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Experts on countries of origin by surname

Panjwani, Dr Imranali

Dr. Imranali Panjwani is the Head of Diverse Legal Consulting, UK ( and a Lecturer in Law at Anglia Ruskin University in Chelmsford, Essex. He has the unique combination of being a lawyer and academic having lived and worked in the UK, Middle East and Australia. His country expert reports draw upon primary country and theological sources with stringent analysis of evidence, law and language. He resides in the UK.

Occupation: Head of Diverse Legal Consulting, UK & Lecturer in Law at Anglia Ruskin University
Countries of expertise: Afghanistan, Australia, Bahrain, Egypt, India, Iran, Iraq, Iraq (Kurdistan Regional Government), Malaysia, Morocco and Western Sahara, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tanzania, Tunisia, Yemen

Pargeter, Alison

The Expert is a North Africa and Middle East specialist and has produced over 400 expert witness reports for the UK courts across a range of countries including Libya, Iraq (including KRI), Egypt, Tunisia and Algeria. The Expert has also served as an expert witness in several terrorism related cases in the UK, US and Ireland; as an expert witness in a Libyan case at the Commercial Division of the UK’s High Court; and as a country guidance expert on Libya in the UK courts (2017). The Expert has also carried out numerous linguistic and nationality assessments and provides translation services (Arabic-English). 

Occupation: Senior Visiting Fellow, Kings College London and Senior Associate, Menas Associates.
Countries of expertise: Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Iraq (Kurdistan Regional Government), Libya, Tunisia

Puri, Mr. Shantanu Mohan

Area of expertise: The Expert, who is based in India, has served as an expert witness for over 20 years and prepared numerous expert reports/opinions on a range of issues for Legal Practitioners, Barristers, Solicitors, Attorneys, Tribunals and Courts including (but not limited to) those on Indian Laws on Citizenship and Nationality, The Indian Visa regime and OCI cards, Issues faced by a British national married to an Indian spouse on being relocated to India, Internal relocation, Treatment of minorities in India including Muslims, Christians and those from other religions, Rise of Hindu fundamentalism in India, Extradition proceedings from the UK to India, Legal issues concerning Law and Society in India, Mirror orders, Matrimonial proceedings, Interpretation of statutes, Bigamy, Single parent custody, Property and asset valuation, Official and personal/customary laws of India on marriage, divorce and adoption, Status of religious/ethnic minorities, Status of single and divorced women in India, Laws applicable to Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs, Implications of foreign court orders before Indian courts, effecting warrant and summon service, Ground investigation and verification work done to check the veracity of Indian documents and claims of asylum applicants in… Read more

Occupation: Advocate in the Indian Judicial System since 1999.
Countries of expertise: India