Following changes to the rules in July 2012 this area has become highly complex. It is governed by the Immigration Rules which can be found here.
This particular rule is very difficult to satisfy, and it is advisable that legal advice is sought from the earliest possible time. J M Wilson Solicitors have been successful following an application made under this rule. However the applicant was granted on the family life. This case was reported and can be found here (Add link to Dasgupta case from the UT website)
A great deal of planning and preparation is required before an application is made. It assists if you are familiar with the rules and seek early advice from us. At present the entry clearance application fee for this type of application is over £2,000 per applicant.
For this reason, it is advisable to seek early advice from our team to ensure you stand the best chance of success with your application.