Appeals to the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber)

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. 

If an appeal has been heard by the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) and it is arguable that the judge has not applied the law correctly in deciding the immigration appeal, it may be possible to apply for permission for the legality of the appeal decision to be considered again. The platform for this, will normally be for an application to be made for permission to appeal to the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber). 

It is important to understand that permission to appeal to the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber), will not be granted simply because an appellant does not agree with the decision or on the ground that the decision is simply unfair. Permission to appeal to the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber), will only be granted where there is at least, an arguable error of law in the decision being challenged and where a different decision would have made a difference to the overall outcome of the matter.

Applications for permission to appeal to the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber), must be made at first instance to the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) and where this permission is not granted, an option to apply to the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) becomes available. Many applications for permission to appeal to the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) are refused and so a detailed understanding of what might constitute an error of law, is necessary in such matters. 

Applications for permission to appeal to the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) are governed by the law and associated guidance. It is essential to understand the law within the Tribunal Procedure (First-tier Tribunal) (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) Rules 2014 and the Tribunal Procedure (Upper Tribunal) Rules 2008, before making an application. Most successful appellants will have been represented by a person with legal expertise in this field, as arguments and representations around immigration errors or law and can complex.

Our team offers a range of services for those wanting to appeal their immigration or asylum decision at the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) 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 Upper 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 and lodge your application for permission to appeal. Where permission to appeal is granted, we would 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 most people will require a legal expert to guide them through the process for appealing to the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber). 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. It may be appropriate to split your fee to accommodate for any maters where permission to appeal is not granted.

Tribunal Fee: No charge; &

Curzon Green (London based client) Fee: £3000-£5000 plus VAT; or

Curzon Green (Buckinghamshire based client) Fee: £2500-£4500 plus VAT.

Please do not hesitate to contact our team for advice on a precise fee for representation in your matter or with any queries that you may have.

Contact Us

If you are unsure as to which service might be appropriate for your matter, or have any other queries about our immigration services, we warmly invite you to contact our team of experienced practitioners. You can do this by clicking on the links below or by telephoning or emailing our offices. You can explain to the receptionists that you are seeking to speak with the immigration team.

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London: 020 3443 9576

High Wycombe: 01494 451355

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