Personal immigration

We assist with all types of applications for entry clearance and leave to remain in the UK including from family members of all ages, spouses and civil partners, students, visitors and those wishing to work in the UK. The team also advises in adoption and surrogacy, frequently working with the family law team.

We offer an integrated service, working with our Family Law department, to advise on a wide range of matters, including the clarification and/or regularization of a child’s immigration status, the complex area of inter-country adoption and surrogacy matters. We are regularly referred cases by the Official Solicitor (who looks after the interests of young children), social services and other organizations representing children.

The team regularly makes applications outside the Immigration Rules, including for children and other vulnerable people. We act for those detained under the Immigration Act, including making claims for damages for unlawful detention.

We also act for those facing deportation from the UK following conviction in this country. The team has experience in the complexities of extradition and immigration, working with our criminal law team in these cases