Human rights solicitors

The Human Rights Act of 1998 is a legal document that everyone in the UK has rights to. These fundamental freedoms are protected by public bodies such as police, councils schools and local authorities so they can be made sure these things happen without being violated or infringed upon in anyway.

Human rights solicitors

Human rights applications expert

If you feel that your rights have been infringed upon, please contact us. Our human rights solicitors are committed to challenging human right abuses in any area of immigration law.
We strive for excellence and will fight tirelessly until all clients receive justice.

Human rights law

Human rights guidelines

  • Article 8 is likely to be one of the primary articles in virtually any case that involves the matter of immigration into the United Kingdom
  • A person’s family and private rights may fall under the scope of the aforementioned article which was originally set in place for such purpose
  • Article 8, however, should not be taken as an absolute right in all and every circumstance under immigration law
  • Un-proportionate interference with article 8 does however come under the scope of the relevant UK authorities
  • The prevention and prohibition of degrading and/or inhuman treatments including torture are encompassed under the scope of article 3 while the “right to life” is covered under article 2

Wise choice for professional advice

  • Our team of immigration solicitors in London will never offer unrealistic outcomes or guarantee results that are unattainable
  • We aim to provide our clients with the specific information that they need in matters related to human rights law within the UK
  • Our immigration law experts treat every case on an individual basis taking into account the unique circumstances of each individual
  • We fully appreciate that applicants and those seeking advice will already be suffering a great deal of emotional and financial stress and
  • we will seek to minimize such issues throughout the process
  • As professional, human rights solicitors in London our aims include ensuring that all of our services to our clients a provide “added value’ in the most cost-effective ways possible
  • The highly effective and practical services and advice that we provide are delivered in a clear concise manner, irrespective of race, gender, or social status
  • In all matters appertaining to the delivery our services we endeavor to provide “jargon-free” advice in plain understandable language
    Our range of services are tailored to the needs of each individual and come with no hidden costs at some of the most competitive rates of any human rights solicitor in our profession

So how can the team at Harding Mitchell help you?

  • From setting procedures in motion to applications for remaining in the UK based on family life to discretionary leave that falls outside of the current immigration rules, our team can provide a wide range of advice.
  • We will also ensure that each and every client is updated in a timely manner concerning the progress of any applications they have submitted.
  • Acting on your detailed instructions, our human rights solicitor and legal team are able to provide advice concerning all aspects of the current UK immigration rulings and policies and procedures appertaining to the Home Office
  • Thanks to our extensive knowledge and experience in the highly specialized area of immigration law, we can give you accurate advice concerning appropriate documentation that is relevant to your specific application
  • Furthermore, our solicitors can complete the relevant UK immigration forms on the client’s behalf along with professionally drafted cover letters in relation to the details of their application
  • One of our dedicated immigration and human rights solicitors in London will then establish regular communication with the Home Office with the aim of providing an expedite and satisfactory conclusion of your case

We Facilitate the Following Human Rights Applications

Private life visa

  • The right to private and family life is broadly defined in the Article 8 of ECHR.
  • These laws can be observed by individuals living within the borders of the Council of Europe countries. The article 8 is highly relevant to all sorts of immigration decisions taken by all the authorities in these member states. As per the Article 8, everyone has the right to maintain private and family life and establish home.
  • If you have established private and family life in the UK and are able to give evidence of that, then you may seek leave to remain in the UK. This wouldn’t involve whether you will qualify for the visa under domestic law. Anyone from the following can apply for the visa:
  • If you have family in the UK such as Spouse
    If you are staying in the UK but have exceeded your stay limit
    Asylum seeker
  • If your Asylum claim has been refused
  • If you have no claim under the Immigration Rules or EEA regulations to enter and remain in the UK

Discretionary Leave to Remain

  • Article 8 of the ECHR allows a person to apply for Discretionary Leave to Remain in the UK on grounds that his or her removal from the country will violate the UK’s obligations under article 8 ECHR. .
  • The visa is approved by the Secretary of State outside the Immigration Rules
  • Compassionate or exceptional circumstances of the applicant are given considerable importance while deciding about whether or not leave should be granted on human rights grounds.
  • If your claim for Asylum has been refused by the Home Office on grounds that the department couldn’t recognize you as a refugee and you also couldn’t quality for humanitarian protection, then you have another option of Discretionary Leave to Remain
    Generally this leave is granted for three years initially but it is important to note that this type of leave is approved in limited circumstances
  • Once your initial period expires, you will have to apply to extend your stay and this decision will depend on your circumstances at the time of your application

Leave to remain in the UK outside the Immigration Rules Visa

  • When an individual cannot meet the required criteria of any of the categories of the UK Immigration Rules, then the person may have the right to apply for leave to remain outside the immigration rules.
  • The SSHD has the discretion to grant leave outside of the immigration rules
  • This discretion will only be exercised in exclusive circumstances and to analyze whether the leave should be granted, other factors will be assessed too such as if the person’s human rights have been breached.


With the help of our skilled immigration solicitors in London, you can expect your application be made according to immigration rules and avoid unnecessary expenditures. We’ll submit it with full concentration on helping meet Home Office requirements so there are little chances for rejection or variations that would cause additional fees later down the line!


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