Category: Immigration

What’s new in the 2017 Administrative Court guide on judicial reviews?

Claimants and Defendants in judicial review claims should be familiar with this new Court guide or they could face adverse costs consequences. In this post, Law mostly gives you a comparative analysis of the key changes from last year’s guide.

No wasted costs orders against HOPOs* in the Immigration Tribunal

A powerful legal weapon, the Wasted Costs Order, cannot be used against Home Office employees if they behave improperly in the Immigration Tribunal, limiting the ways in which the government and its employees can be held accountable for their conduct in Tribunal proceedings.

The Home Office held this LGBT woman in a ‘punishment room’ in breach of her human rights

The widespread use of ‘segregation’ to control persons detained by the Home Office is under the spotlight after a female asylum seeker won her court battle against the practice. A new Home Office policy has been published as a result.

This Immigration Judge’s decision was ‘infected’ by the appearance of bias

Allegations of bias are easily made but often harder to prove. A recent immigration case shows how such cases can succeed by applying well-established guidelines.

Inspectors condemn ‘unacceptable’ and ‘inhumane’ treatment of detainees at Heathrow Immigration Removal Centre

A report by independent inspectors appointed by the UK’s Minister for Immigration has made critical findings on the conditions for detainees at Heathrow removal centre

The UK government deported +1,000 people in breach of their human rights. Here’s why.

The UK Supreme Court has found the government’s “deport now, appeal later” policy is in breach of human rights law. Here is a detailed analysis.

Amber Rudd unlawfully detained & failed to deport notorious fraudster James Ibori

The Home Secretary misused her powers to try and keep Mr Ibori in detention, rather than focusing on deporting him to Nigeria, the High Court has found.

Quick and dirty overview of Home Office immigration fee hikes

Large increases in Home Office fees kick in from 6 April 2017. There are steep rises across the board for many of the more common applications, in the region of 20 to 25% increases in some cases.

Every child matters: free resources for lawyers on children’s rights in UK immigration cases

Here are 3 presentations from barristers at the 36 Group focusing on children’s rights in immigration and family law, following our popular event on 29 March. Enjoy!

“Deport now, appeal later” or start again? Guidance on fresh claims and s.94B certifications in immigration judicial reviews

Home Office powers to cut the number of appeals against immigration refusals have enabled a boom in judicial reviews and fresh claims. That trend is likely to continue following new guidance from the Upper Tribunal.