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Yash Dubal


Yash Dubal is a Director of the firm and Senior Immigration Associate. He is walking proof that people can create successful, prosperous lives in a new country. He came to the UK in 2003 with only £1500. He founded A Y & J Solicitors on the principles of honesty, professionalism, reliability, helpfulness, and approachability. The firm has reached its peak and it is now a Legal 500 law firm and won ‘Best Immigration Law Firm’ in 2018.

Yash cares for both our high-net-worth and business clients. Operating a successful venture himself, he understands the pressures on entrepreneurs, business owners, highly skilled workers, and Investor Visa applicants. Therefore, he works quickly, ensuring all paperwork is meticulously prepared, and takes the time to understand your business. His motto is to find out what success means to you and create a strategy to achieve your ambitions.

Yash also specialises in complex Judicial Review cases and appeals. Clients have said he is “efficient and full of energy; his research skills are unparalleled, and he is an expert on sponsor licences”, and “Yash Dubal is a sharp leader and has an exquisite legal mind”.

Giving back to the community is one of Yash’s passions; he has completed the London Marathon for Pratham, which works to tackle education gaps in India and completed a multi-terrain run to raise money for the British Red Cross. He acts as a mentor for many SME’s regarding obtaining and keeping a UK Sponsor Licence and recruiting the right skilled employees. Furthermore, he regularly speaks at technology events and is an avid reader.

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Diana Elena Todirica

Head of Operations / Senior Immigration Associate

As a Senior Immigration Associate and an immigrant from Romania, Diana appreciates the difficulties facing clients who receive her advice. She has been working in immigration law for over seven years, and she has one simple motto for client care – “Find out what they want to achieve and make it happen”. Diana never gives up and will tenaciously fight for her clients until they get the result they desire.

Being able to think creatively and challenge the Home Office in an accomplished manner are aspects of her work Diana relishes in. Her work focuses on Global Talent Visa (previously known as Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visas), Appeals, Judicial Review, Tier 2 Suspension and Revocation, and all other areas of immigration law.

Diana holds a degree in law and has in-depth knowledge of International Law. Her clients confirm that she “works tirelessly”, “pays meticulous attention to evidence and detail”, and “is a ball of positivity and a road to success”.

Diana appears in the Legal 500 as the next Key contact of our firm, and she is known to clients for her attention to detail and her ability to think outside the box.

In her spare time, Diana enjoys spending time with the family, travelling and exploring other cultures.

Diana speaks Romanian fluently and is conversational in both Italian and Albanian.

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Amin Akhtar

Business Relationship Manager

Amin is the Client Solutions Expert at A Y & J solicitors.With previous experience in working in a similar role, he has become accustomed to working in a high-pressure environment with the ultimate goal in being able to master the craft of understanding client’s need and exceeding client expectations. Amin is determined in bringing the best out of the firm and growing A Y & J’s stature.

After studying business at Cambridge Regional College and then graduating with a Marketing & Business (BA Hons) degree from University of Central Lancashire, Amin has always had an eye for the commercial aspects of a business & has previously built up a strong track record of satisfied clients.

Amin firmly believes that the key to growing a business is by building on its ethos. Maintaining excellent relationship through transparency, hard work and bespoke service is what will help everyone grow and pull in the same direction. He has experience in Client Services, which has helped lay down the foundations of having a holistic understanding of client requirements.

A huge sports fan, particularly in football, Amin is an avid Newcastle United fan and also helps run the local six-a-side football team. He believes that it is important for the mind to explore and understand new cultures; a keen traveller, Amin has previously visited Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia & New Zealand during a 4-5 month voyage.

He is fluent in speaking Bengali (Sylheti).

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