Our immigration team have particular expertise in applications and appeals for asylum and human rights claims. We appreciate that these types of claims can be complicated and must be dealt with sensitively. Our team are trained in dealing with clients who have particular vulnerabilities, special needs or are unaccompanied minors.
Our services include initial applications, preparation and presentation for appeals in the Tribunals. We also assist clients with deportation and detention cases.
Claiming asylum in the UK can be an anxious process. Our team have relevant experience of asylum cases from all parts of the world and are well versed in Refugee Convention issues. You can only claim asylum if you are already in the UK. However, you may still be able to claim asylum if you originally came to the UK on a separate visa and circumstances in your country of origin have changed so that you are now unable or unwilling to return.
Simply speaking the 1951 Refugee Convention defines a refugee as someone who "owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality, and is unable to, or owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country."
Our team will be able to provide you with an assessment of whether or not you may have a claim for asylum.
We are able to instruct medical and country experts, if we feel that is necessary, to assist with your claims.
Claims based on potential breaches of human rights may be incorporated into asylum claims or may be standalone claims. Our immigration team have particular expertise in private life cases (otherwise known as Article 8 cases).
The recent changes to the Immigration Rules on private life and recent jurisprudence has made it particularly difficult to succeed on these types of applications, which means that having a well prepared application is even more of an imperative. We will be able to advise you on the merits of your claim and prepare an application with sufficient evidence to ensure the greatest chance of success.
If you are currently in immigration detention we may be able to assist you with an application for bail. These applications by nature are time sensitive and our team are experienced in preparing for bail hearings in short time frames.
Your chances of success will depend on a number of factors including your previous immigration history and any sureties you are able to put forward.
Please contact us for further information and legal advice on any of the above applications.