Specialist Immigration Lawyers – with a difference
Regent Immigration Consultants –Sspecialist immigration consultancy firm with practice teams in all aspects of immigration law, including investors, Entrepreneurs and applications for UK Work Permits under Tier 2.
Our immigration lawyers also have extensive experience of representing applicants with claims raising issues relating to Marriage, Civil Partnership, Asylum, Human Rights and European Union Free Movement. Our immigration lawyers are available to assist you with all your immigration matters, from initial immigration applications to the Home Office through to immigration appeals before the Asylum & Immigration Tribunal.
Why Use Regent?
Regent has positive reviews for our work in UK Immigration Law. We also pride ourselves on treating each immigration application as a specialty in itself. We have separate teams managing business and corporate visas, visas for the global wealthy, separate teams that assist married and unmarried couples and lawyers that focus on complex European Immigration Law cases. We ensure that our immigration work is handled by our lawyers with appropriate experience in that field. We believe this makes us among the best immigration service providers in London.
Our service standards are high, we assign real lawyers to our cases. You will always meet the lawyer dealing with your case before you need decide to proceed with us or making a payment to us.
What should I do next?
Please take time to explore the guidance on this website. Our differing immigration services for businesses and individuals are detailed at the top of the page, with common immigration concerns listed on the left. When you decide it is best to speak to a UK immigration lawyer, you should simply telephone or email us.
You can use our priority query form on the right of this page at anytime, day or night for best levels of response. Our best, leading honest approach starts here. We will always offer time and respect, as well as the full advantage of our over 14 years experience of best practice.
Immigration Law Options
One of our immigration lawyers can then advise you on one of the following options:
- We can quote you a price for the immigration work
- Advise you to come in for a fixed fee consultation. Our specialist fixed fee consultations are widely regarded as the industry’s best amongst the immigration lawyer and immigration solicitor groups
- We also offer a form checking service, where applicants who have prepared their cases for submission to the immigration authorities themselves can receive specialist advice to check the merits of their case and make sure that all the correct procedures have been followed. We guarantee that only a UK Immigration Lawyer, fully qualified and specialist will take this appointment with you.
First class immigration advice and representation – Our Ethos
We believe that immigration lawyers and immigration solicitors should always operate at the highest possible standards. Immigration Law requires best practice at all times, with specialists handling cases. We feel that many immigration solicitors, and many OISC law firms have let down clients and not worked to their client’s best interests. We aim to be different.
Our UK immigration lawyers have over 12 years experience in providing first class legal advice and representation in both immigration applications and immigration appeals. We are proud of our reputation as one of the best immigration law firms and committed to providing a specialist level of service to all our clients. We guarantee that you will be given the time and respect that your immigration case deserves and that our immigration lawyers will always provide you with advice that is:
Click on Immigration Services for Individuals to see our 6 unbreakable promises to our clients. We look forward to hearing from you.
Whichever service you take from us, we pride ourselves on the fact that we never limit the amount off emails,, calls or appointments you can have with us. If it helps your case, we will ensure you get the time with our leading immigration.
We take care to choose the best immigration option for you as well as working out in advance if you qualify for the relevant route.
Once clients have indicated that they wish to sign up with us, we send them a client care letter. This provides details of our advice, the nature of your case and the fees we will charge.
This document is important, as it provides in writing all the terms of conditions. Once the client care letter has been read and you indicate that you wish to proceed, we will ask for an initial payment, usually half of our fee. We then create a list of documents to gather for us based specifically upon the instructions we have taken from you.
You do your best to gather those documents and we are of course on hand to assist in the gathering of those documents.
We then ensure that the application has the best prospect of success by properly completing the form, indexing and cataloguing all the supporting documents, as well as writing details representations on the case and including all the leading case law precedents.
Once the application is sent off, we track it to make sure it arrives in good time and then deal with any correspondence, acknowledgements and queries on your behalf and in conjunction with you until the application is granted.
Questions to ask before choosing your lawyer
Here is a summary of the 7 Tips
What should clients be looking for when they are trying to choose the best immigration lawyer ?
1. Do I even need a lawyer?
That’s an important question. It may well be that the application you make is simply enough that you don’t actually need a lawyer. What we say, with the word warning is this: maybe you don’t need a lawyer, but friends and forums are not a replacement for doing it yourself or a good lawyer! If you don’t understand something, get a good lawyer rather than friends or approachable forums. Or if you don’t understand something, make sure you do understand it: go to guidance or go to relevant information, and then do it yourself. And only if you cannot, then choose a lawyer you’re satisfied
– What the types of examples of situation should you be thinking?
– Were you successful in previous application before?
– What if you have no time?
– What if you only need a consultation?
– Some more complex areas:
– Previous failed application
– Complex immigration history
– Applications outside the rules
Here is some general points of how to choose solicitors.
– Can do Judicial Review
– Other areas of law (e.g. cases involved criminal part, or divorce for family application)
Whichever you go, make sure they are regulated! The worst thing you could have is an unregulated advisor, or an unregulated supported lawyer.
3. Location – Is the location of youradvisor important?
In most cases, we would say it’s not really an important point. Good quality legal advice if you have to travel for it is better than the bad quality legal advice that is around the corner from you. Please be aware, however, the most law firms are more than happy to undertake work for client either based one visit or no visit at all.
And often immigration law firms should have expertise in advising you via phone or via email, and also sending documents via email or post. Just be aware: you might want a relatively local lawyer
simply because it may well reduce the cost of somebody going to call for you.
4. Initial phone contact
Pay attention to what to look out for when you call!
Here are some certain points for your reference:
– Right person?
– Explain your case properly.
What to get from the conversation:
– A quick assessment of the issues in the case.
Bear in mind, ‘I don’t know’ is a valid answer! They may be questions they should do further research on, or may simply be something no lawyer could possibly know the answer. If they don’t know the
answer, they should explain why they don’t know the answer.
If they need to see more documents, that is a good sign. It often means there is something particular about your case they want to look at.
Make sure you find out how they work, in terms of fees. That’s important. Do you pay all the money upfront? Or what do you actually pay for?
Some other points you need to make sure:
– How they work in terms of communication?
– Who does the work?
– How are they going to win?
– The relevant law/rules/guidance
Bear in mind, you are not just looking for confidence. Confidence is as easy to fake. You are looking for knowledge and enthusiasm.
Golden point: Immigration law is not magic! There is no lawyer who has all the answers which nobody else has. What it is is verifiable knowledge. In other words, there is knowledge that the lawyer has which he can verify for you. There are no ‘secrets’ in Immigration Law.
You should always ask why when a lawyer is telling you something he is confident about or what is going to happen, because you are looking for that verifiable knowledge.
And what’s important, see how you feel at the end of the call.
It’s an issue of should you pay? Some offer free consultations. Is it really free? We believe there is no such thing as free consultation. If it is free, rather than a consultation, it’s actually a sale bitch. If you need legal advice, you should actually have to pay for it. A good consultation should consist of the following aspects. First is immigration history, which should cover about 30 minutes. Then after that you should be given advice from good lawyer. After 45 minutes, they should be going through your options, and explaining what’s good and what’s bad about your case. And in the end, they should explain about the cost.
Make sure you know when you leave:
– All the options,
– The next steps,
– The chances of success,
6. The role of the Client Care Letter
This is crucial. If you don’t have the Client Care Letter, it means you haven’t been given the protection in writing that a Client Care Letter provides to you.
A good client care letter must:
– Match exactly what was agreed before.
– Contain the price
– Explain what exact service that is for.
– Set out the chances of success.
– Explain the advice exact given.
– Why that is!
If you are not happy with the client care letter, ask for a change and only sign it once you are happy!
Clients often with respect make mistakes due to desperation. Here are some mistakes we would ask you not to make, when you call any lawyers.
– Honesty: Be honest to your lawyer.
– Costs: Understanding of the cost, including emotional cost,financial cost, time costs.
– The danger of being information overload: Usually, Clients go on forums, talk to too many lawyers, or talk to family and friends. You get too much information. It’s not clever to take hundreds of opinions, because you’re not able to remember which is right or which is wrong. Talk to one or two trustful lawyers for opinion, then choose between those carefully.
– Race: Bear in mind, sometimes you want to choose a lawyer of your same race. As is understandable, language and culture are often important. However, don’t feel a lawyer of your race may always be the best for you. A good lawyer is a good lawyer regardless of their race.