Immigration consists of a key area of the work of this firm.
Our Immigration work is headed by our partner Lawrence Rodkin, who has been undertaking this area of work for over 20 years, supported by other fee earners of this firm.
We can meet with you at any of our three offices; namely
a) Central London- located at 32 Bloomsbury Street, WC1 (-close to Tottenham Court Road underground station)
b) North London- located at 212 Regents Park Road, Finchley, N3 (-close to the North Circular Road and Finchley Central underground station, and)
c) Hatfield, Hertfordshire Office- close to the A1, and located opposite to the mainline station in Hatfield
We can offer an initial telephone discussion at no charge or a 30 minute fixed fee meeting at £100 plus vat.
For complex/difficult cases- which we are regularly faced with, we will (if you wish) organise (at reasonable cost) a fixed fee initial telephone conference with specialist immigration counsel, to discuss the various options, and the best route forward. These are typically cases where a visa application or appeal has been rejected, (typically where other solicitors/immigration advisers have been representing the client.)
Our time-based fees are reasonable, and we will also consider fixed fees. (We will normally quote after a fixed fee meeting when we can understand the issues). We may also enlist the assistance of specialist immigration counsel to assist in complex/difficult cases.
If your matter is urgent, we can see you on the same day.
We can also if necessary work within tight deadlines to submit appeals or visa applications
The Home Office is taking a very harsh line at the moment. They are very keen on rejecting applications for technical reasons, and in some cases, visas are only likely to be granted following an appeal to the Immigration Judge
Our success rate in relation to applications is reasonably good. The reason for this is the detailed approach which we take in putting together the application, and the supporting material which we provide, which normally include witness statements and (in difficult cases) legal representations prepared by counsel.
Immigration appeals also consist of a key area of our work.
Again we have a very good success rate with appeals. We are a litigation firm and accordingly approach appeals in the same way as we deal with our civil litigation work which includes preparation of witness statements and other evidence to be placed before the judge at the appeal hearing and the preparation of a supplemental bundle of documents for use at the appeal hearing.