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It’s too early to talk of a ‘Brexodus’

By Majella Kilkey & Louise Ryan, via The Converation, 05 September 2018
As the deadline for a final Brexit deal approaches, close attention is being paid to statistics on the number of EU citizens living in Britain. In late August, after the Office for National Statistics published its latest long-term international migration estimates, news reports continued…

Sponsoring adult dependants: who is eligible to join a family member in the UK?

By Latitude Law, 19 August 2018
This month, multiple media outlets have reported that Doria Ragland – mother of Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex – is rumoured to be moving to London. But with her daughter here on a spouse visa (sponsored by Prince Harry), on what basis could Ms Ragland relocate? This blog post looks…

The impact of Mnangagwa’s win upon UK based Zimbabwean asylum claimants

By Alice Muzira, 03 August 2018
For those that dared to hope and dream that the July elections in Zimbabwe would result in a win for the opposition…….. it's now time to wake up. ZANU(PF) remains in power. Whether or not the MDC Alliance will challenge President Emmerson Mnanganwa's triumph over Nelson Chamisa, the…

What’s new in the Administrative Court Judicial Review Guide 2018?

By Ben Amunwa, Law mostly, 02 August 2018
Parties to judicial review claims should be familiar with this new Court guide or they could face adverse costs consequences. This post gives you a comparative analysis of the key changes since the 2017 guide. One of many highlights of the year for public lawyers is the publication of…

Banger: Extended Family Members are Covered by Surinder Singh

By Asad Ali Khan, 30 July 2018
In Banger (C-89/17, EU:C:2018:570), the CJEU recently held that the historic decision in Surinder Singh (C-370/90, EU:C:1992:296) applies to an extended family member (EFM) and where an EU citizen returns to his member state of origin it must facilitate the entry and residence of the…

Asylum statements: essential foundations or risk of collapse?

By Gabriella Bettiga, The Immigration Lawyer's Blog, 15 July 2018
We all agree that taking a witness statement when preparing an appeal is necessary, but when it comes to statements in the context of asylum applications, views tend to differ. Some legal representatives believe that a statement is a crucial part of evidence, and indeed the foundation of…

CJEU Cases and Changes to the EEA Regulations 2016

By Asad Ali Khan, 06 July 2018
The Immigration (European Economic Area)(Amendment) Regulations 2018 amend the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2016 in order to implement the effects of a string of judgments given by the CJEU. The new regulations come into forceon 24 July 2018. First of all, in line with…

A summary of Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules HC1154

By Master Legal Services, 05 July 2018
The changes to the Immigration Rules made by June's Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules (HC1154) will take effect from tomorrow, 6 July 2018, however in relation to these changes, if an application has been made for entry clearance or leave to enter or remain before 6 July 2018…

Free Movement: Home Office Softens its Stance on Retained Rights of Residence

By Asad Ali Khan, 25 June 2018
Baigazieva v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWCA Civ 1088 (20 April 2018): In this case the Home Office extraordinarily conceded that for a third country national to retain residence rights in the UK under article 13(2)(a) of the Citizens' Directive (2004/38/EC) as a…

Home Office to pay damages for detention of immigrant claimant

By Frederick Powell, UK Human Rights Blog, 19 June 2018
R (on the application of Jollah) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWCA Civ 1260: The Court of Appeal has upheld an award of damages for false imprisonment in the context of immigration detention. The Court found that an unlawful curfew which required residence at a…
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