Have you or your client had an application to enter or remain in the United Kingdom refused? If so, you may be able to appeal the decision and have it overturned. However, with so much riding on that decision, it is vital that you have the right legal expertise behind you so that you have the best possible chance of a successful outcome.
At Imperium Chambers, our experts have over the years successfully represented many applicants through immigration appeals and judicial reviews.
About immigration appeals
There are various stages involved in the immigration process at which an appeal can be made against a decision.
An entry clearance appeal, for example, allows you to appeal against the Entry Clearance Officer’s decision to refuse you entry into the UK. If you are already within the UK and have been denied an extension to remain, then an appeal can be made to the First Tier Tribunal.
A judicial review can also be considered a form of appeal. Instead of questioning the outcome of the case as with a regular appeal, a judicial review will examine the legality of the decision. This process will be used where there is evidence to suggest that a decision is unlawful rather than just inaccurate. In-depth knowledge of the immigration system is vital in such cases if this sort of appeal is to be successful.
Whatever the nature of the appeal, there are strict time limits involved. Missing the crucial deadlines could mean a fresh application would need to be made, or it could even lead to you being unable to continue with the application process altogether. This is precisely why guidance from legal experts with extensive experience in the immigration appeals process is vital.
The appeal hearing
On the day of your appeal, you will be given the opportunity to present your case before an independent judge. They will consider all the facts and the law, and take your story into account.
Being fully prepared for your appeal is essential, and this is something our experts will help you with. We’ll make sure that every aspect is carefully planned so that you have the best possible chance of a positive outcome. From your witness statement to your appeal bundle, to clearly explaining the appeals process to you and representing you in court, we’ll be with you every step of the way.
It can be most upsetting to discover that your appeal has been dismissed. But this doesn’t have to be the end. In such cases, we’ll use our expertise to advise you on whether there is a chance that the judge could have made a legal error. If we find this to be so, then we will challenge this for you with an application for permission to appeal to the Upper Tribunal.
Our expertise has enabled us on a number of occasions to come up with a compelling and credible case outlining the errors made by the judge, allowing us to obtain permission to take the appeal further. So, if you’ve had an appeal dismissed, please don’t give up. Instead, contact Imperium Chambers, and we’ll review your case and guide you on the next steps.
How Imperium Chambers can help
At Imperium Chambers, we fully understand how a refusal for entry or an extension to remain in the UK can impact family life and close relationships.
Compassionate to every cause, we always believe that in many cases, there is something we can do. Even if someone you care about has been detained, it still may not be too late to be allowed entry or permission to stay in the UK.
Because we are barristers with specialist expertise in immigration, nationality and asylum appeals, we are able to assist you at every step of the immigration process. From the initial advice, to guiding you through the applications and personally representing you in appeals from the First Tier through to the Senior Courts, we will remain by your side, taking full responsibility throughout the entire experience.