Manuel Bravo Project

Legal assistance for people seeking asylum


We are currently recruiting to the role of MANAGER. Please see the Get Involved page for more details.

An exciting opportunity has also come up to get involved as a Trustee on our board. Please see the Get involved page for more details. We are also currently recruiting volunteer interpreters. Details of current volunteering opportunities here


The Project

Manuel Bravo Project offers free legal advice to asylum seekers who wish to appeal against a negative first decision or submit a fresh claim for asylum and who cannot obtain Legal Aid. We do this by:

Asylum Info

  1. Every person fleeing persecution and violence has a right to lodge a claim of asylum.
  2. According to 2015 Home Office statistics, 61% of initial asylum claims are refused.
  3. According to 2015 Home Office statistics, about one third of asylum refusals that go to appeal are overturned.
  4. Legal Aid is only granted for appeals judged to have a 50% chance of success and demand far exceeds capacity. We deal with those cases below that threshold.


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