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At OTS Solicitors we understand that it can be a very difficult time for you and anyone of your dependents if your immigration application to the Home Office has been refused or rejected. It is important that you understand the Appeal process and judicial review process to be able to successfully challenge the Home Office decision at either a hearing in immigration Tribunals or in the Higher courts.
Our specialist immigration Appeals and judicial review Solicitors in London will carefully talk you through the appeals and judicial review procedure. They must ensure that you are fully aware of the court procedure, and that you are provided with the best legal advice and representation from our team of Specialist Advocate Solicitors, Barristers and Former immigration Judge Paul Gulbenkian to ensure that you succeed on the day of your immigration hearing.
The Tribunal which deals with immigration appeals at first instance is the First Tier Tribunal of the immigration and asylum Chamber. At the appeal an independent and impartial judge and occasionally a non-legal member will hear several different types of appeal, the main types are:
- immigration decision refusing asylum in the UK
- immigration decision refusing leave to enter, remain or settle in the UK
- immigration decision to Deport an individual form the UK
immigration Appeals can be a very long, complex and confusing processes but with the correct legal advice and support from our team of Specialist Advocate Solicitors, Barristers and a Former immigration Judge.
Moreover you do not always get a right of appeal and you may need to challenge the Home Office Refusal by judicial review to the High Court or Upper Tribunal. Our specialist judicial review and Public Law Solicitors will be able to discuss your possible options and provide the best advice and representation in relation to your case.
Some notable Cases by our Appeals and Judicial Review team at OTS Solicitors:
Our Solicitors have a strong track record of sucessfully representing our client in the Immigrqation Tribunals and the High courts. Our in-house advocacy team specialist immigration solicitors with a combined experience of over 60 years and overseen by our fomer immigration judge and senior immigration consultant Mr Paul Gulbenkian. The only barristers that we work with are specialists in immigration law and expert advocates in court who are highly regarded for their litigation and court experience. Some of the high profile work of our solicitors and barristers are listed below:
LC(Kenya) v SSHD  EWCA Civ – In an appeal to the Court of Appeal our client was successfully represented to proceed to a full and finally Appeal as it was found that there were merits in challenging the Home Office and the Upper Tribunals decision to ignore Country Guidance cases and material evidence when deciding on the Appellants asylum and human rights claim. The client's appeal was allowed and the Home Office have agreed to pay his legal costs.
IO (Nigeria) v SSHD  EWHC – In judicial review proceedings against the Secretary of State for the Home Department (‘SSHD’) in connection to the correct application of the new immigration Rule, and unlawful interference with client’s Article 3 [inhumane and degrading treatment] and 8 [respect for private and family life] rights under the European Convention on human rights (‘ECHR’). The Secretary of State conceded and awarded the Applicant an in-country right of appeal and agreed to pay the client’s reasonable costs. The client has suceeded in having his asylum claim heard in the UK and we sucessfully stopped any enforcement for his removal and ensured his release from detention.
DV (South Africa) V SSHD  EWHC – In a judicial review challenging the Secretary of States’s refusal decision in respect of the unlawful interference with the Applicant’s Article 8 ECHR rights and no right of appeal. The Secretary of State conceded and went on to reconsider Applicant’s FLR (O) and to award an in-country right of appeal. The Client and her family were awarded leave to remain in the UK. They have continued to enjoy their family life and following an application for naturalisation their children are British Citizens.
At OTS Solicitors we are ready to discuss your Appeal or judicial review case, and a member of our UK immigration and advocacy team will be please to take your call or email enquiries. Please therefore contact OTS Solicitors on 0207 936 9960 or contact us online.
Appeals and Judicial Reviews Success Stories
For a more detailed discussion regarding your case, or to book an appointment with a member of our Individual Immigration team, please call us now on 0207 936 9960