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Asylum & Human Rights



If you have fled your home country to seek asylum in the UK, Cartwright King’s dedicated Immigration Advisors will do everything they can to ensure that you can build a better life in Britain. With years of experience of dealing with the Home Office, we ensure that you get the right advice and guidance to secure your future.

Get in touch with our specialist UK Asylum and Human Rights Advisors now for immediate assistance. 

How Cartwright King’s Asylum and Human Rights Lawyers Can Help

Cartwright King’s compassionate, yet determined, Immigration Advisors offer step-by-step legal support throughout your case. The asylum process can be complex and confusing, which is why getting the right advice and guidance is crucial to securing the best outcome for your case. Our professional Immigration Team can help with:

  • Asylum appeals and deportation
  • Refugee status, humanitarian protection & discretionary leave
  • Fresh UK asylum claims
  • Family reunions
  • Travel documents
  • UK permanent residence
  • Deportation prevention

Why Choose Cartwright King for UK Asylum and Human Rights Advice?

We understand that there is a lot at stake when it comes to applying for UK asylum and protecting your human rights. Securing your future in the UK ensures that you are not subjected to the turmoil and persecution you have fled from in your home country.

Whatever your circumstances, we listen, we understand and we care about the outcome of your case. That is why we are committed to successfully securing your future in the UK with professional, sensible legal advice and sure guidance.

As the UK is a signatory to the 1951 Refugee Convention, it is obliged to consider your UK asylum application if there is a reason to believe that you will be persecuted if returned to your home country. 

Cartwright King will fully assess the strength of your case, advise you about the asylum process and guide you at every stage of your claim, including accompaniment to interviews and appeal hearings.

We are a trusted, resourceful Legal 500 top tier law firm with specialist solicitors that are calm under pressure, giving you peace of mind that we are the right law firm to help you resolve your UK asylum claim.

Benefit from a Free, Initial Telephone Consultation

To discuss your UK asylum claim, benefit from a free, initial telephone call with a specialist Cartwright King UK Asylum and Human Rights Lawyer. There is no substitute for talking to our Immigration Team to ensure that you get the latest advice and guidance.

Amid the coronavirus pandemic and ever-changing UK asylum rules, Cartwright King’s specialist Immigration Lawyers are here to help you navigate the complex UK asylum system.

For immediate UK asylum assistance, call us or email us for your free* initial discussion. 

The discussion is completely informal and confidential, and is an opportunity for us to:

  • Get to know you 
  • Understand your situation
  • Agree how you want to proceed

*This call will allow us to make an initial assessment of your case, and the visa options available to you. No detailed advice will be given.

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Frequently asked questions.

The UK asylum system is strictly controlled, which means it’s not easy to claim asylum. Meeting the criteria is tough and the decision-making process can be lengthy. In some cases, it can take years, especially if you’re appealing a refusal decision. That’s why it’s crucial to seek legal advice from the Cartwright King Immigration Team.

Currently, UK asylum seekers are prohibited from working in Britain, although immigrant advocacy groups are pushing for the rules to be changed. However, you can apply to work in the UK if:

  • You have waited more than 12 months for a decision on your asylum claim, or you have been refused asylum but you’ve received no response to further submissions filed more than 12 months ago
  • You are not responsible for any delay on a decision over your asylum claim

If you are granted permission to work, you can only take a job that is on the UK’s Tier 2 Skilled Worker Shortage Occupation List. Your right to work is removed if your asylum claim is refused and all appeal options have been exhausted.

Under current UK immigration laws, asylum seekers are prohibited from accessing welfare benefits. However, you are entitled to accommodation – whether that is a flat, house, hostel or bed and breakfast. If accommodation cannot be found, you are likely to be held in an immigration detention centre.

You do not have the right to choose where you live. 

Additionally, you will be given a weekly allowance for each person in your household to buy food, clothing and toiletries.

If you’re refused asylum and you’ve exhausted all appeal options, you can apply for short-term support – including housing and cash allowances.