We specialise purely in Immigration law and have a team with up to 10 years of experience in the Immigration, Nationality and Asylum field.
We possess the requisite experience and expertise in negotiating on your behalf and if necessary, issuing/defending proceedings at the High Court or County Court depending on the nature and value of the claim being dealt with.
Making decisions about your family life is difficult enough, without also having to confront the legal aspects. We are here to help guide you through the legal process with sensitivity, care, and confidentiality, in order to help you arrive at the best possible resolution.
Property disputes or housing legal issues? Our Housing Department is committed to protecting your housing rights
Our team has considerable expertise in obtaining probate and dealing with assets.
Orchid lawyers come from a strong legal background with many years of experience in their specialized field.
Many people seek to live and work in the UK and, eventually to obtain UK citizenship. Whatever your motivation might be, we can offer our wide range of expertise in dealing with many aspects of immigration and nationality law for individuals and companies.
Our specialized and passionate legal team can advise, assist and represent you with the following matters:
We assist individual and business clients.
You do not have to pay the skills charge for the worker's family members ('dependants'). The skills charge will be €1000 per year for medium or large sponsors and €364 per year for small or charitable sponsors.
It will be payable upfront and for the total period of time covered by the certificate of sponsorship.
We can also assist with visa applications and entry clearance applications on behalf of:
We at Orchid Solicitors understand that the right legal advice at an early stage can make a significant contribution to successful visa applications.
Where applications are unsuccessful, we can assist with the various routes to challenge decisions and to provide advice on strengthening your case. You may have either the right to appeal or to an administrative review of the decision and in some cases a judicial review of the decision may be appropriate.
We at Orchid Solicitors act for landlords and tenants, freeholders and leaseholders as well as homeless applicants in all areas of housing and property law.
We are able to assist landlords with all issues that they are likely to encounter including:
We have immense experience acting for tenants including the following:
With our dedicated commercial landlord and tenant solicitors we are able to provide a one stop shop for all landlord and tenant needs, as well as being able to tailor any work to meet your specific needs.
Orchid Solicitors are committed to providing you with the highest standard of expert service with a professional and sympathetic approach when it comes to family law matters. We believe that exceptional client care and service combined with the highest quality of legal advice and empathetic mannerism and openness should be the rule and not the exception.
We always work towards achieving the best outcome by providing the service to fit your individual needs. Disputes over property and other matters affect unmarried couples as well as those who are married. We are able to offer advice and solutions to these problems and assist in the preparation of pre-marital agreements and living together agreements.
Mediators help you to find solutions to the issues that you face on the breakdown of your relationship in a safe and supported environment.
In mediation we will refer you to one of our experienced mediators who will sit with you and your partner and will help you to identify and try and reach agreement on the issues that you cannot agree on.
A mediator is not a judge and will not impose any decisions on you. The mediator, using their experience will guide you and your partner to explore the options and find solutions that work for your unique circumstances and those of any children that you have.
The mediator is a neutral third party and will facilitate conversations between you that you may be finding difficult to have following the breakdown of your relationship.
We listen to our clients, understand their needs and we believe that it is this simple approach that ensures we forge strong and close relationships with our clients that are built on trust.
Orchid Solicitors have a specialized team that adopts a practical and sensible approach to commercial property conveyancing. Purchasing or selling a commercial property can seem a daunting task, but using the services of a professional commercial property solicitor can help to make it easier.
Our commercial conveyancing services can guide you through the leasehold transaction process, assisting with all aspects of commercial property conveyancing and acting for both landlords and tenants. It is essential to get good advice at the commencement of the process.
Some of the issues we can help you with are:
When you take a commercial property lease, you need to make sure you know what you're signing up for. As part of our commercial conveyancing service, we can help explain the small print so there are no unexpected surprises during your lease.
We can help you negotiate with your landlord if you want to assign your lease to another tenant. As expert commercial conveyancing solicitors, we will make sure you act within the law, preventing potential problems that could cost you time and money.
Is the lease drawing to an end on your commercial property? Whether you're a landlord or a tenant, we can help you decide whether or not to renew the lease, and help negotiate the terms of the renewed lease.
Sometimes people will need to change the terms of a commercial property lease. Whether you are a landlord or a tenant, we can help you to agree revised terms including, if necessary, applying to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal to get the results you want.
Are you a landlord who needs to gain possession of your leased commercial property under section 25? Are you a tenant who wants to continue renting from your landlord after the lease ends under section 26? Our years of commercial conveyancing experience can help you serve these notices, making it easier for you to get what you want and resolve any issues that arise.
If you would like to end your lease early, speak to a professional commercial conveyancing solicitor to find out the best way of doing so legally. We advise buyers of businesses as going concerns (a business not expected to fail within the foreseeable future), dealing with the assignment of leasehold property, the goodwill and fixtures, fitting and equipment.
We act for landlords of large multi-let sites and many tenants of retail premises, offices and warehousing. We deal with all aspects of estate management, including granting, assigning and terminating leases, enforcing lease covenants and advising on defaulting tenants and lease renewals. We deal with all aspects of commercial property, from estate development and planning to property management. We can also assist with the acquisition and disposal of freehold and leasehold premises. We deal with pubs, hotels, shops, warehouses, factories, brown and greenfield sites and residential developments
Our business lease specialists are an integral part of our commercial property team, which has a strong reputation in its field and broad experience including complex matters. We will always discuss our fees at the outset. We provide clear cost estimates and offer competitive fees to ensure you get expert advice and support at exceptional value for money.
We at Orchid Solicitors are experienced in advising both individuals and employers and are therefore in an advantageous position as we understand and appreciate the legal and commercial issues from both sides.
We can provide a full range of employment services with a view to avoiding disputes. We further offer litigation services for both employers and employees in the event that a dispute arises.
Clients turn to Orchid Solicitors for advice whether they are buying or selling goods in the international market or from another jurisdiction. The likely problems that may arise from an international sale of contract or cross border sale of goods transactions
OIn this matter, the party who suffers loss would want to make a claim to remedy his or her loss. Depending on the circumstances, the party at loss may bring a claim against the other side or charter party whoever is responsible for the loss or make a successful claim through the insurance if the goods are insured and the insurance covers the circumstances of the loss.
The parties will be able to arbitrate this matter, if they have agreed within their contract that the matter shall bearbitrable. If the main contract is silent about the preferred dispute resolution, the parties may choose to arbitrate the matter by a submission clause, after the dispute have arisen. Where the parties have elected arbitration, they will have excluded their right to litigation through the state courts. Where the parties have not elected arbitration, the matter can go to litigation through the state courts.
The parties to be able to arbitrate or have their dispute resolved by arbitration or Arbitration Tribunal, both partiesmust have agreed to arbitrate their dispute either in a
clause within the body of the main agreement or in a separatearbitration agreement (the agreement must be in writing)
However after the dispute arises the parties can nevertheless arbitrate their dispute if they agree in writing by asubmission agreement that they agree their dispute be resolved by arbitration.
Any other commercial dispute the parties have agreed to arbitrate.
The investors (national of the Home State) around the world invest in different jurisdictions for the purpose of making profit. Either at the outset of investment or during the investment, the investor may be subjected to unfair,(fair and equitable treatment), arbitrary or discriminatory treatment or in some cases the investor's investmentmay be expropriated by the host state (host state is where the investor have invested their investment and the state in breach of International Investment Law)
Investors trust lawyers at Orchid Solicitors have the specialist knowledge and experience to provide the investor with the necessary legal advice and help the investor take the necessary course of action in achieving their objective.
In bringing a claim against the host state (the state in breach of international Investment Law) the investor may rely on Concessionary agreement between the investor and the host state (or a subdivision or an agency of the host state), Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) between the host state and the investor's home state or other Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) between the host state and a third party state, through Most Favoured Nation Treatment (MFN Clause), Multilateral Treaties such as Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) or North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA. ) or any other free Trade Agreement
Orchid Solicitors have a wealth of experience when it comes to dealing with all issues relating to Wills, Probate and Estate Administration matters.
Many people don't know what happens upon death when a Will is not made. Our Wills and Probate Solicitors can help you with all aspects of making a Will and help you with Estate Administration issues.
With more than 60% of the population in the UK dying intestate (without having made a Will) it is now more than ever necessary for you to protect family wealth and limit adverse tax implications both in the UK and elsewhere.
Our specialist team of lawyers can help you protect your interests and give you the peace of mind knowing your estate is taken care of when you pass away.
Having a will in place is tremendously important and should not be taken lightly. A will is a legal document in which your expressed wishes can be implemented as to how you want your assets to be distributed upon death. By instructing a professional to draft your will, you can have a peace of mind that it will be free from any errors so as to avoid any challenges in the future due to invalidity which may go as far as lengthy litigation. We also have experience in preparing Islamic Wills, Shariah compliant, should the Muslim community require it.
When someone dies there are a number of important tasks that need to be completed.
If the person died leaving a valid will, then the named executors take on this responsibility. In the absence of a valid will, the person is said to have died "Intestate" and the Intestacy Rules determine who can be appointed as the Administrators of the estate.
The role of executor or administrator can be a tedious one. The deceased's estate may involve valuable or complex matters and an executor or administrator is personally liable for administering the estate correctly.
An executor or administrator can instruct a solicitor of their choice to assist them with the administration of the deceased's estate and the legal fees are settled by the estat
There are various procedural stages that need to be carried out after identifying all of the deceased's assets (property, investments and possessions) and all of their liabilities (debts ranging from loans to utility bills), in order to determine the value of their estate before the distribution of the deceased's estate.
Our specialist team can draft powers of attorney whether they relate to health related issues or finances. We can register the power of attorney with the Office of the Public Guardian. We also make applications to the Court of Protection in order to protect and safeguard vulnerable people who lack the mental capacity to make decisions for themselves. These decisions may relate to the person's finances or their health and welfare.
Only a lasting power of attorney (LPA) will remain valid if your loved one becomes incapacitated. The lasting power of attorney will allow your older family member to appoint you or another trusted person to make decisions on his or her behalf such as health care decisions, paying bills and managing assets.
Powers of attorney can also designate power generally, if the older person would like someone to take over all aspects of his or her financial affairs while he or she has capacity.
We at Orchid Solicitors can assist in the resolution of disputes of all kinds in the most effective way. We initially encourage negotiation as a cost effective method to settle the dispute amicably. We promote this approach wherever possible, aiming to resolve clients' problems without recourse to litigation.
We always strive to resolve issues through negotiation or alternative dispute resolution before taking the matter to court.
Our commercial litigation solicitors have considerable expertise in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and Mediation and they are willing to utilise these methods to resolve disputes to your satisfaction. Nevertheless where commercially appropriate, we have no hesitation in resorting to litigation to achieve your objectives.
We deal with a wide range of disputes for business and private clients. For example, our practice covers:
At each stage of any commercial dispute, our solicitors will be pro-active in achieving your objectives whilst ensuring that any court proceedings or dispute resolution processes are dealt with quickly and in a cost effective method.
Orchid Solicitors is committed to excellence in everything we do whether giving advice before an interview at the police station or providing representation at court.
It is your legal right to a have a solicitor free of charge while you are at the police station. You can use your own solicitor or ask for a duty solicitor. It doesn't matter how much money you have as this service is not means tested - it's free for everyone.
Being accused of a criminal offence can be a extremely daunting and distressing experience. This may have far reaching consequences on you and your family. You risk losing your good character and reputation, your family, your career and even your liberty.
It is vital to obtain specialist representation at the earliest possible stage, as advice provided and decisions taken then, could have a significant bearing on what happens next.
Putting the best team in place and taking immediate proactive steps, such as gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, obtaining CCTV and instructing experts, to defend the allegations and making representations to the prosecution in advance of their decision to charge, could potentially affect the decision to prosecute.
Our service is diplomatic, confidential and adapted to protecting your reputation whatever the situation.
If you are charged, you will be asked to appear before a magistrates' court. This is where less serious offences (for example, minor criminal damage, or speeding offences) are tried. There is no jury at a magistrates' court.
If your case is more serious or complex, or you have requested trial by jury, your case could be sent to a crown court.
Our specialist solicitor will advise you about your options to plead guilty or not guilty to the charge. They will advise you about the likely sentence you may face if you plead, or are found, guilty.
If you are pleading not guilty, our specialist solicitor will assist you to understand the legal procedures and help you prepare your side of the case, so that you can have a fair trial. You will be assisted to understand the evidence that the police and prosecution are presenting against you, and will gather any evidence that supports your case.
We can help by contacting witnesses or seeking expert reports to challenge the evidence against you. We have a good network of top criminal barristers - who will present your case in the court.
If you plead or are found guilty, we can help you by gathering and presenting material to the court pointing out any mitigating circumstances and explanations to persuade the court to reduce sentences and fines.
Our immigration lawyers in London are ready to assist you with all your immigration matters.
Property disputes or housing legal issues? Our Housing Department is committed to protecting your housing rights.
Divorce or separation, Separation agreements, Children, Finances, Domestic violence
Our specialist corporate solicitors understand your business.
Orchid Solicitors negotiate and advise on compromise agreements.
For our International Arbitration Practice Group, international arbitration isn't the occasional instruction: it's all we do.
Our team has considerable expertise in obtaining probate and dealing with assets.
It does not matter if you are bringing a claim or defending, our experienced team are able to offer advice.
We are committed to providing excellent client care and have a reputation for achieving the best outcomes for our clients.
Orchid Solicitors is based in Ilford and is a niche law firm that is simply exceptional, where lawyers always endeavour to deliver the highest standard of legal services.
Alea qualified in March 2010 as a Solicitor of England and Wales. She completed her LPC at the College of Law in London. After working in three different firms with the best people she opened her own firm.
Alea's practice areas are family law, Immigration and Nationality law, Civil litigation, Commercial Property as well as Landlord and Tenant Law. Her other niche area is Shariah compliant Wills.
Alea is known for her personal and friendly approach towards clients and her attention to detail. She endeavours to go the extra mile to get the best possible outcome for her clients.
Nuri attended very highly regarded institutions; University of Hertfordshire, University of Westminster and Queen Mary University of London where he completed his Masters in Commercial and Corporate Law and FCIArb, Fellow Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Nuri completed his training with a very highly regarded law firm and then worked at various other firms and later joined a very prestigious international law firm where he practiced international arbitration and Litigation.
Nuri's specialist practice areas are International Arbitration, International Litigation, Commercial and Corporate law and Property Law.
Barack being the office administrator of Orchid Solicitors is involved in various responsible duties, crucial to the effective and efficient day-to-day operations of the company.
His role involves a great deal of multitasking. He oversees the operations within the firm, organising, arranging and coordinating meetings and office activities and operations to enable efficiency and compliance to company policies
Barack's many years of experience as an office administrator is central to the success of Orchid Solicitors.
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We agree a fixed fee based on the complexity of the case. No two cases are the same, therefore we assess your case on the basis of time estimate up to the conclusion of your matter.
Different stages of your case will involve additional work which will attract separate fees that can be agreed upon before commencing work.
We offer special discount to clients who are on low income or on welfare benefits where there is no legal aid as an alternative.
1st Floor Office Suite,
182-184 High Road,Ilford, Essex, IG1 1LR, England
Tel: 020 8478 1898
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