Practice Areas

UK Immigration Law & UK Visa Applications

We are based in the legal heart of London in Middle Temple (a Barristers’ Inn of Court) and provide the strongest possible UK Immigration Law advice and a comprehensive UK Visa and Immigration service.

Our immigration team is comprised of Solicitors and Barristers with decades of experience at the very highest levels of immigration law. Members of the team are regularly instructed to deal with all types of points based applications along with family visas, visit visas and general appeals and are involved in judicial review and immigration appeal tribunal hearings at all levels.

Our team has the expertise to deal with all immigration issues and the desire to ensure our clients achieve only the best possible results. Our team firmly believes that immigration matters ought to have specialist legal attention from the very outset when it matters the most.

Areas of UK Immigration Law we can help with

Our areas of work include applications under the Points Based System which covers the Tier 1 (General) system (previously known as HSMP – Highly Skilled Migrant Program), and UK Work Permits under the Points Based Tier 2 System as well as Tier 4 Student Visas and Tier 5 Visas.

We also regularly assist with making representations to prevent deportation and removal orders and are able to make Judicial Review applications in emergency situations on a case by case basis.

Tier 1 Entrepeneur Visas and Investor Visas

Tier 1 includes Entrepreneur Visas, Prospective Entrepreneur Visas, Investor Visas, Graduate Entrepreneur Visas and Post Study Work Visas. A Tier 1 UK Entrepreneur Visa is for business persons who would like to establish a business in the UK or join and invest into an existing business. A Tier 1 Prospective Entrepreneur Visa enables individuals to come to the UK to secure funding in order to set up or run a business in the UK.A Tier 1 Investor Visa is for someone who wishes to make a substantial investment in the UK. A Graduate Entrepreneur Visa allows graduates to extend their stay in the UK, after graduation, so they can establish businesses. A Tier 1 Post Study Work Visa allowsmigrants from outside Europe who have graduated from a university in the UK to look for work without the need of a sponsor.

We can assist with all Tier 1 Visa applications.

Tier 2 Sponsorship Licences and Work Permits

Tier 2 includes UK Sponsorship Licences and Work Permits. A Tier 2 UK Sponsorship Licence allows you to employ a non EU migrant if you own a UK based business. Tier 2 work permit offers medium or highly skilled workers the opportunity to work in the UK. We can also help with applications if you wish to change employment.

We can help with all Tier 2 applications.

Tier 4 Student Visas

Tier 4 includes Student Visas, Student Visit Visas and Prospective Student Visas. A Student Visa is for someone who wishes to stay in the UK to study a course or if you wish to work and study. A Student Visit Visa is for a short-term student who wishes to come to the UK to study. A Prospective Student Visa is for someone who has not yet been accepted on a course of study at a university in the UK but wishes to travel to the UK in order to explore their educational options.

Our London immigration lawyers can help with all Tier 4 Visas.

Tier 5 Creative Visa, Sporting Visa, Youth Mobility Scheme

Tier 5 includes Creative and Sporting Visas and Youth Mobility Schemes. Creative and Sporting Visas are for people coming to the UK to work or perform as sports people, entertainers or creative artists. The Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme is for young people from participating countries who would like to come and experience life in the UK.

You can get expert UK immigration legal advice and assistance for all Tier 5 applications from our lawyers in London.

How we assist in UK Visa immigration applications:

  • Carry out detailed assessment of your personal circumstances to ensure you meet the relevant criteria.
  • We ensure that you have the correct documents to support and strengthen your case.
  • We complete and submit your application, on your behalf, to the best standard.
  • Arrange for legal representation at court to assist your application.
  • Keep you updated in regards to your application and aware of your current position.

Other UK immigration areas we cover

In addition we can help with Tourist Visa applications, in particular Olympic Visitor Visas, Fiance Visas, EEA Residence Permits, Sports Visas, Ancestry Visas, Schengen Visas, Dependant Relative Visas and Academic Visit Visas. Our team have extensive experience inall types of Visa applications and European Union legislation applications. We also have expertise in all other immigration issues such as Marriage, Civil Partnership, Asylum, Human Rights, Bail, Appeals,Settlement, Deportation and Removal.

Defending Home Office Deportation Orders & Removal Orders

Deportation and Removal from the UK are two methods the UK Border Agency may use to force a person leave the UK. Most of the clients that we represent in UKBA deportation or removal proceedings are in UKBA Immigration Removal Centres for one of three reasons: (1) a criminal conviction or arrest, (2) overstaying in the UK or (3) refusal of an immigration application that they submitted without the assistance of a competent solicitor.

Deportation is regulated by certain sections of the Immigration Act 1971 and administrative removal is regulated by the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999. Deportation orders can be challenged if it is contrary to the United Kingdom’s obligations under the Refugee Convention or Human Rights / ECHR. Regard may also be had to other relevant factors which constitute exceptional circumstances. Administrative Removal can be prevented if it would be contrary to the United Kingdom’s obligations under the Convention and Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees or under the Human Rights Convention.

We can help if you or someone you know is subject to Deportation or Removal. It is imperative that you seek urgent legal advice from a UK immigration lawyer. Our team of experienced and professionally qualified immigration solicitors and immigration barristers will be able to able to advise you on all of the forms of relief and representations you have available. We can assist you in appealing against a deportation or removal order and consider the ways that you may stay in the UK or avoid a ban on you re-entering the country.

How we work to prevent Removal or Deportation:

  • Assess the merits for challenging deportation or removal;
  • Make representations to the Home Office on your behalf;
  • Appeal any negative decision by the Home Office;
  • Assess the unlawfulness of your detention;
  • Make an application for Judicial Review in the High Court challenging the detention;
  • We ensure that we have the correct documents to strengthen and support your application.
  • Keep you updated in regards to your application.

We Provide a Bespoke UK Immigration Service

We are a UK Solicitors law firm and are fully authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and as a professional law firm are completely exempt from requiring authorisation by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC). Many businesses offering immigration services are only OISC regulated and as such are not professional legal organisations such as Solicitors firms or Barristers’ chambers. OISC businesses are not allowed to do legal work before the Courts such as Judicial Review or statutory challenges of Home Office decisions. Also as a professional organisation our policy is not to employ sales staff to give you “advice” (all our telephone consultations are handled by lawyers). We are often instructed at immigration appeal stages in cases that ‘immigration businesses’ have dealt with and which were clearly hopeless applications at the outset. When you instruct us, qualified immigration solicitors or immigration barristers work on your case from the outset when it matters the most in order to ensure no time and money is wasted and more importantly that no mistakes are made.

We are a leading London Law Firm

As a leading law firm with a track record of success, you can be assured your immigration matter is in safe hands and that the best strategy for your case will be adopted. It is crucial that you seek specialist legal advice at the outset and prior to making any type of immigration application. We can assist your with your applications for any type of Visa or permit and any form of leave to remain (or for entry clearance) under the points based system. We ensure our clients comply with the Immigration Rules and the strict requirements of the UKBA prior to making an application, thereby eliminating much of the stress of the application process.

Free initial consultation

If you have a UK Immigration matter and want expert legal advice, we invite you to contact us so we can assess your claim. We can subsequently provide urgent help, advice or representation to clients from our expert legal team of leading UK Immigration solicitors and barristers. Just call or email us now for a free initial consultation; our legal team are waiting to help.

Please note: If you have received an Immigration ruling or notice or otherwise have deadlines then do not delay in contacting us for assistance. We offer a free initial consultation service.

 

Call us on ☎ 02071830529 or email us on for more information about the legal services we provide. Our team of London lawyers are based in Middle Temple adjacent to the Royal Courts of Justice. We are committed to providing professional and specialist legal advice.

 
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