Receiving a Civil Penalty Notice can cause irreparable financial and reputational damage to an organisation.  This is especially true if the matter becomes a target for media interest.  Not only can a Civil Penalty result in a fine, but your businesses name may also be published by Immigration Enforcement, jeopardising your ability to attract and…

Pre-Action Protocol Letter before Claim needs to be sent to the Home Office prior to applying for Judicial Review. Judicial Review may be the only option available to you to get the justice if all other avenues such as Administrative Review and appeals have been exhausted. For some applications like Visitor Visa, Short Term Student…

Having your visa application refused is frustrating and can cost you hundreds of pounds in visa application fees. There are many different explanations for UK Immigration Visa Applications refusal, but by examining the most common reasons, it is possible to avoid making the same mistakes when you submit your application. As experienced immigration caseworkers, we…

Receiving a civil penalty for unknowingly employing illegal employees is one of the biggest upsets an employer can face. Often, a Civil Penalty Notice comes after an organisation has received a surprise visit from UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) officials who discover that, unbeknown to you, non-EEA workers who do not have a valid visa…

Illegal immigration is a hot topic right now. The Conservative government, led by Prime Minister, Theresa May, has steadfastly kept to a manifesto pledge of bringing immigration down into the tens of thousands (a figure which has never been achieved). At A Y & J Solicitors, our focus is on the people at the heart…

Challenging UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) decision by judicial review is a significant and complicated legal process. However, it can lead to great success, and in some instances result in immigration law being changed to benefit many other migrants. When it comes to immigration issues, judicial review is the last resort available to litigants if…

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