Latest News about Asylum & Human Rights Applications


What does the case of Balajigari v Secretary of State for the Home Department mean for migrants facing the hostile environment policy?


Thursday, 18 April, 2019


The Home Secretary, Savid Javid has tweeted that “nearly 7yrs after entering the Ecuadorean Embassy, I can confirm Julian Assange is now in police custody and rightly facing justice in the UK ... No one is above the law”.


Thursday, 11 April, 2019
By Oshin Shahiean, managing partner at OTS Solicitors  
Monday, 04 February, 2019

By Vishal Makol, senior solicitor at OTS Solicitors

Thursday, 31 January, 2019

Immigration Solicitors have been in the news for all the wrong reasons lately. Why?

Wednesday, 21 November, 2018

The Court of Appeal has recently delivered something of a landmark judgment, of interest to all Immigration Lawyers concerning the detention of Asylum seekers under the Dublin III regulations, and could lead to the payment of damages to many more who have experienced false imprisonment by the UK immigration

Tuesday, 09 October, 2018
Any immigration lawyer considering immigration bail in 2018 may well be horrified at the chaos that now seems to reign following the introduction of the new immigration Act bail system.
Friday, 17 August, 2018

Our primary concern at OTS Solicitors is ensuring that, as top Immigration Solicitors, we deliver successful outcomes to our clients. However, we consider that as Immigration Lawyers, particularly in today’s political climate, we have a vital role in providing accurate analysis and comment on immigration law in the UK today.

Thursday, 09 August, 2018

The global refugee crisis is never far from the news these days and continues to be used as a political football – particularly in the UK where Brexit seems to have exacerbated the debate.

Thursday, 21 June, 2018

Along with other top Immigration Solicitors in London, OTS Solicitors were delighted to learn that doctors and nurses are to be removed from the Tier 2 skilled worker cap, meaning the NHS will be free to recruit from overseas and fill critical vacancies.

Tuesday, 19 June, 2018

By Vishal Makol of OTS Solicitors

A small change to the immigration and Asylum Chamber Tribunal Procedure Rules which came into effect on 14th May 2018 may have quite a big impact on the time limits that apply to appeals to the Upper Tribunal.

Wednesday, 30 May, 2018
Since the introduction of new immigration appeal rules in 2014, there has been very little said to elaborate on the concept of a ‘human rights claim’.
Wednesday, 02 May, 2018

Onwuje v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWCA Civ 331

In a recent case, the Court of Appeal held that running a business may amount to private life under Article 8 of the European Convention on human rights.

Business migrants in the UK can now work with their immigration solicitor to make the best use of this new ruling.

Tuesday, 20 March, 2018

It is with great anticipation and pleasure that we can let you know that due to our rapid growth and expansion we have now taken further offices in Chancery Lane.  Please note that from the 12th of March 2018 we will see all of our clients at our new offices located at 25 Southampton Buildings WC2A 1AL.

Your loyal business and support is one of the main reasons why we have grown so rapidly over the years. We look forward to seeing you at our new address.

Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have concerning the new location or our services.

Thursday, 08 March, 2018

From all the Solicitors and teams at OTS Solicitors, we welcome everyone into the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Dog!

Friday, 16 February, 2018
Judge Gavel

A 40-year-old victim of modern slavery has been granted leave to remain in the UK by the Court of Appeal.  This could lead to more victims being granted the right to remain in the UK.

Lord Justice Hickinbottom, Lord Justice Singh, and Lord Justice Patten concluded the Home Office’s decision to remove the victim (who cannot be named) was a breach of the government's obligations under the Council of Europe's Convention on Human Trafficking.

Thursday, 15 February, 2018

By Oshin Shahiean, of OTS Solicitors

An op-ed piece in the Guardian newspaper this morning by Claude Moraes, a Labour MEP representing London, and a Chair of the European parliament’s civil liberties, justice and home affairs committee has raised concerns that the Government may use the General Data Protection Act (GDPR) to create an even more ‘hostile environment’ for migrants.

Wednesday, 07 February, 2018

If you are experiencing domestic abuse, please contact or, if you are in immediate danger, please call 999.

Thursday, 01 February, 2018
Lady Justice

By Oshin Shahiean and Hans Sok Appadu, of OTS Solicitors

Tuesday, 02 January, 2018
Book titled Immigration Law

By Teni Shahiean, of OTS Solicitors

Monday, 06 November, 2017
Lady Justice

OTS Solicitors is highly recommended in the Legal 500 for immigration and human rights law.  We have also been selected by the 2017 Global Excellence Awards as the Most Trusted in immigration law: UK.  We provide the best legal advice to businesses and individuals throughout the UK and the Middle East.

Friday, 03 November, 2017
OTS Solicitors Ranked In The Legal 500

OTS Solicitors is proud to announce it has been ranked in the Legal 500.

It is almost unprecedented that a firm established only two and half years ago has made it into this prestigious publication.

Thursday, 12 October, 2017
Immigration law books next to justice statue in court

The recent case of AM (Afghanistan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] EWCA Civ 1123, provided the Court of Appeal with the opportunity to set out guidance on the general approach to be adopted in law and practice by the First-tier Tribunal (immigration and Asylum Chamber) where Asylum

Wednesday, 13 September, 2017

An increasing number of foreign nationals are being subjected to deportation orders.  Our top London immigration solicitors can provide you with the best and most up-to-date advice and representation if you find yourself being ordered to leave the UK by the Home Office.

What is a deportation order?

Wednesday, 30 August, 2017

By Oshin Shahiean, of OTS Solicitors

The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, sometimes referred to as the Great Repeal Bill, was published earlier this week.  This is an extraordinary document which affects almost every area of law in the UK and touches most aspects of our everyday lives.

Monday, 17 July, 2017
OTS Immigration Solicitors Immigration Advice

The client, a national of a non-EEA member country, entered the UK on a Tier 1 Investor Visa, having previously resided in the UK as a student.

Saturday, 15 July, 2017
Supreme Court Gavel

Yesterday, the Supreme Court gave their ruling on R (on the application of Kiarie) v Secretary of State for the Home Department and R (on the application of Byndloss) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] UKSC 42.  The learned judges unanimously allowed the appeal of Mr Kiarie and Mr Byndloss, quashing the certificates issued by the Home Secretary under section 94B of the Nationality, immigration and

Thursday, 15 June, 2017
Human Rights Act Justice Image

The UK has been hit hard with terrorist attacks over the last three months.  First Westminster Bridge, the Manchester Arena and most recently London Bridge.  All in all, 35 people have tragically lost their lives, and many hundreds have been injured. 

Following the latest attack on London Bridge, Prime Minister Theresa May stated she would change human rights laws to defeat terrorists if her government is elected on 8th June. 

Monday, 12 June, 2017
UK 2017 voting polling station regarding immigration policies

The UK election is less than a week away, and as expected, immigration is a key issue in the main parties’ manifestos.

Monday, 05 June, 2017

Art 17(2) of Dublin III and challenge of discretion on public law grounds
R (MA) v SSHD [2017] UKUT (Unreported) (12th April 2017)

On 12th April 2017 the Upper Tribunal Judge Reeds handed down her judgment on R (MA) v SSHD [2017] UKUT (Unreported), a case concerning a failure on part of the Secretary of State to exercise discretion and accept responsibility for assessing MA’s claim and whether such failure can be challenged on public law grounds. 

Monday, 22 May, 2017
Immigration Law Book and Gavel

Article 8 of the ECHR is a key provision in UK Immigration Law and one that the best solicitors are familiar with.  Because appeals are no longer available for most points-based system immigration applications, appealing under Article 8’s right to private and family life has become one of the only avenues available to achieve a success result in many

Thursday, 11 May, 2017
Silhouette of a child refugee sitting next to barbed wire fence

Home Secretary, Amber Rudd has announced that the child refugee scheme (known as the Dubs scheme), in which the Government pledged to accept 3,000 unaccompanied child refugees is to close early, despite only admitting 350 children. 

The announcement was sneaked out yesterday during the Brexit Bill debate, no doubt in the hope that it would be missed and escape scrutiny.

Thursday, 09 February, 2017

For refugees who have found the courage to leave their home and everything they have known because of the dangers they face in their native nation, achieving Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) in a safe, prosperous country such as Britain is a dream come true.  However, as the best Immigration Solicitors will tell you,

Friday, 03 February, 2017
Open book on immigration law with glasses

The ‘remove first, appeal later’ provisions of the immigration Act 2016 (the Act) came into force on 1st December 2016. Under section 63 of the Act, the Home Office now has the power to temporarily remove a person from the UK even if they have an appeal on human rights grounds pending.

Monday, 12 December, 2016
Hand holding marker pen behind the word deportation in red with various other words around it

Deportation – Balancing Article 8 Rights and the Public Interest

In late November, the Supreme Court considered the issue on the relationship between Article 8, of the European Convention of human rights (ECHR) and the immigration rules when dealing with a deportation.

Monday, 05 December, 2016
Girl in dentist chair with dentist looking at X-ray

David Davies, Conservative MP and Chairman of the House of Commons Welsh Affairs Select Committee has created an uproar by suggesting child migrants coming to the UK from Calais should have their teeth checked to confirm their ages.

Speaking yesterday, Mr Davies said dental checks or hand X-rays to check bone density should be used to check ages and stop Britain’s hospitality being abused.


Wednesday, 19 October, 2016
Male refugee seeking asylum with cardboard banner

Senior leaders from Jewish, Christian and Muslim faiths have signed a letter urging Prime Minister, Theresa May to allow nearly 400 refugee children Asylum in UK before the "Jungle" migrant camp near Calais is demolished.

Meanwhile, a Red Cross report - No Place for Children - has said lone children with family in the UK are being left to fend for themselves because of bureaucracy.

Monday, 10 October, 2016
Stacks of pound coins increasing

The First-tier Tribunal (immigration and Asylum Chamber) Fees (Amendment) Order 2016 comes into force on 10th October 2016.  It amends the First-tier Tribunal (immigration and Asylum Chamber) Fees Order 2011 and introduces a dramati

Monday, 03 October, 2016