About Arif

Arif is an experienced Commercial Dispute Resolution and Litigation solicitor.

He also has expertise within the area of Immigration which he practices. In addition, Arif is also a qualified Mediator and is regularly instructed to act in mediations.

Dispute Resolution

He has experience in a wide range of litigated areas, from Professional Negligence, Contentious Probate to Charity and Trust Disputes and Consumer Litigation. He also has experience in advising a wide range of clients which include, Sports Players, Sports Teams, large international plc’s, private individuals as well as individual and family-owned businesses.

Arif has a keen interest in alternative dispute resolution which includes mediations, arbitrations and negotiations.


Arif is a member of the firm’s immigration team and advises and assists clients with all aspects of business and sports immigration which includes advising on sponsorships and visas under the points based systems and other immigration categories as well as recruitment of migrant workers. He also advises clients on applying for sponsor’s licenses from the Home Office and complying with their sponsorship obligations once they are licensed. He also provides advice and assists with private entry clearance to the UK whether you an individual is looking to work, study, live or marry in the UK.


Arif has a keen interest in mediation and pursuing further studies in this area. Further, he speaks to clients in their terms and their language making them feel at ease to make mediation effective and productive.

By way of background, Arif has a science-based degree and also a degree in Law which he completed in two years. He also speaks a variety of different languages from urdu, hindi, kokni, marathi.

What Arif says:

“As an experienced commercial litigator I have an in-depth knowledge of a wide range of issues. I have also represented parties in a number of mediations. This has allowed me to understand the parties real issues and to get to the core of the problem. By doing so, it allows parties to reflect and in turn assist the parties to actively find a practical solution

“I discourage parties on focussing excessively on the legal arguments but to focus on the wider picture and the overall objectives to achieve a commercial and practical settlement

Arif has experience in the the following areas:

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When not at work

Arif has a keen interest in theatre for which he is a Trustee of the Crescent Theatre in Birmingham. He also enjoys all sports from football to tennis and is often participating or watching.

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Accreditations / Awards

“I am being approached by increasing numbers of people who are extremely concerned about the impact Brexit will have on them, as their lives could be turned upside down. They are finding it very difficult to get a straight answer from anyone and many are extremely worried, caused by the lack of information available.”

Arif Khalfe, Lupton Fawcett Partner and Immigration Specialist

“I am delighted to be joining Lupton Fawcett to establish a leading Immigration offering that is commercially beneficial to clients and their workforces. I am also excited to be part of a firm that has a clear strategy to meet our future challenges and I look forward to reinforcing the reputation that firm already has in the Yorkshire market.”

Arif Khalfe, Lupton Fawcett Director, Dispute Management Department


BSc (Hons) Computer Science, Loughborough University

LLB (Hons) Law, University of Birmingham

LPC, University of Law, York

Qualified as a Solicitor

Became a Partner and Team Leader of Commercial & Dispute Resolution at Simpson Millar Solicitors

Qualified as a Mediator

Joined Lupton Fawcett LLP

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