Tag: EU law

Unlawfully detained EU national gets damages after legal challenge blocks removal

Bringing a judicial review claim which is unlikely to be dealt with quickly may render ongoing detention unlawful, according to a Court of Appeal decision.

Tussle over £10 million Giotto painting ends in stalemate

A £10-million Giotto painting of ‘exceptional cultural and historical importance’ was not lawfully exported from Italy to London, according to the High Court in a judicial review case that arose from a lengthy dispute over the rules on exporting European cultural treasures.

Vulnerable EEA national unlawfully detained by the Home Office, High Court rules

The Home Office unlawfully detained an EEA national who spent over a year in immigration detention, after it emerged that there was no ‘realistic prospect of deporting the claimant within a reasonable period’.

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.

Theresa May loses Brexit legal challenge as High Court rules Parliament must vote on Article 50 trigger

The government just lost one of the most important constitutional cases in living memory. The historic judgment is likely to be a major setback for Theresa May’s plans to trigger Article 50 in March 2017.

Brexit Survival Guide: Permanent Residence applications for EU nationals and their families

Nobody knows what immigration control will look like after a potential Brexit in March 2019 and what consequences may follow. But EU nationals in the UK can and should take steps to protect their status.

EU citizens aren’t “bargaining chips” in Brexit negotiations, warns Home Affairs Select Committee

On 11 July 2016, days after the Brexit vote, the Cabinet Office assured us that EU nationals in the UK […]

Drawbridge or floodgates? Brexit’s effect on the migration of EU nationals to the UK

[This is a guest post by Miriam Carrion Benitez, an immigration barrister at the 36 Group. Miriam is an EU national […]

Blurred lines? Deportation of EU citizens under the EEA regulations

Case summary: Secretary of State for the Home Department v Jacek Straszewski and Darius Kersys [2015] EWCA Civ 1245  [Disclaimer: I […]