Testimonials

Dear Bernard,

 

Thank you so much for all you have  done for our daugther Bee

Much appreciated and i hope you have  a happy christmas and a happy New year.

Case-workers: Dr Bernard Andonian

Dear Bernard,

 

I was very happy that you managed with your team to obtain the ILR for my paretns   and brother,  all of whom are so elated. We could not have  done it without your firm's input and expertise.

 

Diana Armen.

Case type: Immigration
Case-workers: Dr Bernard Andonian

Dear bernard

Thank you for obtaining ILR for my daugther who can now look forward to her studies at university and be able to get a grant as a  settled person.

Regards and best wishes,

Mrs Nihar Chatterjee

Case type: Immigration
Case-workers: Dr Bernard Andonian

Dear Bernard.

I heard today that my son was granted naturalisation  as a British Citizen,  all thanks to you !

Thanks  so much for all your help .

Nelly Baker.

Case type: Immigration
Case-workers: Dr Bernard Andonian

Dear Dr Andonian.

 

I was very much impressed by the speed and effeciency with which you handled  my father's immigraion affairs. I am grateful for the courtious manner that my clls to your offcie have been takne and receprocated. Without your help none of this would have been possible.

Warm regards.

 

Mrs Maheen Jafari

 

Case type: Immigration, Human Rights
Case-workers: Dr Bernard Andonian

Dear  Andonian,

you were really great in findng a solution for me to stay here in England.

thanks.

Case type: Immigration, Human Rights
Case-workers: Dr Bernard Andonian

Dera Bernard,

May i thank you a million times for your kindness and patience in sovling my Family's immigraion issues.

wWth all good wishes Vartan.

Case type: Immigration
Case-workers: Dr Bernard Andonian

I am so gald that you prevented  the home office  from sending me back to Albania. May God bless you Dr Andonian.

Case type: Immigration, Human Rights
Case-workers: Dr Bernard Andonian

Dear Bernard,

I was so pleased to receive my residence  permit . This is crucial  to me and my child and at least i can now see the light through  the tunnel.

Thank you.

 

Case type: Immigration
Case-workers: Dr Bernard Andonian

Dear Dr Andonian

 

Thank you for looking after me and my Family. Thanks to you we have  now a new life in the UK.

I will not hesitate to recommend  clients  to you.

 

regards

javid.

Case type: Immigration
Case-workers: Dr Bernard Andonian

Dear Dr Andonian,

I thank you for sorting out with Hayk my investor visa just  before the change of the new rules  increasing the investment to £2 million. I was stuck in Armenia for a while but with your help and the reconsideration appllcation  you  made  which  resulted in success and my eventual  visa to the Uk, this was a blessing for me and my Family.

Case type: Immigration
Case-workers: Dr Bernard Andonian

I would like to say a big thank you to Hayk Sayadyan who was very supportive and professional from day one.

Hayk provided me with all the information I needed and explained what to expect in my case.  He was advising me on each further step in detail and guided me throughout the process. He was always happy to help and answer any queries.

Everything was prepared at highest standards and I was kept updated throughout the process with a very professional and friendly approach.

Also, I very much appreciate Sajo Thomas' assistance. He was very helpful with all the notarial matters.

I know how difficult it is to find a right law firm, as I had several bad experiences, before my friend recommended to contact Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors.

My application was successful with no complications. My case was conducted with great care and expertise.

Many Thanks to Hayk and the firm for their help and professionalism.

I can recommend your firm without any hesitation.

Thank you.

Kind regards,
Yulia

Case type: Immigration, Notary Public Services
Case-workers: Hayk Sayadyan, Sajo Thomas

Dear Bernard,

Thank  you so much  for completing  my spouse visa  and guiding us thoughout  the process . 

Gina.

 

Case type: Immigration
Case-workers: Dr Bernard Andonian

Thank you so much Mr Andonian for dealing with my naruralsiation application . I know it was not easy in particular taking into account the number of days that i had been our of the UK.

Regards

Cynthia

Case type: Individual Immigration
Case-workers: Dr Bernard Andonian

Dear Dr Andonian

My husband  and i wish to come to see you and fadi and to thank you for the way my husbanbd's  case was handled. Fadi did a fanstatic job in getting bail for my husband. I never knew that the bail hearing would  last  four hours . It just  seemed to go on for ever. Many many thanks.

Case type: Immigration
Case-workers: Dr Bernard Andonian

Dear Mr Bernard, 

Thank you for all your help and Fadi is really great ; he is like a brother to me and i am so grateful to you as you know my case.

Case type: Immigration
Case-workers: Dr Bernard Andonian

I was delighted  to get my ILR Dr Andoinian. thank you.

 

 

Case type: Immigration
Case-workers: Dr Bernard Andonian

 Dear Dr Bernard

 am very happy thank you for getting me my stay permit for 5 years.

Case type: Immigration
Case-workers: Dr Bernard Andonian

Thank you Mr Andonian in obtaining  for me my residence  document. I am so happy that i can now live in England permamently.

Thanks for your team which has changed my life.

Case type: Immigration
Case-workers: Dr Bernard Andonian

Dear Bernard

Thanks for dealing with my marriage case and for guiding  us in the right direction throughout 

Case type: Immigration
Case-workers: Dr Bernard Andonian

Dear Dr Andonian,

My wife and I were so pleased how you handled  our tier one entrepreneur application. thank you so much .

Case type: Immigration
Case-workers: Dr Bernard Andonian

Dear Dr Andonian, 

Thank you so much for obtaining for me leave to remain under the 20 year rules. Thanks  for your patience and for calming me down when the Home Office had lost all my original files that I had collected for 22 years to show a  record of my life in the UK and that I was actually living here. Thank you for ensuring that you had made copies and when the home office wrote to say they had lost the files and apologised you were able quickly to send them a duplicate copy in  the deadline they had given, after which I received my residency . I was so gald whne you told me afterwards that my original papers had also turned  up!

Thanks again.

Gordana.

Case type: Immigration
Case-workers: Dr Bernard Andonian

I want to say how grateful i am to Dr Bernard who has managed to obtain ILR for me in circumstances  that   i thought   was impossible, and where other solicitors had failed. He was very caring towards me, and immediately  answered always my e -mails. He even was answering at week- ends and at any time. He knew i was concerned  and he never delayed.

Thank you Gulbenkian Andonian for all your help

Shariera Ahmed.

Case type: Immigration
Case-workers: Dr Bernard Andonian
MTI

 I have consistently received excellent all round service.  I really cannot speak highly enough of you.  You have dealt with my case and  have been  brilliant, very patient, superb communication constantly informing me of progress. You  made a potentially stressful event feel very easy and relaxed. I was thrilled with the outcome and would happily recommend your firm  to anyone who needs any sort of legal assistance. Thanks again.

M T I 

Case-workers: Naseem Kadri

I have passed this to the partners of the firm – thank you very much for all your help. 

 

Naseem immediately made me feel at ease. She is extremely client focussed and professional. What impressed me most was her attention to detail. She takes her time to listen and understand before giving advice. Whilst her knowledge and grasp of law was second to none, equally important was the way she translated difficult legal jargon and terminology into layman’s terms so I could understand. Her in-depth research into the subject matter gave me a lot of confidence.

 

The advice was hard-hitting and factual, without false assurances, which is extremely important for Clients to make well informed decisions.  Such honesty and sincerity is a rarity these days I have engaged her twice, one for a personal housing matter, and then for a neighbour’s immigration case. In both instances, the outcome was in our favour. I believe this was solely due to the meticulous care, thought and planning she puts into each case. A top class Solicitor and great service to match, Naseem comes highly recommended. 

Case-workers: Naseem Kadri

I could think of paragraphs a mile long to explain how much I value the service I have received from you -  these two lines explain  it in a nutshell for me.  Your  professionalism,  dedication and hard work   prevailed resulting in Justice for me - I was  doomed without you.  Thank you again and again.

Case-workers: Naseem Kadri

 

I've been to see Naseem on numerous occasions. She is one of the best lawyers I've ever come across. She is polite very understanding and very experienced in her work. She has always given me the best advice and has even gone out of her way to put me in touch with other persons for some problems I've had.

I've had bad experiences with some lawyers and when I got in touch with Naseem she helped me with my cases. I would rather go to Naseem for any legal issues I have. Thank you Naseem your wonderful.                                                                                                                                Ranj Thethy

Thank you so much for your support throughout my case.  Both professionally and emotionally, you

have been so supportive and caring all the time that for many times you calmed my nerves down

when I was paranoid.  Also, thank you for your patience, especially when breaking every word down

to the simplest language when explaining to me plus my endless questions.

Just really want to let you know how much I appreciate that I have found the firm and met you and    Ali.     You really have made the whole process smoother.  So,  big thank you and I wish you all the best.                                        Angell   [1.2.2016]

Case-workers: Naseem Kadri
ZHS

Thanks for handling my case and getting a winning result! I cannot tell you enough how grateful I am for all the support you have given during my distress with my employment matter. All thanks to you that my grievance has successfully been withdrawn.

Your legal expertise and confident voice over the telephone really made me feel better and only then did I start believing I would win my case. I was so nervous before this as taking on health and safety officer in my company is difficult. They had entire management on my case and were shocked when they received your letter. 

Your speedy response and attention to detail in your statement certainly helped capture all the important points events in my case. Your powerful  statement made the company withdraw their false allegation of accusing me of not handling a spanner tool. Had it not been for you I could have been falsely accused for no wrong doing and just imagine I would have lost my job. Thanks to you the grievance hearing was postponed and received I received an apology in writing.

Thanks Naseem you are an exceptional Solicitor.

Case type: Employment Law
Case-workers: Naseem Kadri

I am very pleased with the result of my employment matter.  You have dealt with my case very professionally.  You always make me feel at ease and I am very happy that you always return my calls immediately.  I would happily recommend you to anyone who needed a good solicitor.

Thank you again.

Case type: Employment Law
Case-workers: Naseem Kadri

Naseem Kadri, she has always made me feel assured, confident and more than just another case or client. In the 5+ years I have known her, she has always gone above and beyond to help and support me with many things. She knows her profession very well and always gets the very best possible results. She has always been available to talk and advise me, never too busy for me and always answers my calls.

I'm very confident and stress-free knowing Naseem is dealing with any of my cases and she is only a phone call away. She is a very strong willed, determined and caring person with a heart of gold. 

I have made a friend for life and I'm happy to have met her.

Naseem Kadri a super star!!

Case type: Immigration, Human Rights, Family & Matrimonial
Case-workers: Naseem Kadri
AM

I DEEPLY BELIEVE IN MY HEART THAT GOD ALMIGHTY SENT YOU AS AN ANGEL TO HELP ME IN MY CASE.

My Family and I are grateful for your time, energy, total commitment and dedication to our immigration matter.... You gave us hope and confidence, a light at the end of the long road we had been wearily trudging.  We were extremely distressed and anxious but when you took over our case we felt optimism.  You did not stop - you spent sleepless nights to get a result that was beyond belief.

They say the pen is a powerful tool and you proved it.  You made powerful representations on our  behalf and achieved an amazing result and looked after us all the way to the end.  What an unbelievable result in getting ILR when the chances were so remote.  

When children of God are in trouble,He makes sure He sends someone to help and He sent you for my Family .

Thank  you. ( AM)

Case type: Immigration, Family & Matrimonial, Employment Law
Case-workers: Naseem Kadri
IRR

Life can get very difficult at times and occasionally we all need professional help; someone to represent and protect us when circumstances and complexities threaten to overwhelm us. This is especially relevant to someone like me, a Russian immigrant trying to ascertain my rights while delving through the hostile Home Office regulations regarding leave to remain. These are fundamentally life changing decisions and I consider myself to have been extremely fortunate and privileged to have found someone very special to represent me.

Naseem Kadri carefully assessed my situation and immediately took control. She provided the reassurance and protection that I so desperately needed. She worked tirelessly with a pragmatic and no-nonsense approach that instills absolute confidence and gets results. Most lawyers in my experience when called will get back to you at some point. Naseem is different, she is always there for you, anytime you need her. It doesn't matter whether it's an urgent problem or if you just need someone to pour your heart out to. She goes the extra mile whatever the circumstances.
Naseem has proved to be an exceptional legal representative and a true inspiration in my life. I am proud to call her my friend and I will never forget her.

Case type: Immigration, Family & Matrimonial
MK

I really appreciated your help with my Family Law matter and for your continuous support. You are only ever  a phone call away and you always make time for me regardless of your own commitments.  I want people in my situation to know that you are very passionate about your clients and you work extremely hard to always get the best possible outcome  for them.I was very satisfied with the advice you gave to me and thank you for taking my calls even when my matter was successfully completed.

Case type: Family & Matrimonial
Case-workers: Naseem Kadri

I write to thank you for your advice and guidance in dealing for matters on my behalf. I was impressed with your efficient manner from taking instruction and  handling the situation with care and attention to detail. Your response to my calls was really assuring that my matters was being attended to.

I will most certainly refer to you in the future as your thoughtful pleasant manner and professionalism is outstanding. I will also recommend you to friends and colleagues in the most high regard. 

Case type: Immigration, Family & Matrimonial
Case-workers: Naseem Kadri

Hayk represented and handled all our Family’s immigration cases, applications, letters and affidavits liaising with their in-house Notary Public, Mr. Sajo Thomas, since 2012. All the outcomes were positive and approached in a professional, steady and assured manner, which naturally lead us to trust Hayk and the team at Gulbenkian Andonian. We were, and still are very pleased with the results, friendly dialogue, quick communication and understanding that puts our minds at ease. Gulbenkian Andonian is always our first point of contact for legal advice and will continue being so. Thank you Hayk for all your hard work and commitment with us. All the best! 

Case type: Immigration, Business Immigration, Notary Public Services, Corporate & Commercial
Case-workers: Hayk Sayadyan, Sajo Thomas

Dear Sirs:

 

Re: Mr Ali Sahlabadi, Trainee Solicitor

 Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors recently represented me in connection with the above matter in the First Tier Tribunal on 12 November 2014.

 In light of how successful the appeal was, and that your trainee solicitor, Ali Sahlabadi undertook most of the labour-intensive preparation singlehandedly within very limited time parameters, I am compelled to share my impressions of Mr Sahlabadi’s performance so as to provide the firm with an external review that may prove useful to his forthcoming appraisals.

 Since I brought this matter to the firm’s attention following an unsuccessful application to the Home Office in December 2013 prepared by my previous legal advisors, it was essential for me to be actively involved in all aspects of preparing for the hearing. I immediately found Mr Sahlabadi perceptive of the facts of my situation as well as collaborative, collegial, and affable. Establishing an effective working relationship from the outset—which Mr Sahlabadi did commendably well as my primary conduit with Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors—engendered a sense of confidence in both his ability to manage the matter effectively and the firm’s ability to advise me under challenging circumstances.

 As preparations intensified pursuant to submitting a finalised trial bundle, I noted Mr Sahlabadi’s exceptional diligence. He was at all times willing to dedicate his personal time and attention to exhaustive document review, and insistent upon making the strongest possible case on my behalf utilising all resources available to him.

 In addition to the foregoing qualities I found notable, I am most obliged to emphasise one other that Mr Sahlabadi possesses which I found singularly exceptional. I have considerable experience as a client in diverse matters ranging from contentious probate, matrimonial law, and immigration law prior to instructing the firm, and I can say with certainty that Mr Sahlabadi maintains a standard of client care unlike any I have ever observed in any lawyer who has previously advised me. 

 

Kind regards, 

Client Anonymous 

Case type: Immigration, Individual Immigration, Human Rights, Family & Matrimonial
Case-workers: Ali Sahlabadi

Ali I just wanted to say that i am very grateful to you for everything!!!

Case type: Immigration, Individual Immigration, Business Immigration, Human Rights
Case-workers: Ali Sahlabadi

We are pleased by our outcome and all the effort you have put in and appreciate you passing on without delay all relevant information. 

Case type: Immigration, Individual Immigration, Business Immigration
Case-workers: Ali Sahlabadi

Me and my husband were absolutely petrified about the upcoming appeal. We had not been given a clear reason as to why the appeal had gone ahead. When i came to Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors - I had come across it using the Website. I met Mr Vasoodaven and was then introduced to Mr Ali.

The effort they had put in to my case, meant the Home Office had no choice but to withdraw their application. This meant that our circumstances are much better.

Thank you so much for all your help Mr Ali !!!

Case type: Immigration, Individual Immigration
Case-workers: Ali Sahlabadi

I entered the UK in June 2002, I was granted a six month visa, before my visa was expired, I enrolled into a college. My visa was change from visiting visa to student visa. All was well with renewing my visa on a yearly basis, until 2009 when the point base system was introduce, I was refuse for the first time in 2009, however, I appealed and was granted a further leave to remain till January. 20011.

I applied for further leave to remain, but was refused! And that's when I started facing a tough fight with the Homeoffice. The lawyer that was representing me at the time mess me up, I had to seek advised from a friend to find me a good law firm. My friend gave me mr Andonian telephone number and she also told me to check them out online. When I went online and read about the firm, I decided to give Gulbenkian Andonian solicitors a try.

My case was very difficult, because my application for further leave to remain as a student was refused, I appealed I lost all the appeals, I sent in a reconsideration statement, that was not taking into account by the Homeoffice. So I decided to apply for indefinite leave to remain under the 10 years long residency. I was refused second time in a row. The Homeoffice said I have 321 days gap so I'm not entitle to ILR. I appealed, I won the appeal, in 3 days time the Homeoffice appeal against the decision of the judge! Saying the judge grant the appeal to me on an error of law.

I went to court for the first time, all my other appeals was on paper. Mr Hayk was my legal representative, the judge put the case off and refer the case back to the first court that make the decision. My second court date was
on 6 of June 2014. My barrister was very good, he did everything in his powers for me to win this case.

On the 18th of august I got the decision from the court, and I won the appeal for the second time. The good thing is that the Homeoffice cannot appeal no more.

I want to say a very big thank you to Mr Hayk and his team. I would Recomend anyone who is facing difficult immigration cases to go no where else but Gulbenkian Andonian solicitors. These lawyers will not tell you they can win your case unless they know it is a winning case. But they will work with you to the end. Give them a try.

Case-workers: Hayk Sayadyan

I am so happy with the result i received this week, I would like to thank the whole team at Gulbenkian Andonian. In particular the work of Hayk and Mr Dave

Case type: Immigration, Individual Immigration
Case-workers: Dave Vasoodaven, Hayk Sayadyan

I came to the office both depressed and unstable... Mr Sahlabadi dealt with me, He resolved my issues regarding my Appeal/Litigation matter. It was the best decision of my life coming to Gulbenkian Andonian Team after viewing its website .. Special thanks to Mr Vasoodaven for all the support and help during that period of difficult time.

Case type: Immigration, Litigation
Case-workers: Ali Sahlabadi, Dave Vasoodaven

I have had my business and Litigation issues dealt with efficient, I would like to thank all the team at the firm. Thank you in particular to Mr Sahlabadi & Mr Vasoodaven.

 

Faithfully,

 

Case type: Business Immigration
Case-workers: Ali Sahlabadi, Dave Vasoodaven

If I had not won my Appeal;- i would not have been able to see my child in the UK.. Ali Thank you for all your help dealing with my appeal. Dear Mr Vasoodaven thank you for all your work and support. .

 

Case type: Immigration, Individual Immigration
Case-workers: Ali Sahlabadi, Dave Vasoodaven

Thanks to Dave and Ali I have resolved all of my Court Appeal problems. The documents being returned to me within a month. . I can finally have the peace of mind i always wanted.. Thank you so much for all your support,.. M

Case type: Immigration, Individual Immigration
Case-workers: Ali Sahlabadi, Dave Vasoodaven

If it wasnt for the support of Mr Dave Vasoodaven & Mr Ali Sahlabadi at Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors,  we would not have bewere we are today. My child is starting school now and our Family can finally settle down.

Thank you so much for everything,.

Case type: Immigration, Individual Immigration, Human Rights
Case-workers: Ali Sahlabadi, Dave Vasoodaven

I came to Gulbenkian Andonian believing that I had no other choices. I was depressed and was heavily medicated due to the psychological problems of my Home Office situation. If it was not for the support of Ali and Dave I do not know what i would do. Thank you so much for all your help, you have changed my life for the better.

Mrs Low

Case type: Immigration, Individual Immigration, Business Immigration
Case-workers: Ali Sahlabadi, Dave Vasoodaven

I have not spoken to my son for the last year. Thanks to the efforts of the solicitors at Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors.. I have not only been able to re-establish my relationship with my son, I am now on speaking terms with my Estranged Ex-Wife.

Thank you Dr Andonian for all your support an help.

 

Case type: Family & Matrimonial
Case-workers: Dr Bernard Andonian

I had a long and a very complex history of different visa issues, and I have always been reluctant to pass it into any third party's hands.
But I have to say that my decision to be represented by Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors was not only right but life changing.

Dave and Hayk, thank you yet again for all your help, patience and consideration.

Case type: Immigration, Individual Immigration, Business Immigration, Notary Public Services
Case-workers: Dave Vasoodaven, Hayk Sayadyan

Thank you very much for all your help, your work on my case was outstanding.

Case type: Immigration, Individual Immigration, Business Immigration, Notary Public Services, Human Rights

I was stuck in a legal limbo for 6-7 years of my Life - living from one visa to the next, unable to register a business, watching opportunities pass me by, unable to have even such a basic right as to work, not feeling a solid ground under my feet, not knowing what will happen to me next.  Needless to say that such an artificially created legal absurdity impacts your view of the world around you - everything has its volume turned down, people seem more distant.  You can't fully commit to serious relationships, you can't fully commit to specific career paths, you can't fully open up to people you want to be friends with, you end up living a double-life, sleep deprivation etc.  Only those who have been thrown into such a psychologically torturous Kafkaesque limbo will know what it feels like.

I needed a good legal representation if I was to get out of this situation.  I asked a fiend's cousin, who is a lawyer herself, to recommend to me the best immigration law firm in the UK that she knew of.  She recommended 2 such firms - after a telephone call to both, I decided to go with Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors (I sensed more of a human touch).  Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors (first Paul Gulbenkian and then Dave Vasoodaven) handled this case from start to finish in a very professional manner. It has been a long, hard and costly battle with its own advances, setbacks and recoveries, but finally, the matter has been resolved and I have received my long overdue Indefinite Leave to Remain. It's difficult to describe the feeling in a few words, but it does feel like the control over your own life has been returned to you. I'm particularly impressed with the speed with which the solicitors handled each new development during this case, and I'm grateful for the solicitors' personal involvement in my case.  I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to everyone at Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors. In particular, Thank You Paul Gulbenkian, Thank You Dave Vasoodaven!!!

I would recommend Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors without hesitation to closest friends even if their life depended on it. And the legal costs are quite affordable too.

Case type: Immigration, Individual Immigration
Case-workers: Dave Vasoodaven, Paul Gulbenkian

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