Tag: Immigration

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

The Home Office has been ordered to release 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’.

Good legal writing: tips from an ex-Home Office official

How to write persuasively? How to change your opponent’s views through writing? ‘Edward’ has some interesting answers. He used to defend the Home Office against legal claims. His anonymous feedback on some grounds that I drafted contained some tips on effective written advocacy.

FGM protection orders and immigration tribunal proceedings

The interplay between Family Court applications for Female Genital Mutilation Protection Orders and ongoing Immigration Tribunal proceedings has been considered by the High Court in this recent case.

New video interview on trafficking claims with Jamila from ATLEU📹

Watch an exclusive interview with an expert legal aid lawyer on how victims of trafficking and modern slavery can achieve redress through the law.

It’s packed with practical insights on litigation in UK courts and tribunals and real-life success stories. Essential viewing.

Changes to time limits for seeking permission to appeal to the Upper Tribunal

Lawyers should ensure that their clients are not caught out by quiet amendments to the First-tier Tribunal procedure rules, that make an already tight deadline for permission to appeal applications even tighter in immigration and asylum cases.

New ebook: Supporting Migrant Workers

Download your free employment and immigration law ebook, which includes a detailed guide to migrant workers’ rights, the gig economy and modern slavery claims.

#Windrush scandal deepens as Home Office issues guidance to employers on ‘right to work’ checks

Employers and employees affected by Windrush cases are unlikely to gain much assistance from the Home Office’s latest guidance on right to work checks for Commonwealth citizens.

UPDATED: Immigration law time limits cheat sheet

This free and easy resource for individuals and advisors gathers all the common immigration law time limits in one place.

Door open for UK Supreme Court to review the principles of unlawful detention claims

Can a foreign national be lawfully detained even though the decision to remove them from the UK is unlawful? Bizarrely, yes. However, a new case from the Court of Appeal suggests that the UK Supreme Court may need to review this state of affairs.

Home Office discriminated against mentally ill detainee in breach of duty to make reasonable adjustments

This Court of Appeal case shows that thinking outside the box and utilising discrimination legislation can help to address gaps in government policy and procedure.