Friday, 15 September 2017

New vacancy in Middlesbrough

We are looking for a new member of our North East Immigration team – see the opportunities page for details

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

New Criminal Law Department Open

We are very pleased to announce that from 1st April we have been awarded a legal aid contract in criminal law and are able to offer advice and representation from the Police station to the crown Court. Contact us for more information and ask to speak to Mr Andrew Coleman.

Friday, 27 January 2017

New Middlesbrough Office

Our Middlesbrough office has move over the road to the BBC Building on Newport Road, Middlesbrough! The entrance is on Gilkes Street close to the bus station end. We are delighted to have moved into such a well known local landmark and look forward to welcoming you there!

Friday, 25 November 2016

New Contract Award

We are very pleased to announce that we have been successful in tendering for a new legal aid contract in criminal law which will see the firm able to undertake own client & duty solicitor work in the Teesside area  and own client work in Tyne & Wear and from our base in Yorkshire. Traditionally the firm has a strong reputation in this area  of law and we are delighted to once again be in a position to assist in this area.

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

New Recruitment

We are recruiting due to expansion...We are delighted to announce new vacancies in the North East for a Probationary Immigration Advisor and in Middlesbrough for intern  positions. See our ‘Opportunities’ page for full details.  

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Change of Head Office

Newcastle takes over as our new Head Office location...We are delighted to be expanding our offices in Collingwood Buildings, Newcastle. At the same time we have relocated our Gateshead office to Design Works in Felling and our Doncaster office to Denison House, right next to the Doncaster railway station. Full details are on our ‘Contact Us’ page. 

Saturday, 6 June 2015

South of England Consultant

Looking for a flexible role as a IAAS Level 2 Immigration Consultant working particularly with detained clients? get in touch via to discuss this excellent opportunity in confidence with Victoria Guyatt 

Friday, 10 January 2014

New Nottingham Office Opens

Our new Nottingham office is now open and expands our regional coverage into Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire and beyond. Appointments can be made by ringing the main reception number.

Address: Suite 3.01, 49 Stoney Street, The Lace Market, Nottingham, NG1 1LX

Monday, 1 September 2014

South of England Consultant

Looking for a flexible role as a IAAS Level 2 Immigration Consultant?...get in touch via to discuss this excellent opportunity in confidence with Mark Reeves or Victoria Guyatt 

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

New Office Opening Soon

We will shortly be announcing another exciting development...

Monday, 1 September 2014

Probationary Immigration Advisors Yorkshire

Looking for an opportunity to start a career in Immigration Law in Yorkshire? Look at our opportunities page for an exciting new vacancy. 

Friday, 15 August 2014

Yorkshire Consultant...

Interested in becoming a consultant as part of our team in Yorkshire...check out our opportunities page!

Thursday, 7 August 2014

We are recruiting...

We are recruiting Specialists to join both our Yorkshire and Teeside teams...see our opportunities page for more details.

Monday, 23 June 2014

Open Door Open Day

A big thank you to Open Door for organising such an enjoyable 'Open Day' last Thursday 19 June. It was heart warming to see so many people from all parts of the world being welcomed with such delicious good and coffee! It was also very uplifting to be reminded about the much appreciated services that Open Door has provided over the past 10 years. All the very best for the next 10 years! 

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Doncaster Office-Relocation

We are pleased to announce that we have relocated in Doncacter to: 

Time Business Centre, 1 Watervole Way,Balby,Doncaster,DN4 5JP, which is next to Morrisons Supermarket. Our bright new office has plenty of free on site parking for those travelling by car and is close to J3 on M18 and for those on public transport is a short bus ride from the Doncaster Interchange on the Stagecoach operated No 70 bus, the nearest stop being "Doncaster Park & Ride". We look forward to welcoming clients old and new!

Monday, 5 August 2013

Leeds Pride 2013

We had a great time at Leeds Pride 2013! We met lots of people at our rainbow themed market stall and enjoyed all the music and entertainment. Thanks to all who made us feel welcome...Looking forward to next year already!

Friday, 28 June 2013

Refugee Council Football Tournament, Yorkshire

Well done to Team Bananarama for their victory at the Refugee Council's Football Tournament last week! Africa United put up a strong opposition in the final but were beaten 2-0. An enjoyable day was had by all! We look forward to next year and this becoming an annual event!

Friday, 21 June 2013

Open Door North East Open Day

Thanks to everyone for the warm welcome at Open Door North East yesterday at their Open day. Nice to catch up with everyone and keep up to date with the exellent work they continue to do....we wonder if anyone managed to guess all of the flags correctly in their flag competition!

Monday, 17 June 2013

Our Very Own Winners!

Another great day was had by all at the annual Justice First Football Tournament on Saturday...our team did us very proud not only with their football skills but by being awarded the Fair Play Shield! Well done to all involved!

Friday, 14 June 2013

Justice First Football Tournament

Fielding another team this year! They are all primed and ready to go for the big tournament tomorrow on Teesside! Good luck to everyone taking part and lets hope the sun shines!

Monday, 10 June 2013

Middlesbrough Mela

We had another great weekend at the Middlesbrough Mela last weekend! As always it was a pleasure to be part of and lots of fun! Thanks to everyone who came along to our was lovely to talk to you all!

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Legal Aid for Family Law

Your right to family Legal Aid changed significantly on the 1st April 2013. On 1st April 2013 legal aid was abolished for divorce, finance and children matters unless you can demonstrate that you are a victim of domestic violence, there are issues of child protection in relation to your children or you are under 18 years of age.

If as a result of the changes you are not eligible for Legal Aid we can, in most cases, work on a fixed fee basis. Our rates are very competitive. Please see “our family law charges” page for further details.

Legal Aid does however remain available for:

Public family law proceedings regarding the protection of your children (care proceedings)

Private family law proceedings with evidence of child abuse

Child Abduction

Representation of children in private family cases

Legal advice in support of mediation

Domestic Violence injunction cases

Forced Marriage protection orders

We offer all of our clients a free 15 minute assessment so drop in, no appointment needed and we will be delighted to assist you. Alternatively call us NOW on 0844 8112147 or email us on

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

New Locations...

We are delighted to announce our new offices opening this week in Newcastle, Stockton, Leeds, Bradford and Sheffield. See our Contact Us page for more details...all offer our usual free 15 minute assessment so drop in, no appointment needed, and we will be delighted to assist with any of your immigration or family needs. 

Friday, 1 March 2013

Changes to cases that can be publicly funded from 1st April 2013

Your right to legal aid changes significantly on 1 April 2013

If you need advice NOW…call us NOW on 0844 811 2147 or email us on

The 8 categories are OUT OF SCOPE from 1 April 2013. This means you will be unable to get Legal Aid for the following applications:

· Immigration Applications

· Family Reunion

· Art 8 (family and private life) ECHR applications for leave to enter or remain

· Post conviction deportation

· EU applications for confirmation of a right to reside

· Applicants with mental health/capacity issues applying for Leave To Enter or Leave To Remain (other than Art 3 ECHR grounds)

· Entry clearance applications or appeals (unless Art 3 ECHR)

· Appeals for excluded cases to Tribunals and higher courts (Court of Appeal and Supreme Court)

What is in scope after 1 April 2013? These are applications that you still may be able to be legally aided for subject to means and merits.

· Asylum: Rights to enter the UK arising from Refugee Convention and Art 2 (Right to Life) or ART 3 ECHR. This does not include Article 8. Includes applications for settlement/further permission to remain as a refugee or with HP or DL if you were granted your leave under Article 3. SET (Protection) if there is a continued risk on return arising for a Refugee Convention reason and /and Art 2 (right to life) or ART 3 to justify ILR. If your grant of DL is limited leave granted for 30 months then it is OUT OF SCOPE and you will not be legally aided.

· Detention under immigration powers this includes bail, temporary release or admission including the conditions applied to the person on release but NOT immigration applications.

· Applications for leave to remain under the domestic violence rule, not every victim of DV is covered

· Application for leave by Victims of Trafficking, not every VOT is covered

· Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Schengen Visas

Want to visit mainland Europe this summer and need a Schengen Visa?

We are very pleased to announce that we now have the expertise to deal with Schengen Visas in house.

Email or ring us and ask to speak to one of the Partners who will be able to assist you further.


Friday, 10 September 2010

one of our recent cases

Mr K – Iranian national – granted ILR after fresh claim submitted to UKBA on the basis of Article 8 ECHR – right to a private and family life.

Friday, 10 September 2010

one of our recent cases

Ms K, Zimbabwean national, in the UK for 8 years before claiming asylum, refused by Home Office and became unrepresented. Then instructed Halliday Reeves. Represented at appeal, asylum granted. 

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

All change in Doncaster

As part of our continued development we are pleased to announce that today we have moved premises in Doncaster

Full details including a map can be found on the Contact Us page of this site

Our new premises are located in the town centre within a short walk of the bus and railway stations

The address is: 2nd Floor, Britannia Building, 70-72 Silver Street, Doncaster, DN1 1HT

We look forward to seeing you there!

Thursday, 20 January 2011

New Office in Dubai


We are delighted to announce the opening of our New Dubai office. Based in the Monarch Tower (Level 9), Sheikh Zayed Road the office gives us an excellent local base for our Middle East clients. Clients can expect our usual high levels of service and client care whilst being advised on all UK Immigration applications. As UK lawyers who specialise in UK Immigration Law only we are looking forward to providing direct legal advice to our clients in Dubai. Whether you are an individual or a business we aim to ensure you get the accurate advice you need to make decisions as to which application you wish to make and then our assistance in making it. As with all of our offices clients can access advice in a variety of ways…see our Services page for more details. You will find contact details on our Contact Us page…we look forward to advising you soon!

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Gateshead CAB

We are pleased to announce that we have commenced a dedicated Immigration advice clinic at the Gateshead Citizens Advice Bureau at 5/6 Regent Terrace, Gateshead. (Contact the CAB for details).

This further illustrates our commitment to provide high quality advice locally whilst working closely with other agencies and suppliers.

Friday, 11 March 2011

New Student Rates Launched

New discounted student rates are launched upon presentation of an NUS card. Contact us for more information

Monday, 4 April 2011

Sunderland Outreach

We have maintained a commitment to our clients and work in Sunderland for a long time now and are very pleased to confirm that we are able to continue to service our clients in Sunderland via the regular drop ins that we hold weekly.

 Contact us for further information

Friday, 6 May 2011

Higher Rights of Audience

We are very pleased to announce that one of our Partners Mrs Lynne Brakaj has passed her Higher Rights Exam (Civil). As well as being accredited to the highest level (level 3) Lynne is now able to act as Advocate in the higher courts ( High Court, Court of Appeal & Supreme Court). Along with the recent creation of our dedicated High Court team covering our entire Practice, this means that we are one of the very few firms in the North of England where specialist immigration advice and advocacy can be provided at all levels.

Monday, 16 May 2011

Information for Syrian Nationals

If you are a national of the Syrian Arab Republic and an asylum seeker in the UK please contact us. In recent months we have been watching events very closely in the Syrian Arab Republic and we are in a position to advise new asylum seekers to the UK and failed asylum seekers in relation to their asylum and human rights applications. If you would like to know more please email, telephone or call into one of our offices in Gateshead, Middlesbrough, Doncaster or Wakefield.

Friday, 10 September 2010



We have a number of clients in the Middle East & Asia and in an effort to provide a more comprehensive service we are looking to establish a presence in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

We believe Dubai is a good choice for us & our clients because it acts as a business hub for world travellers.

Some of the partners are travelling to Dubai at the end of September to establish links and also offer appointments to new and existing clients who would like to take advantage of our services from a base outside the United Kingdom

Monday, 23 May 2011

Students & other PBS Applications

Following the recent announcement made by UKBA available at this link:

It is important for students and others making PBS applications to make sure they submit all of their original supporting evidence with their application.  The UKBA is applying this change very strictly as of Monday 23.05.2011 – it will remain to be seen if the Tribunals interpret it as strictly.

Any cases which have been adjourned or part–heard before the change will, as of today, be subject to this amendment.

In the past if a PBS application was refused because of a failure to submit a document this could be rectified at court – as long as the document relied upon was available at the time of the application.

This won’t be admitted as evidence as of today on the basis of the UKBAs change. ILPA has written a letter of complaint and this is awaiting  a response, so for the moment we will just have to wait and see.  

The Statement of Intent on the UKBA website also makes for some interesting reading. One of the most startling changes will be that only post-graduates studying for 12 months or more in the UK and government sponsored undergraduate students will be able to bring their dependents (spouse & minor children) into the UK. This does not affect those with Tier 4 visas now; they can still have their dependents and still bring their dependents into the UK at the moment...

Friday, 27 May 2011

Pro Bono Drop In

As part of our continuing commitment to improve access to our high quality legal advice, we are very pleased to announce the launch of our own Pro Bono Initiative via a dedicated Pro Bono Drop In.

Check out the section dedicated to it on our website

Looking for free advice? It can't get any easier!


Wednesday, 15 June 2011



We are very pleased to announce that we have embarked on the process of obtaining Lexcel Accreditation with the assistance of JRS Consultants

This will see us codify many of our systems that are currently embedded in the Specialist Quality Mark which we are proud to be holders of.

We have registered this commitment with the Law Society as part of their Commitment Scheme

Monday, 11 July 2011

Drop In reminder

Just a quick reminder that we are still operating a "Pro Bono Drop In", in all of our offices, Outreach and Drop In centres across the Yorkshire, Humberside and North East Regions.

This service is available to anyone "dropping in" with an Immigration Law question.

We have availability everyday and there is no need to make an couldn't be any easier!

Check out further details on  this site

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Exciting Developments in the Middle East

We are delighted to announce a further development in our commitment to the Middle East and our client’s there. Our Middle Eastern business partners are in the process of finalising details of the imminent launch of a new company in the region providing travel and visa services across the Middle East. The new company is to be launched by our Middle Eastern business partners, “Strategic Business Implementation”. The company has exciting plans to open an office in Jordan first, followed by offices in Iraq and elsewhere in the region.

As a leading UK based Immigration Law Firm we are delighted to build on our strong links with the Middle East by providing Immigration Law advice as part of this joint venture. As well as providing advice to Strategic Business Implementation in relation to migration to the UK and Schengen visas; through our established network of International Immigration lawyers we are also able to assist with applications to Canada, the US, Australia & New Zealand.

Watch out for further announcements over the forthcoming weeks…


Friday, 8 June 2012

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