Category: Immigration

Free Q&A with LexisNexis on UK Supreme Court guidance in ‘private life’ cases

Download my Q&A infosheet on the UK Supreme Court’s latest decision on the right to private life in immigration cases.

Dear Susan… an open letter to @CEOofHMCTS re: the ‘float-list’

Following a discussion sparked by a recent twitter thread about the perils of the ‘float-list’ in UK Tribunals, here is my open letter to Susan Acland-Hood, the @CEOofHMCTS, seeking greater transparency on the listing process.

Supreme Court shakes up immigration law on the rights of settled children 👏🏽

Full analysis of this landmark judgment sets out fresh guidance for immigration cases on the law of children’s best interests, and the extent to which parental misconduct can be considered in human rights claims involving settled children.

Free resources on the rights of settled children ahead of landmark Supreme Court case

The UK Supreme Court case of KO (Nigeria) is expected to bring further clarity to immigration cases that involve the removal of parents of children who are settled in the UK. Here are some resources on the topic.

This is what lawyers need to do when alleging that a Judge is biased

Allegations of bias are easily made but hard to prove. Two recent Upper Tribunal cases have discussed the duty of advocates to raise issues of procedural unfairness as and when they occur.

Vulnerable EEA national unlawfully detained by the Home Office, High Court rules

The Home Office unlawfully detained an EEA national who spent over a year in immigration detention, after it emerged that there was no ‘realistic prospect of deporting the claimant within a reasonable period’.

Good legal writing: tips from an ex-Home Office official

How to write persuasively? How to change your opponent’s views through writing? ‘Edward’ has some interesting answers. He used to defend the Home Office against legal claims. His anonymous feedback on some grounds that I drafted contained some tips on effective written advocacy.

FGM protection orders and immigration tribunal proceedings

The interplay between Family Court applications for Female Genital Mutilation Protection Orders and ongoing Immigration Tribunal proceedings has been considered by the High Court in this recent case.

Domino’s Pizza delivery person wins appeal against ‘right to work’ dismissal

Employers and Judges are confused over how the ‘right to work’ legislation – a key part of Theresa May’s hostile environment policy – actually works.

Bonus content: free training slides on migrant worker discimination 😀👍🏽

View exclusive training slides on basic employment rights, the gig economy, the hostile environment and modern slavery, as part of a national public legal education project.