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Need help preparing your immigration application? Or have you 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.

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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.

How can we help?

Common questions

We always work with the most experienced and best leading UK barristers, KCs (Kings Counsel). We cover all criminal cases 24/7 at the police station and court. Offices in London, Birmingham, and Manchester cover cases across England and Wales. We can offer Legal Aid and affordable Private fee agreements. We can see you the same day, including virtually. Our Senior Partners supervise all of our cases.

How quickly do you respond?

We respond quickly even during out of hours. We do not get our work by paying for online adverts but based on the fact that few criminal law firms can match our 45 years of experience. Most of our cases are still from word-of-mouth recommendations from satisfied clients. We are called daily by dissatisfied clients from firms with less experience than us. We respond very quickly to new enquiries. We know what clients seek and so we update clients rapidly.

Can you get cases dropped?

Yes, read about the recent cases we've helped our clients with here.

We always keep you updated and give straightforward advice. We will get cases dropped early where the case is weak or should not be prosecuted. We will be upfront with you about where you can benefit from a good result with an early guilty plea, such as a discount on your sentence. As we work on cases across all levels with clients from all walks of life, we are excellent at giving clear, spot-on advice. As an established firm, we can allocate a whole team to your case often at short notice to secure evidence to minimise the damage to you. 

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"JD Spicer Zeb demonstrated a clear commitment to client service through their work with vulnerable and diverse individuals in what can be severely traumatic circumstances".

Do you offer free consultations?

Where it is possible, we aim to provide an initial consultation to you. If we can speak to you, we can if required inform you about  –

  • Whether we can take the case on and our relevant experience.
  • Public and private funding benefits.
  • Assistance in applying for legal aid where we are likely to accept instructions.
  • An outline of options in police interview only. We will not advise you on which option to adopt.
  • Providing our free written guide explaining the police station process.
  • The gravity of routine and day-to-day offences you face.
  • Consequences of not attending the court or police station.
  • Consequences of interfering with any witnesses.
  • Retaining any evidence in support of your case.
  • If possible an outline of the elements of the offence that the police or CPS must prove.
  • This consultation will normally be by telephone or email and will only be for as long as we deem necessary to establish if we can act for you. If we cannot usefully give you any advice in this manner then we will not continue with the consultation. We will not discuss the case in depth for you to be able to decide on your plea or any significant aspect of the case, as this cannot be undertaken informally.
  • Referring you, if possible, to other firms for matters out of our specialism or if we cannot help.

Consultations do not apply to the following cases –

  • If we do not intend to take the case on.
  • Road Traffic cases, drink driving, drug driving, driving bans, speeding, no insurance, mobile phone use, points etc.
  • In all cases where we do not have the capacity to take your case or the availability of suitably qualified staff to provide an initial free consultation. This is applicable in all cases but especially where a more senior lawyer is required because of your personal needs or the complexity of the case.
  • Harassment/stalking/ coercive behaviour/malicious communications or road traffic cases and most sensitive cases. These cases are often too complicated to assess in short consultations.
  • The locations concerned may be too distant to represent you adequately or it may not be cost-effective for you or us.
  • The case is too complicated to assess or raises various charges or facts, complexity, or history to be considered informally or in a short consultation.
  • In most Legal aid transfers where legal aid is granted to another firm except in very grave cases, we may assess the case and merits for a transfer.
  • If your relationship has broken down with your existing solicitor or several solicitors.
  • If you have been released under investigation and have already had a police station attendance. 
  • If you hold legal aid with another firm and seek a second opinion.
  • If you are calling on behalf of the client as a friend or family member unless you have full authority and full facts.
  • To businesses.
  • Advising whether you were given good advice by your other solicitor.
  • Whether to decide to plead guilty or not guilty.
  • Whether you have an arguable defence in law or factually complicated defences.
  • Any advice you have had after your first court appearance.
  • Any advice on appeal on conviction or sentence.
  • If we feel we are unable to communicate with you.
  • If we are likely to be conflicted or breach our professional rules.

Are you looking for specialised immigration solicitors?

JD Spicer Zeb’s expert immigration solicitors in London are 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 experienced 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 needs.

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 or help make a successful immigration application.

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:

Private and business immigration services

We provide a wide range of immigration services that may affect your business, whether you are an SME or multinational organisation.

Our expertise includes:

  • Sponsorship
    • Applying for a sponsorship licence
    • Certificate of sponsorship
    • Restricted certificate of sponsorship
    • Intra company transfers
    • Tier 2
    • Employment categories
    • Tier 4 sponsorship license
    • Tier 5 sponsorship license
  • Sponsorship license suspension and revocation
  • Sole reps of overseas business
  • Business visitors
  • Investors and entrepreneurs
  • Business immigration – appeals
  • Naturalisation or registration as a British citizen
    • Applications for family members
    • Applications for EEA family permit
    • Visitor visa
    • Applications for indefinite leave to remain
    • Applications under points based system tier 2
    • Applications under points based system tier 1
    • Applications points based system tier 1 (investor)
    • Applications points based system tier 1 talent
    • Applications for points based system dependents
    • Ancestry visa

Personal immigration services

Our immigration solicitors have a wide range of expertise on immigration matters that affect individuals and families.

Our expertise includes:

  • British citizenship
  • Spouse/unmarried partner visas
  • Visas for partners and family members
  • EEA nationals and family members
  • General immigration
  • Immigration appeals
  • Indefinite leave to remain
  • Tier 4 students
  • Visitor visa
  • Ten years long residence
  • Parent of a child present in the UK
  • Domestic workers
  • Asylum and human rights
    • Applying for asylum
    • Human rights applications
    • Unaccompanied minors
    • Judicial review
    • Reuniting refugees
  • Applying for bail
  • Unlawful detention
  • Appeals
    • Appeals/upper tribunal
  • Domestic violence
  • Human trafficking and modern slavery
  • Immigration and asylum tribunal hearings
  • Judicial review

Judicial Review Public Law: 

Judicial review is the process of having a 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 public 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:

  • 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 thousands 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.

However, the law is complicated and therefore 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.

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 – These applications are usually around £2000 - £3000
  • Dependants - £1000 - 1200
  • Spouses, partners and family members, including “Appendix FM” - £1000 - 1200
  • Children’s applications - £1000 - 1200
  • Parents and other relatives - £1500 - 1800
  • Citizenship and nationality - £1000 - 1200
  • Human rights, including “Article 8” - £1000 - 1200
  • Long residence applications - £1000 - 1200
  • Visitors - £1000 - 1200
  • Ancestry - £1200 – 1200
  • Asylum – Privately it would be £900 - 1100
  • 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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