Migrant Rights

Matthew Gold & Co has played a key role in promoting and protecting the rights of refugees and migrants.

Our solicitors have advised and acted for individuals on a wide range of issues, including judicial review challenges in connection with:

  • Refusals by local authorities to undertake assessments and provide accommodation and financial support to destitute migrant families, pursuant to their duties and powers under section. 17 of the Children Act 1989
  • The adequacy of support  provided to migrant families under the Children Act 1998
  • Refusal to put in place appropriate care packages or provide accommodation for disabled migrant adults
  • The adequacy of support provided to asylum seekers, in particular the care of unaccompanied asylum seeking children
  • Wrongly charging migrants for the NHS treatment that they have received
  • Refusal to provide nursery places to the children of migrant parents
  • Challenging government legislation excluding migrant families from claiming welfare benefits and social housing support

 

Our solicitors are increasingly instructed by charities and others to advise and act on strategic litigation challenges.

We have extensive experience in providing advice and delivering training to charities and voluntary groups working with migrant families.

We are currently working in partnership with Project 17, a charity that assists migrant families to access local authority support, on a new project helping families that are experiencing domestic violence and have no recourse to public funds.

Migrant Rights

Matthew Gold & Co has played a key role in promoting and protecting the rights of refugees and migrants.

Our solicitors have advised and acted for individuals on a wide range of issues, including judicial review challenges in connection with:

  • Refusals by local authorities to undertake assessments and provide accommodation and financial support to destitute migrant families, pursuant to their duties and powers under section. 17 of the Children Act 1989
  • The adequacy of support  provided to migrant families under the Children Act 1998
  • Refusal to put in place appropriate care packages or provide accommodation for disabled migrant adults
  • The adequacy of support provided to asylum seekers, in particular the care of unaccompanied asylum seeking children
  • Wrongly charging migrants for the NHS treatment that they have received
  • Refusal to provide nursery places to the children of migrant parents
  • Challenging government legislation excluding migrant families from claiming welfare benefits and social housing support

 

Our solicitors are increasingly instructed by charities and others to advise and act on strategic litigation challenges.

We have extensive experience in providing advice and delivering training to charities and voluntary groups working with migrant families.

We are currently working in partnership with Project 17, a charity that assists migrant families to access local authority support, on a new project helping families that are experiencing domestic violence and have no recourse to public funds.

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