Category: Immigration

[UPDATED 7 July 2016]: What’s ‘unduly harsh’ on the children and partners of ‘foreign criminals’ in Article 8 deportation appeals?

[UPDATE 7 July 2016: The full decision is now available here. To give you an overview: Lord Justice Laws gives the […]

the justice gap: Tripoli papers and the failure of our justice system to hold government to account

My latest article is in the Justice Gap blog today. It’s about the High Court’s recent judgment in a case concerning […]

What’s the right approach to Article 8 in ‘foreign criminal’ deportation cases?

Where a foreign national is convicted of an offence and sentenced to at least 4 years imprisonment, the government must make […]

Full judgment in Theresa May’s student fraud scandal

[UPDATE: the Upper Tribunal has now published this case. It is available here, as SM and Ihsan Qadir v Secretary of […]

1 suicide attempt everyday at UK immigration detention centres

There were a shocking 393 reported attempts across the detention estate in 2015: the highest number on record and an average […]

How many students has Theresa May deported unlawfully?

Hundreds? Thousands? 48,000? Up to 50,000? It’s not clear.

40 percent of UK deportations cancelled, says new report

The latest report from the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration, David Bolt, confirms that 4 out of 10 […]

Good news for students deported on flimsy evidence of fraud

The Independent reports that the Upper Tribunal has found in favour of students who had their leave to remain cancelled […]

Fresh articles on housing, immigration and costs

For those of you interested in civil, housing, immigration & costs law, please visit my publications page where I’ve uploaded […]

The awful truth about the detention of torture survivors in the UK

Torture survivors should not normally be detained by the Home Office. But the awful truth is that they are. Regularly.