You will be given a right of appeal against a decision to refuse your protection claim unless your asylum claim is certified by the Secretary of State for the Home Department (SSHD).

The definition of a protection claim is a claim that removing the claimant from the UK would breach our obligations:

  • under the Refugee Convention
  • in relation to persons eligible for humanitarian protection

A protection claim includes asylum claims and claims from those who may fall outside the Refugee Convention but believe they qualify for humanitarian protection because, if removed from the UK, they would be at risk of serious harm as defined in paragraph 339C of the Immigration Rules. A person has protection status if they are granted leave to enter or remain in the UK as a refugee or as a person eligible for humanitarian protection.

Where an asylum claim is refused but humanitarian protection is granted there is a right of appeal against the refusal of asylum on the basis that the person ought to have been granted refugee status. This recognises the fact that the grant of refugee status provides benefits to the applicant additional to those conferred by the grant of humanitarian protection.

Where an asylum claim results in a grant of refugee status, the protection claim has succeeded at its highest level and therefore there is no right of appeal on other protection grounds.

The Notice of appeal against the refusal of a protection claim is submitted to the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) within 14 days after the date the Home Office sent the notice of decision to the appellant. The asylum appeal is heard by the Immigration Judge at First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber).

Why Choose Sunrise Solicitors For An Asylum Appeal Against Refusal Of A Protection Claim?

The immigration solicitors at Sunrise Solicitors are experts in dealing with asylum appeals against the refusal of protection claim. 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 lawyers in London in relation to your asylum appeal against the refusal of your protection claim by the Home Office and our immigration solicitors will provide you fast, friendly, reliable and professional immigration service.

If we are instructed by you to represent you regarding your asylum appeal matter, the immigration casework to be carried out by our immigration solicitors will include the following:

  • Taking detailed instructions from you about your asylum appeal and advising you about the relevant immigration laws and procedures to be adopted by the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) in your asylum appeal;
  • Discussing your asylum claim and its refusal in detail with you and advising you about the weaknesses and strengths of your asylum appeal;
  • Discussing the reasons for refusal letter with you and advising you about possible grounds for asylum appeal;
  • Advising you about the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your asylum appeal;
  • Assessing the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of the asylum appeal and discussing the same with you;
  • Completing the relevant appeal form and discussing the same with you;
  • Preparing grounds of appeal to rebut the reasons for refusal of your asylum and humanitarian protection claim;
  • Preparing a cover letter to introduce and support your asylum appeal to the First Tier Tribunal;
  • Submitting notice of appeal to the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) with all the supporting documents and grounds of appeal;
  • Representing you at your Case Management Review Hearing (CMRH) in your asylum appeal;
  • Going through the Respondent's bundle and discussing the same with you;
  • Preparing a detailed witness statement of the appellant and other witnesses,  if any, to be submitted in support of the asylum appeal;
  • Preparing the indexed and paginated appeal bundles of documents to be submitted in support of the asylum appeal;
  • Instructing and liaising with a Barrister for you to be represented before the Immigration Judge in your asylum appeal;
  • Arranging a pre-hearing conference with the Barrister/Advocate who will discuss your asylum appeal with you and advise you about the court procedure in relation to your asylum appeal;
  • Doing all the follow up work until decision is reached by the Immigration Judge at First Tier Tribunal on your asylum appeal.

Our Fee For Asylum Appeal

  • We will charge you a fee from £1,500 (VAT not applicable) for our professional immigration services in relation to your asylum appeal. The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the matter. The agreed fee will cover all our work until a decision is made by the Immigration Judge on your appeal.
  • If you cannot afford to pay our fee in full at the time of instructing us in relation to your asylum appeal, you can pay half of the fee at the time of initial instructions and the balance must be paid within a month from the date of initial instructions.
  • It is pertinent to note that the agreed fee will not cover any disbursements to be incurred by us on your behalf e.g. Barrister's fee, court fee, translation of documents, Medical Reports 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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