Ask an Immigration Solicitor. Get an Answer ASAP.
Thanks for your patience and enquiry. He would have to submit a new application. He would have had 14 days from having received notice of the refusal to submit for the reconsideration.
In his new application he may submit a covering letter advising of the reason for the delay in submitting this new application and ask for them to exercise their discretion not to allow this to adversely affect the outcome of this new permit.
Can I clarify anything for you? I hope I have answered your query in a way that is simple and easy to understand. If anything remains unclear, I will be more than happy to clarify it for you. In the meantime, thank you once again for using our services.