Law firm announces launch of Iran desk

Law firm Blackstone Solicitors is expanding once again with the launch of an Iran desk.

With its head office in Hale, Greater Manchester, the company recently announced the opening of an office in Mayfair, London to serve its clients in the capital and overseas.

Now the Iran desk will allow for further growth, the company said.

Set up in 2010 by Emma Nawaz, the firm specialise in commercial litigation, property law for commercial and residential clients, corporate legal services, and family law and wills and probate.

Over six years Blackstone has enjoyed a rapid expansion achieving a string of accolades along the way.  Last year the firm announced a turnover of just over £1m – an increase of 34% on the prior year.
In 2014/15 the firm achieved national and international recognition when it took on and won cases against high street banks over accusations of racial discrimination concerning British citizens with Iranian backgrounds or Iranians living in the UK.  

This has prompted the decision to set up an Iran desk. The Iran desk is headed by Rokhsareh Vahid who was born in Iran and is a Farsi speaker.  

Managing director Nawaz said: “We have an increasing number of Iranian clients and undoubtedly this decision to set up a specific Iran desk will allow us to provide invaluable advice and support in relation to business ventures in the UK.”

Rokhsareh Vahid added: “Blackstone Solicitors is well-regarded for vigorously representing the Iranian community.

“I practiced law similarly in the United States and I am delighted to join such a professional and passionate team of like-minded brilliant lawyers. I am thrilled to head up the Iran Desk and to further develop the Iranian business. We aim to become the trusted legal advocates for all Iranians.”