Knightsbridge Solicitors has extensive experience in assisting and representing clients on all aspects of immigration and nationality appeals. Appealing immigration decisions is an intricate and complex area of law where expert representation is essential to the chances of a successful outcome. We can often assist clients even where there are no automatic rights of appeal against decisions of the UK Border Agency or British embassies and consulates abroad. Where there is a right of appeal arising from a decision of the UK Border Agency or an Entry Clearance Officer at a British embassy or consulate abroad, there are usually strict timelimits within which appeals must be lodged at the Immigration & Asylum Chamber (IAC). Once an appeal is lodged, there will usually be further strict time limits for the preparation and filing of the necessary and relevant case papers in preparation for the appeal hearing. We provide assistance with the whole process of appealing immigration decisions from lodging your appeal against the decision to refuse your immigration application through to providing you with expert in-house advocacy at your appeal hearing. We can even represent you at your appeal if you are not based in the UK.
Our immigration lawyers can assist with appeals to the Immigration & Asylum Chamber (IAC), including the First Tier Tribunal and the Upper Tribunal, against:
- refusal to grant visa extensions
- refusal to grant indefinite leave to remain
- refusal to grant entry clearance or leave to remain as a spouse of a person present and settled in the UK
- curtailment or leave to remain in the UK
- refusal by a British embassy or consulate of British High Commission issue entry clearance (visas) to enter the UK
- decisions of the UK Border Agency to issue “removal directions“
- decisions of the UK Border Agency infringing on your Human Rights
- decisions of the UK Border Agency to make a deportation order
- decisions of the UK Border Agency refusing asylum or refusing Discretionary or Humanitarian Leave to Remain visas pursuant to the 1951 United Nations Refugee Convention or the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
- decisions of the UK Border Agency wher ethere are no automatic rights of appeal. There are now certain decisions in respect of which there are no automatic rights of appeal in the UK. However; our immigration team are highly experienced at challenging even cases where appeal rights are not available, often by application to the Administrative Court for Judicial Review
- obtaining your entire immigration file from your previous representatives and informing the AIT and UK Border Agency that we are representing you; and
- full preperation of all witness statements; and
- full preperation and advice on all documents you may require to obtain in preparation for your appeal; and
- full and candid advice on the merits of your appeal; and
- appearance at court comprising advocacy and representation by one of our specialist immigration solicitors or, if required, a highly experienced barrister
- comprehensive advice to our clients in preperation of the appeal; and
- a comprehensive skeleton argument for the court citing all relevant law, caselaw and facts; and
- a comprehensive indexed and paginated bundle in accordance with courts directions; and
- advising you and your witnesses in preparation for the hearing; and
- ensuring that the UK Border Agency comply with their responsibilities to the Asylum & Immigration Tribunal and any decisions made by the Tribunal; and
- in the event of an unsuccesful appeal, advising you on the next steps, further appeals including Judicial Review at the High Court, the merits and costs implications.
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