Practice Areas

British Nationality

Applications for naturalisation as a British Citizen
Applications for registration as a British Citizen
British citizenship by descent
British citizenship by birth in the UK or a British Overseas Territory
British citizenship by adoption and surrogacy arrangements
Right of Abode in the UK
British overseas territories citizens (BOTCs), British Overseas citizens (BOCs), British Nationals Overseas (BN(O)s), British subjects (BSs) and British Protected Persons (BPPs)
Commmonwealth and colonial claims to British nationality
Legal remedies against negative decisions
Persons at risk of deprivation of British citizenship, nullity cases and other forms of loss of nationality.

Nationality Law Codes

Dual/multpiple nationality issues (working in partnership with foreign lawyers)
Conflict of nationality laws
Risk of loss of nationality as a result of migration
Passport issues and the law of the passport

Citizenship and Settlement

Settlement and citizenship options for persons looking to secure settlement, permanent residence and citizenship in the UK and elsewhere (working in partnership with lawyers in other jurisdictions and with tax and financial advisors)

UK Immigration Law

Applications for Entry Clearance/Visas
Applications for leave to enter and remain
Dependent relative applications for spouses, partners and children
Applications for indefinite leave to enter or remain/permanent residence
Administrative removal and deportation cases

Economic Migration

Applications by Tier 1 Investors, Entrepeneurs, Graduate Entrepeneurs, and Exceptional Talent Migrants – (where necessary working with a client’s investment and tax advisors)
Applications by Tier 2 General (Work Permit) Migrants, Intra-Company Transer (ICT) Migrants, Ministers of Religion and Sportspersons
Applicaations by Tier 5 Migrants coming to work in the UK on a temporary basis
Sponsor Licences for employers
Tier 4 Student applications

EU Citizenship and Free Movement of Persons

Applications for EEA Family Permits/Visas to travel to the UK
Applications for Registration Certificates for EU citizens/EEA nationals
Applications for Residence Cards for non-EEA family members
Applications for permanent residence documents
Applications for Zambrano rights and other derivative rights documents
Advice on the right to reside in the UK
Administrative removal and deportation cases
Van der Elst/Posted Workers applications
Turkish Ankara agreement applications

Human Rights

Applications for leave to enter and remain on human rights grounds
Family reunion applications for spouses, partners, children, relatives etc, and connected human rights applications
The right to respect for family life and private life under Article 8 ECHR
The right not to be expelled to a place where a person woud be at risk of torture or inhuman or degrading treatement or punishment contrary to Article 3 ECHR
Human Rights under the ECHR/Human Rights Act 1998 and the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights
Human rights in relation to administrative removal and deportation cases, and also in relation to extradition cases

Asylum and Protection

Applications for Refugee status
Complementary protection by way of Humanitarian Protection or protection under Article 3 ECHR/Human Rights law
Acting for clients who seek Asylum in the UK and who are also at risk of Extradition to places where they are at risk of persecution
Particular expertise in relation to people from the former Soviet states


Applications for leave to remain as a Stateless Person under the Immigration Rules and the 1954 Stateless Persons Convention
Applications for registration as a British citizen by Stateless Persons under the British Nationality Act 1981 and the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness
Judicial review of the unlawful detention of Stateless Persons
Securing rights for Stateless persons