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Contentious Matters

Appeals, Bail & Illegal working

Statutory Penalty Notices 

In the event an employer receives correspondence from the Home Office Enforcement Team, where they require further information pertaining to a worker they suspect of working illegally. It is important to seek legal advice if you are unsure as early as possible, it is best practice to do this before contacting the Home Office.

Bail Applications

If a migrant finds themselves in the unfortunate situation of being arrested and detained at a Police Station or is currently detention at an Immigration Detention Centre. If you require assistance in applying for Secretary of State Bail or Tribunal Bail we can draft grounds for release and make a Bail application on your behalf. Furthermore we are on hand to explain fully the bail process and what you and your family/friends can expect during the process.


The right of appeal is usually derived from an unsuccessful initial application. When a refusal comes through, the first thing your lawyer at Link-Laws will do, is look at the reasons for refusal letter to determine if there is merit in lodging an Appeal or whether there are alternatives to an Appeal. The time scales for lodging an appeal is critical, if you are appealing from within the UK you have 14 days in which to lodge the grounds for appeal and if your appeal is out-of-country an applicant has 28 days from the date of the decision notice letter in which to lodge the Grounds for Appeal. Currently there is a back-log of appeals at the First-tier Tribunal, an applicant can expect to wait a considerable period before they receive a hearing date.

Judicial Review

As well as appeals, a judicial review may be considered a form of appeal. Rather than questioning the actual outcome of the immigration case, Judicial Review question the legality of the decision. They are used when you, or your legal team, believe that a decision is unlawful rather than simply disagreeing with the decision, and are often considered a last resort


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