For most immigration appeals before the First Tier Tribunal, the following stages and work are involved:
- Advising you on the strengths and weaknesses of your case and the appeal process to help you decide whether to proceed with your appeal
- Lodging your appeal with the First Tier Tribunal
- Preparing court witness statements and other supporting evidence, sometimes including expert evidence, to challenge the Home Office’s reasons for rejecting your application
- Reviewing the Home Office’s bundle of evidence and addressing any issues arising from their evidence
- Liaising with the Tribunal in relation to the appeal documents and timings for your case
- Preparing your bundle of evidence for the court and a written summary of our legal arguments
- Instructing an expert barrister to represent you on the day of the hearing itself (the barrister’s fees are not included in our price ranges and will be payable in addition to the LTP fees)
- Advising you on the outcome of your appeal hearing and next steps, if necessary.
There are currently significant delays within the Tribunal system caused by the pandemic and it may take between 2 – 8 months from the date of lodging your appeal with the First Tier Tribunal for your case to be heard.
[i] Subject to instructions and the retainer agreement