Immigration & Asylum Law
Members of Chambers have experience conducting cases at first instance on behalf of individuals claiming asylum or seeking access under the Immigration Rules. We can also offer Counsel to conduct any appeal that might arise on a point of law from such cases.
We regularly act for appellants at the Asylum and Immigration Tribunals located across the North-West and by video-link to tribunal centres nationwide. We are happy to accept both private work and publicly funded cases. For private work we can offer rates for advices, conferences and hearings and we can offer Queen’s Counsel as well as Junior Counsel to suit your needs.
Examples of cases that Counsel have been involved in include: Ahmed (Iftikhar) v Secretary of State for Home Department [CA]  1 N.L.R. 1 – Asylum refraining from conduct creating the risk of persecution; Ouaney v Secretary of State for Home Department [CA]  1WLR – Asylum meaning of particular social group.
If you wish to appeal against a Home Office visa or immigration decision, our barristers can advise and represent you. You can ask us just to submit an appeal form, or ask for a hearing at the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) – our barristers can advise you about this. The First-tier Tribunal can also itself decide to hold a hearing. Please note that barristers are not allowed to do legal aid work on a Public Access basis. To help you make an informed decision about whether to apply for legal aid or proceed with Public Access, you can use the legal aid eligibility calculator on the gov.uk website: https://www.gov.uk/check-legal-aid
Timescales for our services may vary depending on factors such as barristers’ availability, the complexity of your case and the need for additional documents. As you must appeal a decision within 14 days (from within the UK) or 28 days (from outside the UK), please contact the clerks as soon as possible. You may also need advice and/or representation at short notice. If so, please contact the clerks: our barristers will aim to advise you and/or represent you at a hearing where possible.
We may charge fixed fees, which means that we will charge you a set amount of money for the work. Below we provide estimates based on the ranges of fixed fees for barristers in Lincoln House Chambers.
All fees exclude VAT (where applicable). If we charge fixed fees, these may vary depending on your needs – for example, your fees may be towards the higher end of the range if you need a more experienced barrister and/or you have a more complex case. If you have a particularly complex case, your fees may also be higher than the estimates below.
Written advice on your appeal £500 – £1500
Preparation of appeal, including meetings with you and assistance with completion of forms – £350 – £1000
First Tier Tribunal – £500 – £1000
Upper Tier Tribunal – £600 – £1500
Oral Permission hearing – £600 – £1500
Appearance at Judicial Review hearing – £1000 – £2000
All information is correct as of 4th November 2021, but fees are estimates only. For a quotation, please contact the clerks on 0161 832 5701 or email; email@example.com