Legal Help for Stateless People

The Liverpool Law Clinic is launching a free legal representation service to help people who are stateless to make an application for leave to remain under the new statelessness determination procedure. It doesn’t matter how long the person has been staying in the UK illegally, if they are not recognised as nationals by the country/ countries they come from, the Law Clinic may be able to help them make an application for leave to remain in the UK.

If the application is successful, the Home Office will grant the Stateless person 2.5 years leave to remain, which is renewable, and after a total of 5 years leave to remain in the UK, the Stateless person can apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK, and then for British nationality.

There is no charge for the service, which is run by experienced immigration practitioners Frances Meyler (barrister) and Sarah Woodhouse (solicitor). Liverpool Law Clinic is part of the School of Law & Social Justice, University of Liverpool, and gives final year law students direct experience of representing real clients, under close supervision of experienced practitioners.

Please refer anyone you think might benefit from their service and who is able to travel to Liverpool. Please address any potential referrals either to:

fmeyler@liverpool.ac.uk

or sarahw@liverpool.ac.uk

Please pass on this message to any person / organisation who might be interested in the service on offer.

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