This guide will explain how the Westkin appeal service works and how we stand-out from our competitors (see also part 2 and 3).
Firstly, you should know that it is based on our workflow. Please note that this is of course a simplified version of the reality, in order to explain to you what to expect when you challenge a decision by appeal with Westkin.
– Before Westkin takes on your appeal.
You will have unfortunately received a letter of refusal from the Home Office, and will most likely be looking for a lawyer to help you solve this issue. Westkin, are happy to take-on appeals so long as the following steps are taken by clients in order to ensure that work is done efficiently and based on a mutual trust between the client and their caseworker.
The first thing to do is of course to contact us. We will put you through to one of our appeal specialists, with who you may have a chat in order for them get a clear understanding of your situation.
Following this, you should send us a copy of your letter of refusal, in order for us to access the reasons which may have motivated the decision. Once we receive the letter, the lawyer in charge of your case will call you back and discuss with you the opportunity of making an appeal. Note that this process has been put in place to ensure that your case requires our legal support; however it can take some days between your first contact and our call back.
– Before signing up.
1. In all cases, the chosen case work will give you extensive information regarding how he will deal with your case and under which conditions. We recommend that you get at least 5 principal information before signing. Your lawyer should essentially provide you with the necessary information, this is at least the case at Westkin Associates.
It is important that you are made aware of the appeal strategy which your lawyer will employ.
2. Your lawyer should give an indication of your prospect of success, in writing. At Westkin we will provide you with a success rate percentage, providing you follow our strategy, even if this percentage is low.
3. As a client you must be aware of the fees you are subject to pay. It is essential that before signing with your lawyer, you know how much the appeal process will cost to you.
4. You should have an indication of the time scales. At Westkin, we will give you estimation of how long the process will take and when the different steps will occur.
5. Finally, these steps must become transparent to you before signing-up. You should know which document you will need to compile, when they will be needed and how they will be utilised.
Please, note that you are entitled to all information mentioned in the previously described steps. You must be given this information both in detail and in writing. This is done to ensure that you successfully receive the service which you have been promised. At Westkin our clients’ policy states that you receive a “client care letter” summarising all these points in detail, before you sign-up with us.
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