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We are a leading independent law firm providing a specialist professional service to our clients.
We are experienced in dealing with various areas of law including Immigration and Nationality Law, Criminal and Civil Litigation, Family Law and property related matters. Established in 1999 we have over the years built up a reputation for excellence.

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Our Service

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Immigration & Nationality

We offer a comprehensive service to those seeking various types of immigration applications. We have significant…
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Civil Litigation

Most individuals and businesses will, at some time, find themselves in a dispute which cannot be resolved without the involvement…
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Criminal Litigation

Becoming the subject of a criminal investigation or prosecution, no matter what the character of the alleged offence…
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Family Law

We have a team of specialists who provide an excellent quality of advice and represent clients in all aspects of family law…
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Commercial Property

We pride ourselves on providing the highest levels of client service as the cornerstone of our conveyancing practice.
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Private Client

Our client-focused approach ensures that all clients receive the very best quality advice and service. Our diverse team of solicitors…
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Latest News

  • Supreme Court confirms that burden for proving marriage of convenience rests with Home Office

    The Supreme Court has handed down its judgement in the case of Sadovska and another (Appellants) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) (Scotland) [2017] UKSC 54. In unanimously allowing the appeal, the Supreme Court ruled that the burden of proof of establishing a ‘marriage of convenience’ falls on the Home Office. In light of
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  • Government paper outlining the offer for EU citizens in the UK

    Today, the Government published a paper outlining our offer for EU citizens in the UK, and UK nationals in the EU. The policy paper sets out what will be asked of EU citizens to make an application to the Home Office for a residence document demonstrating their new settled status. It is expected that the
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  • Supreme Court rules “deport first, appeal later” is unfair and unlawful

    In R (Kiarie and Byndloss) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] UKSC 42 the Supreme Court has struck down “deport first, appeal later” certificates for two foreign criminals. The Home Office had made use of new rules in the Immigration Act 2014 which force some appellants to leave the UK before their
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  • Family life succeeds in defeating s.94B ‘deport first, appeal later’ certification

    The judgment in OO (Nigeria), R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] EWCA Civ 338 is one of a series of cases challenging the lawfulness of the certification regime under s.94B Nationality Immigration Asylum Act 2002 (as amended).

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  • Tribunal finds Home Office has wrongly issued British passports to EU citizens and their children

    The President of the Upper Tribunal Immigration and Asylum Chamber, Mr Justice McCloskey, has found that the Home Office has wrongly issued British passports to hundreds or even thousands of children of EU, EEA and Swiss citizens born in the UK before 2 October 2000. The case is Capparrelli (EEA Nationals – British Nationality) [2017] UKUT
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