Our specialist team consists of Marie-Christine Allaire-Rousse and Luke Piper. They both have significant experience and knowledge in all areas of immigration, nationality and asylum law. Marie-Christine and Luke are Solicitors and Marie-Christine is also an Accredited Senior Immigration caseworker under the Immigration and Asylum Law Accreditation Scheme. They both have extensive experience in the whole range of immigration, asylum and nationality work.
They are being supported by two paralegals, Giusi Barbagallo and Martha Price.
The team scored a rating of Excellence (1) in the category of Immigration and Asylum in the last peer review assessment carried out by the Legal Aid Agency.
We represent both companies and individuals at all stages of their application process. We are engaged in advocacy and lobbying work related to immigration issues and are fortunate to work closely with national groups which campaign for EU rights both in the UK and the EU.
Types of applications commonly include:
Entry Clearance applications of all types
In country applications to the Home Office of all types
European Union Free Movement applications
Applications under the EUSS
Business immigration (applications under Tier 1, 2 and 5 of the Point Based System)
Citizenship and nationality, including applications for the exercise of discretion and deprivation of citizenship
Asylum and Human Rights applications
Removal and/or deportation
Appeals and representation before First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber), Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber), High Court, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and European Court of Human Rights
This is not an exhaustive list of our work. If your problem is not listed above, please contact us. If we cannot help we may refer you to someone who can.
In some areas (Asylum / Humanitarian Protection/applications for leave to remain based on Domestic Violence / Judicial Review), you may be eligible for Legal Aid. If you are not eligible, we will advise you from the outset as to the likely cost.
We offer competitive private fee rates. We are experienced at tailoring our services to suit our clients' budget.
Our team will offer you an efficient, dedicated, professional and cost-effective service, whether you require a one-off service, help and assistance with an application and/or an appeal.
Authorised and Regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority Number 365557