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Balahl Khan

Balahl has a broad civil practice mainly in residential landlord and tenant, family law, housing law, property disputes, contractual disputes, and Shariah law. Based in London, he is instructed nationally, providing his clients with the very best service irrespective of geographic limitations. Balahl appears in smaller application hearings all the way up to final hearings and trials.


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Balahl Khan

Balahl's Experience

Called in 2016

Public Access Accredited


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Landlord & Tenant

Acting for landlords, tenants, and estate and lettings agents in both an advisory and representative capacity, Balahl deals with a number of property-related issues and disputes. In recent months, he has achieved several successes in the courts for a variety of clients, including social housing tenants, private landlords, and lettings agents.

Balahl has experience in the following areas:

  • Possession proceedings and eviction
  • Injunction applications
  • Unlawful evictions
  • Squatters
  • Forfeiture
  • Leaseholder service charge disputes
  • Breaches to quiet enjoyment
  • Disrepair
  • HMO and Licensing
Housing Law

Acting in both an advisory and representative capacity, Balahl assists tenants and applicants for Council/Social Housing. He is able to advise on the merits of pursuing an application for Council/Social Housing and considers matters such as medical and family composition issues.

Balahl has experience in the following areas:

  • Statutory Reviews (s.202 Reviews)
  • Section 204 Appeals in the County Court
  • Representation at Appeal Hearings
Property Disputes

Balahl is very adept in all manner of property disputes and regularly advises property owners and other interested parties. He has worked closely with other professionals such as Chartered Building Surveyors and Local Authority Planning Officers in order to identify the best solutions for his clients.

He has experience in the following areas:

  • Boundary disputes
  • Party Wall disputes
  • Adverse Possession claims
  • Easements
Contractual Disputes

Acting in an advisory and representative capacity for both claimants and defendants, Balahl is utilised by solicitors and lay clients to assist in the interpretation of contracts and ambiguous clauses and offers expert advice when considering the efficacy of litigation. His professional and honest advice at times results in matters being settled out-of-court in order to reduce the cost burden on clients.

Balahl has experience in the following areas:

  • Consumer Rights
  • Building and construction disputes
  • Goods and services disputes
  • General Breach of Contract
Family Law

With a busy family practice, Balahl regularly appears in court, representing both mothers and fathers in cases concerning child contact and custody issues. He is deeply empathetic around the emotional impact family matters bring about, with his advocacy style being defined as “intense” in order to meet his clients’ objectives. A phenomenal trial advocate, Balahl's examination skills are forensic and meticulous in nature. 

Balahl has experience in the following areas:

  • Child contact and child arrangements
  • Parental alienation
  • Finding of Fact Hearings
  • Prohibited Steps Orders
  • Specific Issue Orders
  • Non-Molestation Orders
  • Occupation Orders
Shariah Law

Balahl has several years’ experience in all matters pertaining to Shariah law, having advised Mosques, Islamic Centres, Imaams, and the general Muslim community for several years. As an observant Muslim himself, he knows all too well the need for Shariah-compliant legal services and utilises his wealth of experience to achieve his clients’ desired outcomes.  

Balahl has experience in the following areas:

  • Family and child arrangements
  • Wills and inheritance
  • Mosque disputes
  • Charity disputes
  • Community disputes
  • Commercial, including usury-free transactions
  • Matters of Islamic Jurisprudence
Privacy Policy

1. This is a privacy notice that describes how, why and for how long I will process or keep your personal data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’).
2. The GDPR governs how an individual’s personal data is used, and your rights in relation to that data.
3.  I, Balahl Khan, have been instructed by you or your litigation friend (usually a parent), through your solicitor or agent, or via the Bar Pro Bono Unit.
4.  It is necessary for me to process your personal data in order for me to provide you with legal services, for example:

  • Advise on the prospects of litigation;
  • Advise on the value of your claim;
  • Representation at a court hearing;
  • Representation at trial;
  • Advise, review or comment on legal issues or evidence.

5. Processing means anything done to data such as: recording, organising, adapting, altering, copying, consulting, transmitting, combining, erasing or storing it.

6.The processing for the purposes listed above will take place in accordance with either Article 6(1)(a) GDPR or Article 6(1)(b) GDPR, depending on how you instructed me.

7. If you have instructed me on a direct access basis, or engaged a solicitor (or legal agent), to assist you in bringing or defending a claim then the processing is necessary to perform a contract to which you are a party (Article 6(1)(b) GDPR). To give effect to that contract (i.e. to bring a claim) it is necessary for me to process your personal data for litigation purposes.

8. If I am assisting you on a pro bono basis, it will be necessary for me to seek your consent to be able to represent you (Article 6(1)(a) GDPR). In this scenario, you will be sent a consent form.

Recipients of your data

9.  I may also be required to share your data with others, depending on the nature of your case. This may include:

(i)  Courts and other tribunals to whom documents are presented;

(ii) Your solicitors, or agent representing you, through whom I have been instructed;

(iii) Potential witnesses, experts and other persons involved in the case;

(iv) Solicitors, barristers, or other legal representatives;

(v) Ombudsman and regulatory authorities;

(vi) Education and examining bodies; and

(vii) Current, past or prospective employers.

Special Categories of Data

10.  In some cases I will have been given your personal data that is within the ‘special categories’ of data described in GDPR Article 9(1). For example, personal data that reveals your race, ethnicity, sexual preferences, political or religious beliefs, trade union membership or health. There are also restrictions for processing information regarding criminal convictions.

11. This type of personal data will only be processed where it is necessary in order to represent you in your legal claim, or advise on the prospects of a legal claim.


12. I will retain your personal data for no longer than is necessary, and where it is possible, I will anonymise your data.

13. How long your personal data is kept will depend on a number of factors. The retention period will be reviewed when the service I am providing you with is complete. However in general, I am obliged by the Bar Code of Conduct to retain records of my cases, and by HM Revenue and Customs to retain records for 6 years.

14. Once your case has concluded and fees have been paid, I shall retain only the personal data necessary for the following purposes:

(i) The legal and professional obligation to retain information relating to my cases;

(ii) To check for any potential conflict of interests that may arise in the future when I am instructed on other cases;

(iii) For use in the defence of potential complaints, legal proceedings or fee disputes;

(iv) To refer back to in future cases which raise similar legal, factual, or procedural issues.

15. The processing for the purposes listed in paragraph 14 (ii), (iii), and (iv) above, will take place in accordance with Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. That is, for the purposes of legitimate interests that are not outweighed by your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms.

16. The processing for the purposes listed in paragraph 14(i) above, will take place in accordance with Article 6(1)(c) GDPR. That is, the processing is necessary for me to comply with a legal obligation. 

Your Rights

17. Where processing of your personal data was based on your consent (see paragraphs 6 and 8) you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. This does not affect the lawfulness of the processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

18. Withdrawal of your consent to process such data will most likely mean that I am no longer able to provide you with the legal services you seek.

19. You may request confirmation that your personal data is being processed by me and details about the personal data, the source, the processing, the purposes of the processing, the recipients and the retention period.

20. You may request a copy of your personal data that is being processed by me. You may also request rectification (i.e. correction) where there are inaccuracies in the personal data.

21. You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time, to processing of your personal data in paragraph 14 of this privacy notice. Should you object, the processing will only continue where there are compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your fundamental rights, freedoms and interests. 

22. Where the processing or retention of your data is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, it will not be possible to object. 

23. You have the right to request that your personal data is erased where any of the following apply:

(i) The personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed;

(ii) You withdraw your consent where the basis of processing was based on consent and where there is no other ground for the processing;

(iii) Where your fundamental rights, freedoms and interests override the legitimate interests of processing in paragraph 14;

(iv) The personal data has been unlawfully processed; or

(v) The personal data have to be erased to comply with a legal obligation.

24. You have the right to request that your personal data is restricted from processing, so that it is simply stored, for the following reasons: as an alternative to deletion; so that it can be corrected; for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; to verify if a legitimate ground exists (paragraph 14).

25. Where it is necessary to correct your personal data, or you have requested the restriction or erasure of your personal data, I shall endeavour to contact the recipients of the personal data, unless this involves disproportionate effort. 


26. I take appropriate physical and technical procedures to safeguard your personal data to prevent it from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way. 

Complaints or Queries

27. If you have any questions regarding this privacy notice, or how I use your personal data please email me: mailto:, or my clerks: telephone 01823 247 247.

28. I shall aim to respond as soon as possible, and within 30 days.

29. You have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) if you believe I have not handled your request in an appropriate manner. For information on contacting the ICO please go to:

Balahl's Testimonials

Our client whom Balahl represented at a two-day fact finding hearing in in his child arrangement matter was happy with the way he conducted the matter. As the instructing solicitor, I was happy with Balahl's attention to details and the way he was able read the bundle to understand the case at a short notice and confer. We hope to continue using your services in the future. 

Mr. Ebirilem

SA Law Ltd

Balahl  is an extraordinary legal luminary with excellent communications skills including the ability to express arguments and ideas clearly. His determination, stamina, self-motivation, self-discipline and hardwork are phenomenal. His analytical mind and logical approach delivers positive results and/or outcome.

Mr Thompson

Lay client

I have been very impressed with Mr Khan’s professionalism and communication and the continued support he has shown me as well, I would highly recommend him anyone who is needing a barrister. I am extremely happy with the outcome that I do not think I would have gotten without Mr Khan.

Mr Masterson

Lay cliient



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