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The new immigration rules on family migration and Article 8 ECHR - initial analysis

By Ed Mynott, 13 June 2012
On 9 June 2012 the government issued its 'Statement of Intent: Family Migration' which set out how the government expected its long awaited new immigration rules relating to family migration to operate from 9 July 2012 onwards. The 'Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules' – HC194 - setting out the actual rules themselves was published a few hours ago.

Freedom of Religion - A significant new AG opinion?

By Ed Mynott, 10 May 2012
In his opinion for the Court of Justice of the European Union (in Germany v Y and Z, C-71/11, C-99/11) Advocate General Bot has taken the view that the prohibitions in Pakistani law directed against the Ahmadiyya community are likely to constitute a serious infringement of the fr

Getting Tough at Strasbourg?

By Richard, 08 May 2012
The media have been much exercised with the way that 'foreign criminals', who are now liable to 'automatic' deportation, are able to invoke the European Convention on Human Rights in order, quite often, to prevent deportation from going ahead. It is actually six years since the 'foreign prisoners scandal' caused the resignation of Charles Clarke as Home Secretary, and moved his successor, John…

Judicial Review in the Upper Tribunal - HJT's December Conference

By Mark Symes, 18 October 2011
Judicial Review in the Upper Tribunal - HJT's December Conference HJT Training held a very successful session on the transfer of judicial reviews to the Upper Tribunal on 30 September 2011. Speakers included Deputy President of the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) Mark Ockelton, and Jawaid Luqmani. You can see Colin Yeo's useful blog with links to key resources here. We learned the…

Transfer of judicial review

By Colin Yeo, 10 October 2011
The HJT Training conference on transfer of some forms of judicial review into the Upper Tribunal was a sell out and the event was a great success. Mark Ockelton, Deputy President of the Immigration and Asylum Chamber of the Upper Tribunal, revealed a number of interesting points, including the pending release of further Statutory Instruments and the Lord Chief Justice's new practice direction.…

Fees to lodge appeals on the way

By Colin Yeo, 26 October 2010
The Government intends to start charging fees to lodge immigration appeals, including asylum appeals. A 12 week public consultation has been launched. You can have your say and access the relevant documents here. The proposed fee levels are as follows:

Immigration Amnesty

By Mark Symes, 17 August 2010
Nothing quite gets the blood racing like this topic. So I thought I would briefly write about some aspects of the question.

Effect of a determination on non parties

By Colin Yeo, 20 December 2010
The High Court recently had reason to consider the extent to which courts and tribunals are able to bind non-parties with a determination or judgment. The case is R (on the application of PM) v Hertfordshire County Council [2010] EWHC 2056 (Admin) (04 August 2010) and it makes interesting reading for anyone dealing with tribunal cases like NA & Others (Cambridge College of Learning) Pakistan…
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