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How immigration changes could impact UK real estate

By Simon Hardingham, 25 March 2020
The United Kingdom is currently in the process of exiting the EU. This process should be completed by 1st January 2021 (although there have been suggestions that this date could be postponed due to the impact of COVID19). Under current proposals, EU nationals who are not eligible to use…

Home Office to face negligence claim over visa document delays

By Ben Amunwa, Law mostly, 12 March 2020
A new decision by the Court of Appeal confirms that the Home Office may be held liable in negligence for unreasonable delays in providing visa documents and that the Upper Tribunal can award damages in such claims. Congratulations! After considerable expense and hard work, you've been…

False imprisonment not synonymous with breach of right to liberty

By Shaheen Rahman QC, UK Human Rights Blog, 11 March 2020
R (on the application of Jalloh (formerly Jollah)) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2020] UKSC 4: In a pithy parting shot to the Home Secretary, Lady Hale has given the unanimous judgment of the Supreme Court on the question of whether a person subject to a home curfew under…

Court of Appeal allows European deportation appeal in part

By Asad Ali Khan, 24 February 2020
Hussein v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2020] EWCA Civ 156 (13 February 2020): In a complex deportation appeal against a deportation order based on the deportee's status as a permanent resident, the Court of Appeal was not convinced that in dismissing Mr Ismail Hussein's…

What will Brexit mean for the Roma community?

By Luna Williams, Immigration Advice Service, 19 February 2020
Roma, Gypsy and Traveller communities have had a long history in Europe – and this has been invariably intertwined with persecution and discrimination. In the UK, Travelling communities experience some of the worst racism, prejudice and social inequality of any minority group. Despite…

Unlawful detention deemed even less graceful

By Dominic Ruck Keene, UK Human Rights Blog, 10 February 2020
In AC (Algeria) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2020] 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 period.…

The real-life cost of the minimum income requirement for spouse visas

By Samir Pasha and Naga Kandiah, 30 January 2020
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 threshold. On the…

Immigration and Article 8: what did we learn in 2019?

By Michael Spencer, UK Human Rights Blog, 22 January 2020
Another year passes, with another series of higher court cases on human rights in the immigration context. As in previous years, the courts in 2019 were particularly concerned with Theresa May's attempts as Home Secretary to codify the Article 8 proportionality exercise into legislation.…

The Updated Home Office Policy for DNA Testing - How best to navigate the process

By Nicky Harding, DNA Legal, 21 January 2020
Completing your Home Office Immigration Visa or Passport application can be a complicated, stressful and time-consuming exercise often requiring additional documentation or verification of your identity, or even confirmation of a familial relationship. One simple solution often…
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