Judicial review is an essential and powerful weapon in an immigration solicitor’s toolbox. This is because, since 2013, the right of appeal under the Points-Based System has not existed unless a human rights ground applies. As such, the only redress if a visa, leave to remain or Sponsor Licence has been refused (or revoked in…

If you have received a Tier 2 Sponsor Licence revocation letter and the reasons for the Home Office’s decision are illegal, procedurally unfair, disproportionate or irrational, challenging the decision by way of Judicial review may resolve your situation. Judicial review is not about whether a decision is fair or even right. Rather, it investigates whether…

Since July 2013, it has not been possible to appeal a Points-Based Visa refusal except in instances where human rights grounds are applicable. Therefore, your only option if a visa or leave to remain application is refused, and there are no human rights issues, is an administrative review or judicial review. Judicial review is not…

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…

Submitting your Indefinite Leave Application (ILR) should provide a great sense of accomplishment and also an excitement that you are near to acquiring British Citizenship. But many applicants are instead receiving a rather upsetting response from UKVI, accusing them of deception. There is no doubt that the British government has made it increasingly difficult over…

The current UK government is determined to bring immigration figures down from the hundreds of thousands to the tens of thousands. One of the ways this is being achieved is by making it more difficult for employers to recruit talent from outside the EEA. Policies such as the introduction of the Immigration Skills Charge and…

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