Category: Public law

The 7 year rule: immigration law resources for families with children

Lots of you are searching for the ‘7 year rule’: a Home Office concession relating to children who have lived continuously in the UK for 7 years. Here are my top 7 posts on the topic, all in one place.

Bye-bye Sala? Relatives of EEA nationals score victory as Court overturns decision that denied them appeal rights

Exclusive update from Rajiv Sharma of the 36 Group on a major case that has overturned the Upper Tribunal judgment in Sala which denied appeal rights to extended family members of EEA nationals.

Home Office to pay indemnity costs for defying High Court orders

A High Court judge has expressed “deep concern” at Amber Rudd’s failure to release and accommodate a vulnerable, claimed victim of torture from immigration detention, in breach of several Court orders.

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.

Huge victory for workers as Employment Tribunal fees are quashed by the UK Supreme Court

In a stunning development, the UK Supreme Court has ruled that the government’s Employment Tribunal fees are unlawful and over £32 million in fees should now be paid back

Energy giant’s legal challenge to £21 million offshore tax bill fails

New UK government powers seek to hold corporations to account for hiding their profits in offshore tax havens. Now the High Court has rejected energy giant Glencore’s legal challenge against a Diverted Profits Tax bill.