About our firm

We are lucky to be located in one of the most diverse cities in the world. Each day on our way to work windows we see people of all colours and ethnicities living together without fear of persecution. It is a desire to help others share in this experience that forms the basis of our law firm. Whether someone is hoping to visit Canada temporarily or make it their home we want to help.

As a small law firm, we devote our personal attention to our clients. By focusing on our client’s needs we believe we are able to achieve the best possible results. We are premised on the principles of integrity, transparency and excellence. This means we are upfront about our fees that we will only take on your case if we sure that we can dedicate the time and expertise required to properly represent you.

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Our Team

Subodh S. Bharati

Barrister & Solicitor

B.A., LL.B., M.Sc.

 subodh@ssblaw.ca
416-645-8855

Subodh graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2007 and was called to the Bar in 2008. Prior to law school Subodh completed an MSc in Mathematics from King’s College, University of London and an Honours BA in Philosophy and Mathematics from the University of Western Ontario.

In law school , Subodh was President of the Osgoode International Law Society and the South Asian Law Students Association. He also volunteered in the Community and Legal Aid Support Program and participated in international exchanges to the National Law School of India in Bangalore, Hebrew University in Jerusalem and Monash University in Prato Italy.

During his articles, Subodh conducted research on the Temporary Foreign Worker Program with the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Center. He was then hired as an Associate at the Civil Litigation Boutique Paul Lee & Associates. A desire for more meaningful work led him to start his own practice focusing primarily on human rights and refugee law.

Subodh appears regularly before all Divisions of the Immigration and Refugee Board, the Federal Court of Canada, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal, and the Superior Court of Ontario. He has also appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada.

Subodh is only at the office on Tuesdays and Fridays. The remainder of the week he works as Immigration Review Counsel at the Community and Legal Aid Services Programme [CLASP] at Osgoode Hall Law School.

Professional Affiliations
  • Member in Good Standing – Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Legal Aid Ontario – Refugee and Immigration Appellate Panel
  • Refugee Lawyers Association
  • Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
Representative Case Work
  • Abusaninah v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2015 FC 234 Click Here
  • Scotland v. Canada (Attorney General), 2017 ONSC 4850 Click Here
  • Warssama v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2015 FC 1311 Click Here
  • X (Re), 2014 CanLII 83442 (CA IRB) Click Here
  • Tahvildarian v Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2014 CanLII 95294 Click Here
  • Richard v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2016 FC 1420 Click Here

Tyler Goettl

Barrister & Solicitor

B.A., LL.B./B.C.L.

tyler@ssblaw.ca  
416-645-8855 or 647-225-6614

Tyler Goettl graduated on the Dean’s Honour List from the Faculty of Law at McGill University. Prior to attending law school, Tyler completed an Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics. Previously, Tyler has volunteered and worked with Action Réfugiés Montréal, an NGO focused on providing legal information to detained refugee claimants. Tyler can assist clients in English, French, and Spanish, and has a conversational level of Hindi.

Tyler has now opened his own office located at 4145 North Service Rd, Suite 200 in Burlington Ontario. Nevertheless we continue to work in association.

Memberships

Refugee Lawyers Association of Ontario, Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers.

Bar Admission

Ontario, 2016

Sadeq Bigdeli

Articling Student

B.A., LL.B., LL.M, Ph.D.

bigdeli@ssblaw.ca  
416-645-8855 or xxx

Sadeq Bigdeli is an international lawyer and a law professor since 2010. He obtained his MA and Ph.D. in law from the University of Bern, and an LLM (’09) from Harvard Law School. He has co-edited two volumes with Cambridge University Press (2009) and Edward Elgar (2017) and published numerous articles and book chapters in the last decade. He was a postdoctoral research fellow at Georgetown Law School in 2011 and a lecturer at Harvard Institute for Global Law & Policy in Doha in 2014. He has held full-time academic positions in New Zealand (Senior Lecturer 2010-2017) and Iran (SBU National Law School 2016-2020). He has also taught in various universities from the Middle East to Switzerland, Canada and the US.

While a law professor in New Zealand in 2014 and at the peak of negotiations over Iran’s Nuclear Deal, Dr. Bigdeli was invited by the Government of Iran (Ministry of Industry, Mining, & Trade) to help manage the process of the country’s reintegration into the world economy. Dr. Bigdeli resigned as soon as President Trump won the 2016 elections.

His main fields of expertise and scholarship include international trade and business law, immigration law, administrative law, and legal philosophy. He has been a visiting scholar Fellow at Osgoode Hall Law School’s Jack and Mae Nathanson Centre on Transnational Human Rights, Crime and Security. He is also a senior advisor to the Center for International Economic Relations, which provides online educational services to the ASEAN community in association with the National University of Malaysia.

Memberships

Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC)

Bar Admission

Client Testimonials


I was frightened of being deported after losing my refugee claim and then my PRRA. My previous lawyer told me that there was nothing that could be done. I was referred to Mr. Bharati by legal aid and he was my last hope. I thank God for finding me my angel. Mr. Bharati met with me and my family and really took his time to appeal my case in Federal Court. He also filed an emergency motion to stay my deportation. He was successful in both cancelling my removal and also have the negative decision overturned.

H.L.

[Judicial Review and Stay Motion]

Client Testimonials

I had been detained for over a year and had lost hope. No lawyer had been able to get me out. I found out from another detainee that he was being released due to Mr. Bharati. I got his number and he took on my case. I was released within 2 detention review hearings.

H.T.

[Detention Review]

Client Testimonials

I feel so lucky to have been referred to Mr. Bharati. He was caring and patient and made sure I understood what was happening in my case. I really felt I could trust him and am so happy to have had my refugee claim accepted.

V.R.

[Refugee Claim]

Client Testimonials