Immigration detention is a traumatic, depressing and disorienting experience for most individuals, in particular for vulnerable applicants such as pregnant women, persons with mental health problems and victims of torture who very often should not have been detained in the first place.

Jan regularly represents applicants at bail hearings and thoroughly advises clients and their friends/family members about the bail process. He will inform you about your chances of success for bail and release, and advise you on your immigration matter which will often have considerable influence on your chances of success for bail.

He has successfully represented many applicants in bail hearings, including vulnerable applicants.


Jan is furthermore an executive committee member of Medical Justice, and regularly works with doctors and psychiatrists who visit persons in immigration detention to assess whether there are medical reasons that would make their detention unlawful and where there are concerns that those detained do not receive the medical attention and treatment that they require.


Where you have concerns that you or a loved one have not received adequate medical treatment in detention, Jan is also happy to advise you on any remedies you may have including on the possibility of submitting a complaint against individual doctors or nurses to the General Medical Council (GMC) or Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).