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Home Office U-turn: Section 3C Leave Can Resurrect

By Alex Papasotiriou, Richmond Chambers, 16 February 2021
Almost 3 years ago, I wrote this article regarding the operation of section 3C of the Immigration Act 1971, in circumstances where leave extended by virtue of that section has ended by a decision that is subsequently withdrawn or quashed, as well as the Home Office's position on the…

EU Settlement Scheme - Read the small print

By Nilmini Roelens, 04 February 2021
The EU Settlement Scheme is being hailed as a great success, with well over 5 million people who have now applied under the scheme and one might be persuaded to consider it as being a good thing. It would have been much better however, if it had not been a constituent scheme, where people…

UK Frontier Worker Permit: what you need to know

By Victoria Waller, Latitude Law, 29 January 2021
Among the changes ushered in at the start of 2021 is the introduction of a new Frontier Worker Permit, designed for people who before Brexit benefited from free movement within the EU. In this post, Latitude Law's Victoria Waller outlines everything you need to know about the new route.…

Proof, expert evidence and credibility in trafficking cases

By Asad Ali Khan, 21 January 2021
MN v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2020] EWCA Civ 1746 (21 December 2020) The Court of Appeal has decided that the two-stage procedure provided for by the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) to determine whether a person is a victim of human trafficking, involving an initial…

The Post-Brexit Effect

By Heather Barrigan, ImmiNews, 18 January 2021
After back and forth discussions between the UK and the European Union, they finally confirmed a last-minute deal just before Christmas. The new agreement became law on the 1st of January 2021, although the effect of the new Brexit deal began weeks before and have continued into the new…

A Quick Guide To The Family Visa Minimum Income Requirements

By Reiss Edwards, 06 January 2021
For family members wishing to join a loved one already present in the UK, the thought of having to complete the family visa application process for yourself and your children can seem daunting. This is not least because the UK Home Office place strict eligibility criteria on the granting…

Understanding Immigration's Economic Impact

By Harry Sanders, Immigration Advice Service, 21 December 2020
For years before the vote to leave the EU – a decision motivated in large part by the desire to restrict immigration into the UK – Britain has long been the seat of anti-immigrant sentiment based on the perceived detrimental impact that immigration has on the UK economy. Typical arguments…

Strasbourg finds Nigerian man’s deportation violated article 8

By Asad Ali Khan, 17 December 2020
Unuane v United Kingdom – 80343/17 [2020] ECHR 832 (24 November 2020): In the case of Mr Unuane, a Nigerian national, who had been deported from the UK after a conviction for offences relating to falsification of immigration documents, the ECtHR found a violation of article 8 of the ECHR…

The Skilled Worker Route - What's Changed?

By Paul Richmond, Richmond Chambers, 11 December 2020
The Skilled Worker Route opened to new applications on 1 December 2020, replacing the Tier 2 (General) route which closed on the same day. Whilst there are certain similarities between the new Skilled Worker route and its predecessor, most notably that the route is for employers to…
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