Local authorities are facing challenging times dealing with increasing numbers of asylum seekers including UASC and the legal issues that can come with supporting them.
The treatment and support of asylum seekers entering the UK is under increasing scrutiny from refugee non-governmental organisations and private community care law firms, as well as the government and public. Cases need to be resolved swiftly and with expertise to avoid escalating problems and expensive legal proceedings.
Our Kent-based team has over 12 years of unparalleled, front line expertise in acting for local authorities. We have been at the forefront of case law relating to age assessments and matters relating to Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children (UASC).
We advise local authorities on their duties relating to UASC and support them in defending legal challenges to age assessments, care provision and withdrawal of support. We also provide advice and support to local authorities dealing with families with no recourse to public funds (NRPF).