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Human Rights Visa Lawyers in London

The Human Rights Act states that it is unlawful for the Home Office to act in a way that is inconsistent with the rights set out within the European Convention on Human Rights. This rule applies to everyone in the UK, including those under the authority of the UK immigration authorities. At Westkin, human rights cases are very important to us, and we believe that everyone should have a fair chance when it comes to immigration appeals. This is why our specialist team of trained human rights lawyers work hard to ensure that every one of our clients knows their rights in immigration appeals, and receives a fair opportunity.

To find out how our human rights lawyers can assist you, get in touch today.

UK Human Rights Law: Family Life

The government, on 2nd October 2000, allowed rights under the European Convention of Human Rights to become incorporated into UK law by the Human Rights Act.

This and other legal changes arising out of subsequent Immigration Acts mean that in Human Rights arguments can be raised in all appeals before Immigration Judges, not just Asylum appeals. The most commonly raised argument in Human Rights appeals is based upon family life that may be split if one member is removed from the United Kingdom.

These rights are provided for by Article 8, which states:

  1. Everyone has the right to respect for their private and family life, their home and their correspondence.
  2. There shall be no interference by a public authority with the exercise of this right except such as is in accordance with the law and is necessary in a democratic society in the interests of national security, public safety or the economic well-being of the country, for the prevention of disorder or crime, for the protection of health or morals, or for the protection of the rights and freedoms of others.

What Do Westkin’s Human Rights Lawyers Do?

Human rights law is not a simple area of law and needs specialist advice. In family life cases, we first look to gain evidence of the family ties. It is not enough for applicants to just state that they have family in the UK, the family members must support the application or appeal by making statements, attending court, providing photographs and other documents showing the closeness of the family ties.

Our human rights lawyers then seek to show that the closeness of the ties, as well as the profile of our client, outweighs the Home Office’s desire to return the person to the country of origin. We will do this by looking at the case as a whole and producing a detailed list of reasons why our client should be allowed to remain in the country, including length of residence in the United Kingdom, medical issues, delay on the part of the Home Office, previous immigration history, previous criminal history, cultural factors, conditions in the country of origin and any other compassionate factors.

UK human rights law changes frequently, and it’s important to seek legal representation in order to give your case the best chance. As a top human rights law firm in London, our experienced lawyers are on hand to counsel and represent clients to ensure best prospects of success. Our human rights appeals team handles all cases with empathy and confidentiality, so you can be assured of a compassionate and proper handling of your case.

“Choosing Westkin for our Human Right family immigration matter was the best decision. I couldn’t have wished for a better service and result for our case. I was impressed with the level of commitment and professionalism shown by them in handling the case. I, my wife and two kids were granted leave to remain after being an overstayer for nearly 6 years. I will 100% recommend Westkin to anyone with immigration case.” –  Tennyson Otomewo

To find out if our team can assist you with your case, please get in touch.

The Human Rights Visa Process: Securing Your Stay in the UK

Our team of immigration lawyers will work with you to understand your case, assisting you in appealing your right to remain in the UK on human rights grounds. We do this by:

  • Talking your appeals case through with you on the phone, or in person and getting to know the details of your situation and your family ties in the UK.
  • Preparing evidence of your family ties in the UK and documenting these through photographs and other documentation.
  • Our human rights lawyers can help to represent you in court, proving the closeness of your ties and providing reasons why you should be allowed to remain in the UK.

We know that appealing to remain in the UK can be an intimidating process, and that many of our clients feel that they have a lot to lose if their appeal is not granted. Our team at Westkin are on hand to help make the process easier for you. We’ll ensure that you’re fully aware of what is happening at each stage of your appeal and that you understand each stage of the process. We are always up front with our clients and operate with full transparency, so you can trust us to handle your case professionally and respectfully.

Asylum and human rights are complex areas of law and legal representation is essential to obtain a successful outcome. A majority of applications are refused at the initial application stage by the Home Office, and it is necessary to lodge an appeal which is heard initially by an immigration judge. It may also be possible to pursue applications to the High Court for Statutory Review or Judicial Review.

What is the Human Rights Visa Processing Time?

There is no defined length of time for how long a human rights appeal case will take, because every case is different, and your case may take longer for the Home Office to consider. When we work with you on your case, our team of human rights appeals lawyers will make sure that you’re aware of any updates in your case and will give you an estimation of how long you’ll need to wait before getting an answer.

If you have any queries on human rights appeals, please get in touch with our team.

What Are the Human Rights Visa Requirements?

To apply for a Human Rights visa, you must meet at least one of the below requirements:

  • You must have lived in the UK continuously for at least 20 years.
  • You must be under 18 and have lived in the UK continuously for at least 7 years.
  • You must be between 18-25 and have spent at least half of your life continuously living in the UK.
  • You must be over 18 and have lived in the UK continuously for less than 20 years, and have no social, cultural or family ties with your country of origin.

If you fall into one of these criteria, you may have human rights grounds to apply to remain in the UK. If you think this applies to you and you need assistance with your case, please get in touch with our team of human rights lawyers.

Why Choose Westkin’s Human Rights Lawyers in London

We consider ourselves to be one of the best human rights law firms in the UK and around the world. Our experienced immigration lawyers, barristers and solicitors are fully trained and well practised in handling complex human rights immigration cases, and we believe that our success rate in getting applications approved speaks for itself. Our team of honest and hard-working immigration lawyers abide by six unbreakable promises, which help us to keep our work client focused and of the best quality.

I can not stress enough the level of knowledge, experience and professionalism. Westkin are extremely supportive, competent and reliable, even making the most difficult process seem easy. My family and I are absolutely delighted with their service. If I could give more than 5 stars, I would happily do so! – Goli Samii

We are ready to assist you with your case today. If you require our assistance, please get in touch.

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Human Rights Frequently Asked Questions

There are several ways to obtain a visa based on Human Rights, these include persons whom have spent a significant length of time in the UK, persons whom have children whom are British or lived in the UK for 7 years. As well as people who would face very significant obstacles if they had to leave the UK.
If you are the parent of a child whom is British or you have a child whom has lived in the UK for 7 years or more. you may qualify for a visa. To get this visa you must show that it would be unreasonable for you and your child to not return to your home country.
Although we regularly work with Charities and Migrant Support groups, we does not offer legal aid for Human Rights or other types of Immigration cases. The reason for this is that we believe that all Immigration matters require the adequate time and attention to ensure a client has the best chance of success.
The length of time that you must have been in the UK in order to get a Human Rights visa depends on your age and circumstances. In general this is 20 years for anyone over 18. More than Half their life if they are under 25, or if you have a qualifying child or partner in the UK.


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