Penningtons' immigration team has achieved an outstanding result for a college which recently had its tier 2 and tier 4 sponsor licences revoked. We were instructed by the college the day after it received the revocation notices. Pat Saini, partner, and Sabina Ali, case manager, worked together on the matter. Sabina Ali conducted an urgent assessment of the college, whilst Pat Saini instructed counsel and prepared an application for judicial review proceedings, which included an application for interim relief.
Interim relief was initially granted on paper within a matter of hours preventing the UKBA from carrying out any revocation steps pending the outcome of the proceedings.
Pat Saini made representations directly to the High Court judge, setting out the implications of the revocation on both the tier 4 students who were just about to sit end of year exams and the tier 2 employees who were teaching them. The representations resulted in interim relief being amended. An order was made for both licences to be fully reinstated pending the outcome of the proceedings.