Hi mana1, I went to see my lawyer today to get an update on my case, apparently, she couldn't say anything as of yet, as I haven't received my hearing date, she said it roughly 6-8 months (pretty standard reply I suppose). Although she said that the tribunal funding has been cut recently due to which there is a lag in case resolution, getting hearing dates etc etc. I do not know how true is that, but guess I have no other way except to believe in what she said. I think the HO will not dispute your case, it's just they take as much time as they can to react, if they haven't disputed it as of now then they should not in future as well, but I think you will get your RC sorted soon, it shouldn't be more than a month from now, you have waited this long, don't worry now either, stay positive will be advice and keep us all updated.
PS: New forum members please share your experiences, it always better to know what is going on in similar cases, it makes me feel that I am not struggling alone. Feel free to ask me anything if you'd like to I'll be happy to help. Also SHAKI.FABI please update us on your timeline, it'll be really useful for all of us. Thank you.