Our Work | Challenging Home Office Decisions
Having an immigration application refused can be a difficult experience.
If your application has been refused, we can advise you on whether you have a right of appeal and, if so, whether this is the best option to pursue. Sometimes, a new application may be more likely to succeed and/or may resolve the situation more quickly. We can provide strategic advice and help you prepare your evidence and legal arguments as strongly as possible.
In some cases, the Home Office may deny you a right of appeal, or require you to leave the UK before you can appeal. We will give you clear and realistic advice about when and how such denials of a right of appeal can be challenged.
Not all refusals attract a right of appeal. In some cases where there is no right of appeal, the first step in challenging a refusal is an administrative review. This is where the Home Office reviews its own decision to see whether a mistake was made.
We also specialise in a procedure called ‘Judicial Review’. This can be used where there is no right of appeal or other legal remedy. It can sometimes be used for challenging other types of Home Office decisions, such as refusals of citizenship, denial of access to public funds and long delays in deciding applications.
While recovery of costs is not possible in the majority of cases, we also have expertise in seeking legal costs from the Home Office where a refusal or other decision is legally wrong.
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