Pahl & Associates are specialists in all areas of UK immigration law with its office in London, United Kingdom.  Our team has a combined experience of more than 35 years practising UK immigration law.

About Us

At Pahl & Associates our mission is to provide prospective immigrants the services they deserve and to assist them with all the relevant information they may require. We believe trust, honesty and reliability, are the keys to successful practice. 


As part of our team we have of multi lingual registered Immigration Advisors working for our clients providing immigration advise and services within their respective levels of registration with the OISC. 

As members of the OISC Pahl & Associates team which has over 35 years of experience is bound to comply with high standards of ethics professionally and personally. This means that the applications we submit will always be completed to a strict professional standard. Prior to accepting a case it will be thoroughly reviewed to ensure that it stands a reasonable chance of being accepted by the U.K. immigration authorities. In the event that an application is weak as to any legal merit, a prospective client will be so informed in an honest and frank manner to avoid clients' wasting their time and hard-earned money. 


Our Legal Team

Balvinder Pahl LLB(Hons)

Immigration Consultant
OISC Level 3

Pahl & Associates was founded by BALVINDER PAHL LLB (Hons).


Balvinder graduated with a law degree in the U.K. in 1985 and he has more than 25 years of experience working exclusively in area of immigration. He began his career in 1989 as an Immigration Counsellor with the Immigrants Advisory Service (IAS) the largest charity in the U.K. assisting those with immigration problems.


Since leaving the IAS, Mr. Pahl remained in immigration field as an Immigration Consultant in private practice; and as an Immigration Executive with a leading immigration law firm in the U.K.


During the years Mr. Pahl has dealt regularly with government departments and overseas posts whilst helping hundreds of individuals and families with their immigration applications.


Mr. Pahl has also represented numerous clients before the Immigration Appellate Authorities. He has been quoted in legal journals and newspapers in matters pertinent to his immigration experiences and successful client decisions.


Mr. Pahl regularly attends and participates in seminars/courses relevant to immigration practice in order to keep abreast of the ever-changing U.K. immigration regulations and policies and to provide competent and professional services for the benefit of his clients.


Balvinder Pahl is registered with the OISC at Level 3. 

Peter Bartram LLB MA

Immigration Consultant
OISC Level 3

Peter is our most senior associate and has a longstanding reputation as one of the UK's leading immigration law practitioners.


Peter graduated in law at Bristol University in 1978, and went on to qualify as a solicitor of England and Wales in 1981. He later obtained a Masters degree in socio-legal studies at Brunel University.


Since 1984 Peter has specialised in immigration cases. For several years he was an elected member of the Executive Committee of the Immigration Law Practitioners Association and was formerly convenor of its Family Immigration Sub-Committee.


Peter was one of the first solicitors to join the Immigration Law Panel of the Law Society of England and Wales, and subsequently attained senior level accreditation in immigration law awarded by the Legal Services Commission. Over the years he has presented numerous training courses to immigration law professionals and continues to appear regularly as an advocate in immigration appeal proceedings before the Tribunal Immigration and Asylum Chamber.


In 2014 Peter retired from practice as a solicitor after running his own immigration law firm, Bartram & Co Solicitors for over 20 years. He now works for Pahl & Associates as a part-time consultant and non-practising solicitor. He is now registered with the Office of the Immigration Service Commissioner (OISC) as a Level 3 advisor.


His expertise in immigration law was noted in several editions of Chambers UK Legal Directory of the leading solicitors and barristers which described him as follows:


"Peter Bartram never fails to impress those who refer work to him... He is technically excellent and very responsive to the needs of clients."

"He has a wide geographical spread of clients... Personal advice includes family sponsorship work for settlement and visits, applications and appeals... The caseload further extends to advising on commercial immigration issues for small businesses"


Peter is also a fluent speaker of Spanish and French, and is especially popular amongst clients from South America.

Sindy Locmele

Immigration Consultant
OISC Level 1

Sindy is an essential part of our team and provides support in preparing our client immigration applications.


Sindy is a LLB Law graduate from the University of Latvia. She has range of experience working alongside senior Immigration Consultants. Her experience includes volunteering at Slough Immigration Aid Unit. She is strongly interested in UK Immigration and European Union issues.

Languages: English, Latvian & Russian 


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