If permission is refused on papers, or is granted subject to conditions or on certain grounds only, you may request a reconsideration of that decision at an oral hearing.

Request for an oral hearing must be made on the Notice of Renewal, Form 86b, (a copy of which will be sent to you at the same time as the judge's decision) and must be filed within 9 days after service of the notification of the judge's decision upon you. This time period can be abridged to a shorter period if the application is deemed urgent. If so, this will be stated on the Order refusing permission on the papers.

At an OPH the Applicant, normally via his/her legal representatives, before a single judge, will explain why he/she should be granted permission and the Home Office will be given an opportunity to explain why permission should not be granted. The Home Office will instruct a barrister (counsel) to argue why permission should be refused. The Upper Tribunal will then decide whether permission should be granted. A claim that is certified as being ‘totally without merit’ at paper permission stage cannot renew to an Oral Permission Hearing (OPH).

Sometimes an Oral Permission Hearing (OPH) is heard at the same time as the substantive hearing and this is called a rolled up hearing. This is more likely to happen where one party has made an application for the case to be expedited (i.e. heard sooner). A rolled up hearing has the advantage of getting the matter dealt with quickly and in practice is cheaper than the two stage process. At a rolled up hearing the judge will decide whether to grant permission as well as deciding the outcome of the judicial review if permission is granted.

If permission to proceed with Judicial Review is granted, the matter will proceed to substantive JR hearing. If permission is refused, the Counsel for the Applicant can seek permission from the Upper Tribunal to appeal to the Court of Appeal against the decision of the Upper Tribunal to refuse permission to proceed with the Judicial Review.

Why Sunrise Solicitors For Renewal Application For Permission To Apply For Judicial Review?

The immigration solicitors at Sunrise Solicitors are experts in dealing with renewal of permission applications at an oral hearings. The quality of our service is self-evident from the reviews of our clients about the service provided by our immigration lawyers. You can contact us if you are seeking legal help from immigration solicitors in London in relation to renewal of permission application at an oral hearing and our immigration solicitors will provide you fast, friendly, reliable and professional immigration service.

If instructed to represent you regarding renewal of permission for JR at an oral hearing, the immigration casework to be carried out by our immigration solicitors will include the following:

  • Taking detailed instructions from you and advising you about the relevant immigration laws and procedures to be adopted by the Upper Tribunal in application for renewal of permission for JR at an oral hearing;
  • Discussing the decision of the Upper Tribunal judge who decided the permission application on papers and advising you about the weaknesses and strengths of your application for permission for Judicial Review;
  • Instruct a Barrister for grounds in support of the application for renewal of permission application at an oral hearing;
  • Preparing and filing an application for renewal of permission at oral hearing;
  • Preparing Brief to Counsel and instructing the Counsel for you to be represented at the Upper Tribunal for your renewal of permission at an oral hearing before the Upper Tribunal judge;
  • Keeping you informed about the progress of your application for oral permission hearing (OPH);
  • Liaising with the Upper Tribunal (UT) and the Government Legal Department (GLD) in relation to your application for oral permission hearing (OPH);
  • Doing all the follow up work until decision is reached by the Upper Tribunal judge on your application for oral permission hearing (OPH);
  • Advising you on further actions to be taken following receipt of the decision of the Upper Tribunal on your oral permission hearing.

Our Fee For Renewal Of Permission At An Oral Hearing

You have the following funding options to fund your application for renewal of permission at an oral hearing:

No Win No Fee

  • We can act for you on no win no fee basis in relation to your renewal application (for oral hearing) for permission to proceed with Judicial Review if we find that the chances of success in your application are 100%. The fee to be charged on No Win No Fee basis will be from £2,000 + VAT. If the renewal application for permission to apply for Judicial Review is unsuccessful, you will not have to pay any fee.

Agreed Fixed Fee

  • We will charge you a fee from £1,000.00 + VAT for our professional immigration services in relation to renewal application for permission at oral hearing. The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in your permission application for Judicial Review. The agreed fee will cover all our work until decision by the Upper Tribunal Judge on your application for permission to be decided at an oral hearing.

Hourly Rate Fee Option

  • You can choose to instruct us using hourly rate funding option. The hourly rate to be charged will depend on the complexity of the matter, the Post Qualification Experience (PQE) of the solicitor handling the matter etc,.

Sunrise Solicitors is the trading name of Sunrise Solicitors Ltd (company registration no. 6405492). Sunrise Solicitors Offices are regulated by SRA under SRA ID 490903 (London Office) and SRA ID 645256 (Manchester Office). Sunrise Solicitors are also members of Immigration Law Practitioners' Association (ILPA).


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