Stone King’s immigration team offering free legal advice to Ukrainians

March 16, 2022

Lawyers from Bath-headquartered national law firm Stone King’s immigration team are giving pro bono legal advice to a project helping Ukraine nationals following Russia’s invasion of their country.

The Ukraine Advice Project UK, which was set up by a group of immigration lawyers, has been inundated with inquiries since it opened, with Stone King’s immigration team joining others from around the country in offering expert legal advice. 

It is helping Ukrainians coming to the UK with the different kind of visa applications required while also assisting those already living here with visa extensions or claiming asylum.

The project is made up of legal professionals with immigration and asylum expertise, including Stone King head of immigration Julie Moktadir.

Julie, picturedis a trustee of the ILPA (Immigration Lawyers Practitioners Association) and has worked with various types of organisations and individuals on all types of immigration matters.

She said that while the immigration rules had been slightly relaxed for family members of Ukraine nationals, there was a backlog of applications and a sense that the visa system was not currently fit for purpose.

“There are a large number of people fleeing who do not have identity documents or the resources to seek safety or assistance which makes it all the more complicated,” she said. 

“We are seeking to help both Ukrainian nationals and other nationalities fleeing Ukraine.”

Anyone seeking advice should email with details of their circumstances and what advice is needed.

For further information about the Ukraine Advice Project UK, click here


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