Immigration and asylum law for individuals
Dealing with the immigration authorities – whether here in the UK or at an Embassy abroad – can be a stressful and confusing experience. Immigration and asylum law is constantly changing and it is not always easy to understand what is required and what evidence you should present with your application. With immigration law becoming increasingly rigid the consequences of a poorly presented application or appeal can be life changing. Rated by the 2011 Chambers & Partners Guide to the Legal Profession as a Band 1 firm, our team has the knowledge, experience and expertise to guide you through every aspect of the immigration process. Every member of the team has many years experience in the area. Jo Renshaw is one of only a small number of immigration solicitors nationally accredited at ‘Advanced’ level and Philip Turpin is recognised by Chambers & Partners for his 'contribution to the field'. The team has a national reputation for being on the cutting edge of immigration and asylum work, with many reported cases in the higher courts. We pride ourselves on being able to offer every client the same high quality service – regardless of how straightforward or complex it may be.
Due to the strength and depth of our experience, we can offer assistance in the full range of immigration and asylum applications, including Points Based matters and naturalisation. We can also assist with obtaining or maintaining Tier 4 and Tier 2 sponsorship licences.
Whether you just want some help preparing a sponsorship declaration for a visit visa or you need full representation at a complex immigration appeal, we will ensure that your case is thoroughly prepared and professionally presented.
All our advice is entirely confidential and interpreters can be arranged if required. We offer a range of funding options including Legal Aid, private fixed fees and 'one off' consultations by appointment, telephone or email.
Our immigration team is based in Oxford but we are happy to see clients in our Reading office by prior appointment. We are also happy to assist clients ‘remotely’ via telephone or email and this can be a helpful way to start the ball rolling, particularly if it is difficult for you to visit our offices due to distance or employment commitments. We will do our best to offer an early morning, lunchtime or after work appointment when we can.