Article 1 is a London and Geneva based law firm specialising in international Human Rights, Public Law, UK immigration and EU Freedom of Movement law.

We provide advisory, audit and litigation services to both businesses and individuals.

We strive to be the leading UK human rights law firm by providing expert, strategic and client focused advice. Our team of lawyers are unique in not only being experts in human rights and immigration law, but also leaders in litigation.

We draw from our wealth of experience to ensure that we provide clients with a holistic approach to their human rights and immigration needs.

Our clients are drawn from a diverse range of backgrounds and sectors. They multinational corporations, SMEs, start-up companies, law firms, banks, wealth managers, High Net-Worth individuals, celebrities, dignitaries, families and individuals.

We pride ourselves not only on our expertise and professionalism, but also the high regard with which we hold client confidentiality.



Services for Businesses

We assist with all aspects of business immigration, including applications for sponsor licences, applications for and assigning Certificates of Sponsorship (COS), general Sponsor Management System (SMS) support, applications for Tier 2 entry and extension visas on behalf of workers, conducting illegal-working audits, and providing in-house training for Human Resources personnel.

Services for individuals

We assist with all personal immigration application, including entry clearance applications, European freedom of movement (EEA) applications, further leave to remain, variation of leave, indefinite leave to remain, and British citizenship applications. We also assist with litigation, including appeals to the First-Tier and Upper Tribunal and applications for administrative review.


Most individuals seeking to enter the UK have to obtain an entry visa (called “Entry Clearance”) before they can travel to the UK. Our immigration lawyers routinely assist with Entry Clearance applications for all visa categories, including Tier 1 (Investor), Tier 1 (Entrepreneur), Tier 2 (General), Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer), spouse, unmarried partner, civil partner, ancestry, and EEA Family Permit.


Once in the UK, most migrants will have to extend their visa (called “Leave to Remain”) before they can apply to settle in the UK permanently. Our immigration solicitors and barristers have a wealth of experience in applying for Leave to Remain on behalf of family members, Tier 2 migrants, Tier 1 (Investor) migrants, Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) migrants, partners of British citizens and Dependants of Points-Based System migrants.


On completing the requisite number of years residence in the UK (usually five years), some visa categories permit individuals to apply to settle in the United Kingdom (called “Indefinite Leave to Remain” or, in the case of non-European family members, “Permanent Residence“). Our immigration lawyers can assist with all Indefinite Leave to Remain and Permanent Residency applications.


All individuals who have obtained settlement in the UK (whether Indefinite Leave to Remain or Permanent Residence) may be able to apply for British citizenship (called “naturalisation”). Such applications can usually be made one year after the individual has been granted ILR or PR. Our team of immigration solicitors and barristers can assist with all naturalisation and British passport applications.