In many cases, if you are granted permission to proceed with the judicial review, the Home Office will concede and agree to settle the case out of court. A “consent order” will set out what the agreement is. In these circumstances, you will not proceed to a full hearing and the Home Office will typically offer to withdraw their decision and make a new decision within three months.
If you are granted permission and are proceeding to the full hearing, will receive information about what else you need to submit in advance of the hearing, and payment of the fee for proceeding with the judicial review.
As part of our services, we will assist with drafting a detailed skeleton argument and witness statements in conjunction with a barrister. We will also review your documents and liaise with expert witnesses as required. Your skeleton argument will include a list of the legal points and any relevant authorities with page references to the passages relied on, a chronology of events in your legal case with page references to the bundle of documents, and a list of essential documents to be read in advance by the Tribunal.
We will compile your trial bundle, which will then be filed at court and sent to the Home Office’s Legal Representatives no later than 21 working days before the hearing.
A barrister will represent you at your substantive hearing, where a judge will consider the claim in detail, and the date will depend on the urgency of your case.
At the end of the hearing the judge can give a decision on the day, but that is unusual. The judge usually “reserves” the judgment, which means you will be notified of the decision in writing at a later date.
Once we have received a decision on your matter, we will advise you on the implications of the decision. If you are successful in your judicial review, the case will normally go back to the Home Office.
At Chris Alexander Solicitors our fee for our professional immigration services in relation to your judicial review claim following grant of permission to proceed with Judicial Review £2,500 (+ 20% VAT). This fee will cover all our work until the Upper Tribunal has made a decision on your judicial review claim.
The standard fee will not cover any disbursements which are incurred e.g. translation of documents, or subsequent appeal rights. If you cannot afford to pay our fee in full at the time of instructing us in relation to your application, you can pay half of the fee at the time of instructing us and the balance can be paid by monthly instalments.
The standard fee will not cover any disbursements, i.e. court fees, or subsequent appeal rights. If you cannot afford to pay our fee in full at the time of instructing us in relation to your application, you can pay half of the fee at the time of instructing us and the balance can be paid by monthly instalments.