Law Society Publishes Practice Note for Solicitors on Immigration and Asylum Appeal
The Law Society has published its practice note on immigration appeal which includes detailed advice on the following and it has been supported by the Council of Immigration Judges:
• best practice in the conduct of asylum appeals
• protection and human rights claims
• case management in the First-tier Immigration and Asylum Chamber
• preparation of evidence for hearings
• best practice in the appeal hearing
• onward appeals
Although, it is prepared for the benefit its members-Solicitors, it may be adopted by anyone who is in the business of representing immigration appellants, such as individuals who are not solicitors but supervised by them-caseworkers and paralegals. It is a very useful tool for lawyers representing applicants’ cases involving the followings appeals:
1. Refusal of a human rights or protection claim and revocation of protection status. These appeal rights are in Part 5 of the 2002 Act.
2. Refusal to issue an EEA family permit as well as certain other EEA decisions. These appeal rights are in Regulation 26 of the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2006.
3. Deprivation of citizenship. Section 40A of the British Nationality Act 1981 applies.
Anyone wants to have access to the document should register with the Law Society but it will assist you to possess a better understanding of the appeal procedure and any related case law.
You can click the link below to register and access the Practice Note. https://www.lawsociety.org.uk/support-services/advice/practice-notes/immigration-appeals/