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Minimum income requirements for spousal visas are lawful, but breach duty to safeguard children – says UK Supreme Court

For families divided by Home Office income requirements, this latest case on the human right to family life offers mixed results. While the main challenge to the Rules failed, parts of the policy were heavily criticised.

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Sorry. Your Tribunal is running behind schedule. We hope it’ll be ready soon, but until then, you’ll just have to wait…

The massive backlog at the Immigration and Asylum Tribunal just got even bigger, according to recent government statistics.

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Couple stranded at Heathrow airport win claim for unlawful detention

The Home Office accused Mr Iqbal of cheating in his English language test. They cancelled his visa and detained him and his wife. The High Court has now found that the Home Office had failed to prove he cheated and had detained him unlawfully.

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Employment Tribunal judgments are now available online

Anyone can now search online for Employment Tribunal judgments about employers following the launch of a new database of first-instance decisions

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No duty on Secretary of State to keep making deportation orders after revocation

The law on automatic removal of “foreign criminals” from the UK imposes no duty on Secretary of State to keep making deportation orders after a revocation decision.

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Allegations of deception made against immigration detainees must be carefully considered

The Home Office accuses detainees of deception frequently.
Resolving these disputes is not easy and, according to the Court of Appeal, requires careful analysis.

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Hackney “super head” wins appeal against teaching ban

The High Court has overturned a teaching ban imposed by a professional regulator, citing concerns about defects in the procedure.

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Assessing disrepair: some guidance for landlords and tenants

The Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) has given some guidance on the assessment of disrepair in landlord and tenant disputes.

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It’s Law mostly’s first birthday this week! Here’s 12 months of blogging at a glance

This year was dominated by political crises, legal scandals and government failure. Here’s how I blogged it. And why.

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Officials used “duress and manipulation” to expel foreign students accused of cheating in language tests

The government pushed a UK College to expel foreign students based on flimsy evidence that they had cheated in English language tests, according to a judgment of the Upper Tribunal in the latest twist to the ETS fraud scandal.