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PROMOTION Fighting deportation for seriously ill elderly parents When Jo-Anne Blackmore was fighting to overtum a Home Office decision to deport her parents she tumed to Exeter-based immigration expert Lisa Muholland from Stephens Scown LLP for help. o-Anne's parents, who are very difficult and nightmarish time. "We used a London Immigration Consultancy firm to start with, but they didn't give us much support andi did most of the work myself. started a petition and got the local press interested to help raise awareness of what was happening Stephens Scown were approached for an interview by the regional TV crew who were covering lo-Anne's story. Immigration solicitor Lisa Mulholland did the interview parents were allowed to stay "My husband and I have talked about what may have happened if we hadn't had Lisa's help. I almost in their 80s, were in Devon visiting lo-Anne when her mother fell ill with serious heart problems cant bear to think about that, as mum's health is so unstable. Thee thought of how close she came to Threat of deportation "My parents lived in South Africa and were here on a six month being deported is terrifying Thank goodness Lisa helped us stop it happening."says Jo-Anne. "Lisa worked so hard to get the best outcome for us. She is very knowledgeable and has a great manner, which put us at ease straight away. I trusted her completely. Jo-Anne must apply to the Home visitor's visa, as they had done on many previous occasions. Doctors told us that mum could die if she had to travel back to Soush Africa. As soon as we realised and Jo-Anne was immediately impressed. Tveworked with lawyers for most of my life and I was so impressed with Lisa in that interview. She how seriously ill mum was, I made an application to the Home office for them to stay. When that Office for another visa for her was rejected it was the start of a nightmare" explains Jo-Anne. We were facing the threat of deportation for my parents and IknewI had to do everything could to stop it and keep my mum parents in two and a half years. "It islike a roller coaster. The Judge who heard our appeal said that my parents should be allowed to live the was very confident and clearly knew her stuff. I arranged to meet with her straight away to see if she could help us," adds Jo-Anne. rest of their lives here with us to care safe. The situation also meant that Overturning Home for them. It feels unfair to have to my parents would lose their flat in South Africa and their supervisor's job that came with the flat. They were rendered homeless, which added to the pressure for us all at a Office decision make a new application. However Ihave no doubt we will seek Lisa's help with the next application, and have already recommended Lisa to several people. Lisa advised Jo-Anne on her appeal to the Home Office. The outcome was that the Home Office's decision was overturned and Jo-Anne's Lisa Muholand is an associate in the immigration team at Stephens Scown LLP in Exeter The team is unique in the region as it advises both individuals and businesses on all aspects of UK immigration law Contact Lisa: 01392 210700 solicitors@stephens-scown.co.uk www.stephens-scown.co.uk PROMOTION Fighting deportation for seriously ill elderly parents When Jo-Anne Blackmore was fighting to overtum a Home Office decision to deport her parents she tumed to Exeter-based immigration expert Lisa Muholland from Stephens Scown LLP for help. o-Anne's parents, who are very difficult and nightmarish time. "We used a London Immigration Consultancy firm to start with, but they didn't give us much support andi did most of the work myself. started a petition and got the local press interested to help raise awareness of what was happening Stephens Scown were approached for an interview by the regional TV crew who were covering lo-Anne's story. Immigration solicitor Lisa Mulholland did the interview parents were allowed to stay "My husband and I have talked about what may have happened if we hadn't had Lisa's help. I almost in their 80s, were in Devon visiting lo-Anne when her mother fell ill with serious heart problems cant bear to think about that, as mum's health is so unstable. Thee thought of how close she came to Threat of deportation "My parents lived in South Africa and were here on a six month being deported is terrifying Thank goodness Lisa helped us stop it happening."says Jo-Anne. "Lisa worked so hard to get the best outcome for us. She is very knowledgeable and has a great manner, which put us at ease straight away. I trusted her completely. Jo-Anne must apply to the Home visitor's visa, as they had done on many previous occasions. Doctors told us that mum could die if she had to travel back to Soush Africa. As soon as we realised and Jo-Anne was immediately impressed. Tveworked with lawyers for most of my life and I was so impressed with Lisa in that interview. She how seriously ill mum was, I made an application to the Home office for them to stay. When that Office for another visa for her was rejected it was the start of a nightmare" explains Jo-Anne. We were facing the threat of deportation for my parents and IknewI had to do everything could to stop it and keep my mum parents in two and a half years. "It islike a roller coaster. The Judge who heard our appeal said that my parents should be allowed to live the was very confident and clearly knew her stuff. I arranged to meet with her straight away to see if she could help us," adds Jo-Anne. rest of their lives here with us to care safe. The situation also meant that Overturning Home for them. It feels unfair to have to my parents would lose their flat in South Africa and their supervisor's job that came with the flat. They were rendered homeless, which added to the pressure for us all at a Office decision make a new application. However Ihave no doubt we will seek Lisa's help with the next application, and have already recommended Lisa to several people. Lisa advised Jo-Anne on her appeal to the Home Office. The outcome was that the Home Office's decision was overturned and Jo-Anne's Lisa Muholand is an associate in the immigration team at Stephens Scown LLP in Exeter The team is unique in the region as it advises both individuals and businesses on all aspects of UK immigration law Contact Lisa: 01392 210700 solicitors@stephens-scown.co.uk www.stephens-scown.co.uk