Gay Friendy Lawyers

Garth Coates Solicitors is a leading law firm specialising in immigration, nationality, citizenship by investment and human rights law, as well as European Union legislation. Our commitment and enthusiasm are reflected in our work and the service we provide.

Our firm was established in 2008 by its founder partner, Mr. Garth Coates. He has over 20 years’ experience in the immigration sector and has worked with the Home Office (UKVI – UK Visas and Immigration) as an immigration officer.

We have worked on same sex relationship cases, both in the UK and abroad, for many years. These include spouse/unmarried partner/civil partner entry clearance, further leave to remain, indefinite leave to remain and naturalisation, as well as switching from Tier 4 student to spouse/civil partner and various other more complex issues.

Located in the heart of London, our team consists of solicitors, paralegals and caseworkers with the necessary skills, experience and knowledge to assist our clients with a variety of issues. Our outstanding success rate is maintained thanks to the high standard of our work.

Our team of legal professionals offer comprehensive and considered advice to enable our clients to make informed choices. We strongly believe that all our clients deserve the best; we take our responsibilities very seriously to ensure that client satisfaction is achieved by providing a professional yet friendly legal service. We aim to resolve all immigration matters brought to us by working diligently and together with our clients, keeping them informed of the progress of their cases at all stages.

Using our extensive experience, we provide legal representation to banks, business executives, public companies, international corporations, investors and individuals on a wide variety of immigration issues.

Our comprehensive service for corporate and individual clients covers all applications to enter/remain in the UK, including spouse, civil partnership and unmarried partners, indefinite leave to remain and naturalisation, as well as those made under the points-based system (formerly known as work permits). We have also successfully obtained several of the new Tier 1 Exceptional Talent/Promise visas for our clients, particularly those in the Arts.

We also help our clients to obtain permanent residence and/or citizenship in countries such as St Kitts and Nevis via investment. This route provides alternative citizenship and a second passport, which results in the freedom to travel, to do business and long-term financial security.
Our team’s expertise and legal experience ensure that all our clients receive correct, concise and considered legal assistance regarding immigration and nationality law.

Our clients include celebrities, multi-national companies, wealthy international businesspeople and a range of other individuals and organisations. All client work is managed by the partners.

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9 Dacre Street London


51.49901117577021, -0.13325781277012538