Iran Desk – Legal Services for Iranians

Blackstone Solicitors provides a wide range of expert legal services specifically to both Iranians living in the UK and Iran and to British citizens with Iranian backgrounds. Our Iran Desk is headed by Rokhsareh Vahid, who was born in Iran and is a Farsi speaker.

To view this page in Farsi click here.

In 2014/15, we achieved national and international recognition for taking on and winning cases against high street banks over accusations of racial discrimination concerning Britons with Iranian ties and Iranians residing in Britain. We hope to now provide a more detailed and personal service through our Iran Desk.

Find out more about the services we offer and how we can help you by getting in touch today. Simply call us on 020 3693 4507 or 0161 929 0121. Or, simply complete our online enquiry form and we will call you back as soon as possible.

Our services

We can assist Iranians and those with an Iranian background in relation to the following issues:

About our Iran Desk

Pursuant to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action agreed on 14 July 2015 and implemented on 16 January 2016, sanctions against Iran were partially lifted. This presented great opportunity for business with Iran. However, trade with Iran has been slow in progress due to other US sanctions and policy.

To best serve our clients and protect their interests, our firm has gone even further. We have obtained bank authorisations to receive funds from Iran. In this way, we have overcome the biggest obstacle to working with Iran i.e. banking.

This development is in line with our history of vigorously defending our clients, and thinking outside the box. We are confident we can help you take advantage of this new era of international trade with Iran, while also protecting you from sanction-related complications.  

Our approach

Our client’s contact will be Rokhsareh Vahid, and the work will then be carried out by the most appropriate specialist lawyer at our firm.

The way our Iran Desk operates is the same as how Blackstone Solicitors functions as a whole; we place the client first and will act tenaciously to ensure our clients have the very best chance of securing the outcome they are after.

Useful Information 

Helpful information about:

See the following link to our case study whereby our client received a five-figure settlement from RBS when the bank closed his account for Iran-related transactions:

http://blackstonesolicitorsltd.co.uk/about-us/case-studies/five-figure-settlement-for-bank-account-closure/

Watch Emma Nawaz’s interview with BBC Persian discussing the unjust bank account closures of many Iranians in the UK: http://www.bbc.com/persian/business-39713409

Read Mrs. Rokhsareh Vahid’s interview with Guardian about bank account closures here:

https://www.theguardian.com/money/iran-blog/2017/apr/21/law-firm-reports-surge-in-iranians-uk-bank-accounts-being-closed-sanctions-iran-nuclear-deal-trump

Get in touch

For more information about our Iran Desk and how we can assist you, contact us today. Simply call us on 020 3693 4507 or 0161 929 0121. Or, simply complete our online enquiry form and we will call you back. Blackstone has offices in Cheshire and London and serves people throughout the UK – including Manchester and Chester – as well as much further afield, as evidenced by our Iran desk.

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Our Team

The award winning team is well known for their tenacious approach to their client's cases. Our highly regarded team is passionate about your success. All team members are incredibly academic and continuously strive for more.