Has the Home Office refused your visa application? Now is your opportunity to appeal against your visa rejection.

Legal Aid

The firm has a contract to provide legal aid for advice and assistance at all levels of the asylum process and for Public Law Judicial Review challenges in the High Court, for those who qualify for it and are within our contractual area. For more information, please contact us and we can discuss whether you are likely to get legal aid before you even come in for an appointment.


Has the Home Office refused your visa application? Now is your opportunity to appeal against your visa rejection.

 How we can help with your immigration appeal?

As a firm, we undertake a great deal of immigration appeal work before the Immigration and Asylum Tribunal and therefore have secured a successful track record of results for our clients. We have the experience and the knowledge required to take your case forward successfully. Our expert team of lawyers can assist you with the preparation and submission of your immigration appeal as we understand that this can be a stressful time and a lengthy process.

Appeal system

There are two Tribunals which hear immigration appeals, the First Tier Tribunal and the Upper Tribunal. The First Tier Tribunal hears decisions made by the Home Office.  The Upper tribunal hears decisions made by the First Tier Tribunal. An Immigration judge or panel will decide whether your immigration appeal is successful or not and this will be confirmed in writing.

What we can do for you to ensure your Appeal is successful

To make your immigration appeal is successful our team will

  • Analyse and review your initial application and supporting documents
  • Examine your refusal letter
  • Draft detailed grounds and give legal reasons as to why your application should not have been refused
  • Submit your legal appeal on your behalf to the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal
  • Liaise with the Tribunal and the Home Office and ensure the appeal process is handled smoothly
  • One of our legal experts will represent you before the Immigration Judge where your UK Visa Appeal will be heard

Administrative Review

If you have made an entry clearance application under the Points Based System which has been refused by the Entry Clearance Officer (ECO), you have the right to apply for Administrative Review of the immigration decision of the ECO. This review would involve looking at whether your claimed points were correctly assessed by the ECO. The Administrative Review application should be made within 28 days of the date of the receipt of the refusal letter.

If the Entry Clearance Manager (person conducting the administrative review) refuses your request for administrative review and maintains the refusal, you may have the option of challenging the decision by way of Judicial Review within 90 days from the date of the refusal.

Why we provide the best legal advice in relation to your Immigration Appeal

We are a UK Solicitors law firm and are fully authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority(link is external) (SRA) and as a professional law firm are completely exempt from requiring authorisation by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner(link is external) (OISC). Many businesses offering immigration services are only OISC regulated and as such are not professional legal organisations such as Solicitors firms or Barristers’ chambers. OISC businesses are not allowed to do legal work before the Courts such as Judicial Review or statutory challenges of Home Office decisions. Also, as a professional organisation, our policy is not to employ sales staff to give you “advice”. Instead, every telephone consultation is conducted by a lawyer; offering you accurate and informed legal guidance. Under your instruction, our qualified team of immigration solicitors and barristers will guide you through your case from the outset; ensuring that neither time nor money is wasted and that no mistakes are made when it matters the most.

Expert Immigration

As a law firm with a track record of success, you can be assured your immigration matter is in safe hands and that the best strategy for your case will be adopted. It is crucial that you seek specialist legal advice at the outset and prior to making any type of immigration application. We can assist you with your applications for any type of Visa or permit and any form of leave to remain (or for entry clearance) under the points-based system or for your immigration appeal. We ensure our clients comply with the Immigration Rules and the strict requirements of the UKBA prior to making an application, thereby eliminating much of the stress of the immigration appeal application process.

Contact us for a successful outcome to your Immigration Appeal

Our experienced team of professionally qualified solicitors and barristers will guide you through the process of immigration appeal step by step, complying with the strict letter of the law and limiting the possibility of failure. Consider HS Legal as your appeal adviser; call us for a telephone consultation today.

Our Immigration Experts are able to give specialist legal information and advice in this area of law. To contact one of our Immigration Solicitors or Immigration Barristers please complete our online Enquiry form and we will get in touch or call us now on 01206500181.