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Need help preparing your Visa application? Already been refused? Our expert immigration solicitors can help you get your application right increasing your chance of success.

The UK Visa and Immigration Service (UKVI) has very strict rules when it comes to UK immigration and matters are complicated even further by complex and ever-changing immigration laws.

As it becomes increasingly difficult to obtain a Visa or Sponsorship Licence, even the most straight forward of cases need to be treated with great care and attention to detail in order to achieve a successful application.

At JD Spicer Zeb Solicitors, our specialist immigration lawyers have been helping businesses, individuals and their families successfully navigate the complexities of immigration law to avoid refusals and achieve positive and successful outcomes, on the first attempt.

With structured legal support and the right expertise, at the outset, we can help you avoid the difficult challenges and bitter disappointments associated with this complex area of law, whilst, also, helping you to save precious time, money and stress in the process.

Are you looking for specialised immigration solicitors?

JD Spicer Zeb’s expert immigration solicitors in London are seasoned experts when it comes to helping individuals and businesses avoid the problems and pitfalls of immigration law.

Our expert team of immigration specialists are fully qualified UK immigration solicitors, regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, and are highly respected in dealing with the complex aspects of immigration law, having achieved an excellent track record in securing successful applications.

With over 30 years’ experience of immigration law, covering a wide variety of cases, we have all the necessary knowledge of Home Office requirements, combined with the personal compassion needed to deal with such sensitive, critical and life determining matters for our clients.

Why choose JD Spicer Zeb’s immigration solicitors?

For many years, we have been helping people, just like you, to achieve the positive outcome they have hoped for. By keeping ourselves up-to-date with every detail of UK immigration law, we can offer you the advice and guidance necessary to ensure you succeed with your application.

We will take the time to listen to you and understand your individual case and particular circumstances, so that we can provide you with the most effective, bespoke and tailored advice to match your exact aims.

With our expert advice and guidance at the start, and throughout, we can help business owners make the correct renewal or application of their sponsor licence, which we recognise as critical to the smooth running of your business.

Whatever your current situation, we can advise you of your rights and options and help you to complete the relevant immigration procedures that will yield a smooth and successful outcome for you or your business.

We are also strongly committed to keeping your case affordable by offering you a flexible cost structure as well as reasonable fixed rates. Whether you require assistance on a personal immigration matter or a business matter, our costs are always explained to you at the outset of the case, so you can budget accordingly. For individuals, we also offer a legal aid service for those who qualify.

What type of cases do JD Spicer Zeb’s immigration lawyers take on?

Our immigration lawyers based in London, Birmingham and Manchester take on a wide variety of cases, providing assistance to businesses, individuals and their families:


We can help you with obtaining a Sponsorship Licence which is required by the UK Visa and Immigration service (UKVI) before you employ workers from outside of the EU.

We can help businesses by:

  • Outlining the key requirements and deadlines
  • Outlining, and auditing of HR and recruitment systems prior to submission
  • Informing you of the duties and responsibilities of a Sponsor Licence Holder
  • Assisting with selecting the most appropriate type of Sponsorship Licence
  • Assisting with the online application for the Sponsor Licence
  • Guidance on the supporting evidence required
  • Compliance and renewal of the Sponsor Licence once it has been granted

We can also advise on illegal working and compliance with the regulatory framework.


We can help individuals with obtaining a Visa. We know that this can often be a stressful process which comes with a monetary cost and recognise that the best way to minimise the stress and the cost is to get it right first time.

We can help you in many types of Personal Immigration and Visas including;

Points – Based System:

Tier 1: General, Exceptional Talent, Post-Study Work, Investor, Entrepreneur.

Tier 2: General, Intra-Company Transfer, Minister of Religion, Sportsperson.

Tier 4: General Students, Child Students,

Tier 5: Temporary Workers (including creative and sporting), Youth Mobility Scheme.

We also help with Points-Based System Dependants and Settlement for these categories:

  • Family Members – Appendix FM 
  • Entry Clearance (visa) and leave to remain applications for spouses/fiancées/civil partners/unmarried partners
  • Parent of a child in the UK/ Child of a Parent in the UK
  • Victims of Domestic Violence and Bereaved Partners
  • Adult Dependant Relatives.

We can also help with settlement applications for the following categories:

  • Long Residence
  • European (EEA) Applications – Residence and Family Permits, Permanent Residence
  • Naturalisation, British Nationality and Citizenship – Family Members of EEA Nationals
  • Indefinite Leave to Remain
  • Entry Clearance (Visa) Applications and Appeals
  • Asylum (Legal Aid may be available subject to merit and means)
  • Paragraph EX.1 and Private Life cases/Article 8 (human rights) family-based applications 
  • Family members of refugees/those with humanitarian protection.
  • Fiancé Visas, Marriage Visas, Spouse Visas and Civil Partnership Visas

Judicial Review Public Law: 

Judicial review is the process of having a new court rule on the exact lawfulness of a decision. Judicial review does include reviewing immigration and asylum decisions, as an official government body has exercised a pubic law function.

We support our clients with judicial reviews and injunctions, and having an office in the heart of the London legal district means we are well positioned to support our clients through this process.

Deportation and Removal: 

We have experience across the legal spectrum with respect to Prison Law, Immigration and Human Rights, which means we are ideally poised to advise and support you with the very serious situation of facing deportation or removal from the UK.

Typically, the UK Border Agency starts deportation or removal procedures when the foreign national is either in prison or in a detention centre.

We support our clients and their families with questionnaires, assembling evidence of family life and the length of UK residence, and drafting statements of family, friends or other community professionals. In addition, we can support our clients with:

  • Detained Visits
  • Bail Applications
  • Appeals against Deportation Orders
  • Appeals to the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC)
  • Advocacy at tribunals

Contact our specialist immigration solicitors today!

For specialist tailored advice or to find out more about immigration and how we can help you with an immigration matter, please do not hesitate to contact our dedicated team of Immigration Lawyers  on 020 7625 5590 or by email on solicitors@jdspicer.co.uk.

Alternatively, you can fill out our quick online contact form and we will get back to you, as soon as possible.

Immigration Law FAQs

Why use JD Spicer Zeb’s immigration solicitors?

Immigration law is increasingly complex.

With fees to make an application or lodge an appeal now running into several hundreds of pounds, it pays to employ an experienced immigration solicitor to prepare your application, part of your application or just to check an application you have put together yourself, to ensure your chance of success.

Alternatively, we can take instructions from you and provide you with written advice about your case and the next steps you should follow, for a fixed fee. You may then be in a position to deal with the matter yourself, but if you need to, you could come back to us for further advice at a later stage.

Because the law is so complicated, it is wise to obtain specialist advice at the outset of the case, to avoid expensive mistakes and to make sure that your application is prepared properly.

A further factor to consider is the time you may spend waiting for a decision from the Home Office or Entry Clearance Officer, and the consequences of that decision being negative.

We advise that good preparation of a visa or leave application is essential, and that it is far better to take time at the beginning of a case than to risk a refusal.

If your application is refused, you will have to appeal the decision to have it overturned, and in family cases you may be apart from your family members for a long time whilst you go through the appeal process. 

To have the best prospects of success at appeal, representation is advisable, and this will also increase your costs if your application is refused.

How can JD Spicer Zeb’s immigration solicitors help me get a working visa?

The first step in obtaining a working visa in the UK, is to seek advice from our specialist immigration solicitors.

JD Spicer Zeb’s expert immigration lawyers in London, Birmingham and Manchester can offer you advice and guidance on the UK Border Agency Visa application process and explain the Points-Based system operated in the UK to award visas.

Taking professional advice from our specialist immigration solicitors at the beginning of the process can help you to avoid any unnecessary complications, frustrations and delays.

The most common Visa is a Tier 2 (General) Visa and to enter the UK under this Visa you must have:

  • A certificate of Sponsorship (from an approved employer)
  • A basic level of savings (currently £945)
  • An offer of employment with a salary of at least £30,000
  • Proof that you can meet the English Language requirement

Once submitted, with the appropriate application fee, a visa application is typically processed for a decision by the Home Office within 3-7 weeks.

What type of immigration matters do JD Spicer Zeb’s immigration lawyers/solicitors take on?

Our dedicated team of immigration lawyers can help you with most types of immigration applications and visas, including the following:

  • Points Based System, Tiers 1, 2, 4 and 5
  • Dependants
  • Spouses and partners, including “Appendix FM”
  • Children’s applications
  • Parents and other relatives
  • European applications
  • Citizenship and nationality
  • Human rights, including “Article 8”
  • Long residence applications
  • Visitors
  • Ancestry
  • Asylum
  • Special Immigration Appeals Commission cases (SIAC)

How much will it cost?

Costs can vary depending on the case. We offer competitive fixed rates for most types of work, so that you know what your costs will be at the outset of the case. We advise you about the costs in writing at the start of your case and will keep you updated of any changes as the matter progresses. We can offer a fixed fee initial appointment, and you are free to deal with your own case after that initial meeting, if you wish.

We can also offer a legal aid service for those who qualify.

Do you do a Document checking service?

We may be able to check your application for you at a fixed fee rate. This will depend on the type of case and varies according to complexity and background of the matter.

Contact our specialist immigration solicitors today!

For immediate specialist advice on your immigration matter, or to find out more about how our dedicated team of immigration lawyers in London, Birmingham or Manchester can help you, please do not hesitate to contact us for a free initial discussion on telephone: 0207 625 5590 or email: solicitors@jdspicer.co.uk

Alternatively, you can fill out our quick online contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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