Russell-Cooke recently brought a successful judicial review challenge on behalf of a well-respected education provider.

The UK Border Agency had decided, unlawfully, to refuse Highly Trusted Sponsor status under Tier 4 of the points-based system.

Russell-Cooke challenged the decision by way of a letter under the Pre-Action Protocol for Judicial Review.

The UKBA decided to reverse its decision and granted our client Highly Trusted Sponsor status going forward.

Russell-Cooke is fully aware of the challenges faced by colleges and education providers in relation to the Highly Trusted Sponsor criteria, which are increasingly onerous and complex.

If you would like advice on Highly Trusted Sponsor status in relation to inspection, audit, approval or you are contemplating a legal challenge to any UKBA decision, please contact Edward Wanambwa on +44 (0)20 8394 6445