It has come to our attention that London immigration solicitors Lupins immigration, also known as Lawrence Lupin Solicitors, has ceased trading. A notice on the Lupins website indicates that the firm ceased trading from close of business on 28th September 2018, and the files are being held by another firm of UK immigration lawyers, Duncan Lewis. This may be a concern to anyone who has been working with Lupins to resolve their immigration status, whether the matter relates to personal immigration or business immigration law. We’ve put together some Q&A to anyone wondering what to do next.
Where are my documents?
At present, Duncan Lewis is holding all of Lupins immigration client files. This means that if Lupins were your immigration solicitors, the paperwork is now all with Duncan Lewis. However, this does not mean that Duncan Lewis will be continuing to act for you in your immigration case. If you would like them to do so, you will need to complete a consent form allowing them to act for you, but you do not have to continue with them. It is your choice to consider other immigration solicitors.
The notice on the Lupins website indicates that it has sent consent forms out to all its clients and has provided contact details for Duncan Lewis and Lawrence Lupin for any queries.
Can I choose a different immigration solicitor?
You are free to choose a different immigration solicitor at any time, so in this case there is no problem with you giving consent to Duncan Lewis to continue to act in your immigration matter, or to instruct a different immigration solicitor in London. You can ask Duncan Lewis all the questions you would have asked Lupins immigration at the outset – what they will charge to act in your immigration matter will obviously be a key question. At the same time, it is worth investigating some more of the best immigration solicitors in London and finding out whether they would be a better match for your case. If you’re wondering how to choose an immigration solicitor you can consider a number of points including
- How much will it cost?
- Does the firm have a good reputation?
- Do they have experience of immigration cases like mine?
- How does the firm make you feel when you talk to them?
How do I get hold of my documents?
If you would like to instruct a different firm of solicitors to handle your immigration matter, you need to get in touch with the contact at Duncan Lewis and make arrangements for your file to be handed over to you or sent on to your new immigration solicitor. If you wish Duncan Lewis to take over your case, you must complete a consent form.
What is vital is that you should not delay, either completing the consent form so that Duncan Lewis can continue to act, or in choosing a new firm of immigration lawyers and getting the files transferred to your new solicitor.
OTS Solicitors would be pleased to discuss taking on any immigration matters previously handled by Lupins immigration. We are a Legal 500 recognised specialist immigration law firm based in London. We are proud of our reputation as excellent immigration lawyers, evidenced by the many 5* reviews we have received from our clients. For more information about how we can help you, please don’t hesitate to get in touch, in confidence, on 0203 959 9123.
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Posted on: Friday, 05 October, 2018