" In 1951, The Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees was ratified at a special United Nations conference. Now commonly known as the 1951 Refugee Convention, it defines who is a refugee, and sets out the rights of individuals who are granted asylum and the responsibilities of nations that grant asylum. The Convention also sets out which people do not qualify as refugees, such as war criminals. The United Kingdom is a signatory to the Convention.
Ten years ago, the UK committed to the “responsibility to protect” (R2P) framework at the United Nations. This lays down responsibility to protect populations from the crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and ethnic cleansing, building on the UK’s ‘proud history’ of protecting the displaced and persecuted.
Despite the above noble intentions, the UK’s asylum system is extremely complex. The decision-making process is highly stressful for asylum applicants, and UK Visas and Immigration decision making on these claims remains poor with refusal rates in the first instance being very high. Many decisions are overturned on appeal.
Our legal team at OTB Legal have dedicated lawyers who specialise in this complex area, and are committed to getting successful outcomes for applications. Why not talk to us about your application? "
We find that our 3 stage system of working with clients gives everyone the greatest clarity on what can be achieved, how it will happen and how much it will cost.
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Before we take on a case we always want to establish what the right kind of application is for you and this is what the Investigation Stage is all about.
We find out more about you and what you want to achieve. It is an informal discussion which can be delivered how you want it, whether that is over the phone, using video conferencing or at our easily accessible office - it is entirely your choice.
This stage is completely free and there is no obligation to take on our paid services. At the end of the Investigation Stage you will have a clear plan as to the range of applications available, the costs involved and how likely you are to get a successful outcome.
Take advantage of this free legal advice from the UK's leading immigration lawyers:
Price - £240.00 (inc VAT)
Once we have been given the green light by you we can formally take instructions on which application type you wish to pursue.
For a fixed fee of £240.00 (which includes VAT) you will benefit from:
In this stage you will gain a clear strategy on how to move things forward. Our lawyers will work with you to maximise your prospects of success.
Once the Advice Stage is completed you have the choice of either completing the application yourself or instructing us to assist you in submitting your application. You remain fully in control of how far you progress your matter with us. In any event you will be armed with expert legal advice on how to apply.
Price - £1,200.00 (inc VAT)
The Application Stage is all about guiding you successfully through the application process with minimal fuss.
During this stage the service includes:
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Your first chat with us will always be free, confidential and give you a clear idea of the application types which suit you best. There is no obligation to purchase any services from us but we will give you an idea as to costs and your chances of getting a successful case outcome if you decide you want to make an application. Our leading legal team are waiting to hear from you now or whenever you feel you are ready.