Telha Arshad

Telha Arshad


Email telha.arshad@​

Phone +44 20 7296 5086

Fax +44 20 7296 2001

LanguagesEnglish, Hindi, Spanish, Urdu

Practice groupGlobal Regulatory

Telha advises on all stages of government decision making, from initial policy development through to judicial review challenges.

As a member of the public law and policy team, Telha helps his clients navigate complex regulatory environments. He has advised a number of innovative companies facing novel regulatory issues, working closely with them to engage effectively with government and shape the policy and regulation that affects them. 

He has particular experience in providing a unique combined legal and public policy perspective, having guided clients through high profile parliamentary and public inquiry processes and business-critical regulatory and policy change.

In contentious matters, Telha aims to help clients reach constructive and pragmatic solutions at the early stages of a dispute. However, when litigation is the best option, he is able to draw on his experience of acting in a range of complex cases and investigations including judicial reviews, statutory appeals and other regulatory disputes.

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

Telha has acted for several pro bono clients in public law matters during his time at the firm, particularly in matters relating to access to justice issues. He is also on the executive committee of the Human Rights Lawyers Association.

Education and admissions


LL.B., London School of Economics, 2012


Member, Executive Committee, Human Rights Lawyers Association

Member, The Constitutional and Administrative Law Bar Association

Member, Young Public Lawyers Group

Bar admissions and qualifications

Solicitor, England and Wales

Court admissions

Senior Courts of England and Wales

Representative experience

Acting for Uber in its successful appeals in 2018 and 2020 against TfL's decisions not to renew its London operator's licence.

Advising the UK Gambling Commission on all aspects of the 4th National Lottery Competition for licences to run and promote the National Lottery.

Advising senior executives of multinational technology companies on giving evidence to Parliamentary Select Committee hearings.

Representing NATS in successfully resisting permission in a judicial review challenge to UK airspace arrangement changes.

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

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

Advising an online marketplace on the internet intermediary liability regime and a potential challenge to regulatory and licensing restrictions. 

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 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.

Advising a media organisation on its engagement with public bodies in relation to proposals for the introduction of restrictions on food and drink advertising.

Successfully representing an advocacy group in the challenge of a government decision to remove court provision in West Sussex.

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