Asylum Legal Aid

Asylum Legal Aid Division

Since April 2013, Compass Immigration Law Ltd has offered asylum legal aid. After assisting numerous clients under the legal aid contract, we have made the difficult decision to discontinue our legal aid services.

Until 31st December 2021, we will continue to take on new legal aid cases. However, from the 1st January 2022, we will no longer be providing asylum legal aid. Though we will no longer be providing legal aid services, we will be happy to assist you with your case on a private basis. For a quotation please contact us.

Asylum Drop-In Service

Compass Immigration Law Ltd offer a weekly asylum drop-in service from our Bolton Head Office on Mondays between 10:00am to 1:30pm. Please be advised this is except public holidays and closures for operational purposes.

The aim of our drop-in service is to establish whether attendees have a UK immigration legal matter that we can assist with and ascertain whether it would be appropriate for Compass Immigration Law to provide advice and representation on a fee-paying basis. We also hold a Legal Aid contract and will assess those in receipt of NASS support or otherwise destitute with an Asylum matter for eligibility under our Legal Aid Agency funding.

No appointment is required for drop-in, though you may need to wait and we cannot guarantee that you will be seen.

We ask that all attendees please bring evidence of their household’s combined income for the month prior to attendance or NASS support letter dated within the last 6 months. It is also recommended that attendees who do not speak English bring with them an English-speaking friend to assist during drop-in.

Photographic identification is essential for all attendees for the purposes of record-keeping, otherwise you will not be seen.

Compass Immigration Law Ltd also offers an immigration and asylum legal advice surgery with SWAP (Support for Wigan Arrivals Project) in Wigan on the second Tuesday of every month. To meet with a consultant at SWAP please ring 01942 614 486 to make an appointment.

Unfortunately, Legal Aid is no longer available for the vast majority of immigration cases.

The drop-in fee is £30.