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Immigration Case Professional Negligence

Duncan Lewis Professional Negligence Solicitors – Immigration Case Professional Negligence


Disputes with professionals involved in immigration cases can be especially harrowing for those who have been let down by a negligent solicitor dealing with their immigration matter.


A solicitor who is negligent in an immigration case may fail to file an application in time – or may make serious drafting errors which prejudice a client’s immigration or asylum case.


If a solicitor gave wrong advice or an immigration solicitor missed a deadline in an immigration case, clients are advised to take legal advice from a specialist firm of immigration solicitors – and consider making a professional negligence claim for negligence in an immigration case.


Immigration negligence cases may involve:

  • Asylum seekers kept in detention without recourse to the law
  • Breaches of Human Rights unaddressed under the law
  • Delays in asylum appeals
  • Drafting errors in court papers and legal documents
  • Failings in allowing asylum seekers full access to the Appeals process
  • Failure to apply for Judicial Review in an immigration case
  • Failure to obtain psychological assessment or health assessment in an immigration case
  • Missed deadlines in visa applications
  • Visa application errors (eg applying for the wrong visa)
  • Wrong immigration advice on right to work in the UK
  • Visa overstays and wrong legal advice or negligence.


Immigration law is complex – and immigration negligence cases need to be handled by legal experts with a track record in immigration law and professional negligence claims.


Duncan Lewis is one of the UK’s leading firms of Legal Aid immigration lawyers – and has a successful claims department, which can advise migrants let down by a negligent immigration solicitor on making a professional negligence claim, if a solicitor gave wrong advice or missed a deadline in an immigration case.


Making Professional Negligence Claims


Clients who suffer financial loss or other loss as a result of a solicitor who is negligent should first make a complaint through the solicitor’s own complaints procedure.


The Legal Ombudsman can also adjudicate in cases where a solicitor is negligent in an immigration case but any compensation awarded may be modest.


Clients considering suing a solicitor for professional negligence have six years from the date of the event constituting negligence – or three years from the date they first realised negligence had occurred – in which to make a claim.


Funding Professional Negligence Claims for Immigration Cases


Duncan Lewis understands that suing a solicitor can be a daunting prospect, especially after the trauma of an immigration case that went wrong because of a negligent solicitor.


Duncan Lewis professional negligence solicitors take a tough stance in making a claim against a negligent solicitor who has let a client down in an immigration matter, such as missing an application deadline or appeal deadline – and will press for maximum damages.


Duncan Lewis lawyers offer clients a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) to fund professional negligence claims.


Duncan Lewis also offers a fixed fee to cover the costs of the initial client meeting and case assessment – so our professional negligence clients know from the outset how much they will have to pay.


If an immigration solicitor handling your case has provided a negligent service that resulted in loss, call Duncan Lewis Professional Negligence Solicitors for more information about making a compensation claim on 020 7923 4020.

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