We are London Based Immigration Lawyers & Solicitors
Our London-based immigration lawyers have a combined experience of more than 50 years and have assisted clients with advice, applications and appeals in every immigration category during this time. No matter what your enquiry, or how complex it is, our London immigration advisers can help. We have two offices in London, one in West London – in Hounslow – and one at London Bridge.
This means that we are easily accessible, whether you are looking for immigration advice in East London; North London, South London or Central London. We are also within reachable distance for those who live near the capital, in places like Essex, Sussex and Brighton.
We’re a National Immigration Lawyer Service with offices in over 20 cities around the UK.
We employ more than 50 experienced immigration lawyers spanning over 20 offices in and around the UK. This means that we can meet with you in person at one of our UK offices, we work remotely for you online or via the phone. We will work around what is best for you.
We care about each and every single one of our clients, rest assured we will do everything within our power to get the decision you deserve. The images in the gallery show only a small selection of our happy customers who we fought tooth and nail for; to secure the decision they deserved. All of our photos are genuine and are taken at one of our 20 UK offices.
How much does it cost to hire an immigration lawyer in London?
The costs involved with hiring a London immigration solicitor or lawyer vary and depend on your circumstances and goals.
When you make an enquiry with us, a member of our team will assess your case, either based on your phone conversation of from the information you leave with your contact enquiry.
You will then receive a personalised quote, which is judged based on several factors. The first is the type of enquiry you are making and what you need from us. This is usually an advice session, full application support, appeal representation.
Your type of enquiry depends on what immigration category you are looking for information on, and where you are in your current journey.
You may receive a quote just for an advice session, or for both an advice and application session. If you receive an advice quote alone, this is usually because one of our advisers has decided they need more information before they can offer more information on the fees for an application package. In this case, once you have had your advice session, your lawyer will give you a quote on how much it will cost to hire them as an immigration lawyer for your application.
Once you have been quoted a fee for our services, this is fixed. That means that we won’t ask you to pay any extra fees or cover any extra costs once this payment has been paid.
How do I find a good London immigration lawyer?
It can be difficult to know how to find a good London immigration lawyer – as there are so many different firms in the capital of England.
When looking for a good immigration solicitor, London is the best place to be. This is because there is very high competition, which means that the best immigration lawyers tend to practice in central London. However, it is often hard to know which lawyers ‘good’, and which ones are not.
There are a few questions you should ask when looking for a good adviser; finding the answers to these will help you along with your journey and make sure you have the best possible chances of success.
- Are they qualified?
To legally practice as an immigration solicitor or immigration lawyer in London, or anywhere else, you need to be qualified. You can offer immigration or asylum advice legally if you are a qualified solicitor who has passed the Bar, or if you are accredited by OISC.
Every single one of our lawyers is OISC accredited. This means that they are fully qualified to offer advice and have an in-depth understanding of how immigration, settlement, asylum, business and family law work.
- Are they experienced?
It is important to find out how much experience an immigration lawyer has before using their services. This is because experience allows a lawyer to know exactly what the application and appeal process will be like for each visa category.
Our London immigration advisers have a combined experienced of more than 50 years and are practiced in every area of immigration law. They are also used to making successful applications under complex human rights laws and country-law cases.
- Are they passionate?
All our lawyers in London are very passionate about their roles and love to support people and help them through difficult and complex cases. This makes a real difference when working in the legal sector, and you can see it in the success rates and reviews for our London office, as well as our other UK offices.
What does an immigration solicitor do?
If you find yourself asking ‘what does an immigration solicitor do?’ do not be concerned. It is always important to know exactly how someone can help you before taking on their services.
Our London-based immigration lawyers offer bespoke legal help for clients who need any form of immigration advice or assistance.
As part of our services, every client is paired with an immigration lawyer who suits their set of needs. This lawyer will have experience in the area of immigration/nationality/asylum/family law which suits the client’s type of enquiry. This lawyer then works one-to-one with the client, and anyone else involved in the case (such as a partner, family member or potential employee). The lawyer will then assess their eligibility, and draw up a plan of action.
After this, they will help them to source and organise their supporting evidence. They will file this evidence into an application portfolio, and make sure that it is sorted in a way which lets immigration officers see every element of your case. When they have done this, they will then complete all your application documents and submit your application on your behalf.
Our immigration lawyers also write a unique cover letter, called a Letter of Representation, which supports your case. This argues your case to the Home Office and greatly increases your chances of success.
The client’s assigned lawyer will then continue to act as a point of contact between them and the Home Office until a decision has been reached. They will alert them of the results immediately.
How long does an immigration appeal take?
The amount of time an immigration appeal takes will vary depending on a few factors. One is the complexity of a client’s case, as this can impact how long the appeal takes to form and process. The full appeal process can take anywhere between 4 weeks and 6 months to complete.
Once you have received a rejection letter from the Home Office or UKVI, you are given a set time in which to lodge an appeal. This is usually 28 days if you are outside the UK, and 10 days if you made an application from inside the UK. However, this can vary depending on the type of case you have and the circumstances of it.
You can either choose to appeal on paper or through a court hearing with an independent judge. This is called a Tribunal hearing.
Once you have officially lodged your appeal, a review process will begin. This process takes the longest time of any part of the process. It usually takes around 19 weeks but can often take longer — again, this depends on how complex your case it.
Once your appeal has passed through the review stage, it will be assigned to an independent judge. If you chose to lodge your appeal on paper, the judge will review your case based on the evidence before him/her.
If you chose to have an appeal hearing at a Tribunal, a physical court date will be set. Yourself or a legal representative can attend and argue your case, and the judge will review it based on every presented. A hearing can often take longer than a paper appeal; it can take 30 weeks to set a date for a hearing after the initial application refusal.
After your judge has reviewed your case, you should receive a decision letter within 4 weeks.