Best Immigration Lawyers UK (London, Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester, Scotland & Beyond)

Looking for the best immigration lawyer in London or across the UK for you? Here are some of the top firms of immigration solicitors (based on reviews, reputation, ratings and more) you should consider:-

“Expert advice & representation from immigration barristers that you can rely on”; ““Phenomenal! I have to wholeheartedly say that Richmond Chambers has been absolutely amazing in getting me my visa, and that too without an interview. Thank you so much for your work Richmond Chambers, you’re by far the best at what you do.””

“We have a proven method by which we make successful UK Visa & Immigration applications and reverse negative Home Office decisions. We are the immigration law division of LEXLAW, a leading City of London law firm based in the Honourable Society of Middle Temple (an Inn of Court), which is adjacent to the Royal Courts of Justice in Central London…We are London’s leading UK Immigration Solicitors & Barristers.”

“Laura Devine Solicitors is an award-winning boutique immigration firm recognised as one of the foremost immigration practices in the UK (ranked in ‘Band 1’ by legal directories).” See also their useful guide to immigration law in light of Brexit here.

“We are Westkin Associates, leading immigration lawyers situated in the heart of Mayfair, London. Our immigration law firm focuses on all aspects of immigration law. Our area of expertise extends to visas for specialist business reasons such as Tier 1 (Investors), Tier 1 (Entrepreneurs) or more general UK business visas such as Tier 2.”

“Danielle Cohen has over 20 years’ experience as an Lawyer and a reputation for offering professional, honest and expert advice. Danielle’s firm is a centre of excellence, every application we prepare is tailor-made and thoroughly researched. As a result, our success rate is high.”

“Latta & Co solicitors have a particular specialism in Human Rights, Immigration, and strategic litigation. We have experience of a wide range of cases from business immigration to contentious deportation cases. We are registered with the UK Border Agency to provide legal representatives’ same-day premium service. Fraser Latta is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a Specialist in Immigration.”

“At Quinn, Martin & Langan we have represented clients in Immigration and Asylum Law for over 30 years.”


“McGill & Co are rated by the Legal 500 as a Tier 1 immigration law firm in Scotland.”

“Duncan Lewis has the largest legal aid immigration practice in the UK and has been ranked by Legal 500 2015 for its business immigration and immigration human rights work in London and East Midlands and has been recognised as a top-tier law firm for its asylum and human rights work in Wales. With over 190 specialist Immigration solicitors’ and immigration lawyers, we can bring the highest level of expertise to your immigration matter.”

“Our experienced immigration lawyers have an exemplary track record in applying for family and partner/spouse visas, as well as visitors, workers and student visas, including Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 4 and Tier 5 visa applications under the UK’s five tier points-based system.”

What can UK immigration lawyers help migrants with?

There are a wide range of services on offer by UK based immigration solicitors, who can serve to help foreign nationals both already in the United Kingdom and those wanting to live and work in the UK, particularly given Brexit immigration law concerns.

Within the United Kingdom, the UK Border Agency and the Home Office department are responsible for matters of immigration, and law firms exist to help with what can often seem complex matters, including the wide range of visa applications that there are, appeals to the UK’s higher courts, and even dealing with refusals and judicial review.

1: Visa applications in the United Kingdom

There are a large number of different visa types available in the United Kingdom, and it is not always clear to applicants which visa is the right one for them. Broadly speaking, these are Spouse & Civil Partner visas, Fiancé & Proposed Civil Partner visas, Family visas, and Work Permits and visas. Immigration law firms can often not only advise applicants on the right visa for their given circumstances, but also assist with the actual application process itself.

2: Immigration appeals and judicial review

In some cases, applications to the UK Border Agency are refused, and it can be possible to appeal such decisions, though not always. There are a variety of ways in which appeals can be carried out, and it is an often complex and difficult procedure.

It may also be possible in some cases to seek what is known as judicial review. This is where a legal process takes place to challenge a decision, action or failure to act of a public body exercising a public law function.

Because of the complexity and high level of such a legal procedure, immigration lawyers are best placed to help people who find themselves needing to appeal a decision or seek judicial review.

3: Advice and consultation services

Applying for a visa in the United Kingdom can be a long and expensive process.

For this reason, it is advisable in almost all cases to seek advice from an experienced immigration lawyer first. It is very rare for a visa application to be completely straightforward.

Matters can be vastly complex, and lawyers are able to advise on matters relating to visa eligibility, evidence and documentary evidence requirements, as well as providing support and guidance once eligibility has been established and confirmed.

4: Immigration Detention, Detention & Bail

In some cases, foreign nationals in the UK have been convicted or accused of criminal offences. If a person is in the UK and is subject to any kind of immigration control (if they do not have British citizenship) the Secretary of State has broad powers of detention.

If accused or convicted of a criminal offence whilst in the United Kingdom, this can have serious consequences for a person’s right to stay here. It is highly advisable to seek expert legal advice in such serious and possibly adverse circumstances.

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