IMMIGRATION & ASYLUM 

The Immigration Unit offers specialist advice and assistance in asylum, immigration, human rights and nationality law, as well as immigration related European law. Our award-winning team of solicitors and caseworkers has years of specialist experience. All are accredited as senior caseworkers under the Law Society's Immigration and Asylum Advice Scheme. We are contracted with the Legal Aid Agency to provide advice and representation in asylum, and immigration cases involving domestic violence and issues of human trafficking.

We represent clients from initial application through any appeal to the Tribunal and beyond to the higher courts in the United Kingdom or he European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg or the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg. We prioritise asylum work, especially unaccompanied children and victims of human trafficking. 

Legal Aid is not now available for all immigration cases. Please contact us to find out whether legal aid is available in your matter. If not, we will may  still be able to assist you. To book a 30 minute diagnostic appointment with a immigration solicitor at a cost of £60 including VAT, please call 020 3080 0330. We offer a low cost, fixed fee immigration service for clients for whom legal aid is not now available. If following your consultation, you proceed to instruct us in your matter, the cost of the diagnostic session will be deducted from your fee.

We can give you immigration and nationality law advice about:
  • asylum and human rights applications and appeals*
  • applications to extend or vary leave*
  • applications for settlement following leave as a refugee*
  • support and accommodation for asylum seekers*
  • applications for leave to remain by survivors of human trafficking/ domestic violence*
  • visa applications and appeals against refusal of visas
  • the rights of European nationals and their family members
  • how to become a British citizen
  • applications for family members to join you in the UK

* legal aid available

To  make an appointment with an immigration solicitor or to refer a case to us, please call 020 3080 0330 or email immigration@hflaw.org.uk  

Specialist projects

Immigration advice surgery for Victims of Domestic Violence

In partnership with Southall Black Sisters. This advice surgery is provided monthly at the offices of Southall Black Sisters at 21 Avenue Road, UB1 3BL. To make a referral to this advcie surgery, please complete the enqiry form at http://www.southallblacksisters.org.uk/ or telephone 020 8571 0800.

Women's Advice Project

A specialist service offering initial advice to young women who may be victims of trafficking and who are in prison, detention or living in the community and who have an immigration problem. Initial advice can be provided through Outreach visits or through attendance at our Women's Advice Session. To make a referral to this project, please telephone 020 3080 0330 or email immigration@hflaw.org.uk