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I am very happy with the outcome

I would like to thank Pickup and Scott solicitors for their support in my immigration matter.

I would like to thank Salma Khan for her support, reassurance on times that I thought that my applications were going to fail, mainly because I had worked with other law firms and my application had not successful. Salma kept me updated and explained well the process and helped with the anxiety that I felt as I was worried that my application may not be successful.
Then when I received the good news about my application being successful was the icing on the cake. I am very happy with the outcome.

I would recommend anyone to Salma and Pickup and Scott as they have been very helpful to me.
Thank you so much Salma. BK.

We have a vacancy

We have a vacancy for a fee earner with a provable interest in the types of work we do. We are particularly looking for a person with experience of advising prisoners, mental health clients or private law clients.

The ideal candidate may have been studying for a legal executive role, looking for a position that may lead to a training contract or a person with an established following.

David R Pickup

Partner

Send CV to david@pickupandscott.co.uk

COVID-19 UPDATE 2021

We are still working and continuing to assist clients but we are no longer able to have face to face appointments in the office. The health and welfare of staff, visitors and clients is a priority.

 

We can offer appointments for advice by telephone or video such as zoom.

 

You can telephone the office on 01296 397794 and speak to a member of staff.

 

5th January 2021

When did you make a Power of Attorney?

If you registered a Lasting Power of Attorney between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2017 you may be entitled to a refund of fees paid to the government, as they were set too high. Refunds between £34 and £54 may be claimable.

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Help with residency application

I’m so blessed to have engaged Salma Khan to help with my residency application.

The process was smooth and expedited. I was treated kindly, respectfully and was explained everything in detail. The results were obtained faster than I expected and the entire stressful ordeal turned into a pleasant experience thanks to Salma Khan’s professionalism and expertise in the matter.

I highly recommend this firm to anyone wanting to have a stress-free bureaucratic experience!

Coronavirus Update

 UPDATE 26th Aug 2020

 

The office building is open although some staff are working from home.

We can offer telephone and video appointments.

 

You can use the following email,

david@pickupandscott.co.uk

or one of the telephone numbers below.

 

Private law: wills and probate

We have now been joined by Mrs Jennifer Bleby who will be working part time on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. She can advise on wills, powers of attorney and probate matters.

 

You can use the following email reception@pickupandscott.co.uk or one of the telephone numbers below:

 

Mental Health department

Justin Start 0777 236 8637

Georga Godwin 01865 596717

David Pickup 0783 158 6017

Criminal department

Alex Brown 07972 546215

Rav Dhillon 07816 489528

Immigration department

Salma Khan 07813 351631

Kevin Scott 07794896477

 

Wrongful Detention Under the Mental Health Act

Wrongful Detention

The law sets out safeguards to ensure that detentions under the Mental Health Act are necessary. Professionals should ensure that alternatives are considered such as voluntary admission. Most detentions under section are legal. The proper way to challenge whether a section is needed is by an application to the independent Mental Health Tribunal which forms the best safeguard to protect a patient’s rights.

In a very few cases detentions are not valid. Your solicitor will always check the section papers which are application and supporting forms to make sure they have been completed correctly. The law allows for minor errors to be corrected but sometimes there is a major issue which means the detention is not valid. Examples can be where the wrong nearest relative was consulted or not consulted at all, (and an explanation of why they were not consulted is not given) forms unsigned or the wrong name for the patient.

If a hospital discovers a patient has been wrongfully detained they can assess whether a fresh application for a section could be made. This would not correct an earlier error but the new section would probably be valid.

We have experience of advising people who have been wrongfully detained and hospitals and social workers who are facing a possible claim. Wrongfully detained patients may be entitled to compensation.


more about Mental Health Solicitor

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Salma’s Service is Truly 5 Stars

“My family and I honestly have no words to describe how thankful we are to have had Salma Khan as our Lawyer. Salma has helped us all the way through and she genuinely cares for all her clients and doesn’t give up in anything. Salma’s service is truly 5 stars and would recommend it to anyone who is in need of an amazing lawyer.

We went through many hardships with our case having mistakenly overstayed but Salma’s extremely hard work still got me and my mum indefinite leave to remain. This is going to be appreciated for a very long time and she is a very skilled lawyer who knows everything in her field and would recommend her to anyone and everyone.

Thanks again Salma we will always remember you for what you did for us.”

 

Salma Khan – Profile Page

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Now, My Son Can Travel Around Europe

Dear Salma,

I remember meeting you at CAB in Milton Keynes in April 2018 where I took your business card and made contact again earlier on in this year to follow up on my son’s application for citizenship. That notwithstanding, you dealt with my application very professionally and over the phone and emails. I had no need to visit your office. Documents which required posting were mailed out to you. 

Your help was invaluable. You were clear with all the requirements I needed, you spent time researching the required clause for this home office application which was literally honoured out the secretary of state’s discretion. It can only be a good or rather an outstanding application to win over this discretion. My son is over the moon at least now he can travel around Europe and not feel alienated before his mates as he has never had memories of being abroad, in a flight or attending trips beyond England.

Once again, thank you so much and as soon as I raise money for my remaining two kids, I shall be in contact again to make their application. You did, pretty much an amazing job. I’m so pleased.

M

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You Stood By Me And Fought The Battle

Thank you very much Salma for all the help, services and above all the support you gave me throughout the time of my application until you made sure I got my stay. I really don’t know what I would have done without you because before I met you I was hopeless and didn’t think I’d get my stay! But after my first meeting with you, you gave me courage and hope that everything would be okay.You assured me that you would make sure I got what I deserved and here I am today smiling and so happy because like you told me from the beginning, you stood by me and fought the battle with my daughter and I.

We both shall forever be grateful to you and I feel as if though the word thank you is not enough compared to what you did for us. Please continue helping more people out there and giving them the courage and support you showed to my daughter and I. Once again, Thank you very much for Everything and May God continue Blessing you.