Human Rights and Your Family

The immigration lawyers at Latitude Law can provide legal advice and guidance regarding leave to remain in the UK on human rights grounds, and will be happy to answer your general questions about family and private life applications to remain in the UK.

For more information, or to speak to an immigration law expert today, call 0161 234 6800, chat with us online or complete an enquiry form and we will get back to you.

Protecting Family Life

The European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) has had enormous impact on immigration law in recent years; nowhere more than in cases involving private and family life developed in the United Kingdom. These rights are protected by Article 8 of the ECHR, and since July 2012 applications can be made under immigration rules.

The Convention does not give unrestricted rights to live in the UK; instead, your interests and those of your family members are balanced against the government's right to maintain immigration controls.

Latitude Law has vast experience of preparing and submitting applications for family immigration to the UK to the Border Agency of the Home Office. Our approach to such cases sets us apart from other immigration practitioners:

  • We will take detailed instructions from you, your family and close friends, and prepare persuasive witness evidence to support your application
  • We will provide careful advice on the wide range of evidence you can submit to the Border Agency
  • We will draft persuasive submissions to the Secretary of State, applying the full force of UK and European case law to the particular facts of your case
  • We will advise you on the possible outcomes to your case, with particular emphasis on the difficulties of challenging refusals where no right of appeal is available

Tribunal and Judicial Review Challenges

The Border Agency's practice in refusing these applications is to deny a right of appeal to the Tribunal Service. Our immigration lawyers can advise you on alternative remedies, through further submissions, in the Upper Tribunal or High Court via judicial review, or by way of an application to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.

Contact us

If you would like more information regarding family immigration to the UK or securing a family visa, feel free to chat online, contact us on 0161 234 6800 or complete our enquiry form and one of our lawyers will be in touch.