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Judicial Reviews: Protecting Your Rights and Challenging Decisions

Welcome to Cougar Immigration, your trusted partner in judicial reviews. If you believe that an immigration decision affecting your rights has been made unfairly or unlawfully, our experienced team of immigration lawyers is here to help you challenge that decision through a judicial review.

Understanding Judicial Reviews:

A judicial review is a legal process that allows you to seek a review of an administrative decision by the Federal Court of Canada. It provides an opportunity to challenge decisions made by immigration authorities, such as visa refusals, residency determinations, or immigration officer decisions.

Expert Legal Representation:

At Cougar Immigration, we have extensive experience in conducting judicial reviews. Our dedicated team will thoroughly analyze your case, identify any legal errors or procedural irregularities, and develop a compelling argument to challenge the decision. We will leverage our knowledge of immigration laws and court procedures to provide you with the strongest possible representation.

Challenging Immigration Decisions:

Our goal is to protect your rights and ensure that the immigration decision in question is properly reviewed. We will work closely with you to gather relevant evidence, prepare persuasive legal submissions, and present your case effectively before the Federal Court. Our experienced lawyers will guide you through the complex judicial review process and fight for a fair and just outcome.

Advocacy and Support:

We understand the stress and uncertainty that can arise from challenging an immigration decision through a judicial review. Our compassionate team is here to provide you with the necessary support and guidance throughout the process. We will keep you informed, answer your questions, and advocate for your best interests every step of the way.

Judicial Reviews

Judicial Reviews

If you have received a negative decision on your immigration, refugee or citizenship matter, you may be eligible for a judicial review of that decision.

Our practitioners at Cougar Immigration have significant expertise and experience in successfully handling judicial review leave applications and hearings. The Federal Court has granted leave to numerous judicial review leave applications and our immigration lawyers have successfully argued clients’ cases before the Court.

Cougar’s approach to handling a judicial review for your immigration application will begin with a careful review of the decision maker’s reasons to pinpoint the areas where the decision-maker made an error of law or rendered an unreasonable or unfair decision.

 Cougar will then develop the strongest arguments for the written Memorandum of Argument to be filed with the Court, outlining the issues involved in your case. Our strategy is to carefully and persuasively articulate winning arguments that will capture the Court’s attention, relying both on supporting jurisprudence and legislation applicable to your case.

Our intimate knowledge of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, as well as constitutional issues related to immigration and refugee matters, allows us to frame the arguments of your case in a creative and compelling manner.

Applying our experience and expertise, we navigate our clients through the intricate procedures set out in the Federal Court Rules.


Judicial Reviews before the Federal Court consist of a two-stage process.

The first stage, called the “leave” stage, involves a review of your documents relating to your case by the Court to determine whether an error was made in the immigration official’s decision or whether the decision was unfair or unreasonable. Leave is granted in cases where the court has determined that the applicant has an arguable case. Being granted leave means the Court will examine reasons for the immigration official’s decision in-depth and grant an oral hearing.

Once leave is granted by the Federal Court, we will perform your “application for judicial review” and attend your oral hearing to present strong and persuasive arguments on the immigration official(s) rendered a wrong, unfair or unreasonable decision. Should the court be persuaded, the decision will be set aside and the matter returned back for reconsideration.

Contact Cougar Immigration:

If you are considering a judicial review of an immigration decision, contact Cougar Immigration today for a consultation with one of our experienced immigration lawyers. We are dedicated to protecting your rights, challenging unfair decisions, and providing you with expert representation in judicial review proceedings. Trust us to fight for your best interests and seek justice on your behalf.

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