Prapcat, I'm really sorry to hear of your ILR refusal. Unfortunately, we don't have the necessary expertise to advise you. Most of the posters on UKY get ILR as spouses of British citizens, the rest as economic immigrants. To my knowledge, we've never had anyone apply under the long residence rule, nor have we ever seen an ILR refusal (OK, one refusal, but that was clearly a case of the caseworker overlooking evidence and was easy to sort). If you're not happy with the solicitor you have, maybe try another one? I wish we could help, but it would be irresponsible to give advice about a delicate situation when we have no firsthand experience. Good luck to you.
x with Weby