Judicial Comments


This section contains independent judicial comments on Arfan’s oral and written advocacy in cases which are reported.


  • “Advanced cogent arguments.”

    Rimer LJ

    Gaurilcikiene V Tesco Stores Ltd

    [2013] EWCA Civ 1612 [para 11]

  • “It is said with force that the decision cannot be allowed to stand.”

    Rimer LJ

    Michael V Official Receiver

    [2014] EWCA Civ 534. [9]

  • “Mr Khan...has confined himself to two principal matters and put it very concisely.”

    Lord Justice Keene

    Hughes V Alan Dick

    [2009] EWCA CIV 272

  • "Focused, helpful and concise document produced by Arfan Khan.”

    Lord Justice Patten, Lord Justice Tomlinson and Lord Justice Floyd

    Geller & Anor, R (on the application of) V The Secretary of State for the Home Department

    [2015] EWCA CIV 45

  • “Very properly relies on fundamental principles."

    Arden LJ, Christopher Clarke LJ and Barling J

    Gaurilcikiene V Tesco Stores

    [2014] EWCA Civ 1213

  • “Ingenious and spirited."

    Lord Justice Longmore

    NB V Secretary of State

    [2011] EWCA Civ 887 [para 5 and 9]

  • “Put with succinctness and clarity and having raised every conceivable submission that could be advanced in favour of the claimant.”

    Mr Justice Thornton sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge

    Bakare V Secretary of State for the Home Department

    [2010] EWHC 3811 [para 1]

  • “We are very grateful to Mr Khan for his argument, which is contained in a full and careful skeleton argument dated 19 October. The husband should be equally grateful to Mr Khan who has argued from the foundation of that skeleton this morning and has advanced every submission that could possibly be advanced on the husband’s behalf”

    Lord Justice Thorpe; Lord Justice Wall; and Mr Justice Coleridge

    Moore V Moore

    [2010] 1 F.L.R. 1413 [para 10]

  • “Ably represented (the Appellant) in the best traditions of the Bar in a case involving a hugely complex background.”

    Lord Justice Wall and Mr Justice Holeman

    M V M

    [2009] 2 F.L.R. 957 [para 2]

  • “Able submissions both orally and in writing.”

    Lord Justice Lloyd

    Secretary of State V Property Investor’s Courses Ltd & Anor

    [2009] EWCA Civ 104 [para 16]

  • “Very strenuously submitted and argued”

    Mr Justice Coleridge

    Moore V Moore

    [2009] 2 F.L.R. 9 [para 9]

  • “Vigorously argued.”

    Mr Justice Norris

    Nortel V Unite the Union

    [2010] B.P.I.R. 1003; Times, May 18, 2010 [para 10]

  • “Valiantly appears for the appellant.”

    Lord Justice Ward

    Osuji V Holmes

    [para 18]