West Midlands Pro Bono Directory

Coventry Law Centre

Oakwood House, St Patricks Road Entrance, Coventry, CV1 2HL
Tel: +44 (0)2476 223 053
 
Coventry Law Centre provides specialist services in immigration and human rights law. We specialise in advocacy and representation and before the First and Upper Tribunals of the Immigration and Asylum Chamber. Where necessary, we can take judicial review and other court proceedings. Where appropriate we take cases to the Court of Appeal and have taken proceedings to the European Court of Human Rights. In addition to litigation, we have significant experience in dealing with cases of people who have been trafficked to the UK, been victims and physical and sexual violence, children and people who have been tortured and ill treated. We have expertise in dealing with the Points Based System and the application of European law.
 

Fountain Solicitors

Mander House, 36 Bradford Street, Walsall, West Midlands, WS1 3QA
Tel: +44 (0)1922 645 429
Fax: +44 (0)1922 612 947
Email: info@fountainsolicitors.com
 
Fountain Solicitors offers a wide range of legal services, including Immigration, Asylum and Human Rights Law, Family Law, Employment Law, National Security Law, Personal Injury, Power of Attorneys, Affidavits and Wills. Our motto is “to strive, to seek, to defend and not to yield”.
 

Freedom From Torture 

Birmingham

Unit 005, 1st Floor, Caroline Point, 62 Caroline Street, Birmingham, B3 1UF
Tel: +44 (0)121 314 6825
Fax: +44 (0)121 212 9830
 
Freedom from Torture, formerly the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture, is a UK-based organisation that has been working for 25 years to provide direct clinical services to survivors of torture who arrive in Britain, as well as to protect and promote their rights. 
 

Midlands Refugee Council

3 Stone Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2HH
Tel: +44 (0)121 446 5118
Fax: +44 (0)121 440 2868
 
The West Midlands One Stop Service, based in Birmingham, helps asylum seekers and refugees in Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Stoke-on-Trent and Coventry. The West Midlands One Stop Service provides a wide range of advice and information to refugees and asylum seekers, covering issues such as: Advice on asylum issues & the UKBA support system; Assistance for clients at the end of the asylum process (regarding Section 4 and possible charitable support); Signposting to services such as housing, legal advice, education, training and health care; Clients who have recently been granted status requiring ‘move-on’ advice (signposting and referral only); Change of Circumstances; Domestic Violence; Mental Health; Giving talks to local statutory and voluntary groups on asylum issues; Advice for newly arrived destitute asylum seekers to access (IA) initial accommodation; Help for separated children under 18 years old. 
 

Refugee Action

Birmingham

2nd Floor, Cobalt Square 83 Hagley Road Birmingham B16 8QG.
Tel: +44 (0)121 201 3070.
Email: info@refugee-action.org.uk  (This email address should only be used if your local Refugee Action office cannot deal with your enquiry or if your enquiry is an agency-wide matter)
 
Refugee Action provide support to asylum seekers and refugees at all stages of their application process and after. They provide a One Stop Service giving advice on access to asylum support, the asylum application process, welfare benefits, employment and housing. They also advise clients facing problems such as racial harassment, domestic violence and destitution. What they can help with: If you are an asylum seeker who has just arrived in the UK, they can offer advice on: Emergency accommodation if you are entitled to it; Applying for asylum support; Asylum Support Tribunal (AST) appeals; Referring you to a doctor. If you are an asylum seeker who is already receiving asylum support, they can offer advice on: Problems that may arise with your asylum support; Help with complaints about your accommodation; Local refugee/asylum seeker community organisations and support projects, or other organisations who can advise you; Referring you to a doctor; Appeal if your support is stopped by UKBA. What they can’t help with: Immigration advice for migrants. If you are considering returning voluntarily to your country of origin, Refugee Action offers a confidential information, advice and support service through their Choices project.
 

TRP Solicitors

www.trpsolicitors.co.uk/
6 Lee Bank Business Centre, 55 Holloway Head, Birmingham, B1 1HP
Phone: +44 (0)1 21 61 64 700 
Fax: +44 (0)1 21 64 30 700
Email: pas@trpsolicitors.co.uk

TRP Solicitors Limited is an independent law practice in central Birmingham which has built up a strong reputation for its handling of asylum claims and related cases (such as refugee family reunion applications) since its inception in 2003. The firm carries out casework on a privately funded basis and through the legal aid scheme where possible.