The Legal 500 describes Mr Dave Vasoodaven as “A multi-skilled professional, with both management and legal background. Being a lawyer with varied and diversified experience gained from dual jurisdictions enables him to meet clients at their point of need. His primary areas of practice include advising clients on commercial law, cross border investment and UK immigration with particular strength in human rights law. He represents high net worth private clients in contentious and non-contentious matters and has successfully concluded many appeal cases at the Tribunal and higher courts as well as judicial reviews.
Amongst the cases Dave has concluded successfully is the case of Nkemjrka Ikoku, a Nigerian National who risked being deported. This was a case with no success in sight, given its background. The appellant had spent over 12 years in the UK. Following a hard-fought battle against the Home Office, the appellant was granted legal status.
Another example of a case Dave successfully concluded is the case of Mr Mehdi Aghaei, who was a few hours away from being deported from the UK to Iran. This individual had failed all his applications to remain in the UK. Dave managed to get the decision to deport him reversed in the High Court and also managed to obtain refugee status for him in the UK.
In the case of Bahrami, when the client was deported from the UK, Dave managed to successfully appeal the decision preventing Mr Bahrami from returning to the UK.
Dave received a special mention in ‘The Guardian‘ for having issued a High Court injunction to prevent the removal of an Iranian civil rights activist, Bita Gheadi, to Iran.”
UK trade and investment is also another area Dave specialises in where he has advised numerous professionals, prospective investors and entrepreneurs who wish to explore business opportunities in the UK. He pays special interest to the changing needs of commerce and trade in line with the shifting global economic powers in advising international clients. Dave says a borderless world that we live in today and the opportunities available would continue to encourage people to move about, and London, in particular, will continue to attract investors.
Dave is both a member of the Malaysian Bar and International Lawyers Association. In addition to his work as a lawyer, Dave is also the Secretary-General of the ASEAN-UK Business Forum in the UK, corresponding and discussing trade and commerce issues with Ambassadors and Political Officials from all over the East Asian Peninsula. He has vast experience organising business forums as part of this institution.