ICS Legal has over more than a decade gained invaluable experience in dealing with matters before the Tribunal as well as the Admin Courts in the UK. We have "independent business reviews" which you can view by clicking here, which provides you with confidence and assurance.
We represent the client's to the First-Tier Tribunal and to the Upper Tribunal. We also challenge decisions made by the First-Tier Tribunal. We know that once an application is refused or you have been to the Tribunal & have been denied, it is difficult sometimes to understand the reason and the best way forward is to go back to the beginning and start again.
Appeal process and representation offered by ICS Legal. Click here to read more information on this process.
If your application did not attract the right to appeal but has been given a right to complete an administrative review, click here to read more information on how this works and the help we can provide you with.
Finally, some applications do not attract a right to appeal, so you may need to submit a formal representation and in most cases, you may wish to proceed with a judicial review. Administrative Review to read the information on how we can submit a formal representation.
We have overturned a large percentage of our cases without going to the Tribunal by disputing our client's cases with the British Embassy & UK Border Agency. The grounds of appeal and providing further evidence can help your immigration appeal.
We also make direct contact with the British Embassy or the Home Office outside UK/within the UK to resolve matters without taking this through the appeal process, saving time, stress, and money.
Client's best interest
We have our "client’s best interest at heart" which means we will always look at the merits of the appeal. Our last audit by the OISC showed that we have, and are doing “exceptional work” on our appeals which includes preparation to the Tribunal, namely the appeal bundle which is served to the Tribunal.
The appeal bundle consists of a number of important elements that are required procedurally and also to give you the best chance to win the case. The Tribunals have acknowledged how well we are presenting cases and Immigration Judges have commented on our work. Our work is to ensure our client’s case is handled professionally and we have never received a complaint from a client where we have mishandled their appeal. We strive to provide the best legal representation as we understand the stress you go through an appeal.
Our clients refer a number of clients to us because of the way we manage and deal with appeals. At times we would advise a client not to appeal due to a number of errors submitted with an original application, which can save you time and money, not mentioning the stress you go through. Please talk to us today on 0207 237 3388 and have your first consultation to understand your merits on the appeal & we can guarantee that we will never let you down. That is an ICS Legal Promise.
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How We Will Help You
If you have been refused and contact our office we would request a meeting to discuss the refusal, we may ask you to e-mail or fax us a copy before the meeting. We would then assess the reasons for refusal and advise on the probability of obtaining reconsideration of the decision, or if appealing, the likely success rate. We will advise on alternatives that may be available such as a fresh application.
Our fees for handling the whole appeal process will be made clear at our meeting before you decide on instructing us.
We would draft grounds of appeal and serve the same upon the First-Tier Tribunal, also advising relevant parties that we now represent you in this matter.
On many occasions, we have, after serving grounds of appeal, managed to get the refusal reversed. Should this be the case, you will only pay our fee for drafting and serving the grounds of appeal.
In the event, the appeal proceeds to a full hearing we will fully prepare all documentation relating to the appeal including Witness Statements and drafting a Skeleton Argument. We will ensure that you have enough notice of documents you need to supply that are to be relied upon at the hearing.
We will ensure that you and any witnesses are fully briefed before the hearing and if need be, a conference arranged with the Barrister who will represent you at the hearing. We work closely with a number of Barristers Chambers who have extensive experience in Immigration and Human Rights Law, so rest assured you will be in safe hands from the beginning to end.
ICS Legal, prior to the hearing will conduct a conference to discuss the process of the appeal, how it will work, go through the issues raised and the most common questions asked. We then have a conference with our Barrister and discuss your appeal prior to their attendance, and we also inform them of your concerns, etc.
On the day of the hearing, the Barrister will meet you before the hearing and will answer any last-minute concerns, you may have. At the end of the hearing, the Immigration Judge will inform you of when you can expect to receive a decision. However, from experience, there have been occasions when the Immigration Judge has made a decision on the day.
If the appeal is successful we will advise you of the next steps to obtain your visa.
If your appeal is unsuccessful we will advise you on the next steps such as a fresh application or appealing to the Upper Tribunal and the merits and costs of doing so. An appeal to the Upper Tribunal can only be made if the Immigration Judge has erred in law.
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