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Asylum Solicitors


0161 248 4444


01254 917425

Asylum and Humanitarian Protection

If you are concerned about harm or persecution in your home country based on your race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership of a particular social group, you can apply for protection in the UK.

This process can seem intimidating, but our team at Ashwood Solicitors can help you to navigate it. We would always recommend that you find a solicitor as soon as possible; for example, there are short deadlines in terms of giving evidence to support your asylum claim.

The Process for Asylum

Screening interview

You will need to attend a meeting with the Home Oce in Croydon only if you have the ability to lodge your claim. Our team at Ashwood Solicitors can advise and assist in arranging this event for you.

Substantive interview

After some time, the Home Oce will want to meet you again to interview you in detail about your case. We will strengthen your claim by drafting detailed representations, taking a witness statement from you and gathering supporting evidence to explain the dangers you face.


When the Home Oce makes a decision and accepts your claim, you will be offered five years of leave to remain in the UK, after which you may settle. If the claim is refused, you will be given a right of appeal. At Ashwood Solicitors, we can prepare all documents for the hearing and represent you on the day itself.

Fresh Claims

If you have been refused asylum before, but new evidence or documents have come to light and you believe that the Home Office need to see them, then it is possible to present these to them as further submissions.

This is a challenging area of law and you will need to put forward your case in the most vital evidence possible to convince the Home Office to let you take it further. In some cases, they will send this matter back to the Tribunal for another appeal. This can mean taking further steps such as instructing experts, getting documents verified or undertaking country research on the risks you face.

How can Ashwood Solicitors assist you?

No matter which part of the world you belong to or what language you speak, we are a team you can trust because:

  • Our diverse team of solicitors and lawyers can speak various languages from across the world.
  • We have access to a large network of translators, meaning; our team can accommodate most dialects and languages.
  • We offer a tailored legal advice service, ensuring that you are fully aware of the entire asylum-seeking process.
  • We can assist and guide you through the process of qualifying for Legal Aid funding.
  • Our team of professional solicitors have extensive experience and knowledge in dealing with asylum claims from minors and adults.
  • We will help you when preparing and submitting an application for settlement after you are granted asylum or humanitarian protection.

Free Initial Discussion

For a free initial discussion and a no-obligation quote, call our friendly team today on 0161 248 4444 or email us at and a member of our team will get back to you. We will also assess if you are eligible for Legal Aid.

Our immigration experts provide professional, confidential advice, and we also have a strong network of interpreters to cater to most languages to make communication easier.

Why Choose Us?

At Ashwood Solicitors, our team can provide expert advice, practical assistance and professional representation. When guiding you through the application and decision-making process, from start to finish, we never offer a one-size-fits-all approach. We can help with a range of immigration and entry clearance applications; our team also speak a range of languages including Bengali, Urdu, Polish, Punjabi, Tamil, Malay, Kurdish and Arabic.

We take pride in the service we provide and the reputation of our solicitors when dealing with these complex immigration applications and appeals. Ashwood Solicitors has extensive experience in immigration law, with a specialist department that can offer straightforward, client-focused advice and guidance.