Mala Savjani

Solicitor at Wilson Solicitors LLP for Here for Good

ILPA Well-being Ambassador

Mala is a solicitor at Solicitor at Wilson Solicitors LLP for Here for Good. Her practice covers a wide range of immigration, asylum and nationality law, with particular emphasis on applications based on partnership, family and private life; asylum on the basis of sexual identity; and the rights of Europeans and their family members. Mala also volunteers for Waterloo Legal Advice Service and UKLGIG and is a volunteer lawyer for the charity “Here for Good”.

Mala is one of ILPA’s 12 well-being ambassadors, focusing on improving well-being among immigration practitioners. Mala will be delivering training sessions on behalf of ILPA on the submission of fee waiver applications and on Article 8.

Mala's Upcoming Training


Thursday 21 October 2021, 14:00 pm – 17:00, 3.0 CPD Hours

Tutors: Mala Savjani, Solicitor at Wesley Gryk Solicitors and Vijay Jagadesham, Barrister at Garden Court North Chambers

Reviewing the protection afforded by Article 8 ECHR in 2021, in conjunction with recent authorities and policy/statutory changes, in order to provide practitioners with a practical update on how to prepare their cases relying on family and private life.

The topics include:

•       the relationship between Article 8 and the Immigration Rules and the public interest considerations in the NIAA 2002 (as amended);
•       entry clearance applications;
•       ‘insurmountable obstacles’ and family life;
•       best interests of children;
•       dependent relatives and carers;
•       Article 8 and students/workers; and,
•       Article 8 and appeals, including ‘new matters’

Mala's Past Training

Tutors: Duduzile Moyo Families Together Project Solicitor at the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI) and Mala Savjani, Solicitor at Wesley Gryk Solicitors and ILPA Well-being Ambassador

This is a course for practitioners who wish to assist their clients with fee wavier applications. The course will provide a general overview of the current caselaw and Home Office guidance, and a practical introduction to making successful applications, with guidance on the type of documents that need to be submitted.

This training will cover:

1. Legislative framework
2. Guidance Framework
3. What types of applications can attract a fee waiver?
4. In-country and out of country fee waivers.
5. Criteria for a fee waiver.
6. Who can apply for a fee waiver?
7. What is covered by a fee waiver
8. How to apply.
9. Supporting documents and format.
10. Who has to supply the documents?
11. How long does it usually take to get a decision?
12. How is the application processed?
13. Date of application is the date of the immigration application.
14. What happens if the application is refused?