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All the firms listed on these pages are specialists in partner and spouse visa applications and many have been involved in pioneering work in the development of same-sex immigration legislation and policy.

Not all firms handle asylum applications. Note that ‘V‘ in the key indicates that one or more team members volunteer their time at our asylum support or partnership meetings.

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Arona St James Solicitors

Email: jamil@AronaStJames.co.uk Arona@AronaStJames.co.uk

Telephone: 020 3757 8670

Description: Specialist immigration & asylum practice. Arona Sarwar has 18 years experience handling LGBT matters, and handles both Personal and Corporate Immigration issues. Jamil Dhanji is an experienced barrister, specialising in immigration, asylum and EEA cases.

Website: https://aronastjames.co.uk/

Baker Law Solicitors LLP

Email: susan.marziano@baker-law.co.uk

Telephone: 020 7842 0800

Description: Progressive and diverse City firm. We are committed to serving the LGBT community with our unique personal service. We have an excellent success rate in immigration and asylum matters. Specialist expertise in LGBT asylum claims. Further expertise in family & commercial litigation.

Website: http://www.baker-law.co.uk

Bates Wells

Email: T.Barnden@bateswells.co.uk k.dilger@bateswells.co.uk m.james@bateswells.co.uk

Telephone: 020 7551 7777

Description: BatesWells is a full service firm with a small but very highly regarded immigration department headed by Tim Barnden. Tim is well known for his work on LGBTI immigration and asylum.

Website: http://www.bateswells.co.uk

Bindmans LLP

Email: info@bindmans.com a.stanley@bindmans.com l.barratt@bindmans.com

Telephone: 020 7833 4433

Description: We have extensive experience of working with LGBT clients, providing expert advice in immigration matters, on relationships and parenting, challenging discrimination in employment and other legal issues.

Website: https://www.bindmans.com/

Bishop & Sewell LLP (incorporating Fisher Meredith)

Email: mkhaliq@bishopandsewell.co.uk khickman@bishopandsewell.co.uk

Telephone: 020 7091 2731

Description: Friendly team of specialist immigration lawyers with experience of handling a wide range of same sex immigration and nationality cases. Chambers and Legal 500 listed central London firm.

Website: http://www.bishopandsewell.co.uk

Broudie Jackson Canter

Email: mwalker@broudiejacksoncanter.co.uk jmason@broudiejacksoncanter.co.uk girving@broudiejacksoncanter.co.uk

Telephone: 0151 282 1961

Description: North West law firm specialising in Immigration and Asylum & Human Rights. One of the largest Immigration teams in Liverpool and Manchester to offer legal aid and privately paid services.

Website: https://www.jacksonlees.co.uk/broudiejacksoncanter

Danielle Cohen Solicitors

Email: danielle.cohen@daniellecohen.co.uk assistant@daniellecohen.co.uk

Telephone: 020 7267 4133

Description: Niche firm of specialist Immigration & Human Rights Solicitors. Danielle Cohen has over 20 years’ experience as an Immigration Lawyer and a reputation for offering professional, honest, expert advice, with extensive experience and a wide client base in relation to same-sex couples.

Website: https://www.daniellecohen.co.uk/

Ellisons Solicitors

Email: gdk@gross.co.uk ss@gross.co.uk no@gross.co.uk

Telephone: 01284 763333

Description: Established for more than 250 years, we have a proven track record of providing clients with first class service and advice, enabling them to make the right decisions. We have experience in all aspects of law and have dealt with many cases for the LGBT community.

Website: https://www.ellisonssolicitors.com

Gray & Co.

Email: grayandcompany@btconnect.com

Telephone: 0141 946 7777

Description: Our company deals with all aspects of immigration, and we have been doing so for over 20 years.

Website: https://www.grayandcoglasgow.co.uk/

Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit

Email: referrals@gmiau.org

Telephone: 0161 740 7722

Description: For details of how to access our services please telephone our reception on 0161 740 7722 for details of advice sessions we are currently running.

Website: http://www.gmiau.org

Hackney Community Law Centre

Email: admin@hclc.org.uk

Telephone: 020 8985 5236

Description: Not for profit charity providing free legal advice in social welfare and immigration law. Approachable gay friendly staff.

Website: https://www.hclc.org.uk/

Latitude Law

Email: gmcindoe@latitudelaw.com spledger@latitudelaw.com gwylie@latitudelaw.com

Telephone: 0161 234 6800

Description: Manchester-based private practice specialising in all aspects of immigration, asylum and human rights law. We have particular expertise with fresh protection claims raising LGBTQI+ issues, and advising on ID & documentation issues for trans clients.

Website: http://www.latitudelaw.com

Luqmani Thompson

Email: enq@luqmanithompson.com

Telephone: 020 8365 7800

Description: This firm undertakes a mixture of private client and legal aid work.

Website: https://luqmanithompson.com/

Magrath LLP Solicitors

Email: enquiries@magrath.co.uk ben.sheldrick@magrath.co.uk

Telephone: 020 74953003

Description: Young dynamic practice in London’s West End. Friendly team of immigration lawyers with expertise in same-sex applications, naturalisation, UK and global immigration requirements.

Website: https://www.magrath.co.uk/

Owens Stevens Solicitors

Email: info@owensstevens.org.uk

Telephone: 020 8986 7555

Description: Extensive experience in dealing with same sex applications – proposed civil partnership visas & extensions, asylum. Also points based system and complicated scenarios. Honest, practical, sympathetic advice. Reasonable fees.

Website: http://www.owensstevens.org.uk/

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Email: pat.saini@penningtons.co.uk adam.cotterill@penningtons.co.uk

Telephone: 020 7457 3000

Description: Penningtons’ friendly, specialist team has extensive experience in all aspects of immigration and nationality law and a strong reputation in challenging unfair decisions.

Website: http://www.penningtonslaw.com

TRP Solicitors

Email: mfinch@trpsolicitors.co.uk smcloughlin@trpsolicitors.co.uk pas@trpsolicitors.co.uk

Telephone: Tel: 0121 616 4700

Description: Specialist immigration practice with strong human rights focus. We have brought a number of leading cases on family life rights.

Website: http://www.trpsolicitors.co.uk

Turpin & Miller LLP

Email: ksoroya@turpinmiller.co.uk

Telephone: 01865 770 111

Description: We have a large and friendly team covering all aspects of immigration, PBS and asylum work, including appeals to the Tribunal and Higher Courts.

Website: https://www.turpinmiller.co.uk

Wesley Gryk Solicitors LLP

Email: contact@gryklaw.com barry@gryklaw.com alison@gryklaw.com

Telephone: 02074016887

Description: Listed in Chambers Guide 2017 as one of London’s four leading practices, the firm is widely acknowledged for its expertise in representing LGBT clients with immigration and asylum matters.

Website: https://www.gryklaw.com/

Wilson LLP Solicitors

Email: m.davies@wilsonllp.co.uk j.elliott@wilsonllp.co.uk a.gonzalez@wilsonllp.co.uk

Telephone: 020 8808 7535

Description: Specialists in same-sex work with 20 years experience. Fixed fees available. Listed in Chambers and Legal 500 as leaders in immigration law. Stonewall Award winner.

Website: https://www.wilsonllp.co.uk/