Jacobsen Poblador Law Firm is established by Attorney at Law Bjørn Dilou Jacobsen and Attorney at Law Cristina Poblador.
Our office has particular expertise in immigration law, family law and human rights, and provides assistance to both individuals and companies.
Read more about our areas of expertise here.
BJØRN DILOU JACOBSEN
Attorney at Law
Bjørn Dilou Jacobsen is a lawyer with extensive experience in immigration law, particularly in relation to asylum, family reunification as well as work and residence permits. He also has experience in family law, particularly in relation to custody, visitation rights and residence cases.
Attorney at Law
Cristina Poblador is a litigation lawyer who provides legal services in immigration, asylum and social law, with a particular focus on administrative coercive measures. She holds an LLM in international law and has taught international law and human rights law at Copenhagen University for several years.
OUR AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Our office has extensive experience with cases relating to immigration law, including cases relating to residence permits, family reunification, asylum etc.
We provide assistance in all family law matters. We have particular expertise in matters where one or both parties are foreign nationals.
EU- and Human Rights
When we provide assistance, we pay particular attention to human rights. In both domestic and international complaints, we therefore often make use of international conventions.
We also focus on EU law, particularly in residence matters, and have extensive experience in dealing with cases involving EU law.
Vi bistår endvidere med opnåelse af EU-opholdstilladelser ved Statsforvaltningen, herunder komplicerede sager om fri bevægelighed, og sager om afledte rettigheder for familiemedlemmer til arbejdstagere, der er danske statsborgere.
Employers & Employees
We have many companies as clients and extensive experience in providing advice to employers who wish to employ foreign labour in Denmark. It is important both for you as a company and for your employees that the right solution is used. We advise on all relevant options and find the right approach in co-operation with you.
We provide assistance in all social law cases and have special expertise in cases of forced removal of children. We provide assistance to both children and adults throughout the entire process and represent the family's interests, as an appointed lawyer, in the meeting with the municipality.
We assist you at all stages of your criminal proceedings and can represent your interests as your appointed defence counsel.
We also provide advice in all areas of business and private law. We assist public authorities, businesses, associations and private individuals.
Our standard hourly fee is agreed upon on an case by case basis, but is normally DKK 2,200 + 25 % Danish VAT, in total DKK 2,750.
The fee is calculated on the basis of the time spent, the specialist expertise used and the complexity of the case. This hourly rate applies to assistance to private individuals in family reunification, asylum, criminal and family law cases.
In many cases it is possible to get a lawyer appointed by the state, and our fee would then be determined by the courts in accorddance with the current rates set by the courts (read more about having a lawyer appointed here). The hourly rate if appointed is currently DKK 1.880 (DKK 2.350 including VAT). If we are appointed counsel all costs will be covered by the state. This does however not apply to criminal cases if convicted.
In most cases where an attorney has been appointed for you, you will not be charged legal fees. However, this does not apply to criminal cases if you are found guilty.
Please note that we do not offer assistance for a fixed fee. The reason is that the time spent on cases varies greatly. We therefore consider it most reasonable that you, as our client, should pay only for the time we actually spend on your case.
Vores timesalær for bistand til erhvervsklienter og til private inden for andre områder, for andre udlændingeretlige spørgsmål end familiesammenføring, og for opholdstilladelser med henblik på beskæftigelse aftales individuelt.
The fee depends on how much time is spent on the case. This can vary greatly depending on the nature of the case and the specific circumstances.
Here's what our experience generally is in immigration cases:
- Application for family reunification with your spouse: 6-8 hours
- Application for permanent residence permit: 6-10 hours
- Application for residence and work permit: 4-6 hours
- Appeals against refusals in the above-mentioned cases: 4-10 hours
- Extension of residence permit: 4-6 hours
- Complaint against withdrawal of residence permit: 6-10 hours
We often assist in applying for legal aid cover from insurance companies or for free legal aid from the Department of Civil Affairs and the Legal Aid Board. If coverage is obtained for the case, you generally do not have to worry about the costs of the proceedings. Most people in Denmark have legal expenses insurance through their family insurance. If you have family insurance, we can apply for legal aid cover for your case. This means that your insurance company will pay for most of the costs.
If you do not have family insurance, we can help you apply for legal aid from the Department of Civil Affairs. You can obtain legal aid if your annual income is less than DKK 336,000 (in 2018) or if your case is a matter of principle.
Please note that these options only apply if your case is to be brought before the courts. You can therefore not get legal aid or a free trial in an appeal before the Immigration Appeals Board.
In some cases, you have the right to a public lawyer. In these cases, the starting point is that the state covers all the costs of the case. This is the case in most criminal cases. If you are then acquitted, the state pays all the costs. However, if you are found guilty, you will be ordered to pay the costs.
In all asylum cases, you are entitled to have a lawyer appointed to you for the handling of the case before the Refugee Appeals Board. The state will cover all costs no matter whether you are granted asylum or not.
In certain cases related to immigration law, it is also possible to have a lawyer appointed.
It is also possible to have a lawyer appointed to review certain family law cases before the courts, such as divorce and custody cases, if your annual income is below the minimum threshold of DKK 336,000 (in 2018) as well as cases regarding administrative coercive measures.
Contact us to hear more about your options.
- The Immigration Appeals Board has ruled in our favor that SIRI had not fulfilled its duty to provide guidance in a case of a late application for a residence document under the Brexit OrderOn 27 February 2023, the Immigration Appeals Board has upheld our appeal against SIRI's decision, whereby our client's application for a residence document under the Withdrawal Agreement between the EU and the United Kingdom was rejected, since the application was submitted after the application deadline.
The Immigration Appeals Board has ruled in our favor that SIRI had not fulfilled its duty to provide guidance in a case of a late application for a residence document under the Brexit Order Read More »
- Planned new scheme for work permitsBefore the general election, the prior parliament debated a bill which included proposals to introduce a new temporary scheme for the employment of foreign workers, a so-called 'temporary supplementary allowance'. Most recently, the Ministry of Immigration and Integration has stated that the bill is expected to enter into force on 1 April 2023 (...)
- Suspension of certain family reunification cases where the spouse in Denmark is an economically active Turkish nationalThe European Court of Justice delivered a decision in a prejudicial case on 22 December 2022. The case regards situations where the spouse in Denmark is an economically active Turkish citizen (...)
JACOBSEN POBLADOR LAW FIRM
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