Qualities You Should Look For In An Immigration Lawyer

July 21st, 2016 by

Immigration law can often become extremely complex, which makes it difficult for many people to fully understand the various issues that they will face when immigrating to the United Kingdom.
A god immigration solicitor will be able to help you work through the paperwork that needs to be completed in order to ensure your application is successful, but you need to be aware of what to look for when hiring. Here are a few of the qualities that a good immigration lawyer will possess.

An Eye For Detail
There is often a large amount of paperwork that goes along with any immigration application and mistakes can often set the process back and lead to more time being taken. As such, your immigration solicitor must have a superb eye for detail, allowing them to highlight any issues with the paperwork before it gets sent away. This will ensure the process runs as smoothly as possible.

Strong Communication Skills
Complex legal issues have the ability to confound members of the public at the best of times, but the issue is exacerbated for those who are looking to immigrate and may not understand the various pieces of language that are used in the paperwork they are required to complete. This means that the immigration solicitor that they work with needs to be a strong communicator who is able to explain what the client needs to know in terms that they can easily understand. This trait will also prove to be invaluable if the solicitor needs to correspond with other professionals in relation to your application.

A Thirst For Knowledge
The legal profession is constantly changing, with immigration law being particularly volatile in this respect. A good immigration solicitor will understand the importance of updating their knowledge base as often as possible, constantly research the latest developments in their area of law and making the effort to understand how this applies to their clients. Failure to do so could lead to them operating under outdated information, which will in turn cause more difficulties for their clients.

Creative Problem Solving
A good solicitor will understand that no two clients will ever present the same challenges, which means that they need to be able to adjust to each individual’s situation and use their problem solving skills in order to help them traverse any obstacles that might be in their way. This often requires a level of creativity, alongside the analytical skills that immigration solicitors must possess, so be wary of any solicitor who is unable to offer potential solutions when they are faced with a problem.

Perseverance
Even when all of the paperwork has been filled out correctly, it is often the case that the Visas and Immigration department will ask for further clarification on issues or otherwise slow the process down. A good immigration solicitor must demonstrate perseverance, allowing them to complete all of the work that is required by the client in order to achieve the desired outcome.
At Fadiga and Co., our aim is to help you with your immigration issues, whatever they may be. If you require our assistance, please don’t hesitate to call us on 020 8672 8779 or contact us via our website in order to arrange a consultation.