Category: Immigration

Home is wherever the ‘integration test’ says it is, (for migrants facing removal from the UK).

Immigration Judges use this test to decide whether a person who is to be removed or deported should be allowed to stay in the UK based on their human right to private life.

Can a genuine couple be party to a ‘marriage of convenience’?

If your main reason for marrying is to secure an immigration advantage, you may find yourself in what lawyers call a “marriage of convenience”, with potentially serious legal consequences.

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

Help living in the UK

We live in uncertain times.  Brexit could transform the UK’s immigration system. With the rules constantly changing, expert advice is […]

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.