Immigration Appeal Lawyers in London
Immigration appeals can be a worrying process, and we understand the concerns which can come with receiving a UK visa refusal. In reality, refused visas are very common, and many individuals have to go through the visa appeals process before achieving success.
At Westkin, our lawyers are highly trained and have helped a number of individuals through the UK visa immigration appeal process. We have a high immigration appeal success rate, and it is our goal to help as many individuals as possible with their entry to the UK.
Our immigration lawyers are trained to ensure we quote a fixed fee before we start any work. This is so that our clients can have peace of mind that there will be no nasty surprises later on down the line. We instruct the best barristers so you can be sure that we will be as prepared as possible in order to have a successful appeal.
If you’ve had a refused visa to the UK, there’s no need to be concerned. Get in touch with our leading team of immigration lawyers in London to find out how we can assist you with your immigration appeal.
I have received an Immigration Refusal Letter. What can I do now?
Receiving an immigration refusal can be a stressful time. Often, the UK government will give reasons as to why they have refused a visa application, and this information can be vital in ensuring your success in the visa appeal process.
Our team of immigration appeal lawyers will offer a free initial conversation, after which, we will ask for a copy of the refusal letter. If there is a case, we will then normally invite the client to our offices to go through your options in greater detail.
We will provide you with a fixed quotation for the legal fees to handle the case, which we give on an individual basis. As no two cases are the same, we price according to your particular facts. This ensures that we offer you fair pricing for our services, which is one of the six unbreakable promises we assure our clients of.
Our lawyers will also provide an estimated timescale from our past experience as to how long the current processing times are at the First Tier Tribunal – Immigration and Asylum.
Please call our offices on 020 8038 7580 to arrange a free assessment of your refusal letter. Our immigration appeal solicitors will advise you on:
(a) What the next best option is.
(b) Your chances of success on appeal.
(c) The overall costs that our appeal lawyers will charge.
(d) How long it will all take.
(e) What documents you might need.
“I have dealt with Westkin twice, with regards to a complex application and their service was very professional and up to a very high standard. My case went on appeal and what I particularly appreciated is that, instead of dealing with the appeal in-house, they hired an external expert in this field to give my case the best chance. This is what putting the customer first means.”
We understand that receiving a refusal on your visa application can be a worrying time, but it doesn’t have to be the end of the road. To speak to our team today about your immigration appeal, please get in touch.
What is the visa appeal process?
Below are videos highlighting Westkin Associates workflow in handling Immigration Appeals, used to train other Immigration Lawyers and Solicitors.
Westkin Associates Immigration Appeal Lawyers Part 1 – video
Westkin Associates Immigration Appeal Lawyers Part 2 – video
Is your immigration appeal hearing soon?
A number of our clients contact us before their hearing date as they are not content with the work being done by their current immigration appeal lawyer. Many clients will not have instructed lawyers at all and now feel like they would like to have one on the day of their hearing. We can arrange for an immigration appeal solicitor to be present on the date of your hearing, so you can have the assurance that you’re being well represented and supported in your case.
You may be unsure how to choose the right immigration lawyer for you and your case. Here are some things that you should look for when choosing the right immigration appeal lawyer.
“I was with different immigration lawyers before signing on with Westkin Associates and it has been my best decision to change over to them. They’re highly professional, knowledgeable, extremely helpful and efficient. Their approach to my case was well structured, simple and easy to follow.
My lawyer was superb. They represented me at both my hearings, lodged my second appeal and I wouldn’t have had it any other way. They are experts at what they do. It was a lengthy and frustrating process but I knew I had the best team behind me. I would highly recommend Westkin Associates to anyone.”
Our leading immigration specialists are experts at successful appeals at court – also known as the First Tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum). We have an expert team who handle appeal cases as their main speciality. Get in touch today to find out how we can assist you.
How do our Immigration Lawyers win your immigration appeal?
Lodging the immigration appeal
Our lawyers work to ensure all the points risen in the refusal letter is addressed at the immigration hearing. Leading up to the date, we prepare and analyse the case to ensure you stand a good chance in front of the judge.
The starting point is always looking at the reasons for refusal. It is well-advised to understand that the grounds for appeal are brought against what is raised in the reasons for refusal by the Home Office. For the appeal, the applicant is not required to cover all the requirements of the immigration rules again; instead, they should just address the reasons for the refusal.
Given how important it is to lodge the appeal forms in time, our immigration lawyers often lodge your appeal before taking any professional fees.
Preparing you for your appeal hearing
As soon as the notice to appeal is submitted, the tribunals will respond in writing with the hearing date. In the meantime, we work with the client to ensure everything is well-prepared beforehand. This includes making sure we have a clear line of argument, as well as setting a time scale and list of documents prepared before the appeal.
Usually five days before the appeal date, we need to send the appeal bundles out to the relevant third parties, such as barristers, courts and the Home Office, therefore in our time line, we aim to ensure everything is set out to meet our target.
During those final five days, we invite our clients to a conference to brief them on what they should expect in court. This is to ensure they are confident and comfortable with the procedures, as well as knowing where to go, what time to arrive, the formalities of attending court and what questions they may be asked.
Supporting you at your appeal hearing
When the hearing day arrives, we strive to make sure our clients are not outspoken in court by instructing only the best barristers or using our own in-house specialist lawyers.
Whether we instruct barristers or use our own in-house specialist lawyers, they will be fully aware of the facts of the case and will often be involved with the preparation process too.
Our immigration appeal lawyers pride themselves in the service which we offer from our clients. We ensure that each individual we work with feels fully supported from the beginning to the end of the appeals process, so you can be assured that your case is in good hands.
Westkin’s Immigration Appeal Services
Our immigration specialists provide a number of services for clients who wish to appeal a refusal from the Home Office. This includes:
- Handling the case from start to finish.
- We fully prepare vital documents, such as the witness statements and skeleton arguments
- We advise on what documentation is required to take to court.
- We instruct counsel on your behalf where necessary.
- We organise to ensure all timing deadlines are met.
- The bundles are prepared in a professional way so that they include full indexing, pagination and copies made to all necessary parties.
- We brief the client so that they know what to expect on the day.
- We ensure we do what we can to give your case the best chance of success.
- Once the appeal is allowed, we will follow up to ensure your visa is endorsed as soon as possible.
- Should the appeal be dismissed, we will advise you on what options you may have then.
How much does an immigration appeal cost?
There is currently a fee of £140 paid to the court for an oral hearing, or £80 for a paper hearing.
Our legal fees are fixed which are agreed upon before work begins. The fees quoted are fully transparent and will usually include the barrister’s fee too.
The professional fees will be held in an account that remains client property, and will only be paid to our professional account once the work is completed. In essence, if you wish to withdraw from our services, you will be issued a refund minus the work done on your matter so far.
How long does the immigration appeal take?
Once you’ve gone through the immigration appeals process and had your hearing, you’ll usually receive a decision back on whether your visa has been granted within 28 days. If more action is required from this point, our immigration lawyers can continue to assist you with your case.
Receiving a refusal on your UK visa application is very common, and is an area of immigration law which our lawyers regularly assist with. It’s important to remember that receiving an refusal isn’t the end of the road for you and your UK visa.
If you want to appeal a decision on your UK visa, our team can help. Get in touch today by calling our office on 020 8038 7580 or through our website for cost-free and commitment-free conversation on how we can help you to lodge your immigration appeal.
5th Floor, Maddox House,
1 Maddox Street
020 8038 7580