The First-tier Tribunal allowed appeal on the spot

Clients of Sterling Law received amazing news as the First-tier Tribunal allowed their appeal on the spot. 

The successful outcome was possible because of experience and dedication of Oksana Demyanchuk and her team. 

The clients were nationals of Uzbekistan and had come to the UK to study. While in the UK, the clients had children and overstayed their visas. 

The clients approached Sterling Law to submit an application for leave on the basis of family and private life. 

Sterling Law lodged and appeal after Home Office refused the initial application. Oksana evidenced that such a refusal breaches the UK’s obligations under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. (It deals with family and private life.)

Article 8 of the European Convention of Human Rights reads as follows:

Right to respect for private and family life

1. Everyone has the right to respect for his private and family life, his home and his correspondence.

2. There shall be no interference by a public authority with the exercise of this right except such as is in accordance with the law and is necessary in a democratic society in the interests of national security, public safety or the economic well-being of the country, for the prevention of disorder or crime, for the protection of health or morals, or for the protection of the rights and freedoms of others

Oksana Demyanchuk and Michael Carter prepared the appeal bundle. On the basis of the evidence it contained, the Judge allowed the appeal. 

The Tribunal found that it would be unreasonable for the children to leave to the UK and return to a country of which they have no knowledge.

Accordingly, the appeal was allowed under the European Human Rights Convention.

What is most remarkable about this case, is that the Judge made this decision at the hearing. This was only possible because of the strength of evidence Sterling Law provided.

Should you have any questions regarding family and private life applications in the UK, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Oksana and Michael will also be able to provide a free assessment of your personal circumstances. 


Oksana Demyanchuk


Tel. 020 7822 8535


Michael Carter


Tel. 020 7822 8535




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