the support of legal aid.

Following this Rahim moved on to join a large personal injury firm.

Rahim is a qualified Solicitor and specialises in injuries by road traffic accidents including those caused by uninsured and untraced drivers, accidents at work, slips and trips accidents. Rahim also represents clients in general litigation matters.

Out of work Rahim enjoys spending time with his family and friends as often as he can as well as reading, watching movies and keeping fit.

Eric Anglin

Consultant Solicitor: Civil Litigation

Kalsuma Choudhury

Office Manager

Kalsuma Choudhury is passionate about immigration law and she is driven by her desire to help those who are disadvantaged.

Kalsuma developed interest in immigration law whilst still studying for LLB Law (Hons) at university. As a student she took up part-time employment at the Home office as an Administrative Officer (AO) making visa application decisions on behalf of the Secretary of State for the Home Department.

After she graduated Kalsuma joined the Legal Aid Services Provider, Immigration Advice Service in 2013 as an Immigration Casework Assistant and later her leadership quality shone through and Kalsuma was appointment a team leader.

Kalsuma joined Hazelhurst solicitors in 2018 as a fee earner in the immigration department. Kalsuma advises clients on all aspects of immigration law and she says she has amassed a wealth of experience working for Hazelhurst and she is currently studying part-time with the Chartered Institute of Legal Executive (CILEX). Kalsuma wants to qualify as a Chartered legal Executive Lawyer.

Over the past two years whilst at Hazelhurst, Kalsuma has advised and successfully represented numerous clients in all areas of immigration and nationality law including applications under the PBS and refugee convention cases.

During her Training Kalsuma has also had seats in the Family law and personal injury departments. Kalsuma says when she is not at work, during her spare time, she enjoys spending quality time with her husband and two children.

Ms Corinne Elle

Fee Earner, London Office

Corinne is a very experienced and versatile legal Advisor with expertise in different jurisdictions. Corinne has cross border experience in commercial law and civil litigation. Prior to joining Hazelhurst Solicitors, Corinne practised in London, Paris, and Geneva. Corinne started her Solicitor’s Training in a previous firm in London and will qualify as a Solicitor at Hazelhurst Solicitors. You can contact Corinne at Corinne@hazelhurstsolicitors.co.uk

Hellen Crolley - Consultant Barrister at Hazelhurst Solicitors

Hellen Crolley

Consultant Caseworker – London Office

Hellen Crolley is one of the newest members of Hazelhurst Solicitors, London Office. She is renowned for her ability to engage with clients of varying ethnicity and background with great respect and care. She has been described by clients as having a sparkle. She communicates sensitivity with empathy and ensures her clients have the best results.

Hellen is passionate about law. She was called to the Bar of England and Wales by the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple after successfully completing a Bar Professional Training Course. Prior to that, she attained a  BA Hons. degree in Economics, LLB Hons Laws and a Master of Laws. She believes that a lawyer constantly acquires new knowledge and skills, and she is yet to attain more knowledge through education and legal practice.

She has an interest in most areas of law which are practised at Hazelhurst Solicitors, particularly, Family law, Personal Injury, Landlord and Tenant disputes, Commercial law, and Immigration law.

Hellen brings her experience from law chambers and other law firms to complement her work with Hazelhurst Solicitors. She has worked in family law chambers,  criminal law firms and other organisations’ legal departments before recently joining Hazelhurst law firm.

She can be contacted at 0208 945 7009  and hellen@hazelhurstsolicitors.co.uk

Miss Taslima Begum

Legal Assistant, Manchester Office

Taslima joined the team In February of 2020 and has since become an invaluable part of the Immigration team based in Manchester. Taslima obtained a degree in law in 2018 and she can be reached at Taslima@hazelhurstsolicitors.co.uk.

Magdalena Mejia

Consultant Lawyer, London Office

Magdalena Mejia is an Immigration Consultant with the London Office and a qualified Lawyer. She specialises in nationality law (naturalisations, citizenships, passports etc.) and immigration law (all visa types, detention and deportation, bail, appeals, asylum claims, residence permits, EU Settlement Scheme etc.) but also helps clients with personal injury (traffic accidents and compensation) and family matters (marriages, civil partnerships, domestic violence, divorces, child arrangements etc.).

Due to her background, Magdalena has a deep understanding of issues facing immigrants, asylum seekers and families, particularly when coming from Latin America and Spain. Magdalena is known for her passion in assisting people in need. Outside of her legal practice Magdalena runs marathons for local charities and supports the London community by volunteering.

Besides speaking English and Spanish, she is also learning Portuguese, French and German.

Please let Magdalena know how she can help you by reaching out via phone 44 (0) 7801955448 or email: magdalena@hazelhurstsolicitors.co.uk


Magdalena Mejia es consultora de inmigración en la oficina de Londres y abogada titulada. Está especializada en derecho de la nacionalidad (naturalizaciones, ciudadanías, pasaportes, etc.) y derecho de inmigración (todos los tipos de visados, detenciones y deportaciones, fianzas, recursos, solicitudes de asilo, permisos de residencia, régimen de establecimiento de la UE, etc.), pero también ayuda a los clientes en materia de daños personales (accidentes de tráfico e indemnizaciones) y asuntos de familia (matrimonios, parejas de hecho, violencia doméstica, divorcios, acuerdos sobre los hijos, etc.).

Debido a su formación, Magdalena tiene un profundo conocimiento de los problemas a los que se enfrentan los inmigrantes, los solicitantes de asilo y las familias, especialmente cuando proceden de América Latina y España. Magdalena es conocida por su pasión en la asistencia a las personas necesitadas. Fuera de su práctica legal, Magdalena corre maratones para organizaciones benéficas locales y apoya a la comunidad de Londres como voluntaria.

Además de hablar inglés y español, también está aprendiendo portugués, francés y alemán.


Por favor, deje que Magdalena saber cómo puede ayudarle por teléfono 44 (0) 7801955448 o correo electrónico: magdalena@hazelhurstsolicitors.co.uk

Julia Bobrowska

Consultant Caseworker – London Office

Julia is a legal assistant at Hazelhurst law firm in London. She is an LLB law student who is completing her studies this year, 2022. She is very supportive of fee earners in the firm, and she is also managing the reception, facilitating the contact between the clients and Solicitors. She can be reached at julia@hazelhurstsolicitors.co.uk

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Sheikh Najam - Consultant

Consultant – London Office

Sheikh joined the London branch of Hazelhurst as a Consultant in June of 2022. He completed his BA Hons in Law from Coventry University, and his Legal Practice Course from Staffordshire University.

Sheikh is also a qualified Trust and Estate Practitioner and was in private practice in London for about twenty years prior to joining Hazelhurst.

Sheikh is a member of CILEX and will be qualifying as a Solicitor at Hazelhurst Solicitors. Currently he advises on all areas of Commercial Law, UK immigration and Asylum Law, and Injury Law. Contact Sheikh on sheikh.najam@hazelhurstsolicitors.co.uk.

Mr Iqbal Sram (Collaborator)

Mr Sram is a barrister and was called to the bar (Lincoln’s Inn) in 1996 and he is an authorised pupil supervisor. He is also a fully qualified medical doctor having graduated from Manchester University.

Zulfiqar Syed

Consultant Lawyer, London Office

Zulfiqar is a Registered Foreign Lawyer with over 15 years of practice experience. Zulfiqar advises on all areas of UK immigration and Asylum Law with established clients across the UK and overseas.

Zulfiqar obtained his LLB from the University of London, and thereafter obtained an MA in Diplomatic Studies and International Law. He went further in 2003 to obtain an LLM in international Law from City University London.
With the passion for advocacy, Zulfiqar went to the Inns of Court School of Law and obtained the BVC (Bar Vocational Course) in 2004 and three years later in 2007 Zulfiqar was called to the Bar of England and Wales as member of Lincoln’s Inn.

Zulfiqar regularly receives instructions from clients across the UK and overseas. To contact him call 0208 945 7009 or email Zulfiqar@hazelhurstsolicitors.co.uk

Mojeed Olaobaju

Solicitor & Office Manager, London Office

Mojeed is the the Head of Practice in our West London Office. Mojeed is a Solicitor and Advises clients on UK Immigration Law Personal Injury and Family Law matters. To contact Mojeed please ring 0208 945 7009 or email Mojeed@hazelhurstsolicitors.co.uk

Fahad Sarfraz

Caseworker, London Office

Fahad is an experienced Caseworker. He joined Hazelhurst in 2020 and he is based in our West London Office. Fahad advises clients in all areas of Immigration and Asylum law. Fahad also has an interest in Personal Injury Law and Family Law. You can reach Fahad on 0208 945 7009, and Email: Fahad@hazelhurstsolicitors.co.uk.

Fahad holds a Graduate Diploma in Law (LLB), BA Hons in Business Studies, Msc in Marketing Communication & PR and he is currently studying part-time on the Legal Practice Course.

Abshir Mussa

Trainee Caseworker

Olaide Awogbile

Consultant Solicitor: Family Law

Olaide Awogbile is a popular & vastly sought after dual qualified Family Lawyer – She is a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales and equally a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. She specialises in Family Law and also advises on Immigration Law matters . Prior to joining Hazelhurst Solicitors as a Consultant, she had worked with a couple of reputable Law firms in England and Wales on Locum and Consultancy basis.

Olaide also has a reputation for her strategic thinking and ability to cut through to the key issues and solve the most complex cases. Olaide’s clients are located around the country and overseas.