We specialise in Asylum Law.
We have an excellent track record for winning asylum cases.
We only carry out asylum and immigration cases on a private basis.
We have a very good track record of winning cases before the First Tier and Upper Tribunals.
We have a good track record of taking cases to the High Court, Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. Click here to see our success profile
What is asylum? The legal basis
Protection as a refugee
The legal basis of the protection given to refugees in the United Kingdom is the 1951 Convention Relating to the status of refugees read with the 1967 Protocol (‘the Refugee Convention’). In order to be granted protection as a refugee, individuals have to show that they have a well-founded fear of persecution on account of their race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership of a particular social group. The acts of persecution or feared persecution must be committed by the state or by groups or individuals, which the state either cannot or will not control.
Where and how applications for asylum are made
Applications for asylum can be made at a number of places:
On arrival in the UK at the air or sea port
After arrival in the UK
After arrest or detection as an illegal entrant or over-stayer
Our expert lawyers can assist our clients with all aspects of asylum law and procedure. We ensure that our clients receive the best advice and legal representation in the country.