Refusal of a Fresh Claim and Facing Removal

Practice Area

  • Immigration
  • Asylum

Issues Client Faced

Refusal of a fresh claim and facing removal

Client’s Situation

We took instructions from Ms N in 2007 as her further representations had been refused and she had pending removal directions to Uganda. We obtained vital medical evidence (scars report) and submitted a fresh asylum claim relying on credible medical evidence to prove that she had been tortured prior to coming to the UK and her initial asylum claim was unfairly processed under the DFT whilst being represented by another firm.

Unfortunately the SSHD decided that the new evidence did not amount to fresh claim. The claim was refused without a right of appeal.

We issued Judicial review proceedings challenging both the legality of her past detention and the decision to refuse her fresh representations. In 2009 the SSHD consented to awarding her compensation for her past detention and gave her a in-country right of appeal against the decision to refuse her fresh asylum claim.  We lodged an appeal at the AIT and in July 2009 her appeal was allowed on asylum and human rights grounds.

In 2009, we represented Ms N again and made a family union application on her behalf, for her 3 children to join her in the UK. This application was successful and at the end of 2009 her child arrived in the UK.

In 2014, she instructed us again to apply for indefinite leave to remain in the UK for herself and her children. In December 2015, Ms N and her 2 children were all granted ILR.

Our Action

We make a fresh asylum claim, following a judicial review and finally an appeal at the AIT (as it was known at the time). More recently we applied for her children to join her in the UK and in 2014 make an application for indefinite leave to remain for Ms N and her 3 children.

The Result

See above

What The Client Said

Pardeep is an exemplary solicitor. She handled my immigration case in an excellent manner and the outcome was very successful. She would update me on all aspects of the case no matter how minor or grave the situation was. She is coherent, very good at responding to queries/emails and returns all calls made in her absence. I used a number of solicitors before instructing her and I must say that she is the best I have ever met. I highly recommend her legal services to anyone. I contacted the firm when I had lost all hope but today I have my children with me and we are all safe in the UK.

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