A community television presenter from Putney has been fined after admitting providing unregulated immigration advice and services. 

Pantea Modiri, 41, of Arrabella Drive, pleaded guilty to one charge of providing advice illegally through her companies Coronation Law LLP and Modiri & Co.

She is a prominent figure in the Persian community and advertised her businesses in a community publication and a company website.

She pleaded guilty to the offence at Westminster Magistrates' Court on July 20 and was fined £1,200. 

Modiri was also ordered to pay £1,125 conpensation, £991 in costs and a victim surcharge of £120. 

Deputy immigration services commissioner, Dr Ian Leigh, said: "We have clear standards outlining what we expect in terms of the fitness and competence of regulated advisers.

"Ms Modiri chose to operate outside the law.

"I am delighted with the outcome of this case, and I hope this sends a clear message to other people considering providing immigration advice - either act within the law or you will find yourself in court."