If your immigration application has been refused by the Home Office, your next step could be to attend an Immigration Tribunal to appeal the decision and explain your case. Going to court in any circumstance can be a daunting experience. So why then would you want to represent yourself at your own Immigration Tribunal? Well one of the main reasons will probably be costs; everyone knows that instructing a lawyer to represent you is likely to be costly. Immigration lawyers’ fees can vary significantly, but unfortunately this tends to be an indication of their success rate, with the best lawyers charging more than lawyers who are not so successful, due to inexperience, high workload or lack of proper training.
So, what then makes a successful lawyer in Immigration and Asylum proceedings and how can you achieve this for yourself?