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Call for evidence: The work of Presenting Officers

The Chief Inspector invites anyone with knowledge and experience of the Home Office’s Presenting Officer function to submit evidence for his next inspection.

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Launching the ‘call for evidence’, David Bolt said:

In my 2019-20 inspection plan I signalled my intention to carry out an inspection of the work of Home Office Presenting Officers. Presenting Officers are Home Office Civil Servants or legal professionals who represent the Secretary of State for the Home Department at appeal hearings.

I would now like to invite anyone with relevant knowledge and expertise in this area to write to me by 10 January 2020, with supporting evidence or actual case studies they are able to share.

I am particularly interested in your views on what is working well and not so well, and what improvements you would like to see.

I would also like to receive evidence from individuals, including those who have had first-hand experience with Home Office Presenting Officers.

Please send your contributions by close of business on 10 January 2020, to or:

Presenting Officers Inspection
Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration
5th Floor
Globe House
89 Eccleston Square

Please note: in providing information to ICIBI you are acknowledging that we will process it in accordance with the terms of the GDPR. It may be quoted in the final report, but it is the ICIBI’s practice not to name individual sources and to anonymise as much as possible any examples or case studies. After publication of the inspection report, your information will not be retained unless you have given your consent for this.

Published 25 November 2019