Human Rights, Asylum and International Protection

The team’s unparalleled reputation in assisting individuals with complex personal circumstances who may require international and human rights protection is second to none.

We aim to provide the very best service to our clients; and to advise them on the entire range options open to them, whether this is an application for refugee status under the 1951 Convention on Refugees, an application for protection on humanitarian grounds, or an appeal against the refusal of a claim at first instance. We understand the need to put the client first and to bring all to bear in order to uphold their rights.

The team, headed by Charles Burnett, has particular expertise in obtaining grants of asylum in the UK and abroad, in some of the most difficult and atypical cases.

We work closely alongside internationally renowned counsel, to ensure that our clients’ claims are always prepared and pursued to the highest possible standard. We always make sure that every avenue for protection is explored and scrutinised.

Human Rights, Asylum and International Protection

We understand just how important it is for individuals to be involved in their own case. We will accompany you at every stage of your matter, in order to ensure that you and your family have your say as to how your case is run.

We offer a comprehensive service for those who are seeking safety in the UK and we have extensive experience of litigating judicial review cases and appeals when applications have been wrongly refused or rejected.

As well as our expertise in obtaining protection for individuals in the UK, we have considerable experience of assisting with complex human rights, asylum and international protection claims in many other jurisdictions. We have intervened in such cases in many different countries, including Cyprus, Czech Republic, Spain, Italy, France, Germany, Austria and Monaco.

We regularly handle domestic and international extradition proceedings alongside domestic human rights and/or refugee claims, as well as applications to international courts and tribunals, all under one roof.

Being in a position to advise and guide our clients through these complex claims, ensures that they benefit from:


A dedicated team under one roof will put together and adopt a global case strategy, which will ensure consistency between different teams and help to secure to the best possible outcome. In complex cases, expertise in one area of law alone is often not enough.

We regularly intervene in cases involving applications to INTERPOL, to the European Court of Human Rights, or to the General Court of Justice of the EU. A properly coordinated strategy and working closely as a team is crucial to a winning strategy.


These cases often involve extremely sensitive issues for the client and witnesses. From our experience of dealing in complex cases, we are acutely sensitive to the need to ensure confidentiality in our work.

For more information about us and our Human Rights and Asylum services, please contact Charles Burnett or a member of the team.


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