About Us - Manuel Padilla Behar

Manuel is a UK qualified solicitor and the founder of the firm.

He offers tailor-made advice in every aspect of immigration law and nationality, with over 15 years of experience practicing in these areas.

Some of Manuel’s most notables recent cases are:

  • Securing pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme for several ex-partners of European nationals and in some cases involving domestic violence or an uncooperative ex.
  • Obtaining a positive result in an appeal made by a Bolivian family against the Home Office’s refusal to grant them leave to remain based on her minor’s daughter’s residence in the UK of over 7 years.
  • Securing leave to remain to parents of British children when they live with the other parent.
  • Obtaining leave for the mother of a dual British and Colombian national who entered the UK with a visitor visa.
  • Securing indefinite leave to enter to a minor child whose mother, a dual British/Bolivian, wanted to bring him to the UK permanently.
  • Representing several partners of British citizens in connection with their applications for leave to remain in the UK.
  • Obtaining family permits and then pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme for two four-year old twins from Venezuela whose living conditions in that country were of great concern to their aunt who was married to an European national.
  • Assisting people to obtain fee waivers on the applications for leave to remain under the 10-year route or to have the restriction for no recourse to public attached to their visas lifted.
  • Successfully representing a mother in her family matters: a) application for a financial remedy as part of her divorce, b) in her ex-husband’s application to have contact with their child and c) in her application to relocate to France.
  • Assisting the mother of a British child in the negotiations with her ex-husband regarding their finances and child.