What's the process making an application to the Home Office? Once you have received your initial training and been allocated a client, the Kids in Need of Defense UK lawyer that you're working with will arrange the first appointment. At the appointment you will advise the client on their application and what other information or documents they will need to support the application. You’ll then help your client complete the form and gather supporting evidence. You will be requesting information from third parties, doing legal research and you may be taking witness statements. Once the form is complete and you have all of necessary evidence you will need to write legal submissions which explain the client’s circumstances and how they meet the requirements of the application. All of this work will be checked by your supervising lawyer as you go along and you’ll have guides and templates to work from.