Laya works closely with entrepreneurs and SMEs maximising their potential from start up through to growth and maturity. She is able to advise new to well established companies in the UK on a full range of corporate and commercial contracts, sales and purchases of business assets, shareholders’, partnership and LLP agreements, as well as directors’ service agreements and e-commerce.

With a broad international client base of entrepreneurs, investors and foreign companies wishing to establish themselves in the UK, Laya has developed a wealth of experience in advising and preparing visa applications for such individuals and their families from entry to the UK through to obtaining permanent residency.  She is well versed in helping her clients reach their objectives in the UK and is able to advise them on compliance obligations under the EU and UK sanctions regimes introduced internationally.

  • Entrepreneurs
  • SMESs
  • Investors & Foreign companies (With UK interests)

Law Firms:

  • W Legal Limited, London – Senior Consultant Solicitor
  • Anthony Gold, London – Senior Consultant Solicitor
  • Chambers of Baroness Scotland QC – Barrister



  • Member of the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association
  • Member of the Employment Law Association
  • Member of the British & Iranian Business and Professional Society



  • Barrister at Chambers of Baroness Scotland QC
  • Education Admitted to the Roll of Solicitors 2006
  • Called to the Bar of England and Wales 1991
  • University of Buckingham and Université Catholique de Lille 1986-1989
  • LLB, English and French Law

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