It is a legal requirement for all employers to check their employees’ immigration status and keep satisfactory evidence of the checks being carried out in their file before employing them. Otherwise, they will be imposed civil penalty by the UK Boarder Agency.

If any employer feels that he or she has been illegally or unfairly or irrationally imposed the civil penalty despite the legal requirement being met, he/she can challenge the imposition of that civil penalty by way of Objection and/or appealing to the county court. Even if the employers did not keep the required documents as per law, but they have co-operated fully with the UK Boarder Agency and have mitigating factors/circumstances, they can ask the amount of penalty to be reduced.

We have expert knowledge in assisting to make detailed representation, putting forward the Objection and then, if needed, appealing to the county court and beyond.