In a statement to a national tabloid this weekend, Home Secretary Priti Patel has pledged to implement a new immigration system from 1 January 2021 that “will attract the top talent from anywhere in the world… the brightest and the best from around the globe who will help our…
Bail for Immigration Detainees concerned by “severe depletion” in the quality of legal advice in immigration detention10 February 2020: Autumn 2019 legal advice survey finds new Detention Duty Advice providers lack experience
Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration calls for greater transparency over the way visa decisions are made07 February 2020: Inspection report published on 'onshoring' of visa processing and decision making to the UK
In AC (Algeria) v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWCA Civ 36, the Court of Appeal gave a trenchant warning that once it ceases to be lawful to detain an individual, the 'grace period' allowed within which to make arrangements for release can only be a short…
Proving your love may be easier said than done, and for some applicants of the UK spouse visa, it may be next to impossible. The UK Immigration Rules sets out its requirements for a spouse visa, namely, genuineness of relationship and meeting the £18,600 financial income…
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R (on the application of Jalloh (formerly Jollah)) (Respondent) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Appellant)  UKSC 4
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Patel (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) v Shah (Appellant)  UKSC 59
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SI 2020 No. 59. These Regulations amend the National Health Service (Charges to Overseas Visitors) Regulations 2015 to insert coronavirus into Schedule 1 for diseases for which no charge is to be made for treatment. Coming into force 29th January 2020.
SI 2020 No. 61. This instrument is made under Part 3 of the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020. These Regulations make provision for appeals in connection with various immigration decisions which relate to, or are connected to, leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom granted…
The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Legal Aid for Separated Children) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2019
SI 2019 No. 1396. This Order makes provision for separated children to be eligible for legal aid for civil legal services in relation to the grant of entry clearance, leave to enter or leave to remain in the UK, and applications for registration as a British citizen. Coming into force on 25th…
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