Last year, the Home Office introduced new rules making it much harder for people applying after June 2021 to submit valid applications to regularise their status.

Since then, we have seen blanket rejection letters from the Home Office, saying that there were not good enough reasons for applicants to apply late to the scheme.

In our experience, those who make late applications are often very vulnerable, or have faced extremely difficult circumstances that made it hard to apply to the scheme by the end of June 2021.

Many applicants have been homeless, struggling with mental or physical health problems, or victims of domestic abuse.

We believe that Home Office decisions to reject applications should come with a right of appeal, so that an independent Judge can look at all the facts and evidence in a case to decide whether an applicant had a good reason for applying to the scheme late.

We are representing the charity Here for Good to bring this challenge and they are crowd funding to cover the costs. Any donations are very welcome.

For further information please contact Mala Savjani, the Associate Solicitor with conduct of the case.

If you have a family law case you need assistance with, please contact Mavis on 020 8885 7986 to arrange for an appointment with a solicitor in the family team.

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