Wednesday, 27 September 2017 10:02

What Judges say

Blake

Immigration Judge Blake

“It is the most learned pleading I have ever seen….it is a very serious document.”

Immigration Judge Blake in the First-tier Tribunal in May 2011

On grounds of appeal submitted in relation to Articles 8, 6 and 12 of the ECHR

Immigration Judge Blake First-tier Tribunal

Justice Mitting

Mr. Justice Mitting

“….the detailed grounds of claim…display a good knowledge of human rights and immigration law….”

Mr. Justice Mitting in the Administrative Court (CO/7179/2010) – 29/06/2010

On an application for Judicial Review before the Administrative Court

Mr. Justice Mitting Administrative Court

NMK Lawrence

NMK Lawrence

“The appellant’s solicitors have submitted Grounds of Appeal. It is very detailed…the relevant parts are indeed very illuminating.”

Judge of the Firs-tier Tribunal NMK Lawrence – 07/02/2012

(In relation to the policy classification of “graduate level” jobs within Tier 2 of the PBS)

NMK Lawrence Firs-tier Tribunal

Manuell

Judge Manuell

“…ingenious argument…”

Designated First-tier Tribunal Judge Manuell – 22/05/2012

In relation to a legal argument present to the Tribunal on a point of construction

Judge Manuell Designated First-tier Tribunal

Juss

Juss

“…a helpful skeleton argument of seven pages…” &  “…a high degree of professionalism on their part…”

Deputy Upper Tribunal Judge Juss – 29/05/2012

Sitting in the Upper Tribunal in a complicated matter involving deception or false representations

Juss Deputy Upper Tribunal Judge

McWilliam

McWilliam

“…full detailed grounds of appeal…”

Judge of the First-tier Tribunal McWilliam – 19/09/2012

McWilliam Judge of the First-tier Tribunal

Manuell

Manuell

“The ingenious arguments which Mr Farhat valiantly advanced on behalf of his clients…”

Designated First-tier Tribunal Judge Manuell at a preliminary hearing to determine the First-tier Tribunal’s jurisdiction, First-tier Tribunal sitting at Richmond Magistrates Court on 2nd September 2014 (decision promulgated on 3rd September 2014)

Manuell Designated First-tier Tribunal Judge

Matthew Sowerby

Matthew Sowerby

“The Grounds of Appeal invariably display an impressive command of the issues involved. Indeed, Immigration Judges have often commented on the quality of the preparation of the case by Mr. Farhat.”

Mr. Matthew Sowerby – 08/11/2012 – Barrister/Counsel, 1 Gray’s Inn Square, London, and admitted to the Bar in 1987

Matthew Sowerby Barrister/Counsel

Edward Nicholson

Edward Nicholson

“…meticulous preparation…fully informed as to relevant law and has ensured that I am aware of developments in this ever changing area…I cannot recommend him highly enough.”

Mr. Edward Nicholson – 16/11/2012 – Barrister/Counsel, No 5 Chambers, who appeared in what became its first reported determination on the United Kingdom Border Agency’s new Points Based System : NA & Others (Tier 1 (Post-Study Work) - funds) [2009] UKAIT 00025

Edward Nicholson Barrister/Counsel

Edward Nicholson

Edward Nicholson

“The grounds [of appeal drafted by Mr. Farhat] seem most impressive to me...”

Mr. Edward Nicholson (as above) – 16/11/2009 in respect of construing the Immigration Rules in light of their purpose under paragraph 159G (iv) for the benefit of Overseas Domestic Workers (ODWs) applying for settlement once they have exceeded 65 years of age

Edward Nicholson Barrister/Counsel

Kwame Akuffo

Kwame Akuffo

“...he has a distinguished record of human rights and equality work at Ealing Equality Council (EEC) as a volunteer adviser and rights advocate.” 

&

“…the cogency and general quality of his draft grounds were most impressive…”

Kwame Akuffo, JP – 19/11/2012 – Senior University Lecturer and Chairman of the Ealing Equality Council (an organisation representing the people of Ealing for over 50 years)

Kwame Akuffo JP / Senior University Lecturer and Chairman of the Ealing Equality Council

Hanbury

Hanbury

“The appellant’s representatives have made a number of valid points…I am grateful for their submissions.”

“…persuasive point…”

Deputy Upper Tribunal Judge Hanbury on a substantive re-hearing in the Upper Tribunal as to a child’s best interests – 1st February 2016

Hanbury Deputy Upper Tribunal Judge

Nightingale

Nightingale

"...well apprised of this appellant's situation..."

Judge of the First-tier Tribunal Nightingale referring to our in-house advocacy on behalf of an appellant - 18th April 2016

Nightingale Judge of the First-tier Tribunal

Martins

Martins

“60. Mr Farhat’s submissions are as follows and their clarity is such, that I make no apology for setting them out in my decision.”

Judge of the First-tier Tribunal Martins in the First-tier Tribunal (25 years’ experience as a Judge) on 2nd March 2016

Martins Judge of the First-tier Tribunal

Plimmer

Plimmer

“…the appellant’s solicitors have provided a detailed explanation….this constitutes good reasons….”

Upper Tribunal Judge Plimmer – 15th February 2016

Plimmer Upper Tribunal Judge

Kimnell

Kimnell

“….the strenuous efforts he had obviously made on the appellant’s behalf…”

Judge of the First-tier Tribunal Kimnell – 17th February 2016

Kimnell Judge of the First-tier Tribunal

S. Aziz

S. Aziz

 “I find merit in the submissions of Mr Farhat.”

Judge S. Aziz (5th June 2017) at paragraph 46 allowing an appeal on mental health grounds

S. Aziz Judge

Justice McCloskey

Justice McCloskey

“…informative letter.”

Mr. Justice McCloskey – President of the Upper Tribunal, 25th January 2017

Justice McCloskey President of the Upper Tribunal

Smith

Smith

“There are a number of reasons set out and expanded upon at…of the grounds as to why deportation of the Applicant whilst his appeal is pending would breach his human rights.”

Upper Tribunal Judge Smith – 6th January 2017

Smith Upper Tribunal Judge

Mailer

Mailer

“Mr Farhat adopted his skeleton argument. I am indebted to him for the responsible manner in which he has approached this appeal.”

Judge of the First-tier Tribunal Mailer, October 2016 at paragraph 82

Mailer Judge of the First-tier Tribunal

A Grubb

A Grubb

“The evidence from the appellant’s representative…is cogent and persuasive.”

Judge of the Upper Tribunal A Grubb – 15th November 2016

A Grubb Judge of the Upper Tribunal

Moulden

Moulden

“I hope I do Mr. Sowerby’s [Barrister] submissions no disservice if I say that they did not materially add to the detailed and helpful grounds of appeal.”

Upper Tribunal Judge Moulden – 12/07/2013 – on an appeal which involved consideration of the Home Office’s policy on ‘evidential flexibility’

Moulden Upper Tribunal Judge
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