Looking for someone to guide you through the EEA residency appeal? Trying to relocate an employee? Seeking asylum or considering a judicial review of an immigration decision?
Our team of immigration barristers are experienced in a wide range of cases from tier 5 visas to urgent injunction applications against removal, from seeking immigration bail to human rights appeals. They regularly appear in the First-tier Tribunal, Upper Tribunal and all the way to the Supreme Court on behalf of clients.
Our direct access barristers combine top drawer advocacy with a tactful manner to secure excellent outcomes and guide you through what can be a very stressful process. We can deal with your immigration case at any stage and whatever issues it involves, including:
Our Direct Access barristers offer dual expertise in both business and human rights immigration matters, encompassing relocation for employees, work permits, EEA residency, tier 5 visas, family migration and spousal visas as well as asylum and humanitarian protection and naturalisation.
We represent and advise a range of clients including businesses, employees, families, individuals, tourists, visitors and regularly appear in the First-tier Tribunal, Upper Tribunal and the Supreme Court on behalf of clients.
Moving abroad isn’t simple to do but our barristers bring years of experience to guide you through the UK immigration system to help your transition go smoothly. As a chambers specialising in Public Law, Employment & Equality Law, Human Rights, Civil Liberty and Healthcare, we can bring cutting edge legal knowledge and experience in the First-tier and Upper Tribunal as well as in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court when advising you on the best course of action.
Each case is different so we provide immigration advice and advocacy tailored to your needs. For commerical immigration we aim to spare you the hassle of going to court and focus on guiding you and your employees through the visa system to get the best outcome. Many cases involving asylum, judicial review and human rights do involve appearing before the Tribunals and Courts where we can advocate on your behalf.
Direct Access, also known as Public Access, allows you to directly instruct a barrister to act on your behalf, without using a solicitor or intermediary as is traditional. You are managing your case. However, not all cases are suitable for direct access and only barristers specifically trained to accept direct access instruction can assist you. Meet our trained barristers here.
We use a 4 step process outlining how you can instruct a barrister directly: Enquire, Discuss, Confirm, Instruct. Each stage is designed so we can make sure your case is suitable for direct access. It enables our clerks to find the right barrister, at the right price, for the right time just for you. Read more about the process here.
It is your responsibility to provide clear, concise instructions for your barrister to work towards your desired outcome. They cannot manage your case or your affairs nor can they handle money on your behalf.
Each case is different and some cases are not suitable for direct access instruction. For this area Clients using legal aid are not suitable for Direct Access so should instruct us using a solicitor.
Some cases require more day to day management so are not suitable for direct access. In this case, we will not progress beyond the Enquiry stage of our process but you can instruct us using a solicitor.
Fees can be a fixed amount for agreed upon work or an hourly rate with a set limit. Your case is unique but our experienced clerks can provide an accurate fee once you have submitted your enquiry form. Generally speaking, fees can vary depend on how senior a barrister is and how many hours work are needed but you’ll be aware of exactly what you are spending. Read more about our fees here.
Upon receiving this enquiry form a Public Access Clerk will contact you to discuss your case in further detail. Please see our 4 steps outlining the process of instructing a Direct Access Barrister.
1. Submit an enquiry
Fill out our form, designed to collect as much information as possible about your case.
2. Speak to a clerk
After carefully reviewing your form, a specially trained Clerk will get in touch to confirm if your case is suitable for one of our Direct Access Barristers.
3. Receive a client care pack
Once our Direct Access Barrister has agreed in principle to represent you, you will be sent a ‘client care letter’.
4. Instructing a Barrister
If you want to go ahead after agreeing to your client care letter, it’s time to instruct your Direct Access Barrister. Download a PDF of this process here.
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