Immigration and Asylum

UK Immigration law and procedure is complex and changes on a frequent basis. Our Immigration Solicitors understand that immigration problems can be extremely stressful and that the implications of an irregular immigration status are far reaching.

While it can be difficult to understand what information and evidence the UK Border Agency require for an immigration application to succeed, the consequences of a refusal can be devastating, from immigration detention to forced removal from the UK. Appealing against any adverse decision can be complicated and overwhelming.

Wainwright & Cummins can assist you if you are having immigration problems. We offer a sympathetic, affordable and comprehensive service to our clients and will apply our knowledge and understanding to ensure that the best advice is available to you. Giving you clear information about your legal position and options. Our immigration department works closely with, and can call on the expertise of colleagues, in Wainwright & Cummins’ Family and Criminal law departments. Where necessary we will instruct expert barristers to secure you the best possible result.

We are able to provide specialist advice and assistance to individuals in the following areas:

  • EEA nationals and their families
  • Family reunion for spouses, civil partnerships, unmarried partner, children and elder applications)
  • Removal or deportation matters
  • Bail applications
  • Visitors and tourists
  • Students
  • Applications outside the usual Immigration Rules under UK Border Agency policies and concessions, and for the exercise of discretion
  • Applications for students
  • Immigration audit for people who want to check their status
  • Asylum applications
  • Human Rights Act claims
  • Nationality – Becoming a Citizen of the UK
  • UK Residency and Settlement
  • Applications to the UK Border Agency
  • Appeals and Reviews

We are able to offer New Client Enquiry services in Arabic, Spanish, Russian and Swedish. Should you instruct us and require ongoing language assistance in your matter we can arrange for an interpreter to attend appointments with you.


We will provide the highest quality legal advice, tailored to your individual needs, and seek to resolve your immigration matters efficiently and effectively. The time spent on each matter will depend on its complexity and the level of assistance required by you. 

Our fees are calculated on an hourly rate basis. Our Consultant Solicitor’s charge out rate is £150 per hour, plus VAT and disbursements. Disbursements are any expenses we incur under your instruction, such as travel expenses, barrister’s fees and administrative charges. We normally require an agreed sum to be provided on account at the start of your matter, prior to any work being carried out. The sum is held in accordance with the Solicitor’s Accounts Rules and is used to offset fees and/or disbursements incurred on your behalf. If further funding is later required we will advise you in writing. At the conclusion of your matter we will reimburse you with the balance on your account.

We also offer one off advice consultations, on a fixed fee basis, for only £100 plus VAT for an hour. If after the initial interview you wish to instruct us in relation to an ongoing matter you are free to do so. 

Wainwright & Cummins are an affordable Immigration and Asylum solicitors based in South West London. We are pleased to accept payment by cheque or by credit or debit card.


For further information or to speak to one of our experts please contact us.