What Is The Legal Aid Eligibility Criteria & How Can Solicitors Help?

Legal Aid

Legal procedures cost the UK billions of pounds each year. Putting things into perspective, in 2017 alone, HMCTS (Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service) had an annual expenditure of £1.8 billion and employed 16,320 staff. For individuals going to court, this can be a huge financial burden. To help with this expenditure, legal aid is…

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Registration of a Child as a British Citizen

A child’s right to British citizenship

British nationality law is complex, and this makes it difficult for individuals to understand their rights and be successful in their claims for nationality.   Each potential application for registration of a minor as a British citizen requires thorough consideration of the child’s and their parents’ current nationality status and immigration history.  In this article we…

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How Can a Specialist Immigration Solicitor help you?

Immigration Solicitor

At RKB Law, we want to ensure you know all there is to know about immigration law and how the immigration solicitors at the firm can help you, no matter what your situation. What is UK Immigration Law? One of the fundamental principles of the rule of law is that the law “must be accessible…

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What is the Difference Between Public and Private Law?

private law

Legal terminology or as it is often referred to ‘legal jargon’ can be confusing.  There are many different types of law, ranging from private law to criminal law, administrative law and international law. The distinction between public law and private law has been an ever present. The best place to start in understanding this difference…

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How Can Immigration Law Solicitors Help With Visas?

With Brexit still up in the air and immigration laws under constant scrutiny, it can be a challenging and often intimidating experience for individuals to try and get their visas to live in the UK. It requires a thorough understanding of the intricate processes and constant developments of UK Immigration laws. In many cases, applying…

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Most Common Examples of Public Law and How Solicitors can Help

Public law refers to the part of the law that governs the relationship between individuals and the government, not private companies, and is about the exercise of power and rights by public authorities, including local authorities or government departments such as the home office. Public law comprises constitutional law, administrative law, tax law and criminal…

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Deportation of Foreign Criminals From The UK & Their Human Rights

In this article we take at brief look at the immigration law on removal and deportation of foreign criminals in the UK and rights of individuals facing removal as a result. The law on deportation Section 32(5) of the UK Borders Act 2007 mandates that, unless certain circumstances apply, the Home Secretary must make a…

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When Can the Human Rights be Used?

Human Rights

Human Rights are the basic rights and freedoms that belong to every person in the world. They are mostly influenced by the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), with the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA) setting out the main principles of the ECHR in UK law. Human rights are as follows: ● The right to…

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How Will Brexit Affect My Immigration Rights?

immigration laws

Brexit has generated thousands of questions from the general public, many of them being related to immigration laws and rights. Whilst it is impossible to say for certain what will happen exactly before the exit deal is confirmed, we can help you to get an understanding of potential outcomes so you can have an understanding…

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