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About OTS solicitors
OTS Solicitors is an internationally recognised law firm, based in the City of London. We have a wide range of expertise to support business and private clients in all areas of law.
At OTS Solicitors we specialise in immigration Tribunal cases. We provide the UK’s best immigration solicitors, advocates and immigration barristers to represent our clients at immigration Tribunals across the UK. Our Head of Department is top Legal 500 recommended immigration lawyer Teni Shahiean, she is joined by Paul Gulbenkian a former immigration Tribunal, and along with some of the UK’s top immigration barrister and solicitor advocates, OTS Solicitors provide the best immigration advice on immigration Tribunal and Appeals in the UK.
We understand it can be devastating to receive an immigration decision from the Home Office refusing an application. However, our immigration solicitors will act quickly and ensure that your appeal matter is managed professionally in order to protect your right to stay and successfully settle in the UK.
Our solicitors and instructed barristers will provide advice on challenging the Home Office decision to refuse you. We have our own in-house team of advocates but if you instruct us to, we will engage the services of some of the best immigration barristers in the UK.
There are two immigration Tribunals in England and Wales. The First Tier Tribunal and the Upper Tribunal. The immigration appeals heard at the immigration tribunal are conducted by an immigration judge who will decide the case. The types of cases which the immigration Tribunal will decide are:
- Refusal of an individual to enter the UK
- Refusal of an individual to remain in the UK
- Deportation of a person in the UK
- Refusal of an asylum claim
Deadline for Appeal
The deadlines to appeal is 14 days if you are at liberty, 5 days if you are detained. If you are appealing from overseas the deadline is 28 days from receipt.
A fee is payable to the Tribunal unless you are exempt. If you removal, or in receipt of legal aid or a minor being taken care of by the local authority. The fee is £140.00 for a oral hearing and £80 for a paper application.
Advice from former Immigration Judge Gulbenkian
We work with a former immigration Judge, Mr Paul Gulbenkian to provide specialist knowledge of the appeals process to our clients. His experience of immigration appeals is invaluable to our clients and can assist you in understanding what an immigration Judge will be expecting you to present on the day of your hearing. With OTS Solicitors you are safe in the knowledge that you have access to advice from a former immigration judge every day of the week, and the support and legal advice of top immigration solicitors in the UK to carefully manage your appeal and fight for your right to remain in the UK.
OTS Solicitors will work to ensure that you have the best representation. Our work start from the second we meet you. We will carefully and meticulously carry out the following work in preparation of your appeal:
- Take your detailed instructions from you and other relevant parties to draft a witness statement
- Investigate your case and collate the documentary evidence in support of your appeal
- Preparing and collating the supporting document for your appeal bundle to be filed at the Tribunal
- Contact the Court to ensure your application has been submitted accordingly and on time.
- Instruct a specialist immigration barrister to attend court, or to reduce costs one of our in-house specialist immigration solicitors will attend court on the day
OTS Solicitors act on behalf of Appellants in the First Tier Tribunal, Upper Tribunal and high court. Our immigration Tribunal Advocates and Solicitors have built a reputation for providing the best representation in all types of immigration Tribunal court proceedings, such as EEA Appeals, Further leave to remain Appeals, Entry Clearance Appeals, Points Based System Appeals, Student Appeals and much more. Call our Specialist immigration Appeal Solicitors and Advocates Team on 0203 959 9123 or contact us online.
For a more detailed discussion regarding your case, or to book an appointment with a member of our Litigation, Courts and Tribunals team, please call us now on 0203 959 9123