Leading UK Immigration Lawyers in London
Our UK immigration lawyers have a proven track record of delivering successful UK visa and immigration applications, guiding clients through the ever-changing and complex UK immigration rules. We combine our knowledge of immigration law with the practical experience of making sponsorship licence applications, immigration visa applications and immigration tribunal appeals to ensure successful outcomes (see our client testimonials page).
Our UK Visas & Immigration Law Firm | LEXLAW Solicitors & Barristers
Our Immigration Team lawyers are London’s leading experts in UK Immigration Law. We are regularly featured in international print and broadcast media providing legal advice, research points and commentary on the UK Immigration Rules and policy.
We have leading legal expertise in every area of UK immigration law including the Points Based System, Certificates of Sponsorship, Work Permits, Visa Extensions, Spouse Visas and Appeals:
- Tier 1 Entrepreneur applications
- Tier 1 Investor Applications
- Tier 2 General Applications
- Tier 2 Sponsorship Licences
- Tier 4 Applications
- Indefinite Leave to Remain Applications
- Naturalization Applications
- Marriage Visas
- Civil Partnership
- Human Rights Applications
Middle Temple | A Centre of Excellence for Private Legal Advice
We are based in professional chambers in Middle Temple, one of four Inns of Court that are centres of excellence for legal advice located in London.
We provide a personalised approach tailored to the individual needs of our clients. We are able to understand our client’s needs and also advise clients of the potential setbacks they may face in making an application or mounting an appeal and together devise a strategy to obtain a successful outcome.
We regularly assist UK businesses/employers in successfully obtaining Certificates of Sponsorship (previously known as work permits), Sole Representative visas and Business Visitor visas. We have a dedicated business immigration department dealing specifically with High Net Worth Clients, who need legal assistance and advice in applying for and then complying with Tier 1 Investor Visa and Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa requirements.
Our expert immigration legal team provide a bespoke immigration solution for any situation. We can deal with any UK immigration matter from visa applications to legal challenges such as contentious immigration cases involving bail, detention and deportation or complex refusal appeals. Our immigration team in the City of London deals daily with the Home Office and UK Embassies both in making visa applications and in managing legal appeals against their decisions at all levels.
Immigration Advice from Qualified Lawyers (not OISC businesses)
We are a bona fide UK law firm with qualified UK lawyers (solicitors and barristers), unlike Home Office registered OISC immigration businesses. OISC businesses usually operate without qualified UK lawyers and instead use caseworkers who are not trained and not required to work to the professional standards expected of qualified solicitors or barristers.
OISC businesses are therefore not traditional law firms, whereas we are fully authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) as a UK Solicitors law firm. As a result we operate under strict codes of conduct and regulation and always act in the strictest confidence and in our client’s best interests. OISC firms on the other hand have no professional duties akin to those of solicitors or barristers and anyone can become an OISC adviser without any legal qualifications.
We constantly hear from new clients (who need to appeal failed Visa applications) about their experience of bad advice and visa application refusals as a result of poor working practices at OISC firms (see multiple media reports from the BBC, Telegraph, Daily Mail, Mirror or Google’s news service for ‘OISC Immigration‘ for more information).
All of our cases are handled by qualified immigration solicitors or immigration barristers from the outset when it matters the most. We are a leading City of London law firm with a track record of immigration application and immigration appeal success (just read through our client review pages). You can be completely assured that by using qualified lawyers in a professionally regulated law firm your immigration matter is in safe hands and that the best strategy for your case will always be adopted resulting in increased prospects of a successful application and avoidance of appeals.
Successful results | Our client feedback
We welcome feedback from our immigration clients. Below are the latest three reviews (more testimonials are available on our UK visa & immigration success page):
student visa - thank you
I wanted to thank you for the amazing job you did helping me with my application.
Response: It was our pleasure assisting you with your Tier 4 Student Visa application. We wish you well in your studies and future career. Kind regards, LEXLAW Immigration Team
UK Returning Resident Visa
I have been granted my returning resident visa after a lengthy battle with the Home Office. Thank you Bimal and Afeefah for all your help to date.
Response: Dear Mr and Mrs B, It was our pleasure to assist you both and we wish you well for the future. Kind regards, Bimal & Afeefah (LEXLAW ImmigrationTeam)
BEST TEAM ..
First of all I must thank Bimal, Affefah and rest of team for their hard work on my wife’s ILR application…U r the best ! …With my ILR successfully done last year in less than three months I knew I have found an honest and professional immigration team in form of LEXLAW solicitors. So I was very confident when I used their services again this year to apply for my wife’s ILR and they proved me right. Bimal, Afeefah and rest of team were great help. They made sure I checked all my old bags in the loft for every single piece of paper for past 10 years to support our application (.. and I mean lot of old bags…!). I am glad to say that it worked and I would happily recommend them to anyone who needs the best team in the town for their immigration matters. Luckily I made a good choice first time and I hope other people will do same and use their services to sail through immigration process successfully…All the best guys.
Response: Thank you for your kinds words and for the lovely chocolates ( See our @UKVisaSolicitor Twitter picture: twitter.com/UKVisaSolicitor/status/628623161186217984 ). We are delighted that you and your wife have both enjoyed successful visa applications via the LEXLAW ImmigrationTeam; we\'re waiting to help your family again whenever we can.
Contact our UK Immigration Lawyers
Our Immigration Lawyers are experts; we offer specialist UK immigration legal advice to our clients.
If you would like our immigration team based in Middle Temple, London to consider your immigration matter, just click here to fill out our contact form and we will consider whether we can assist you. Alternatively call our Immigration Team on ☎ 08458622529 to get in touch with us to arrange a telephone case assessment.
We provide a high quality and bespoke private immigration advice service to our clients.
September 30 2015
The president of the Upper Tribunal recently decided in the case of Amirteymour and others (EEA appeals; human rights)  UKUT 466 (IAC): that ‘where no notice under section 120 of the 2002 Act has been served and where no EEA’ (European Economic Area) Read More…
September 25 2015
The recent immigration decision of Upper Tribunal Judge Ward in SSWP v SSF and others  UKUT 0502 concluded that EEA citizens may keep their ‘worker’ status for 52 weeks when they are not working due to pregnancy/maternity-related reasons. The case will be important in Read More…
September 23 2015
This Autumn, changes were made to the UK’s current immigration rules which introduced a requirement for high net worth clients, namely, Tier 1 Investor and Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa applicants to produce an overseas criminal record certificate. From 1 September 2015, if you are applying Read More…