Mr A, an expert in AI with years of experience, has attracted the interest of companies in a number of countries. Despite being secure on his knowledge and experience, he was concerned whether this was sufficient to convince the endorsement body, Tech Nation, that he was ‘exceptional’.
He applied for endorsement to Tech Nation, but within three days of submitting all the mandatory documents, he received a decision on his endorsement notifying him that it had been refused.
It was heart-breaking since he had made plans of moving his family to the UK. It was his view and those that had prepared his endorsement application that he had done everything to show a SIGNIFICANT IMPACT in the IT digital industry, as required by the endorsement body. He was a mentor for years to students who were passionate about IT, he has a long track record of significant impact in IT digital world, a speaker to his peers, and a true leader who was always up for challenges.
Reviewing the decision made by Tech Nation
Only having reviewed the decision made by the endorsement body, we immediately identified that it was an error, and Mr A’s endorsement should have been approved. A senior member of staff was assigned to Mr A, and a plan of action was out in place as to how to achieve the best result for our client.
Preparing a challenge
We prepared a challenge to the refusal points and addressed each document submitted with the application. It was important to point out what was the significant impact he had created in his years of experience as a leader and why it was important to have the decision reviewed.
An important issue to address was his potential future contribution to the UK IT digital industry, which we proved by providing relevant written work from his home country, and publications in the digital world.
Mr A’s expert lawyer also used her substantial experience to prepare the best possible endorsement application, leaving no window open for refusal.
Within less than one month, the endorsement body was successfully persuaded by A Y & J Solicitors’ review grounds and approved Mr A’s application. Mr A considered that A Y & J Solicitors’ advice was invaluable in obtaining this result.