Immigration Tribunal Representation

OneLaw Chambers has a dedicated team of Barristers and Court Advocates that are able to analyse complex cases at short notice and provide effective representation at court.

OneLaw Chambers is often instructed by law firms, corporate organisations and individuals who had either been let down by their barristers or had not envisaged the need for specialist court representation and find themselves in the common dilemma of having to find a suitable Barrister and Court Advocate at the last minute.

Our firm's Barristers and Court Advocates can quickly grasp the legal issues in your case, provide you with the best and effective legal advice on the strengths and merits of your case and provide you with the best court representation to achieve successful results.

How does the Immigration Tribunal work?

The First Tier Tribunal (Immigration and asylum Chambers) deals with the appeals against decisions made by the Home Office with regard to permission to stay in the UK or a deportation from the UK or entry clearance to the UK. They also hear bail applications for people in Immigration Detention.

If you are appealing a decision, you are asking a judge at an independent court (separate from the Home Office) to look at your application and overturn the Home Office refusal. The First-tier Tribunal is the first court you have access to if you are appealing a refusal by the Home Office. You can appeal a decision if you think a judge made an error of law in their determination. For example, a judge misinterpreted the immigration rules.

The Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) is a superior court of record dealing with appeals against decisions made by the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber).

If the judge makes the decision on the day that the First-tier Tribunal made an error of law, they may proceed to hear the appeal so they can make a fresh decision immediately, or they made decide that it is necessary to hear new evidence or consider new documents, and so they will arrange a hearing at a later date.

The judge will decide whether any findings of fact made by the First-tier Tribunal are to be preserved, even though the First-tier Tribunal’s decision has been set aside.

The judge may send the case back to the First-tier Tribunal to re-decide the case, with no need for consideration of new evidence. The judge may give the First-tier Tribunal directions to make sure the error of law is not repeated. This is a possible outcome if the Upper Tribunal judge agrees with the First-tier Tribunal on findings of fact.

The judge may order the First-tier Tribunal to rehear the case, with a chance to hear new evidence. This is a possible outcome if the Upper Tribunal judge decides the findings of fact by the First-tier Tribunal can’t be relied upon.

The Covid pandemic has drastically changed the way courts carry out their hearings. To comply with social distancing, most hearings are done remotely by telephone or facetime/ Skype instead of in person at a courtroom. The traditional court bundles compiled in leverarches are no longer used in remote hearings, instead, parties will use electronic bundles on their computers. This new form of bundling is not as straightforward as it seems. The electronic bundle must comply with the electronic bundle guidelines set out in Civil Procedure rules. The requirements are briefly as follows: 

  • All bundles must, where the character of the document permits, be the subject of OCR (optical character recognition). This is the process which turns the document from a mere picture of a document to one in which the text can be read as text so that the document becomes word-searchable and words can be highlighted in the process of marking them up.
  • All documents should appear in portrait mode. If an original document is in landscape, then it should be inserted so that it can be read with a 90 degree rotation clockwise. No document should appear upside down.
  • The default view for all pages should be 100%.
  • In a PDF format 
  • All pages in a bundle must be numbered, and if possible by a computer generated numbering, or at least in typed form (if added by a scanner), and not numbered by hand. If computer generated or typed the number becomes machine readable and can be searched for. Again if possible, the number should be preceded by a letter, whether the letter of the bundle or not. This aids searching
  • The maximum electronic bundle size is 36Mb. If your bundle goes beyond this size you must send the remaining bundle in a separate PDF folder with a clear label. 

Why instruct OneLaw Chambers for your Immigration Tribunal hearing?

At OneLaw Chambers, our Advocacy and Court Representation Solicitors and Barristers regularly appear before all courts and tribunals in England and Wales, often on court hearings instructed at the last minute. We have assisted and represented law firms, corporate organisations and individuals who had either been let down by their barristers or had not envisaged the need for specialist court representation and find themselves in the common dilemma of having to find a suitable Barrister and Court Advocate at the last minute.

Our Advocacy and Court Representation Solicitors and Barristers fiercely and tenaciously represent you in putting forward the strongest possible case, ensuring that you are always satisfied with the manner in which we represent you and that a successful outcome is achieved in your case without significant cost and expense to you.

We are committed to ensuring that our Advocacy and Court Representation Solicitors and Barristers prepare every case with utmost quality and skill so that a successful outcome is achieved every time. Our Advocacy and Court Representation Solicitors and Barristers operate in a friendly and cooperative manner to provide our clients with the best client care and service during the entire case process.


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