Challenging A Decision

Facing a negative decision regarding your immigration status, or that of a loved one, can be a source of significant concern. The XT 24 team of UK immigration experts is committed to closely collaborating with you to determine the most effective course of action tailored to your unique circumstances.

In some instances, the optimal approach may involve submitting a fresh application, while in others, challenging the unfavorable decision might be more suitable. Regardless of the situation, our team is here to meticulously assess your case. We can provide guidance on the most appropriate immigration route, ensuring the preparation of a robust application, or alternatively, assist you in navigating the relevant path to challenge the decision successfully.

Challenging Public Bodies Decisions

Our seasoned immigration specialists at XT 24 possess extensive experience in contesting decisions made by public bodies, boasting an unparalleled track record of success in complex and contentious cases against the UK’s Home Office. Depending on your circumstances, you may have access to one of three routes if challenging the decision is deemed the best course of action: Administrative Review, appeal, and Judicial Review.

Whichever route proves most suitable for your circumstances, be assured that our esteemed reputation among our peers enables us to collaborate with some of the UK’s leading immigration barristers, whom we can engage on your behalf if necessary.

Administrative Review

The Administrative Review process enables you to challenge a negative decision based on the premise that the decision resulted from a “case worker error.” This may include instances where evidence was not adequately considered, immigration rules were not correctly applied, or the Home Office made other mistakes during application processing. If the Administrative Review route is identified as the best option for your circumstances, our experts will adeptly guide you through the process.


Your right to appeal a decision is applicable if the Home Office has refused your claim for international protection (asylum) or revoked your protection status; rejected your human rights claim, including applications under family migration routes; or denied your EU Settled Status application made after January 31, 2020. The XT 24 team will collaborate with you to assess whether the appeal route is viable. The appeal process entails a comprehensive hearing before a judge, who will evaluate your application and determine whether to overturn the Home Office decision, focusing on the correctness of the decision and factual assessment.

Judicial Review

The Judicial Review process, akin to an appeal, involves a legal challenge before a judge. Unlike appeals, however, Judicial Review is less concerned with the correctness of the Home Office’s decision and more focused on how the decision was made. The judge can examine whether the decision was unlawful, procedurally unfair, or unreasonable. In some immigration cases, Judicial Review may also be an option concerning a decision by another court.

For additional details about XT 24 and our personalized immigration services, please reach out to a member of our team, who can address your inquiries and guide you through the process.

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