Human rights, asylum and international protection

As a leading immigration team, it is important we can advise clients on all of the options open to them. This can include applications and/or appeals on the basis that your human rights have been or are at risk of being infringed.

We also advise regularly on asylum claims and offer a comprehensive service for those who are seeking safety in the UK as a refugee or for humanitarian protection.

Working with our top ranked criminal team, we have particular international protection expertise in assisting individuals subject to extradition with making asylum claims. You may fear that the charges against you in your home country are politically motivated or that you will be subject to torture, inhumane or degrading conditions if detained following extradition. This can form the basis of an asylum claim.

You may have already decided that you need to claim asylum or make a human rights application. Alternatively, you may need advice on the options open to you.

Whatever stage you are at, we can advise you about how you may wish to proceed as well as preparing a thorough application for you, if appropriate.

We also regularly assist with appeals and judicial reviews against refusals of human rights applications as well as challenging refusals of asylum.

We will investigate your human rights and/or asylum claim thoroughly and help you gather supporting evidence. This may include working with independent experts to obtain objective supporting evidence.
We know the process, particularly of claiming asylum, can be a stressful one and at times may take you out of your comfort zone. You may be new to the UK and you may not have strong English language skills. Even if you have spent a lot of time here, the asylum process is very different to other UK immigration routes and can be difficult to adjust to.

We will be with you at every stage of the process, ensuring you understand what is happening and challenging the Home Office as appropriate.

You will have a team to not only help prepare a detailed and well researched application or claim but to help you (and your family) through the process.

Recent examples of work

  • Assisting a failed asylum seeker to successfully obtain settlement in the UK under the long residence category, following a number of appeals relating to her asylum application.
  • Advising a high net worth, high profile individual subject to extradition in connection with asylum proceedings.
  • Acting in a  high profile case in relation to an asylum claim and our Criminal Litigation team is instructed in relation to the anticipated extradition proceedings in the UK and an Interpol Red Notice being issued.
  • Advising on a spouse of a British citizen application for an overstayer where there were Article 8 right to a private life considerations.
  • Advising on a parent of a child entry clearance application involving Article 8 right to a private life considerations.


For more information about our immigration services please contact Nicolas Rollason at or a member of the team.

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