Specialist Solicitors Who Speak Your Language

At Hunter’s Solicitors, we understand how important it is to have solicitors who speak your native language. We have specialist solicitors on our team who are fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, Italian and English, allowing us to

provide a comprehensive service to our clients.

Having solicitors who can speak your native language allows you to communicate more effectively and with greater understanding. This can be especially important when dealing with complex legal matters, where the nuances of language can make all the difference in the outcome of a case. Knowing that your solicitor understands the cultural, social and legal differences that exist within your native language can give you confidence that your legal affairs are being dealt with in the most appropriate manner.

Having solicitors who speak your native language can also save you time and money. By being able to communicate directly with a solicitor who understands your language, you can avoid the need for costly translation services. This can help you to keep costs to a minimum and focus on the legal issues at hand.

At Hunter’s Solicitors, we believe that it is essential to provide clients with solicitors who understand their language and culture. Our team of specialist solicitors are fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, Italian and English, ensuring that our clients can communicate effectively and have confidence in our service. We are committed to providing a comprehensive service to all our clients, regardless of their native language.


Specialist Immigration Solicitors

In the United Kingdom, immigration law is complicated and ever-changing. Navigating the complexities of immigration law can be difficult and frustrating, and it’s important to seek the help of a specialist immigration lawyer.

At Hunter’s Solicitors LLP our specialist immigration lawyers can provide invaluable advice and assistance to those wishing to move to the UK or gain permission to stay. They will be able to help determine the best immigration route for your circumstances, and the most appropriate visa category.

Our team of immigration lawyers are legally qualified to advise on all immigration matters. They are familiar with the rapidly changing immigration rules and will be able to advise on the best way to present your case to the Home Office.

A specialist immigration lawyer will also be able to provide advice on the most appropriate application form to use, and the evidence that is required to support it. This can be a crucial step in ensuring your application is successful.

What’s more, immigration lawyers are experienced in dealing with the Home Office, and can help you prepare for any interviews or other immigration-related matters.

Immigration lawyers can help those who have been refused entry, or who have been detained or deported. They can advise on appeals and other legal remedies that may be available.

Finally, our immigration lawyers can provide ongoing advice and assistance during the entire immigration process, from start to finish. This can be especially helpful for those who may not be familiar with the UK immigration system.

Overall, using the expertise of our specialist immigration team the best way to ensure a successful application to enter or stay in the UK. We will be able to provide invaluable advice and assistance in navigating the complexities of immigration law.


Consumer Rights Day

We are all consumers, every day, everywhere. When either products or services fail us, there is a strong likelihood that we might end up needing legal support.

Our specialised litigation solicitors aim to resolve disputes as quickly and amicably as possible and are skilled in the art of negotiation and mediation. We are adept at finding creative solutions to complicated legal issues, and we strive to help our clients avoid protracted court proceedings. If a trial is necessary, however, we are fully prepared to fight for our clients’ rights.

At our law firm, we understand that disputes can be stressful, time consuming, and expensive. That is why we make sure that our clients receive the highest quality of legal counsel and representation. We are committed to providing personalized service that is tailored to each of our clients’ needs. Our attorneys are experienced in a variety of areas, including complex commercial litigation, contract disputes, real estate litigation, and more.

At our law firm, we believe that each client deserves the highest quality legal representation. Our attorneys are well versed in the latest laws and regulations, and we are committed to providing our clients with the best possible outcome in their case. We understand that litigation can be complex and intimidating, and we strive to make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible.

If you need legal representation, our experienced team of attorneys is here to help. We strive to provide personalized service and the highest quality of legal counsel. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you achieve the best possible outcome in your case.


Wills, Probate and Tax Planning Explained

Having a will is an important element of estate planning and tax planning in the UK. It is important to understand the legal framework governing wills, probate and tax planning in order to ensure that your wishes and those of your beneficiaries are properly documented and respected.

A will is a legal document that sets out the wishes of an individual in regards to their estate upon their death. It can include instructions for the distribution of assets, such as property and money, as well as provisions for the care of dependents and the appointment of guardians for minor children. The will should also include instructions for the payment of any outstanding debts and the payment of taxes.

Probate is the legal process of administering a deceased person’s estate. This includes collecting and valuing the assets, paying any debts, and distributing the remaining assets to beneficiaries in accordance with the will. Probate must be obtained before the estate can be distributed to the beneficiaries.

Tax planning is an important part of estate planning. It involves making decisions about the allocation of assets and income in order to minimize tax liability. The UK has a number of tax reliefs and exemptions available to those leaving an estate, including inheritance tax and capital gains tax. It is important to understand the tax implications of any decisions made in order to ensure that the estate is distributed in the most tax-efficient manner.

It is important to ensure that your will, probate and tax planning are in place before you die. Working with a solicitor can help ensure that your wishes are properly documented and respected. Writing a will is a complex process and it is important to ensure that it is properly drafted and executed in accordance with the laws of the UK. At Hunter’s Solicitors LLP we can help you understand the legal and tax implications of the decisions you make.

Having a valid will, probate and tax planning in place can help ensure that your wishes are respected and that your estate is distributed to your beneficiaries in an efficient and tax-efficient manner.


Secret for maintaining a high success rate for spouse visas.

Hunters Solicitors LLP : Secret for maintaining a high success rate for spouse visas is owed to our ‘4-stage process’

Stage 1 – The merits test

This is the initial consultation – the vital stage.

Our initial consultation is crucial. This consultation involves both parties i.e. the sponsoring spouse in the UK and a teleconference with the spouse outside the UK.

At Hunters, we provide this free consultation to determine if all elements are in-order in clients instructions. This is a crucial meeting whereby the facts surrounding the pre-marriage relationship, marriage and post-marriage are applied to the immigration rules governing spouse visas.

At this meeting we would ascertain the success rate of the application. If the success rate is low at this stage, then we advise on solutions and means to increase the success rate.

The preparation must start way before the application is submitted and we take pride in our advice and assistance that we provide to clients right from the beginning of this journey.

Case study

i. Y was in a relationship with H who had lived in the UK for the last 14 years without a legal immigration status. They have known each other for 4 months and had never lived together. They were planning to get married and make an in-country application.

During our initial consultation we advised on the best way forward – an application from outside the country, a spouse visa, rather than an in-country application which would fail on many grounds.

We advised, assisted and guided through the entire process starting from H’s voluntary departure from the UK and a subsequent successful application to re-enter the UK on a spouse visa.

ii. T is married to a Jamaican national. T is the sponsoring spouse, a British citizen. They have been married for the last 6 months. T is in full time employment. T was certain that she fulfilled the immigration requirements.
When we checked her employment history, although she was in full time employment, she had changed her jobs four times over a period of 9 months. Therefore, she had not been in a single job for a continuous 12 months or for minimum of 6 months in the current employment. We advised accordingly, and the application was lodged after fulfilling the required employment and salary criteria.

Stage 2 – Gathering documentary evidence.

Submitting the correct and pivotal information through documentary evidence is paramount for an application to be successful. At Hunters, we do not use standard lists of documents.

Our lists of documents are bespoke to cater to each individual case on its individual requirements. No spouse visa application is the same. Submitting basic documentary evidence such as your bank statements and payslips is not adequate. The documentary evidence should cover all aspects of the immigration rules to cater to the individual application. The required documents vary from case to case. Therefore, our success rate is mainly due to the meticulous submission of essential documents to cover all aspects of pre/post marriage requirements within the spouse visa application rules.

Case study

i. Z and H had been married for the last 6 years. Z was living in Eritrea. Two previous applications for a spouse visa had been rejected because Z had not passed her English test. Z and H were in a despairing situation when they instructed Hunters.

We took this matter as a challenge and submitted a fresh application with numerous documentary evidence from experts to establish that Z had made reasonable attempts to pass the English test but failed for reasons beyond her control. The application was refused on technical grounds as anticipated; English test is a compulsory requirement. Using the right of appeal, we lodged an appeal at the Tribunal. At the first-tier tribunal, the Immigration Judge accepted that the evidential and exceptional supporting documents submitted with the application was sufficient to show that Z would never be able to complete the English test successfully and the strict application of the English language requirement in this instance breached Article 8 – right to family life. The ECO therefore had a duty to put weight on the extra documentary evidence that was submitted with the application.

Client’s spouse was granted a spouse visa to enter the UK.

ii. A was the sponsoring spouse – a British citizen. L was married to A for 2 years and lived in Canada. A assumed that he was not earning £18.600 to satisfy the earning’s requirement. The couple had postponed the application for the last 2 years. at Hunters, within the initial consultation, gathered information from A.
A had a part-time job plus had a side income from a property. Having applied the formula to calculate earnings from his part time job and the extra earnings, we established that A had indeed earned more than the threshold of £18,600.

The application was successful – we submitted extensive documentary evidence to establish to the ECO that he was within the threshold. The documentary evidence included detailed statements and letters from his accountants and HMRC. A personal statement with references to items in the bank statements to establish an accumulative 12-month income of over £18,600.

Stage 3 – Online application.

We at Hunters, Solicitors acting for your case personally will complete the online application (not support staff) with direct instructions from the applicant and the sponsoring spouse and submit the online application. This is a time-consuming exercise. On average it could take around 3 to 4 hours to complete the complex online application. This service is included our one-off fee. We submit the online application with instructions both, from the sponsoring spouse in the UK and via remote access with the overseas applicant spouse. We keep to very tight time scales to avoid any delays.

Case studies

i. T and W had made an application for a spouse visa. W is the applicant entering the UK with her two minor children from her previous marriage. They have completed the online application and had assumed that the children were covered within the main application which was not the case. We were subsequently instructed and guided them to complete the online applications for the applicant and for each of her dependants.

ii. D was the sponsoring spouse and had submitted the online application by himself without legal advice. He had found the online application strenuous and omitted important information such as the previous travel dates which amounted to a substantial list. D had thought that it was not crucial information because he did not anticipated the time and the length of the application. The application was refused on technical grounds for non-disclosure of crucial information.

Stage 4 – follow-up.

We believe that this is an important stage. Our clients have access to us directly on our telephone lines and emails for updates. If there are unreasonable delays by the Entry Clearance Officer, then we ask for progress reports. We also update supporting documents if we feel that there is a need to on the individual case.

If you are planning to get married to an overseas partner or are in the process of making an application for a spouse visa, please call Hunters Solicitors for a free initial consultation.

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