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The immigration team at David Gray is fully operational and working from home to help and advise you on all areas of immigration law by telephone, email or videoconference. Please contact us by email or call Molly on 0191 232 9547.

Anyone with limited or indefinite leave to remain in the UK could be liable for deportation or removal from the UK in certain circumstances.

If you or your family member is at risk of deportation or removal or has been detained by the Home Office, you should seek specialist advice as early as possible.

Administrative removal

If you have broken immigration rules you may be asked to leave the UK under administrative removal. Reasons for this may be:

  • You have overstayed your permission to live in the UK
  • Your application to stay in the UK has been refused
  • You have broken the rules of your visa or leave to remain


If you are a non UK or European Union national who has committed a serious criminal offence, you and your family could be considered for deportation.

Where a person has been convicted of a criminal offence for which they have received a prison sentence of 12 months or more, deportation is automatic. However, it can be challenged on asylum or human rights grounds including family life established on the UK. Where a deportation decision is made, there is a right of appeal.

Immigration bail

Any person who does not have valid leave to enter or remain in the UK is subject to immigration bail.  This means that the Home Office can set conditions such as regular reporting to an immigration officer, and restrictions on work and study.

If a person is detained then they may be able to apply for immigration bail. An application can be made to an Immigration Officer or to the Immigration Tribunal. Again, if granted it can be subject to conditions and restrictions.

Our removal, deportation and bail solicitors

Our specialist immigration team in Newcastle upon Tyne or South Shields can advise on liability to Deportation and Removal and on challenging decisions of the Home Office to deport or remove a person from the UK.

We can also advise on challenging detention, including representing in bail applications.

We can arrange to visit clients if they are detained in the region.

Contact Us

You can talk to Molly Beattie by telephone on 0191 232 9547 (ext. 1306) or contact her by email to molly.beattie@davidgray.co.uk

Alternatively, you can book an appointment and visit us at one of our North East offices:


56 Westgate Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 5XU 

South Shields:

142 Fowler Street, South Shields, Tyne & Wear, NE33 1PZ

The team specialising in this area of work

  • Partner
  • Solicitor
  • Legal Assistant