If you have been affected by the Windrush scandal and had difficulties relating to your immigration status, we can help you apply for compensation.

For more information contact Nicola Burgess at [email protected] 

Working with eight leading law firms, we are offering free advice and support for people to apply to the Windrush Compensation Scheme.

What is the Windrush compensation scheme?

The Windrush Compensation Scheme was set up in 2019 following the Windrush scandal, which broke in 2018 when it emerged that despite living and working in the UK for decades – having been invited to the UK from Caribbean countries between 1948 and 1971 – many of the “Windrush generation” and their family members, including children and grandchildren, were told that they were illegally living in the UK and were wrongly detained, deported and denied legal rights.

Under the scheme those affected by the Windrush scandal can apply for compensation for the significant detrimental impact it’s had on their lives. Many had lost homes and jobs, as well as being denied access to healthcare and benefits.

However, over two years on from its launch, the scheme has paid out just a fraction of the compensation allocated. We are determined to help people who are eligible for compensation to secure it, and are working with eight leading law firms to support people to apply. 

Are you eligible for compensation?

You could be eligible for compensation if:

  • you came to the UK from a Commonwealth country before 1973
  • or your parents or grandparents came to the UK from a Commonwealth country before 1973
  • or you came to the UK from any country before 31 December 1988 and are now settled here;

You can also apply if you are:

  • the close family member of someone eligible to claim and you have had significant losses yourself;
  • or representing the estate of someone who would have been eligible.

Contact us for support to apply for Windrush compensation

If you are unsure whether you are eligible, or you would like help with your application, get in touch with Nicola Burgess at [email protected]. All advice and support with your application is free of charge.  

The initiative is supported by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, Charles Russell Speechlys, Debevoise & Plimpton, Dechert, Latham & Watkins, Linklaters, Taylor Wessing and White & Case.