Telha Arshad

Telha Arshad

Associate, London

Email telha.arshad@​

Phone +44 20 7296 5086

Fax +44 20 7296 2001

LanguagesEnglish, Hindi, Spanish, Urdu

Practice groupRegulatory

As an associate in our UK & EU Public Law and Policy team, Telha advises clients from both the public and private sectors on all stages of government decision making, from initial policy development through to judicial review challenges. He has experience in contentious and advisory matters, typically acting for multinational companies but also for trade associations, public bodies and regulators.

Telha advises clients across a range of heavily regulated industry sectors, including healthcare, energy, financial services and transport. He assists businesses to engage effectively with government and shape the laws, policies and regulations that affect them.

Telha recognises that there are often significant advantages to avoiding litigation and helps clients to reach constructive and pragmatic solutions with public bodies at an early stage of the decision making process. However, when litigation is the best option, Telha is able to draw on his experience of acting in complex judicial reviews, information rights appeals and other legal challenges.

Telha is also a member of our constitutional change taskforce, which provides advice to clients on constitutional issues of fundamental importance to business, such as Brexit, devolution and human rights reform.

While at university, Telha was heavily involved in student human rights groups, including Amnesty International and Student Action for Refugees. He has also acted for several pro bono clients in public law matters during his time at the firm.

Education and admissions


LL.B., London School of Economics, 2012


Member, The Constitutional and Administrative Law Bar Association

Member, Young Public Lawyers Group

Member, Human Rights Lawyers' Association

Bar admissions and qualifications

England and Wales

Republic of Ireland

Court admissions

Senior Courts of England and Wales


Representative experience

Advising NATS on the regulatory regime regarding airspace changes and public consultation requirements; successfully resisted judicial review proceedings.

Advising a sovereign wealth fund on its UK investment functions in relation to issues arising from the political situation in the sovereign state.

Advising witnesses appearing before Parliamentary Select Committee hearings.

Advising Uber in proceedings relating to the regulation of taxis and private hire vehicles.

Advising a U.S. pharmaceutical company on potential legal challenges to decisions made by UK health regulators.

Advising a European life sciences business on a legal challenge against the European Commission before the CJEU.

Advising the UK Government on public law and legislative issues relating to the monetisation of the student loans portfolio.

Advising on Freedom of Information Act requests for details of communications with the UK Government in relation to Brexit.

Developing and advocating for legally and politically credible policy approaches to the impact of Brexit in heavily-regulated sectors.

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