Immigration is an area of law that in some way touches all of us. Whether it is relatives coming for a visit from abroad, wives and husbands coming to the UK to join their spouses, visitors or business people – getting a visa to come to the UK is the one common consideration for the people involved. 


 Our dedicated team have and eclectic knowledge of immigration law.

 We are one of the established  immigration law practice. Our broad knowledge and vast experience in general and business immigration and asylum law is second to none.

 Our extensive team consists of immigration solicitors and specialists to provide help in a variety of different languages.  

 We offer our clients a personal service at very affordable price for expert advice on private immigration related matters.

 The firms enjoys a prolific and excellent reputation as Immigration law specialists with an excellent success record. All out staff are specialists in this area of law having amassed years of training and specialist expertise. 

 Getting help and advice from a specialist solicitor is, without doubt, a highly recommended option.


 Contrary to common perception, Immigration law is vast; from complex UK immigration laws which incorporate British Nationality and Human Rights law. There are immigration rules, case laws and a multitude of ever changing Home Office policy’s to be familiar with when making an immigration application.


 The UKBA (United Kingdom Border Agency) is responsible for controlling immigration both outside and inside the UK. The Secretary of State is the person responsible for issuing a decision to an individual who makes an application to remain whilst in the UK and governs UKBA.


 Visa extensions applications, Tier points based system applications, Human Rights applications, applications to regularise legal status for overstayers, indefinite leave to remain applications and British Nationality applications are some of the applications submitted to the Home Office. The Secretary of State is then responsible for issuing a visa or refusing a visa application. Some visa applications will attract a right of appeal which means an individual can ask an Immigration Judge to reconsider his application if there are grounds to believe that the Secretary of State has made an error.

 The European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) is an international treaty to protect human rights and fundamental freedoms in Europe. A commonly used human rights ground to argue is contained under article 8 which states that:


  1. “Everyone has the right to respect for his private and family life, his home and his correspondence.
  2. There shall be no interference by a public authority with the exercise of this right except such as in accordance with the law and is necessary in a democratic society in the interests of nationals security public safety or the economic wellbeing of the country, for the prevention of disorder or crime, for the protection of health or morals, or for the protection of the rights and freedoms of others”.

 It is important to obtain specialist legal advice and assistance when making an application for leave to remain in the UK. 

 You can be assured that we have the knowledge and expertise to provide you with the very best advice to help you understand your options.


Visas and Immigration


  • Visiting the UK
  • Studying in the UK
  • Working in the UK
  • Partners and families joining and remaining to UK
  • Settling in the UK
  • Diplomats, government officials and members of governments wanting to come to the UK


European nationals 


  • Residence documents for European citizens
  • EEA family permits for family members
  • Residence documents for family members

British citizenship 




Businesses and sponsorship Licences


  • Sponsoring migrant workers from outside Europe
  • Employing European workers
  • Ankara applications for Turkish nationals

 Our team is a leading firm in this area.  In Dari & Tum (C-16/05), the European Court of Justice (ECJ), found that the standstill clause contained in the Additional Protocol to the ECAA with Turkey prevented, on a reciprocal basis, countries who are signatories of the Agreement from introducing new restrictions on the freedom to establish and provide services. In practice this means that the Agreement places an obligation on Member States not to introduce rules governing rights of establishment and to provide services that are more stringent than those in force at the time they became party to the ECAA with Turkey. In the case of the UK, this was 1973.


 The partner heading the team, won the case after a 7 year long struggle with the client finally granted leave to remain in the UK; paving the way for many.


 Dependent on the nature of your matter, our specialist, experienced and motivated team aim to give you the best advice to achieve your objectives in an effective and cost-effective way. 


 We are passionate and dedicated to securing the best result for our clients which requires being up-to-date with the fast-paced nature in immigration law and also having the confidence to look beyond the policies in place and engage in developing law for the better. 


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MAK Solicitors & Notary Public
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Whitechapel Business Centre,
234-236 Whitechapel Road,
E1 1BJ

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