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17 year struggle with Home Office ends with post card from client – on holiday having got his visa

This is another case which merits reporting as a direct access immigration barrister. My client had been through the immigration mill, he had been through a number of solicitors, some who spoke his language and some who did not. He had paid in excess of £15,000 or so,...

From my client sitting on the plane to a visa in 3 months, via injunction and appeal.

As a direct access immigration barrister I am often the last port of call before removal and this case was no exception. Happily it had a very happy ending. However I stress from the outset that the client and his family did exactly what I asked of them and trusted...

Imperium: 2016 – approval by BSB to be a Pupillage Training Organisation. More expansion and training the next generation

They say, open the door and the people will come, and I can truly say as a direct access immigration barrister that the same occurs in the legal world. Following on from my previous blood, 2015 was Imperium’s first year and it enjoyed successes in transforming the...

2015 – a year of massive change – the birth of Imperium and a new way of dealing with the Home Office

2015 was a year of significant change for me as a direct access immigration barrister and also for my direct access cleitns. As those who have instructed me in the past or who have followed my blog will recall, I previously accepted instructions under the public...

A visa scheme for the tech community – new opportunity or another new confused system?

As a direct access immigration barrister in London I am often asked to assist clients with their Tier 1 Visa applications. Nevertheless, more often than I have found cases where there are missing documents to be frustrating and challenging to win at the Tribunal...