Public and Regulatory
Faizul Azman is a valued member of 3PB’s Public Law Team and accepts instructions in a wide range of public law matters. He is a busy member of the Attorney General’s ‘Junior Juniors Scheme’ to the Crown in civil matters.
Faizul has extensive experience in immigration and asylum matters. Prior to coming to the Bar, Faizul was an asylum caseworker and advocate in detained asylum cases at the Home Office. He was quickly promoted and was later responsible for the management of departmental appeals at the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and ECHR cases. As a senior caseworker, Faizul also managed and advised on judicial review claims. Faizul left the Civil Service as an Assistant Director leading on the Northern Ireland EU Exit strategy.
Within education law, Faizul is regularly instructed by both claimants and respondents on pre-action and judicial review claims. He has also gained valuable experience during his secondment with Ofsted where he has been instructed on a range of public law matters.
As a former senior policy advisor at the Intellectual Property Office, Faizul represented the UK in Brussels negotiating the legal text of a Directive and Regulation to implement the Marrakesh Treaty into both EU and UK law. Faizul also worked on the public consultation on how the Directive should be implemented in the UK.
Faizul’s operational and policy experience under significant pressure from multiple stakeholders gives him an in depth understanding of the interlink between the law, government policy and risk.
- Working with Ofsted in four of the investigations in the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA)
- Advising a claimant on the merits of an application for judicial review, as well as interim relief regarding a Local Authority’s failure to provide suitable alternative education under s.19 of the Education Act 1996 where the named school in the EHC Plan was under special measures
- Advising on the merits in appealing a civil penalty under s.32 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (penalty for carrying clandestine entrants) and drafting grounds for appeal
Faizul has also advised on whether policies are compatible with the Equality Act 2010 given his knowledge in policy making and discrimination law.
“… I must say that he was excellent, and the help he provided assisted greatly in a positive result. His notes were excellent and his involvement during the hearing cross checking etc. under considerable pressure was well beyond that which you would expect from his level of qualification”
Partner, Regional Solicitors (Regulatory – disciplinary proceedings)
“A great result”
Solicitor (Employment – remedies hearing)
“Thank you for your counsel yesterday, [the client] is pleased with the outcome of the hearing”
Solicitor (Employment – final hearing)
“Notwithstanding the result, my clients were very impressed with Mr Azman”
“… Overall my experience of instructing Faizul has been very positive and I did seek to instruct him again, though he was unavailable on this occasion… I look forward to instructing him again”
Solicitor, Local Authority (Education – SEN Appeal)
“I wanted to let you know what a good job Faizul did Clerking the School appeals for us. He was always on time (no mean feat given the distance he travelled), prepared and ready for action… All in all the service he provided was excellent and I would have no qualms about using Faizul again, or recommending his services”
Local Authority (Education – School Admission Appeals)
- LLB (Hons) Law Accelerated Route – 2:1
- BPTC (The University of Law, London) – Very Competent
- The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Scholarship, Major Award, Middle Temple
- Constitutional and Administrative Law Bar Association (ALBA)
- Employment Lawyers Association (ELA)
- Employment Law Bar Association (ELBA)
- Education Law Association (ELA)