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Success Stories

  • Fathers rights: Successful child residence application

    Our family team is often approached by men seeking guidance on their rights as fathers. When it comes to child arrangements after a break-up, the myth still persists that fathers’ rights to have access to their children are somehow less important than that of the mother. This sort of mentality hurts not only the fathers, but also children, who often end up being stuck in the middle of warring adults. Our family solicitors specialising in child custody matters have recently successfully dealt with such a case. We represented a client in a complex child contact matter which eventually led to the...

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  • Successful pre-action protocol outcome following an illegal refusal of a UK visit visa application

    A decision letter from the Home Office refusing your visa application is surely not something anyone would like to receive or see. However, it is certainly more disturbing when the reasons for refusal are completely illegal and incorrect. This is something that is unfortunately not as uncommon as one might think. Our immigration lawyers team is confident in advising and assisting on not only the visit visa application itself, but also the aftermath just in case the Home Office makes a wrong decision. We understand and appreciate our clients’ concerns and therefore endeavour to provide the best client care service...

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  • Successful Tier 2 application following a refusal

    Our immigration solicitors have recently successfully assisted a Tier 2 (General) migrant in obtaining a UK visa and relocating here with his family. The migrant approached our immigration team after his application of Leave to Enter the UK as a Tier 2 (General) migrant had been refused. The client was understandably worried, as he had managed to secure what he had described as his ‘dream job’. It was a well-paid position at a reputable firm, with good prospects of advancement. Unfortunately it also had a short starting date and the client was now worried that his job offer would be withdrawn,...

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  • Successful pre-settled status application under the EU settlement scheme for a victim of domestic violence

    With Covid-19 and the ultimate requirement to stay home, we have been coming across an increased number of domestic violence and abuse incidents. Many of our calls are now from clients who need assistance in solving their Immigration status in the UK, with a view of divorce and separation. People who live in the UK as dependant family members of their partner or spouse, under Appendix EU of the Immigration Rules, can divorce from their abusive partner and remain in the UK. Of course, like every other UK visa and leave to remain application, there are requirements which must be met...

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  • Successful application for leave to remain in the UK as a dependent child of a Tier 2 migrant under the Points Based System

    Children often are the most affected ones when it comes to a breakdown of marriage. Their home and living environment change forever when the parents decide to terminate their relationship or marriage. It can be more overwhelming when one of the parents also decides to relocate to another country, which results in more complex matters as there will also be the Immigration aspect to consider.  Our specialist Immigration team work cautiously and promptly to make the whole process as smooth as possible for the relevant child and parent. Dependent children of PBS migrants can obtain leave to remain in the UK,...

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  • Successful UK spouse visa extension upon appeal with costs recovered

    The client approached us after she had prepared and submitted her UK spouse visa extension application without legal representation. She had realised too late that her visa was expiring and rushed to put in an application in order to not become an overstayer. While she knew about the spouse visa extension  requirements she was meant to meet, including the one for English language, due to the shortness of time, she failed to sit the language exam and submitted her application without relevant evidence, hoping she would get it later. As at that time surrendering the passport with the application was...

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  • Successful Child Arrangements Application – Father seeking a shared custody arrangement

    By Ashleigh Paige Yarde Following the breakdown of a family, there are a number of matters to address with care and it is always helpful to seek legal advice.  Our Head of Family Department, Rakhi Singal, was approached by a father seeking an equal shared care arrangement for his child, after separating from his partner. The client and his ex partner had previously reached an agreement to share care of their child. However, things took a left turn as can often be the case when attempting to effectively co-parent.  Despite the mother agreeing to facilitate contact in line with their arrangement, she...

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  • Successful Administrative Review Challenge to Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) extension

    Our team was approached by two clients, who were in the UK as a team of Tier 1 Entrepreneurs. The clients had applied for Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) extension within the legal time limits, but had received a refusal. They were seeking specialist advise on best options to resolve their immigration issue and continue living and working in the UK. After the initial assessment, the clients were invited for a consultation with one of our specialist immigration solicitors. This was decided on the basis that the case presented certain complexities, in particular with the view that the entire documentation submitted with the...

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  • Successful Sponsor Licence application for a sole trader

    Our immigration lawyers were approached by a well-established Architectural practice that needed advice in respect of retaining a young graduate employee. The practice had hired him after significant search period for the position of Assistant Architect. However, his Tier 4 visa was expiring shortly and the client was understandably worried that they were going to lose a valuable employee. The client had a long history of providing Architectural services to high-end clients, having created a name for the practice that was at risk of being compromised due to skill shortage. Our team had a detailed discussion with the client to identify whether...

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  • Successful Sponsorship Licence application for a well known fashion brand to hire creative workers

    Our Head of Immigration, Dr Lusine Navasardyan was approached by a well-known boutique fashion brand for advice in respect of retaining services of one of their designers. The employee was someone who held a Tier 5 (Youth Mobility) visa that was due to expire. She had worked for the Client for over a year and had shown indispensable skills in design and pattern creation. The Client was extremely keen to continue to employ her, given the importance of retaining talent in such a competitive industry as fashion. Having received the client’s instructions on their circumstances, Dr Navasardyan and her team assessed the...

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