Mansfield Immigration Group has a reputation for excellence in advocacy. We have a wealth of expertise in all areas of immigration, including administrative and public law with proven experience at every level from the First-Tier Tribunal (IAC) to the European Court of Human Right. Some of our members are ranked and recommended in the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners or sit as part-time judges.
We are fearless and innovative and we persevere on behalf of our clients. We have an excellent success rate and are well known for adopting a creative approach to the law. We are a close-knit team and relatively small and we therefore find it easy to share ideas and experience to the benefit of individual clients.
Our team draws strength from our diversity. We have expertise in cases that cross immigration, family and criminal law. Some of our members continue to practise in crime and family. We are also strongly diverse in our profiles and backgrounds. Many of us have worked for law centres or as immigration solicitors before being called to the Bar and many of us are second-generation immigrants. We fully recognise and appreciate the challenges faced by both our professional and lay clients in this complex and demanding area of law and are very well versed in the realities of immigration practice.
We are very proud to associate our practice and values with those of our head of Chambers Michael Mansfield QC. We are tenacious in our commitment to social justice and in particular to ensuring that immigrants’ rights are protected. This is shown by our involvement in a many leading cases such as the Legacy Exercise, children and immigration, the Points-Based System, the Dublin Regulation and fresh asylum and human rights claims.
We are currently involved in seven pending country guidance cases in the Upper Tribunal and are working on lead cases on the meaning of ‘torture’, children’s rights under s.55 of Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Act 2009 and the exercise of discretion under the Dublin Regulation. We are proud to have developed and maintained strong and productive relationships with our solicitors, caseworkers and NGOs.
Specific areas of work include:
- Entry clearance applications in all categories of the Immigration Rules , including applications for Administrative Review in Points-Based System refusals
- Domestic workers in private households
- Persons seeking to enter or remain in the United Kingdom as a businessman, self-employed person, investor, writer, composer or artist
- Retired persons of independent means
- All applications under the Points-Based System, including Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 4 migrants and their dependent family members
- Tier 2 sponsors, Tier 5 sponsors and employers of work permit holders
- EEA nationals and their families
- Long residence
- Family members, including fiancé(e)s/proposed civil partner, spouses/civil partners; unmarried and same-sex partners, victims of domestic violence, bereaved spouses
- Parents, grandparents and other dependent relatives
- Asylum seekers and refugees, including their family members
- Asylum and Human Rights claims, including fresh claims
- Bail applications and unlawful detention, including damages claims
- Judicial Review
- Stateless persons
- British and British Overseas Territories Nationality
Our office is in Chancery Lane, which is easily accessible for our clients. Many of our members are also authorised to undertake Direct Access work, in respect of which our commitment is to ensure a prompt, professional and ethical service. Our direct access clients are seen quickly and sometimes on the same day depending on urgency.