Challenging Immigration Detention

Mark Lilley-Tams


" There continues to be no limit on the amount of time that a person can be detained under immigration powers. It is very common for foreign nationals to be detained for substantial periods of time whilst their immigration cases are ongoing.

At OTB Legal, our first priority will be advising you on the best way to secure your release from detention. We can then also provide you advice on whether your detention is unlawful, and will assist you with claiming compensation from the Home Office if appropriate.

If you would like to start receiving advice in connection with your own detention, we are here to help. "

Our legal expert for challenging Immigration detention and seeking compensation

How we work - including our transparent pricing

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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Investigation Stage

Price - £0.00

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:

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Bail Application

Price - £1,600 (inc VAT)

Once we have been given the green light by you we can formally take instructions to assist you with your bail application.

For a fixed fee of £1,600.00 (which includes VAT) you will benefit from:

  • Having an experienced and specialist Immigration Lawyer advising you, including an attendance at your place of detention (if located within 1 1/2 hours of Nottingham).
  • Representation at a bail hearing.
  • Obtaining clear written advice in plain language on your bail application and advice on evidence and sureties.
  • Preparation of the bail application for the Court.

We will advise you fully on the stages involved in submitting a bail application, including liaising with the probation services, Home Office and Court where necessary. 

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Unlawful Detention and Compensation Claim

Price - Discounted Fee Agreements available

We can provide advice on challenging your current detention or on seeking compensation for a previous period of detention if you were detained unlawfully. We will carry out research to determine whether the Home Office have acted unlawfully, and give you clear advice about what steps are involved in challenging the detention and pursuing compensation. Although many compensation claims are settled before reaching a final hearing, we have the expertise to represent you to a full hearing and will always seek the best possible outcome for you. 

The work involved in this service includes:

  • Carrying out research and fact-finding to establish whether you have a claim.
  • Writing to the Home Office to set out your case and give them an opportunity to settle.
  • Instruct a Barrister to prepare grounds in support of the Court Application and advise on the likely damages that can be claimed.
  • Issue proceedings in Court.
  • Represent you in the Court Process and comply with the Court's Directions.
  • Arrange for a Barrister to represent you at a hearing.

We may be able to offer you a discounted fee agreement which will reduce the costs you are liable for if the claim is not successful. Contact us to find out more about our services and how we might be able to assist. 

Want more information about this type of application?

What were the circumstances that caused you to look for a Legal adviser?

They deprive my citizenship and indefinite leave. Also they refuse my parents to visit me. On top of that they refused my wife's visa.

How did Mark help you?

He helped me on everything that I asked for. He was always available at any time. Through Mark and Paragon Law I exceeded all my cases.  

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for? Yes, in all the cases which they are all in my favour.

What could they have done better? From my point of view they were better than expected.

KZ, London


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If you want to take the first step towards getting an outstanding legal service then click the button below to decide how you want to get in contact with us. You can even schedule an appointment from your finger tips via our on-line booking system.

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.

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