Appealing Home Office Decisions

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

Our immigration team was established over 20 years ago and has consistently been recognised by the leading legal directories as a top ranked practice for 13+ years.

If your application has been refused and you have a right of appeal from inside or outside the UK, we can help with every step of the process. From ensuring you appeal is lodged on time and with strong grounds of appeal through to preparation for and representation at the hearing. Where we can, we will see if there is any way to resolve your matter before we get to the tribunal.

We will ensure you get to know the team supporting you, including your barrister, before we go to the tribunal. In this way we can answer any questions you have about the process and ensure you are reassured in the face of what can be a stressful experience.

When assisting a client with a right of appeal, we will first review their immigration history and the application and refusal that led them to us. We will ensure you understand the process and the timeframes, which can be lengthy. We will also make a clear assessment of the merits of your appeal and help you understand what other options you may have.

We will involve a highly qualified and experienced barrister at the earliest opportunity so they become familiar with your case and can add their advice from the outset.

We will work with you to gather as much supporting evidence for your appeal as possible. In the run up to the hearing we will meet with you, together with the barrister, to go through the evidence and to help you understand what will happen next.

At the hearing, you (and any witnesses we invite for support) may have to answer questions from the Home Office. However, we will have provided a comprehensive statement from you and any witnesses so this part of the process is as easy as possible. You won’t usually get a decision on the day of the hearing as this will normally follow a few weeks later. We will explain the outcome of the hearing and your options and next steps and help you decide the best course of action at that stage.

As a firm we have a solid grounding in litigation and as a department we have a history of challenging a whole range of decisions from those refused on small technical points to high profile and difficult refusals. Our approach to all appeals is to present as thorough and well prepared a response as possible and to ensure you have the best team to support you.

Recent example of work

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

WHAT IS SAID ABOUT US

"Always prompt and factual’" Kingsley Napley LLP provides "an excellent level of service"

Legal 500 UK

"Kingsley Napley leads the immigration outfits in the UK"

Who's Who Corporate Immigration

"..'The practice has gone from strength to strength.'the group is 'at the top of its game,' whilst clients are keen to highlight that the department is 'extremely informative and good at reporting policy changes'..." 

Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession

"Interviewees agree that Kingsley Napley is home to a superb team of immigration lawyers"

Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession

“absolutely superb” 

Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession

“top of the tree, with admirable depth and breadth” 

Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession

“genuinely ground-breaking work that requires this firm’s impressive brainpower” 

Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession

"Kingsley Napley LLP has ‘enormous experience and great depth of practice'" 

Legal 500 UK

 

For more information about our immigration services please contact Nicolas Rollason at nrollason@kingsleynapley.co.uk or a member of the team.

Always prompt and factual’" Kingsley Napley LLP provides "an excellent level of service"

Legal 500 UK

"Kingsley Napley leads the immigration outfits in the UK"

Who's Who Corporate Immigration

​"Interviewees agree that Kingsley Napley is home to a superb team of immigration lawyers"

Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession

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