Immigration and Asylum Law Department

What We Do

We provide confidential and independent specialist legal immigration and asylum advice and representation for those seeking to enter or remain in the UK. Our team has extensive knowledge and experience of assisting clients in a wide range of immigration and asylum matters including:

  • Family reunion applications
  • Entry clearance/ leave to Remain applications for students, spouses, fiance(e)s, visitors, dependent relatives and many others
  • EEA Applications
  • Applications under the domestic violence provisions
  • Travel document applications
  • British nationality applications for adults and children
  • Private life applications
  • Replacement BRP applications
  • Applications under the points based system
  • Sponsorship licence applications and business immigration
  • Change of name deeds

Our Team

Hazel KingHazel

Hazel is an experienced OISC Level 2 qualified Immigration Advisor.  Hazel has expertise on all areas of Immigration, Asylum and European Law.

Hazel has worked at the Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre for 11 years, and has a wealth of knowledge in all areas of support offered at the Centre for migrants and refugees.  In particular Hazel has in-depth experience in dealing with vulnerable clients.

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Jaz ThaparJaz

Jaz qualified as a solicitor in 2006 specialising in Immigration and Family Law.  Jaz has represented clients in the County, Magistrates and High Courts and the First-Tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum).

Jaz is the head of the Immigration and Asylum department and can provide advice and representation on all areas of Immigration, Asylum and European Law.

Jaz has also lectured on Family and Immigration Law to professionals and organisations including Woman’s Aid, charities and refuges.

Jaz has also appeared on the BBC Asian Network and local media providing expert advice on immigration matters.  Jaz is also fluent in Punjabi, Hindi and Urdu.

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Free Immigration Advice Clinic


We offer a free weekly drop in legal clinic at the Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre.  The clinic takes place every Wednesday from 11 am to 1.30 pm. All are welcome to attend the free clinic for free advice on any Immigration and Asylum legal issue that they may have.  The clinic has proven very popular with a great amount of interest every week.

We are further happy to provide free initial appointments for those who are unable to attend the clinic on Wednesdays.


We can offer specialist training on Immigration, Asylum and European Law which can be tailored to your own particular needs and at very competitive rates.   










OISC Reg. No. F200800057