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Welcome to Gracefields Solicitors

At Gracefields Solicitors we provide very unique and trusted legal advice and services, including specialist immigration and employment law advice and services to employees and employers throughout the UK.

Our firm is based in the City Centre of Leeds and has highly qualified solicitors with many years of quality experience in Immigration and Nationality law as well as Employment law. The firm serves as a one-stop legal centre to its numerous clients and provides excellent solutions to their legal problems.

The firm provides professional and comprehensive legal advice and services at the highest standard and in an exceptional, timely and cost-efficient manner.

Gracefields Solicitors has a fast growing client base spread across the entire UK, including migrant workers, students, business and investor migrants as well as organisations seeking UKBA license to enable them employ migrants from outside the EEA under the points-based system.


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  • 26 Roundhay Road,
  • Leeds LS7 1AB

Gracefields Solicitors is Authorised and Regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA ID: 568391)

All Announcements
Statement to Parliament: Amendments to fees for immigration and nationality services

Published: 10 Sep 2014
Last Updated: 10 Sep 2014
This written ministerial statement was laid in the House of Commons by James Brokenshire.

News story: West Midlands to be first landlord ‘right to rent’ check area

Published: 03 Sep 2014
Last Updated: 03 Sep 2014
New legislation which will see landlords face fines if they rent homes to illegal immigrants without checking their ‘right to rent’.

Statement to Parliament: Implementation of the Immigration Act 2014

Published: 03 Sep 2014
Last Updated: 03 Sep 2014
This written ministerial statement was laid in the House of Commons by James Brokenshire.

Statement to Parliament: Applications for British citizenship: war crimes screening

Published: 17 Jul 2014
Last Updated: 17 Jul 2014
This written ministerial statement was laid in the House of Commons by James Brokenshire MP and in the House of Lords by Lord Taylor of Holbeach.

News story: Changes to the immigration rules will clamp down on visa abuse

Published: 10 Jul 2014
Last Updated: 10 Jul 2014
The Home Office places new restrictions on the entrepreneur visa route in response to scams from individuals and organised criminal groups.

Statement to Parliament: Statement of changes in Immigration Rules

Published: 10 Jul 2014
Last Updated: 10 Jul 2014
This written ministerial statement was laid in the House of Commons by James Brokenshire MP and in the House of Lords by Lord Taylor of Holbeach.

Statement to Parliament: Hansard correction

Published: 09 Jul 2014
Last Updated: 09 Jul 2014
This written ministerial statement was laid on 8 July 2014 in the House of Lords by Lord Taylor of Holbeach.

Statement to Parliament: New system of restraint for managing people safely during immigration removals

Published: 26 Jun 2014
Last Updated: 26 Jun 2014
This written ministerial statement was laid in the House of Commons by James Brokenshire MP and in the House of Lords by Lord Taylor of Holbeach.

News story: Immigration Bill becomes law

Published: 14 May 2014
Last Updated: 14 May 2014
The Immigration Bill received Royal Assent today (14 May).

Speech: A model that works: A government’s role in combating human trafficking

Published: 09 Apr 2014
Last Updated: 09 Apr 2014
Speech by Home Secretary Theresa May to the Vatican Conference.

News story: Immigration fees: 2014 to 2015

Published: 06 Apr 2014
Last Updated: 06 Apr 2014
New visa, immigration and nationality application and service fees come into effect from 6 April 2014.

News story: New international enquiry service for visa applications

Published: 01 Apr 2014
Last Updated: 01 Apr 2014
From 1 April 2014 UK visa customers will be able to use the new international enquiry service to find information about the visa application process.

News story: Applying for a visa from outside the UK: changes to visa centres

Published: 17 Mar 2014
Last Updated: 17 Mar 2014
Where you go to apply for a UK visa may be changing. There will be changes in the following countries between 17 March and 23 March 2014.

News story: Applying for a visa from outside the UK: changes to visa centres

Published: 17 Mar 2014
Last Updated: 17 Mar 2014
Where you go to apply for a UK visa may be changing. There will be changes in the following countries between 24 March and 31 March 2014.

News story: Immigration: Businesses will benefit from help to recruit internationally

Published: 13 Mar 2014
Last Updated: 13 Mar 2014
Businesses looking to recruit top international talent can take advantage of changes which will support the UK digital technology sector and improve links with China.

News story: Applying for a visa from outside the UK: changes to visa centres

Published: 03 Mar 2014
Last Updated: 03 Mar 2014
Where you go to apply for a UK visa may be changing. There will be changes in the following countries between 3 March to 16 March 2014.

News story: Advice services for asylum seekers and refugees: contract change

Published: 28 Feb 2014
Last Updated: 28 Feb 2014
From 1 April 2014, the British Refugee Council and Migrant Helpline will provide advice services to asylum seekers and refugees.

News story: Applying for a visa from outside the UK: changes to visa centres

Published: 27 Feb 2014
Last Updated: 27 Feb 2014
Where you go to apply for a UK visa may be changing. There will be changes in the following countries between 24 February to 2 March 2014.

News story: CIFAS named for bank account controls role

Published: 26 Feb 2014
Last Updated: 26 Feb 2014
The government has named CIFAS as the anti-fraud body likely to oversee proposed bank account controls set out in the Immigration Bill.

Statement to Parliament: Visa regulations: revised table

Published: 25 Feb 2014
Last Updated: 25 Feb 2014
This written ministerial statement was laid in the House of Commons by James Brokenshire and in the House of Lords by Lord Taylor of Holbeach.

Statement to Parliament: Renewal of immigration concession for Syrian nationals

Published: 13 Feb 2014
Last Updated: 13 Feb 2014
This written ministerial statement was laid in the House of Commons by James Brokenshire MP and in the House of Lords by Lord Taylor of Holbeach.

News story: UK electronic visa waiver introduced for Oman, Qatar and UAE

Published: 30 Dec 2013
Last Updated: 30 Dec 2013
From 1 January 2014 passport holders of Oman, Qatar and United Arab Emirates can visit the UK for up to 6 months with an electronic visa waiver.

News story: New customer satisfaction survey

Published: 16 Dec 2013
Last Updated: 16 Dec 2013
If you apply for a visa from outside the UK, you will be asked to fill in a new customer satisfaction survey.

News story: Home Office targets business travellers with new premium visa services

Published: 06 Nov 2013
Last Updated: 06 Nov 2013
Government announces further improvements to the visa system to attract the brightest and best to work, do business and invest in the UK.

Statement to Parliament: Immigration enforcement: Operation Vaken

Published: 31 Oct 2013
Last Updated: 31 Oct 2013
This written ministerial statement was laid in the House of Commons by Mark Harper and in the House of Lords by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 31 October.

News story: Home Secretary reappoints Professor Sir David Metcalf CBE as chairman of the Migration Advisory Committee

Published: 19 Sep 2013
Last Updated: 19 Sep 2013
Originally appointed in August 2007, Sir David will continue to chair the MAC until August 2016.

News story: Changes benefitting global businesses and international students

Published: 06 Sep 2013
Last Updated: 06 Sep 2013
New changes give greater flexibility to business visitors and allow international students to take up corporate internships after graduation.

Statement to Parliament: Strengthening and simplifying the civil penalty scheme to prevent illegal migrant working

Published: 09 Jul 2013
Last Updated: 09 Jul 2013
Written ministerial statement announces consultation on ensuring only migrants with a right to work can access the labour market.

Statement to Parliament: Border security: carriers' liability consultation

Published: 13 Mar 2013
Last Updated: 13 Mar 2013
This written ministerial statement was given on 12 March 2013 by Mark Harper, and in the House of Lords by Lord Taylor of Holbeach.

Speech: Home Secretary speech on 'An immigration system that works in the national interest'

Published: 12 Dec 2012
Last Updated: 12 Dec 2012
Speech given by Rt Hon Theresa May MP on 'An immigration system that works in the national interest'. The speech was delivered on 12 December 2012.

Speech: Transforming our border: Damian Green's speech to the Royal United Services Institute

Published: 14 Mar 2012
Last Updated: 14 Mar 2012
This speech was delivered to the Royal United Services Institute on 14 March 2012. This speech has been checked against delivery.

Statement to Parliament: Sham marriage: Church of England handling exemption for non-EEA national marriage applications

Published: 26 Apr 2011
Last Updated: 26 Apr 2011
Statement laid in the House of Commons on 26 April 2011 by Damian Green, and in the House of Lords by Baroness Neville-Jones.

Statement to Parliament: Ending the detention of children for immigration purposes

Published: 16 Dec 2010
Last Updated: 16 Dec 2010
The UK has a long tradition of welcoming people from across the globe and we can be especially proud of our record in granting refuge to…

Speech: Immigration: Damian Green's speech to the Royal Commonwealth Society

Published: 07 Sep 2010
Last Updated: 07 Sep 2010
This speech was given by Home Office Immigration Minister, Damian Green, at the Royal Commonwealth Society on 6 September 2010.