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Time spent in the UK as a visitor counts as 'residence' for ILR

By Asad Ali Khan, 23 July 2021
R (Mungur) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2021] EWCA Civ 1076 (15 July 2021) On the important subject of indefinite leave to remain (ILR) on the grounds of 10 years' continuous residence, the Court of Appeal has held that the SSHD had erred in refusing an ILR application…

With the Nationality and Borders Bill, the UK is choosing cruelty over morality

By Aaron Gates-Lincoln, 19 July 2021
Immigration is currently dominated by the effects of the ever-growing number of individuals being displaced from their home countries across the world. For countries such as the UK, we have a responsibility to aid these people and offer support for the simple reason that we have the…

New Judgment: Sanambar v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2021] UKSC 30

By Matrix Legal Support Service, UK Supreme Court Blog, 19 July 2021
The Supreme Court has unanimously dismissed this appeal concerning the effect of the European Convention on Human Rights on decisions to deport foreign nationals who lawfully settled in the UK as children and were subsequently convicted of serious criminal offences. The appellant is a…

“Powerful reasons” doctrine is no longer good law

By Asad Ali Khan, 06 July 2021
NA (Bangladesh) & Ors v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2021] EWCA Civ 953 (24 June 2021) As to the seven year rule saga, the Court of Appeal has held that in a situation where a child whose parents had no entitlement to leave to remain in the UK applied for leave to…

A hostile environment risks undermining the jab

By Nilmini Roelens, Roelens Solicitors, 05 July 2021
The UK government's hostile environment policy introduced by Theresa May in May 2012 may undermine what is otherwise a successful Covid vaccination programme. This policy designed to make life so unbearable that "unwelcome migrants" would simply be forced to pack their bags and leave…

How is immigration status impacting those who want a divorce

By Kerry Smith, K J Smith Solicitors, 05 July 2021
Even amicable breakups can be difficult. When the break-up involves one party who is in the UK on a spousal visa, the situation can become a whole lot more complicated. Although each case is individual, there are some key points everyone should know. You need to get legal advice as…

The Graduate route: pros and cons

By Shara Pledger, Latitude Law, 28 June 2021
The graduate route goes live on 01 July, offering Students an opportunity to gain valuable work experience in the UK. In advance of its launch, we look at a few of the most – and least – attractive aspects of this new scheme: 1. Sponsorship is not required… The Graduate route is a non-…

Limited leave to remain does not knock out a Zambrano claim

By Asad Ali Khan, 21 June 2021
R (Akinsanya) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2021] EWHC 1535 (Admin) (09 June 2021) Mostyn J has held that the SSHD had erred when formulating in Annex 1 paragraph (b) of Appendix EU to the Immigration Rules the definition of a "person with a Zambrano right to reside" as "…
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