We offer both a private and
publicly funded immigration service. Subject to your
means you may be eligible for public funding from the
Legal Services Commission. We are one of a handful of
practices in Lancashire to hold a franchise (contract)
from the Legal Services Commission who run the funding
scheme on the Government’s behalf.
Irrespective of whether you are a private or public
funded client you will receive a first class service
from our team which comprises of
Ebrahim Foolat the
Partner heading the department and who undertakes in the
main private immigration work. Ebrahim is fluent in
Gujarati and Urdu.
Assisting Ebrahim is Diane Smith a qualified Legal
Executive and a Level 2 Accredited
Caseworker/Supervisor, Diane has vast experience of
carrying out immigration work.
The team can advise on all aspects of immigration
- Fiancé/spouse applications.
- Visitor applications.
- Settlement applications.
- Naturalisation and applications for British
- Asylum and Immigration Tribunal representation
both First and Upper Tribunals
- Student visa applications
- Work permit applications based under the Points
- Applications based on a domestic violence
situation where marriage has broken down within the
- Adoption applications
The team also assists and represents asylum
applicants irrespective of your gender, culture, creed
or religion. This assistance is from point of entry to
the UK to ultimate representation at a hearing if the
application has been refused.
We have access to interpreters/translators so that we
can converse with you in your own language.
For hearings we will instruct Counsel (Barrister) who
specialise in immigration work to represent you to
ensure that you have maximum prospects of success in
We also undertake police station/prison visits for
clients who are detained. We assist in removal and