Tag: Children

The benefits cap on lone parents with children under two is unlawful

In a recent legal challenge, the UK government’s “benefit cap” has come under fire for unlawfully discriminating against lone parents with children under the age of two.

How to appeal the refusal of primary school places: an intro for parents & carers

It’s an anxious, exciting time of year for many parents and carers applying for primary school places at mainstream schools, […]

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!

Parents’ immigration history is relevant to whether it’s reasonable to remove settled children from the UK

Senior judges have found (yet again) that children can be punished for the sins of their parents, giving a green-light to the Home Office to remove families from the UK (even if they have not committed any crime).

How to use statistics and dental x-rays in age assessment disputes?

The Upper Tribunal has given guidance on the correct approach to statistical evidence in the context of dental x-rays in age assessment disputes.

No such thing as an average case where children are concerned, says Court of Appeal

There is a growing judicial consensus that the demanding test for serious offenders to resist deportation on grounds of family life ought to be applied with some flexibility.

Rights of the Child: a 36 Immigration forum

“Every child matters”: but in immigration law, some children matter more than others. Join us for a lively discussion of the major legal developments on child rights in the immigration context followed by food and drink.

Ordinary family ties won’t stop deportation of “foreign criminals”, finds Court of Appeal

The Court of Appeal has asserted the relevance of the Immigration Rules in Article 8 appeals against deportation orders, taking a fine tooth-comb to Tribunal decisions that don’t attach sufficient weight to the Rules.

UK Supreme Court rules on Article 8 in deportation appeals

Whether deportation of a “foreign criminal” infringes a person’s right to family and private life in the UK cannot be assessed only through the prism of the Immigration Rules. However, Judges must give considerable weight to the Rules, according to the Supreme Court cases of Ali and Makhlouf.

Tooth and lies: assessing the age of lone refugee children

A Tory MP has called for child refugees from the Calais camp to be subjected to dental x-rays to determine their ages. Here’s why dentists and judges disagree.