Mansouri & Son 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 time limits 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 where there 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
We provide the following services
- 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, the merits and costs implications.
If for any reason your immigration appeal case is hopeless or extremely weak, we, unlike many other advisers, will not hesitate to tell you. We pride ourselves on an extremely high success rate in immigration appeal cases.
This is due entirely to our unrivaled preparation of cases and meticulous assessment of all aspects of your case. We also strive to offer all our immigration clients a One Stop Service.
This means that almost always your solicitor preparing your immigration appeal for you will also be providing advocacy at your appeal on your behalf.
This provides a seamless service to the client, reduces the chances of any misunderstandings and ensures that the advocate attending yor appeal has a real knowledge of every potential aspects of your case.
Examples of Recent Cases
- winning a Judicial Review for a refugee who wanted to change his name but the Home Office refused to recognise his new choice of name – August 2017
- winning an appeal for a non-EEA dependant parent of an EEA national living in the UK – August 2017
- winning a Human Rights appeal ‘outside the Immigration Rules’ – August 2017
- winning an appeal against refusal of ILR on the basis of 14 years long residence for an Algerian national – March 2013
- winning an asylum appeal at the Upper Tribunal – February 2013
- winning an entry clearance appeal against British Embassy UAE – February 2013
- winning an appeal against revocation of a spouse visa non-EEA dependant – January 2013
- winning an appeal against refusal of spouse visa – January 2013
- winning an appeal against deportation for a detained Pakistani national – December 2012
- winning three asylum appeals in a 10 day period – December 2012
- winning an appeal against deportation – December 2012
- winning an appeal against the British Embassy in UAE at the Upper Tribual – November 2012
- winning an appeal against refusal of entry clearance as a spouse – October 2012
- winning an asylum appeal – October 2012
- winning an appeal against refusal to grant a PSW visa to a student due to lack of funds – September 2012
- winning an appeal against deportation – September 2012
- winning an appeal to the Upper Tribunal on a point of law – August 2012
- winning an asylum appeal – August 2012
- winning an asylum appeal – June 2012
- winning a UAE entry clearance spouse appeal May 2012
- winning an appeal to the Upper Tribunal of the IAC May 2012
- winning an asylum appeal May 2012
- winning a spouse application entry clearance appeal – April 2012
- winning three asylum appeals – March 2012
- winning an asylum appeal – January 2012
- winning a Congolese asylum appeal – September 2011
- winning a Chinese asylum appeal – September 2011
- winning an Iranian Human Rights appeal at the IAC Upper Tribunal – July 2011
- winning an Iranian Asylum Appeal – 21 July 2011
- winning an Iranian Asylum Appeal – 28 July 2011
- winning an Iranian Asylum appeal – June 2011
- winning a Pakistan appeal for permission to remain in the UK with his Norwegian spouse – August 2011
- winning an Iraqi application for Entry Clearance as a Spouse appeal – 11 August 2011
- winning an Afghani appeal for entry clearance as a spouse and 3 children – August 2011
- winning an Afghai appeal for entry clearance as a spouse – August 2011
- winning a Iranian asylum appeal – August 2011
- winning an application for entry clearance to the UK despite 5 previous refusals – August 2011
- winning a Russian Federation appeal for leave to remain on a Post Study Work visa despite the UKBA alleging false documents were used – August 2011
- winning an Afghani appeal by a 69 year old mother seeking to join her daughter and son-in-law in the UK as a dependant at the Upper Tribunal – September 2011
- winning an Iranian asylum appeal for a 19 year old who had been alone in the UK since he was 13 – September 2011
- winning an appeal for a Tier 4 student who had had less than the required minimum balance of funds in her bank account for the months preceding her visa extension application
- winning an appeal for refusal of indefinite leave to remain on the basis of 10 years lawful residence where there had been a substantial break in the applicants period of residence in the UK
- winning an appeal for refusal of an extension of leave to remain, Tier 1 (General), where the appellant had 2 recent criminal convictions for theft
- winning an appeal against a deportation order for an appellant with Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK who had been convicted of serious offences and had received a custodial sentence of 4 years
- winning a Judicial Review for 12 Intra Company Transfer (ICT) employees refused entry to the UK by the British High Commission Mumbai
- winning an appeal for an appellant who had been in the UK illegally for 14 years and had little or no documentation to support his appeal
- winning an appeal for ILR for a spouse who had entered the UK illegally and married her British husband before obtaining a divorce from her foreign husband
- winning an appeal by a 65 year old dependant parent of a person present and settled in the UK, who had been refused ILR
- winning an appeal for an overseas spouse who had been refused admission to the UK because her British husband was in receipt of State Benefits
- winning a Judicial Review for an English Language school with 450 students who had had their sponsorship licence revoked by the UK Border Agency
- winning your appeal…
Our immigration team has extensive knowledge and over 27 years experience of the immigration appeal process and have represented clients before the Immigration & Asylum Chamber (IAC), the Administrative Court, the House of Lords (Supreme Court), European Court of Human Rights and the European Court of Justice.
We are 100% dedicated to winning your appeal for you too, so call us on 020 8401 7352 to book a face to face appointment at our office.
For face to face appointments we charge £200 plus VAT no matter how long the consultation takes and we provide you with a complete assessment of your case, comprehensive advice on the way forward and a realistic opinion of your chances of success.
The fee is fully refundable against your first bill if you then go on to instruct us in your case.