ASAP provides free advice and representation at the Asylum Support Tribunal.
There is no legal aid funding in England, Wales and Northern Ireland for representation at an asylum support appeal about Home Office housing and financial support. Appellants living in these areas generally have to attend their oral hearings with no legal representative.
In August 2021 the Scottish Legal Aid Board agreed that legal representation before the Asylum Support Tribunal would be covered by Scottish legal aid for appellants living in Scotland. You can find a list of local Scottish legal aid firms here: https://www.slab.org.uk/new-to-legal-aid/find-a-solicitor/
Our Duty Scheme provides asylum seekers from all parts of the UK with free legal representation and advice at the First-tier Tribunal (Asylum Support).
If you are advising a client with an appeal hearing at the Tribunal, we might be able to represent them for free. We accept referrals from all over the UK. Make a referral
ASAP does not give immigration advice and does not represent asylum-seekers in relation to their asylum claims. If you need advice about your immigration status please contact a regulated advisor. For information about how to find a regulated immigration adviser please click here.
The video below highlights the work of our Duty Scheme:
This guide lays out the service ASAP offers and how to refer to us.
How to make a complaint about ASAP's service