NO WIN NO FEE -  ‘No win no fee’ means if your claim is unsuccessful you don’t pay a penny in Solicitor’s fees*

Hayat & Co. specialise exclusively in fresh Discretionary Leave Applications, Discretionary Leave appeals and Judicial Review applications (in particular in respect of unsuccessful Discretionary Leave applications) made to the Home Office under Human Rights law.  In the applications submitted to the UKBA (United Kingdom Border Agency) in the period from 2010 to 2014 almost all of these have been successful with any remaining cases currently being challenged. This record of success dating back to 1998 speaks for itself and we trust serves to demonstrate the diligent and meticulous care and effort adopted by Hayat & Co. in its approach in dealing with its clients.

At Hayat & Co. we are genuinely concerned about the poor legal advice and representation often received by individuals who seek assistance in serious and sensitive immigration cases. We regularly receive instructions from clients whose cases have been mishandled and who as a direct result of this were unable to secure any alternative legal representation, however, once instructed we  acted to resolve these cases and almost invariably with satisfactory outcomes. Hayat & Co. believe all individuals should be afforded a high standard of  professional assistance and service at all times something it considers to be a basic and fundamental right that everyone should be entitled to expect in a  progressive and just society.

In the Discretionary Leave applications that are submitted by  us on behalf of our clients we endeavor to ensure that in each and every case that all potential and available evidence is properly sought, pursued, obtained, and assessed before any application is submitted to the Home Office. This is regardless as to the additional time or cost this might involve or for that matter incur for Hayat & Co at their expense.  Every application is submitted in view of and in accordance with the current and prevailing law, relevant and applicable procedures and any other legal requirements in order to ensure every client is provided the best possible chance of success. Achieving success in each and every  case is of paramount importance to Hayat & Co. who are well aware of  the serious  impact it will  have not only on a individual but also their family members or others. In its pursuit of seeking and ensuring decisions and the law is applied justly,  fees will always remain a secondary consideration for Hayat & Co. and as a result we often provide assistance well over and above what an individual can expect or would be  otherwise entitled to. However, this remains at the discretion of Hayat & Co. at all times.

Our Fees for Discretionary Leave Applications

You are offered the following funding options to fund your Discretionary Leave application:

Agreed Fixed Fee

  • We will charge you a fixed fee from £1,499.00 in total for our professional services in relation to assisting you with submitting an application for Discretionary Leave. The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the matter. The agreed fee will cover all our work until an initial decision by the Home Office.

  • It is pertinent to note that the agreed fee will not cover any disbursements to be incurred by us on your behalf e.g. Barrister’s fee, the court fee etc.


**If you have unsuccessfully applied for Discretionary Leave to Remain with another firm then depending on your circumstances and the facts of your case you may be entitled to challenge the decision by way of  Judicial Review. Please visit the following page link for more information: **

*No Win No Fee

  • We can act for you on no win no fee basis in relation to your Discretionary Leave application being refused if we assess that the chances of success in your case is in our opinion is reasonably good or sufficient n order for us to undertake the work on this basis. The fee to be charged on No Win No Fee basis will be from £2,399.00. If the application for Judicial Review  is unsuccessful, you will not have to pay any of our Solicitor’s fee.

  • You will however still be responsible to pay any disbursements to be incurred by us on your behalf e.g. Barrister’s fee, the court fee etc. – regardless of the outcome of your application.

To discuss any aspect of our service or to obtain a quote for your case:

Email Mr Hayat directly at


Discretionary Leave to Remain Under Article 8 ECHR

A person can apply for Discretionary Leave to Remain on the basis of Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights 1950 (ECHR) arguing that his/her removal from the UK will result in breach of the UK’s obligation under Article 8 of the ECHR and that interference of the UK Authorities in a person’s private and family life will be an unreasonable and disproportionate interference. The Discretionary Leave to Remain is a leave granted by the Secretary of State outside the Immigration Rules and any exceptional and compassionate circumstances in the case are always a relevant consideration when it is decided whether or not discretion should be exercised to grant Discretionary Leave to Remain.

Discretionary Leave Following Refusal of An Asylum Claim

If you have claimed asylum in the UK and the Home Office do not recognise you as a refugee or a person who qualifies for humanitarian protection, the Home Office UKBA may give you another type of temporary permission to stay in the UK. This permission is called ‘Discretionary Leave to Remain’. How long you are allowed to stay will depend on your circumstances, but it is unlikely to be more than three years initially.

The Home Office will only give you discretionary leave to remain in limited circumstances. If you apply to renew it when it expires, the Home Office will review your circumstances before deciding whether to give you further permission to stay.

Why use us for Discretionary Leave Application?

We are experts in dealing with Discretionary Leave applications. The quality of our immigration advisory service is self-evident from our success. You can Contact Us if you are seeking legal help in relation to your application for Discretionary Leave to Remain or an extension of Discretionary Leave and our immigration solicitors will provide you fast, friendly, reliable and professional immigration service.

If instructed to represent you regarding your application for Discretionary Leave to Remain, we will do the following for you:

  • Our immigration solicitors will take Detailed Instructions from you and advise you about the relevant immigration law and procedure to be adopted by the Home Office, UKBA in your case;

  • Our immigration solicitors will discuss your immigration case in detail with you and advise you about the weaknesses and strengths of your immigration case;

  • Our immigration solicitors will advise you about the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your application for Discretionary Leave to Remain;

  • Our immigration solicitors will consider contents of the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of the application and discuss the same with you;

  • Our immigration solicitors will complete the relevant immigration form and discuss the same with you;

  • Our immigration solicitors will prepare a covering letter to introduce and support the application;

  • Our immigration solicitors will liaise with the Home Office, UKBA for an expeditious decision on the application;

  • Our immigration solicitors will protect your interests while your application is pending with the Home Office and keep you informed of the progress on the matter;

  • Our immigration solicitors will do all the follow up work until decision is reached on your application;

  • Our immigration solicitors will advise you about the implications of the Home Office decision on your application for Discretionary Leave to Remain.

To discuss any aspect of our service or to obtain a quote for your case:

Email Mr Hayat directly at


Hayat & Co have specialised in all aspects of Immigration and Nationality law since we were established in 1998.

All our staff is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. You can be assured that by using Hayat & Co. Solicitors, you will obtain excellent legal advice at highly competitive rates. As well as our usual rates, we can offer fixed fees for standard applications. We also offer an initial thirty minute or one-hour fixed fees appointment starting at £75.00, with no further obligation.

We have extensive experience in all aspects of immigration, asylum and nationality work at all levels up to including cases before the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. Due to our diligence and unique passion for human rights law have acted in many novel cases over the years. We represent clients from all over the world and have access to professional interpreters in any language. We can assist with:

Applications for visas and entry clearance- if you want somebody to join you in the UK as soon as possible, we can help you make an application to the nearest British High Commission. You may want your wife/husband, dependant relatives to join you in the UK or they may just be intending to come to the UK as a visitor or student and need help to make an application to come to the UK.

  • Tier 1 to 5 visa applications

  • Relationship and marriage applications

  • Students

  • Citizenship and nationality

  • Asylum and human rights applications

  • Complex extradition and national security deportation matters and contesting the imposition of control orders

  • Appeals - all types of appeals ranging from entry clearance refusals and to Home Office refusals within the UK. We can deal with your matter from beginning to end and our in-house solicitors will represent you in Court.

We have a national reputation for our services and considerable experience in representing asylum seekers.

To discuss any aspect of our service or to obtain a quote for your case:




*Free initial consultation is subject to terms & conditions and will be limited to our gaining an understanding to the background of your case and assessing whether in our opinion there may or may not be any options available to you. We will not provide any general or specific advice which we consider you might seek to rely on as this could in our opinion attach legal liability upon which we cannot offer free advice. Please contact us for further details.

*No Win No Fee is subject to our terms and conditions and will only be offered by us if we assess that the chances of success in your Discretionary Leave application appeal are in our opinion sufficient for us to undertake the work on this basis.