Immigration Solicitors | Howells Solicitors - Here to help.
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For both individuals and their relatives, immigration issues can be extremely stressful. The idea of official agencies can cause anxiety and stress, and the rules and regulations can be confusing.

Whether you’re seeking to visit, study or settle in the UK, to join a partner, bring a family member into the UK, or to challenge your unlawful detention, you should seek specialist help from an immigration solicitor. Legal support can’t change the system but it can help steer you safely through it.

Howells has a long-held tradition of ethnic, cultural and religious diversity. Our staff are a reflection of the society we serve, speaking various languages and strongly connected to many of the region’s communities.

Being able to communicate and engage so directly allows us to bring an understanding and sensitivity to our client work which has made us consistently the number one choice for immigration law across the north of England.

Our immigration specialists can support with:

Spouse Visa

Fiancé Visa

Student Visa

Visit Visa

Work Visa


Human Rights, Refugee & Asylum Applications

British Citizenship Applications

Removal or Deportation

Welfare Benefits & Housing

EU Migration


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

The fixed fee services are designed to make Immigration advice accessible and affordable and to give peace of mind that you will know from the outset the total costs. For information on these fixed fees please see here.

Flexible Appointments

Our Immigration specialists understand it’s not always possible to attend our offices, that’s why our team offer appointments via SKYPE and via telephone, as well as face to face.

2 steps to contacting Howells:

Step 1

Call our New Enquiry Team on 0114 249 66 66 or email [email protected] for an initial chat about your situation.

Step 2

We’ll listen carefully to you, clarify what you’re trying to achieve, and then explain if and how we can help you. We will take some initial information and liaise with a legal professional regarding your case. If it looks like we can help, we will book you in for a consultation with a legal professional.

The Immigration team

Our team is a hugely experienced, talented and dedicated group driven on by its belief that everyone should have equal access to quality legal advice.

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.

They take all practical steps to help every client have a clear and complete understanding of their status and their immigration options and they work tirelessly and expertly to bring about the best possible result for every client.

Our Rankings

The Legal 500 2018 ranks Howells Immigration department as a top tier firm and says

“Howells immigration team has particular experience handling asylum matters, human rights issues and family migration. Nadeem Ahmed heads the practice and led a team which successfully represented an individual before the administrative court opposing the Secretary of State for the Home Department’s (SSHD) rejection of the claim that the claimant was a victim of human trafficking. The SSHD was ordered to reconsider the case and pay costs. In another work highlight, the group acted for an asylum seeker from Sri Lanka before the court of appeal, in a case which was later settled. Another key name to note is Rashdah Kauser.”

Joseph Galpin
0114 249 6684
Rashdah Kauser
0114 249 6687
Sarah Smith
Solicitor (Scottish Qualified)
0114 249 6666