Asylum support rate increased after Home Secretary’s unlawful failings
Significant numbers of destitute asylum seekers are due to receive an increased rate of support after the Home Secretary’s approach to the support rate failed to track inflation and reflect the increased cost of living.
Court declines to order investigation into violent attack against asylum seekers in Glasgow hotel
No breaches of Article 3 of the ECHR where asylum seekers accommodated in a Glasgow hotel, staff and a police officer were subject to a violent attack by one of the residents.
Migrant victims of domestic violence fear losing everything because of hostile Home Office policies
While domestic abuse increases during the COVID-19 pandemic, inflexible and poorly applied Home Office policies are keeping migrant women in fear of accessing help and escaping violent and controlling relationships.
Systemic challenge to the imprisonment of immigration detainees fails
In late March 2020 the Home Office released some 300 immigration detainees to avoid the risk of spreading coronavirus. Hundreds more remain in detention and some are held on the prison estate. The fairness of imprisoning immigration detainees was tested in a recent, unsuccessful legal challenge.
Home Office to face negligence claim over visa document delays
A new decision by the Court of Appeal confirms that the Home Office may be held liable in negligence for unreasonable delays in providing visa documents and that the Upper Tribunal can award damages in such claims.
Free Q&A on recent EU children’s rights case in the Upper Tribunal
The Upper Tribunal has taken a significant step forward for the protection of the rights of undocumented EU children in the UK, in the reported case of MS (British citizenship; EEA appeals) Belgium  UKUT 356 (IAC). Download my Q&A for LexisNexis here.
New post for freemovement.org on EU children’s rights case in the Upper Tribunal
The Upper Tribunal has taken a significant step forward for the protection of the rights of undocumented EU children in the UK, in the reported case of MS (British citizenship; EEA appeals) Belgium  UKUT 356 (IAC). Read my coverage of the case for freemovement.org.
Avoiding real injustices: re-opening finally determined civil appeals
In a rare step, the Court of Appeal has granted an application to re-open an appeal where the judge deciding it did not have the right documents and the appellant had nowhere else to turn for a remedy against a Home Office family visa refusal.