Tips for Choosing the Right Immigration Lawyer to Help You

In the area of Immigration Law, it is vital to have a quality immigration lawyer to help oversee your matter.

Tips for Choosing the Right Immigration Lawyer to Help You
In the area of Immigration Law, it is vital to have a quality immigration lawyer to help oversee your matter. You don’t want to commit the smallest mistake that could reduce your chances of a successful application. Your lawyer knows the process to get the necessary visa and is familiar with the law and practice in this area. Since there are several choices and plenty of solicitors, advisors, and barristers practising in this area of you, you need to be careful in selecting the right person for the job. 

Reputation needs to come first 

You can’t settle for any lawyer out there who says that he is an expert in Immigration Law. Lawyers with a positive reputation in the industry will make sure that your application is prepared with skill, care and due diligence. Choose a firm with a good reputation. 

At Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors, our firm has been established since 1985 by two Immigration Judges at the top of their profession and all our lawyers today continue to be trained by one of our founding partners. 

Our firm has dealt with litigation at the cutting edge of this area of law having handled cases before the Court of Appeal, the former House of Lords and current Supreme Court. 

We have handled over 4,500 successful applications and, if you receive a refusal and have to go to court, our firm is renowned for its in-house advocacy and an excellent success rate. 

Avoid choosing a lawyer based on the cost 

You might want to look for a bargain when retaining or instructing an Immigration Lawyer, try to be guided by experience, quality and a firm’s track record rather than cost. Quality is remembered long after cost is forgotten.   

Get a trusted referral and look at the findings of the Legal Directories 

You might have friends who have gone through the same or similar process of applying for leave to remain, making a human rights application or claiming asylum etc. If they have gone through a successful experience, this is usually a good indicator. 

The legal profession also benefits from Legal Directories which independently review the legal profession and their researchers scrutinise reputable law firms. One such Legal Directory is the Legal 500. 

Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors has been ranked and recommended by the Legal 500 for many years and, since 2016, has been ranked as a Top Tier firm with several recommended lawyers. 

Setup a meeting 

If you want to know if you are getting a quality Immigration lawyer, set up an appointment. Ask the right questions during the meeting. You will then see if you are getting the right lawyer to help you. If you find the meeting awkward, or you don't feel like the lawyer is competent enough, look for other options or express your concerns directly and openly. 

Also, during the meeting, try to establish a good relationship. You want someone whom you can communicate with easily. 

Find someone who speaks your language 

English might not be your first language. If so, it may be appropriate to find a lawyer who can also communicate in your preferred or first language. 

At Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors, our multilingual staff can assist you in a variety of languages including Arabic, Vietnamese, Cantonese, Mandarin, Hindi, Urdu, Spanish, French, Armenian, Farsi (Persian), Tamil and Malay amongst others. 

You can find top immigration lawyers London if you are looking to enter the UK as an entrepreneur or an investor. Take your time searching for the best lawyer to represent you. 
Updated Date: 05 November 2018, 13:16

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