The tribunal is part of the HM Courts & Tribunals Service and is independent of the Home Office or entry clearance officers. An appeal to the immigration and asylum tribunals allows a person to have the legality of their immigration decision considered by an independent adjudicator. It is not unusual for appeals to independent judges at the immigration tribunals to succeed.
The tribunal at first instance for challenging immigration decisions is the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) but this appeal option is only available where there is a right of appeal and on prescribed grounds of appeal.
Following on from the changes within the Immigration Act 2014, a right of appeal may now only exist in very limited circumstances. Most of the remaining rights of appeal for immigration matters are now for cases which involve the refusal of a human rights or protection claim, or for a decision to revoke a person’s protection status. Situations involving the other listed rights of appeal are rare.
The prescribed grounds of appeal in immigration appeals to the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) are listed within s84 Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 as amended. These are the only legal reasons for which you may bring an appeal to the tribunal.
Our team offers a range of services for those wanting to appeal their immigration or asylum decision and can represent you from the start to finish of your appeal process, including representing you at your immigration or asylum tribunal hearing. The most popular of the services that we offer are listed below.
Appeal to the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber): Full Representation
Full representation is a comprehensive service, that allows our firm to become your legal representatives and to represent you in all matters concerning your immigration appeal, including preparing your court bundle and making arguments on your behalf at your hearing.
If you decided that full representation was the appropriate service for you, we would take detailed instructions from you, issue a client care letter and other appropriate paperwork to you, plan works according to what we consider to be your best interests, advise you of any documents or information that we may need to prepare the case efficiently, lodge your immigration appeal, prepare your court bundle including a detailed legal argument and make arguments on your behalf at the immigration and asylum tribunal. We would ensure that you are updated on any key developments on your matter and remain as your legal representatives until a decision is reached on the immigration or asylum appeal.
We would endeavour to be on hand throughout the appeal process to guide you and answer any questions you might have about the process. Once the immigration or asylum appeal matter is decided, we would send you a closing letter outlining any items that we think you may wish to know moving forwards.
Full representation may not be suitable for all clients, but our experience is that for those who have utilised this service with us, they have found it to be very helpful indeed. We would encourage readers to consider the wide range of positive reviews which are available on the internet, relating to our services.
We are proud to be able to offer a fixed fee for full representation in your immigration or asylum appeal. Many of our clients find this to be useful in managing their costs and expectations. Although the below pricing information provides a cost range, you will always be given a precise cost on instruction and this will be detailed in your client care letter. The reason that we provide a cost range is because cases can vary considerably according to their complexity.
Tribunal Fee: £140 for an oral hearing or £80 if you chose not to have an oral hearing at the tribunal (or free in a limited number of cases); &
Curzon Green (London based client) Fee: £3000-£4500 plus VAT; or
Curzon Green (Buckinghamshire based client) Fee: £2500-£4000 plus VAT.
Please do not hesitate to contact our team for advice on a precise fee for representation in your administrative your matter or with any queries that you may have.
Appeals the First Tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber): Consultancy Services
It may be that full representation is not necessary in your appeal matter and we would certainly not encourage you to spend monies on services which are not useful to you. It may be that you have a clear understanding on the appeal process and complex legal arguments, but that you would find some advice from a legal practitioner, to be beneficial.
In this instance, we can offer advisory sessions (at our offices of through Microsoft Teams) which are charged by the hour. Many of our clients find these sessions to be useful where they require advice or confidence in what they are intending to submit to the decision makers and the tribunal.
Our charges for these consultancy services are outlined below.
Curzon Green (London based client) Fee: £250-£350 plus VAT per session which lasts up to an hour (depending on the experience of the person you book your consultation with); or
Curzon Green (Buckinghamshire based client) Fee: £200-£250 plus VAT per session which lasts up to an hour (depending on the experience of the person you book your consultation with).