Frequently asked questions
What is the Ukraine Advice Project (UAP)?
UAP is a pro bono project where UK lawyers give free support and legal information directly to people who are fleeing the war in Ukraine and want to come legally to the UK.
What sort of information can UAP provide?
UAP provides information and support about how to travel legally to the UK. UAP can also provide basic information on settling into life in the UK. Where UAP cannot assist with your query, our lawyers will aim to signpost you to other organisations who may be able to assist you.
Who are the lawyers involved?
Volunteers from the law firms DLA Piper, Eversheds Sutherland, Hogan Lovells and Clyde & Co are working together to answer queries from those fleeing the war in Ukraine.
If we think you need legal advice from a lawyer who specialises in immigration, there are also around 300 barristers, solicitors and OISC-regulated advisers volunteering to assist with more complex queries.
How does the project work?
People seeking assistance just need to press ‘Talk to our lawyers’ and fill out a short form. Once the form is submitted, you will be connected to a lawyer over the Legal Connection platform.
How long will it take to be connected to a lawyer?
UAP aims to connect people to a lawyer within 2 working days where possible.