Challenging Home Office Decisions

We regularly act in litigation against the Home Office and have taken these challenges all the way to the European Court of Justice in the past. Receiving a refusal from the Home Office on your application or a suspension of your sponsor licence can be a very scary and stressful experience. We understand the pressure this can put on you and will work with you to explore all of your options before helping you take forward the one which is best for you.

If challenging a Home Office decision is the best way forward for you, we will ensure you have the best team to support you. This means working with the top immigration barristers who bring their own sets of experience to your matter.

We will involve you in the process and ensure you understand each stage.

From the outset and throughout, our priority will be helping you meet your immigration goals as quickly and easily as possible. If that means challenging the Home Office to the highest courts, we can assist with that. However, if that means there is a quicker resolution such as making a fresh application or negotiating with the Home Office, we will ensure you are aware of all of your options.

Recent example of work

  • We have recently challenged the Home Office in the Administrative Court setting a new precedent with a reported decision


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For more information about our immigration services please contact Nicolas Rollason at or a member of the team.


Appealing Home Office Decisions

Challenging a Home Office decision with an appeal in the Immigration Tribunal can be a daunting experience. We have extensive experience in conducting appeals at both the first tier and upper tier tribunal.

Judicial Reviews of Home Office Decisions

We have one of the top ranked immigration departments and also one of the top administrative and public law teams. Working together, we are particularly well placed to advance judicial reviews of Home Office decisions.

Administrative Reviews of Home Office Decisions

If your immigration application has been refused, you may be able to challenge the decision by way of an Administrative Review. Usually, with decisions made under the Points Based System, you must apply for Administrative Review immediately if you wish to challenge the decision.

Strategic Immigration Support for HR Teams

We provide a full range of immigration support services to HR teams, offering strategic support and advice to ensure you meet your objectives on PBS sponsorship and compliance.

Sponsoring and Hiring Foreign Nationals

Support when sponsoring foreign nationals or hiring nationals outside the UK and European area, from obtaining a sponsor licence to setting up and reviewing your immigration policies.

Prevention of Illegal Working

To help prevent illegal working, our top ranked immigration team can advise you on setting up fully compliant systems, policies and processes and we can regularly audit your compliance levels as an employer and Tier 2 sponsor.

Staying Compliant under the Points Based System

The UK government places the responsibility for compliance with Home Office rules on employers hiring foreign migrants in the UK under the points based system. We can help you put systems and processes in place to stay compliant.

Dealing with a Home Office Investigation

Dealing with a Home Office investigation into your workforce can be a stressful situation for any company or employer. We provide specialist support for your business together with our employment and criminal lawyers if needed.

Human Rights and Asylum

We advise on applications or appeals on the basis that human rights have been or are at risk of being infringed, and on asylum claims by offering a comprehensive service for those seeking safety in the UK as a refugee or for humanitarian protection.

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