We are regularly instructed by clients who wish to challenge the decisions of the immigration authorities by way of J R (Apply for Judicial Review).

Appeal rights are limited to particular visa categories therefore the only option to challenge the decision of the Home Office is by way of JUDICIAL REVIEW.

We act for clients before every higher level court, including:

  • The Special Immigration Appeal Commission (SIAC)
  • The Court of Appeal
  • The Supreme Court
  • The European Court of Human Rights
  • The Court of Justice of the European Union

Immigration Judicial Review Proceedings: 

Our work also encompasses Judicial Review proceedings in immigration cases where the Secretary of State has taken an unlawful decision or action and there is no alternative remedy.

We can apply for a Judicial Review to seek:

Ø   a mandatory order (i.e. an order requiring the Secretary of State to do something such as process a pending/outstanding application).

Ø  a prohibiting order or a quashing order (i.e. an order quashing the Secretary of State’s decision such as in deportation cases)

We can make an application for Judicial Review not only to challenge decisions or to delay removal, but also to prompt the Home Office to produce an initial decision in the first place because all other avenues (such as letters and complaint to MPs) have failed. Judicial review is a vital tool not just for challenging unlawful decision but also for inertia.

Given the well documented delays at the Home Office claimants may resort to Judicial review in order to get a decision out of the Home Office. In such circumstances, judicial review is not a means of blocking an administrative decision, but of getting one in the first place.


We handle all Judicial Review cases on a private fee paying basis.