Testimonials - Arona St James Solicitors
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Testimonials

I am a polish National and my wife is a Vietnamese National. I work as an engineer in the UK. My now wife came to the UK and left voluntarily after she was not granted permission to marry in the UK. The Home Office felt she had mislead them in her visitor’s visa application. Of course this was not true. However when you find your partner at the time being incarcerated and your fighting away it becomes difficult as you feel no one is listening to you. You read the news that the environment is hostile and we know we have been victims of this.
The Home Office looks at paperwork and asserts what the person’s intention is. My wife had come over on a visit and met me, and her former relationship that she wrote in her application was a new one and one that had not turned into a committed one. They did not believe how we met and refused us permission to marry. Needless to state this was a difficult and demotivating time in our lives, when you fall in love and you have a third person telling you that you have lied to them. We cannot erase this but can talk about how important it is to find the right support.
My wife returned home. We married in Vietnam and she fell pregnant shortly afterwards.
I am over the moon that we are expecting our first child, so bringing her back to the UK to me was important and time sensitive as I wanted the baby to be born in the UK.
Arona Sarwar of Arona St James took over the visa application and relied upon EEA regulations. I would give her 5 stars and a golden star. Arona is a brilliant and confident Immigration solicitor. She worked on our case with her team. Our case because of my wife’s return and the assertion she was dishonest was a difficult case.
Arona and Emma her caseworker persevered. She and her team worked quickly and met timelines throughout. She kept her word and followed through on the case plan in a timely fashion and my wife was granted her visa. The fact is Arona is competent and can win difficult cases by providing a strategic approach; such as ours and this is a simple fact. I travelled from Sheffield to London, and I will always come to London to instruct Arona St James for all future immigration applications. I recommend her with 100% of confidence you are in the best solicitors hands. I trust her with my wife’s case and she has given my wife and I endless happiness.

Jacek & Thi

Arona St James is an amazing company. It is hard to put into a paragraph and summarize how much they helped me and my children between July 2015 and January 2017.
I fled our home in London with my 2 young children due to domestic violence by my then husband. During my time back in Sydney I lost in court after appealing to remain in Australia and we were sent back by The Hague Convention to London, to fight the case over there as I had more chance of winning as it is the children’s jurisdiction.
From the minute we arrived in London I had Richards support and help. He became one of my poignant supports, confidant and friend.
I was unable to get Legal Aid, so if it wasn’t for Richard Jones taking on our case and sourcing a Pro Bono Barrister, to fight our case in Court, the children and I would still be stuck in England.
My family and I will be forever grateful for what Arona St James have done for me and my two children. Thank you.

Amy Pride , Australia –

It all started with my previous law firm being intervened in to while I had an appeal on standby. So I had to look for another solicitor ASAP to take over my case. I searched online and found “Arona St James Solicitors”. And honestly, by just reading her previous clients ‘s reviews on google, I immediately knew she was the one who could genuinely help me with my issues. So I followed my instinct and went to her to explain the whole story about my case. Not to forget that I was also very ill throughout that stressfull period but Arona really put my mind at ease all the way and told me to leave my worries about this particular matter to her that she will sort everything out. And that was what she really did!! This lovely woman is the most caring, understanding and friendly solicitor I ever met. She is very professional in her work. Arona, I really can’t thank you enough for everything you’ve done for me. Despite the fact that I did not listen to some of your advices at some point, You still sort everything out as you promised. Thank you so much Arona and her Team! You guys are the best!👍

Fridaos Ibrahim

Back when I was first looking for lawyers to help me with my immigration case, I was met with a lot of disappointment and let down several times. It was a long and difficult search, and when other lawyers like Duncan Lewis failed to make any progress at all, I thankfully found Arona.

From the first meeting where I explained my case, feeling very vulnerable and basically baring my soul, Arona was fully supportive professionally and with her heart. She really made it easy, and I am forever grateful for that.

As a gay African man, Arona’s expertise in minority LGBT issues helped her empathise and really sort out my issues in exactly the right way. No other lawyer had shown such a clear understanding of my situation, or show me that they had the care or determination to take it on and win.

My entire asylum seeker application process – from interview to being granted asylum – was expected to take months or even years, yet Arona got it done in 3 weeks. Throughout that process, and much more, she always showed grace, patience, and positivity.

Years later I got in touch again, and she recently helped me get my indefinite stay as well, cementing her further as an essential pillar in my story and my success.

Arona helped me get my life back, I’m forever grateful and would not hesitate to recommend her to anybody. Especially if you are BAME person and or LGBT, I cannot recommend her more highly, as these are issues personal to her and that she is hugely passionate about. I have been able to gain security in my life and have been working, studying and growing ever since. My life would have been in a very different place if it weren’t for the professionalism, efficiency, thoroughness and most of all heart of Arona and her team. Thank you so much.

Fredrick Kourouma

My partner is a Pakistani national guy and we have been living together for 3 years.

 

We were recommended by a friend to seek help from Arona so that we could stay together here in the UK. Arona agreed to represent us and compiled all the paperwork she felt helped our case and represented us at the interviews held by the Home Office. Throughout the procedure she was positive and encouraging, she believes strongly in the rights and freedom of LGBT people. We were successful and my partner gained refugee status which ensures we have a life and future together. Without Arona’s guidance and positive thinking I don’t believe we would have achieved our goal and we will be eternally grateful to her. M & K London 2015

Michael

We have decided after 4 years managing our SMS that it is time to appoint a solicitor to act as our legal representative. Our business cover the UK and Europe and we have a separate division in the US. We appointed Arona Sarwar as she was referred to us – we have her at the other end of the phone when needed and can be contacted out of hours. We feel confident that this part of pur business is our safe hands. A globalised market requires us to compete both with our goods and services and market knowledge is key.

Thomas

We are delighted to have Arona St James managing our SMS. We have found it difficult to keep up todate with the changes to the Immigration sponsor management system. The directors felt it best to appoint someone that has the expertise so save on mistakes and ensure compliance. Within three working days we had a site visit, in house traning and a management plan in place. We felt confident with our selection as Arona Sarwar acts for some of our High networth, and corporate clients who are her repeat clients – and we have seen their Immigration problems dealt with quickly and with success.

Mr S. K Accountant

I was going through a difficult time because my children were in care and also because of my financial situation. I found Ms Arona Sarwar to be supportive and understanding. I am also pleased with the services I received. I have now been granted my stay and I cannot wait to bring my children to visit our family in Algeria.

Dear Arona , Firstly I would like to thank Ms. Arona for her excellent work. A brillant mind and at ease with a challenge. She stripped back my case, got to know the background, and fought to secure my international protection. I feel in a safe place. I enjoy travelling, working and living life to the full. I think I have fast track my intergration into UK society. Social media has made it easy for me to adapt culturally and I owe this to Arona. I definitely recommend her to any one looking for a brilliant, experienced and friendly solicitor. M E F

Mohammed A.Elfattah

We have decided after 4 years managing our SMS that it is time to appoint a solicitor to act as our legal representative. Our business cover the UK and Europe and we have a separate division in the US. We appointed Arona Sarwar as she was referred to us – we have her at the other end of the phone when needed and can be contacted out of hours. We feel confident that this part of pur business is our safe hands. A globalised market requires us to compete both with our goods and services and market knowledge is key.

We are delighted to have Arona St James managing our SMS. We have found it difficult to keep up todate with the changes to the Immigration sponsor management system. The directors felt it best to appoint someone that has the expertise so save on mistakes and ensure compliance. Within three working days we had a site visit, in house traning and a management plan in place. We felt confident with our selection as Arona Sarwar acts for some of our High networth, and corporate clients who are her repeat clients – and we have seen their Immigration problems dealt with quickly and with success.

Mr S. K Accountant

I would like to thank Arona St James Solicitors

Mr M Kouadio London