Challenging Sponsor License Revocation

Sponsor License Revocation can have a devastating impact on your business. Tier 2 Sponsor Licence holders rely on being able to hire skilled foreign workers and would be unable to operate without them. City legal has the expertise and resources to offer immediate assistance and right legal advice to companies facing a Tier 2 Sponsor Licence revocation.

The decision to revoke a Sponsor License do not carry any appeal rights. A Judicial Review (JR) may be the only option for a business with its Tier 2 Sponsor Licence revoked. A JR is conducted through the High Court and is designed to determine if a government agency (in this case, UKVI) has made a lawful and reasonable decision. A JR will examine if the UKVI followed proper procedures in revoking the Sponsor Licence.

When UKVI has revoked a Sponsor Licence without adequate reason, with incorrect information, or for another error in their processes, a JR may be the appropriate recourse. A JR application can only be undertaken by a Barrister or a Solicitor who is SRA-approved. At City Legal we can assist you in preparing a pre action protocol letter to the UKVI after gathering all evidence in support of the case. Strong cases are often resolved at this point.

If successful negotiation is not attained at this point, you may be able to pursue the Judicial Review and we can sign post you to a qualified person to undertake this. A strong and justifiable PAP letter may lead to UKVI withdrawing the revocation, reinstating the sponsor licence, or negotiating terms such as agreeing to downgrade to B rating rather than a revocation.

Time is of the essence, so prompt action is essential, as any challenge must be made within as soon as possible or in any event within three months of the revocation decision.

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