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We are a boutique firm of London-based
specialist immigration lawyers who can help with every aspect of immigration to the UK. We help businesses comply with immigration requirements when engaging workers from overseas and we help private individuals to make the UK their home, for a while or for good, whether they are coming the UK to join family or to work for an employer, make an investment, or study at a UK university.

Hundreds of our clients have progressed from an initial application for entry clearance to British citizenship and we are proud that our success rate is 100% for applications which fall squarely under the rules and 97% for the more complex applications which require exercise of discretion.  We work very hard to maintain this track record and the positive outcome of your application is our top priority.

  • Clear advice on the requirements that you have to meet for a successful application
  • Careful preparation of supporting documents and legal representations to make the strongest of your case
  • Detailed feedback and heads up if there are any issues that need to be addressed – if there are any concerns about the outcome of your application we will let you know before submitting it and will take your instructions
  • Steady follow up to get a timely decision and safe return of your documents
  • Book a zoom call or telephone call so that we assess your case and let you know if we can take your instructions or if you need a more detailed consultation;
  • We will email you our engagement letter confirming what we are instructed to do and our view on the prospect of success;
  • You confirm our engagement by email and make a payment of legal fees;
  • You will receive a list of documents we need from you and questions for the application form;
  • We prepare the forms and supporting documents with legal representations in support of your case;
  • You check and sign the application form and make an online payment of the Home Office fees;
  • We upload the supporting documents and legal representations on the government portal and book a biometric appointment for you;
  • You attend the biometric appointment;
  • We follow up with the Home Office and maintain any necessary correspondence on your behalf until a decision is made.
  • A BRP card is sent out to you after approval of your application; we will ask you to email us a copy for the file.
  • We offer top quality of customer care without charging you extra for priority or VIP service
  • You can expect a positive outcome of your application unless we have explicitly told you there may be a problem
  • We have resolve even the most complex and challenging cases where other immigration lawyers did not see any prospect of success

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Yesterday, 9 June 2021, High Court ruled that it is unlawful for the Home Office to exclude Zambrano carers from the ambit of EU Settlement Scheme where the carers have been granted or may be granted leave to remain under Appendix FM of the rules (R (Akinsanya) v SSHD, [2021] EWHC 1535 (Admin)). Zambrano carer...
The Graduate immigration route will open for applications on 1 July 2021. This route is for international students who have successfully completed their studies in the UK at bachelor’s degree level or above and wish to stay for an additional period of time. Graduates will be permitted to work full time and undertake self-employed work....
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What will happen if you haven't applied for settled or pre-settled status before 30 June and missed the deadline? Looking into the future is not a simple task. But we may speculate about it from a legal perspective and give you some tips as to what one might expect. Hopefully, you have not missed the deadline and our tips are of no practical value to the reader - only an entertainer about what you have avoided having applied in time.
A guide for international students Graduate Route will be open this summer for international graduates who complete their degree at an undergraduate level or above (Masters, MPhil or PhD) in the summer 2021 or later and who have a valid Tier 4 visa at the time of application. Those who complete a professional course or...
Driving offences have long been one of the most frustrating reasons for refusal of applications for indefinite leave to remain. The rule that bit so harshly paragraph 322 (1C) (iv) of the Immigration Rules which made the refusal of ILR mandatory where the applicant had, “within the 24 months prior to the date on which...
From January 2021, changes to Tier 2 will make the route open not only to senior management and professionals, but also for secretarial and junior executive positions, the minimum salary will be lowered, and there will be no restriction on the number of people who can take advantage.
Fee waiver in immigration applications is available in exceptional circumstances only. It can be used family related applications and in applications based on long residence which raise family life or private life issues. Fee waivers are not available for any other immigration category. The test for fee waiver is affordability, not the prospect of becoming destitute, which should make it accessible to more applicants unable to pay.
Zambrano family permits are for primary carers of a British citizen child who are based abroad and want to relocate to the UK. This route will close later this year. We discuss the advantages and complexities of this route compared to a standard partner visa.