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Everything up in the air? We’ll help get it all settled.

For both individuals and their relatives, immigration issues can be extremely stressful. Official agencies can be daunting, the rules and regulations complex – hard enough when English is your first language, even tougher when it’s not. Whether you’re seeking to visit, study or settle in the UK; to join a partner or bring a family member into the UK; or to challenge your unlawful detention, you should seek specialist help. Professional legal advice can’t change the system but it can help steer you safely through it.

How we can help

Within its own walls, Howells has a long-held tradition of ethnic, cultural and religious diversity. Our staff are a reflection of the society we serve, speaking over thirty languages and strongly connected to many of the region’s communities. In being able to communicate and engage so directly, we bring an understanding and sensitivity to our client work that has made us consistently the number one choice for immigration law across northern England.

We can help with a broad range of issues including:

We appreciate that worry about costs can be the biggest barrier to getting professional help – don’t let it stop you. We offer a keenly priced service for all private immigration matters including a range of ‘fixed fee’ options.

Our aims

Our team

Our team, led by the widely admired Nadeem Ahmed, is a hugely experienced, talented and dedicated group driven on by its belief that everyone should have equal access to quality legal advice. These are smart lawyers with sharp minds, tough and resolute in their legal representation, sensitive and compassionate in their client relationships. They understand that they’re not dealing with ‘cases’ but with people, not bound up in legal process but in real lives. It’s a team you’ll want on your side.


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Our Rankings

Legal 500 2016 – TOP TIER FIRM in Yorkshire and the Humber

The Legal 500 ranks Howells Immigration department as a top tier firm and says “Led by Nadeem Ahmed, Howells’ department handles asylum, human rights and family migration work, as well as cases involving human trafficking and domestic violence.”


Chambers UK 2016

Chambers UK ranks the Immigration department highly across the region, being known and standing out for “its work with vulnerable clients, including those that have suffered domestic violence, who are seeking asylum and making human rights-based applications. Abundant experience in the full range of visa and residency issues. ”