Unlawful Detention

Since 2008, we’ve established a strong reputation for excellence in
immigration, asylum, human rights and unlawful detention.

Unlawful Detention

Detention is a life changing experience that causes shock and humiliation initially, and results in long term impacts that affect people differently. Some can be traumatized to such an extent that they develop mental health difficulties. The conditions of detention are often very poor, and the uncertainty as to the length of immigration detention is particularly difficult to deal with. Added to all this is the threat hanging over the detainees head that he/she could be removed from the UK at any time.

Many people understandably want to hold the government to account for their detention and claim compensation. If you want to explore this, we are able to represent you on the basis of a conditional fee agreement that means that you will not have to pay for our services unless your claim is successful.

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Our Services in Unlawful Detention

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Compensation Claims

We have many years of experience with such claims for damages. This includes claims for damages by way of judicial review, claims at the County Court, and claims at the High Court. Many of our clients have successfully claims tens of thousands of pounds in compensation for their unjust and unlawful detention by the Home Office.

The limitation period for claiming damages for unlawful detention is six years. If you have been detained within the past six years, contact us for a free assessment of your claim.

At CPC, we believe in lawful treatment for all, regardless of immigration status. 

We have secured some of the biggest damages awards against the Home Office:

  • The Queen on the application of Santos v SSHD [2016] EWHC 609 (Admin) – £136,048
  • The Queen on the application of Eroje v SSHD [2018] EWHC 1010 (Admin) –  £32,000
  • Adel Maarouf v Home Office, Case No: E00CL226 – £35,000
  • Fabian Evans v Home Office (settled out of court) – £45,000
  • Nadra Almas v Home Office, Case No: H14YJ673 – £98,000
  • CK v Home Office (settled out of court) – £110,000
  • Vincent Stewart v Home Office, Case No: H41YJ317 – £203,500
  • Damion Thompson v Home Office (settled out of court) – £28,000

We are able to represent on a CFA basis (conditional fee agreement) so that you will not have to pay anything for our services unless you are successful in securing damages.

Contact us for a free consultation to discuss your case.

We pride ourselves on the service standards we deliver to our clients

I had the privilege of working with Mr Zainul Jafferji of Clarendon Park Chambers recently, and I cannot praise his expertise and dedication enough. From start to finish, he provided invaluable guidance and support, making the complex process of immigration much smoother and less daunting.He has an impressive depth of knowledge in immigration law. His understanding of the intricacies of the legal system was evident in every interaction.I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone in need of immigration services.Tasneem and Akberali Essajee
suhail tahirsuhail tahir
12:49 27 Apr 23
I’m very pleased and throughly satisfied with the professionalism of Mr. Jafferji and his team.Mr. Jafferji has presented my mother’s ADR case in such a professional manner to court that I, being a witness myself in this case, do admit that Mr. Jafferji has given thorough study and great deal of time to my mother’s case.Mr. Jafferji being one of the senior barrister in U.K. is expensive as compared to other barristers but I must say that his knowledge and professionalism worth every penny I spent. I highly recommend Mr. Jafferji to those who care for their loved one’s case more than their pocket because, with Mr. Jafferji, you will get justice sooner or later.ADR is one of the most difficult cases to deal with due to the rules and threshold home office has set but Mr. Jafferji has managed to get ADR visa for my mother through First Tear Tribunal (FTT).Finally, I thank you Mr. Jafferji and his team for all the support, suggestions and hard work they have done for me.
Kelvin BKelvin B
21:20 17 Mar 23
Immigration matters can be very stressful and I must say indeed it’s been a long journey, as a client I find it your work ethics and energy very encouraging. you helped us draft up legal documents in no time at all ahead of the appeal, you always got to us quickly and made it a seamless operation. After speaking to you the first time and knowing that you were our legal representative for this appeal my faith was restored, and my father mentioned how moved you were by this case so I knew deep down that you were going to come through for us and I must say you did an amazing job. This means so much to us as a family, to be able to reconnect after these years and I must say we got what our money’s worth as it is evident of the outcome of this appeal. If you want a knowledgeable legal representative at a reasonable price, go to Husefa Z Broachwalla, that’s my recommendation.
Usman YounasUsman Younas
22:05 09 Mar 23
I had a hearing on Wednesday 8th of march 2023. I was super happy with Mr Sheraaz Hingora. The way he argued and presented my case was absolutely amazing. He had all the knowledge about my case, it was clearly be seen he has done his home work very well. I highly recommend him. A*****
Gam ShayaGam Shaya
23:19 07 Mar 23
I would like to express my gratitude towards Mr Sheraaz Hingora on my court case. The service Mr Sheraaz Hingora provided was exemplary throughout.I would like to thank his outstanding service on my court process. It wasn’t an easy one I almost given up on my case. Thanks to him I made it.I’m very happy with his service Without his knowledge and hard work I would not have had as a good result. His professionalism is so much appreciated. I would like to recommend him to everyone that may ever need.
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