Status Regularised and ILR Obtained Long residence
Mr E came to the UK as a baby on his mother’s passport. Subsequently she acquired British Citizenship, as did Mr E’s younger siblings. However Mr E’s status was never regularised and as a mature adult he faced the real prospect of being removed from the UK. We advised Mr E to make an application for indefinite leave on the basis of long residence.
What the client said
“I was going to just write a standard ‘plug’ but I think it is much better to speak from the heart; so let me start by saying thank you from the bottom of mine!
I look back on the last 17 years and am amazed at what difference a letter and a card make. At long last, I can live without limits; travel freely or seek employment wherever I want. It is such a fantastic relief and that is all down to you.
I had spoken to a few lawyers before and had always come away with a sense that I was trying to climb some insurmountable obstacle. This wasn’t the case with you. Your relaxed manner put me at ease. Juliet was also a very efficient but calming presence. I suspect that that is the kind of energy that permeates your office.
There are so many stories out there of people getting caught up in legal rigmarole by their lawyers but you present a much different picture; one that shows care and consideration. I am very grateful to you for your service, help and understanding.
I have no doubt now that I have – through your help – entered a new phase of life which will be filled with positivity (even in these difficult times) and I look forward to a useful and productive future. Thank you so much for giving me such a great start!
I wish you all the joy (and more) you’ve given me. May your firm continue to grow and prosper”.