The first step in the review process is that the court issues a letter under “Rule 9” requesting the written reasons for a given decision. In the case of immigration decisions, this means the contents of the actual immigration file and the reasons for the decision . While this should include everything in the electronic case notes, it can also include additional materials produced by the medical officer and visa officer with respect to the actual decision. Once this is received a brief arguing the points must be submitted within 30 days.
Frankly, from my read of Companioni, the question raised in that filing would be reasonable to re-raise in my case as well, but we shall see what my attorney thinks.
The letter requesting the file was sent today (12 January 2012).