Majestic or Bison (or whatever they choose to call themselves) had a claim struck out in the Southend County Court on 27th July 2012. They sought to claim fees from a filipino student’s Aunt who had been her sponsor for her UK Visa. The court found that no contract existed between the Aunt and the claimant. It follows that a person who sponsors a potential student’s visa application is simply guaranteeing that the applicant will not be a charge on any state funding, and not offering a global guarantee to all and sundry in the UK! The claimant also failed to prove that it had given suitable notice to the defendants before starting the legal action.
This post was submitted by Trevor Murray.