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.
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 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.
Allegations of bias are easily made but often harder to prove. A recent immigration case shows how such cases can succeed by applying well-established guidelines.
Inspectors condemn ‘unacceptable’ and ‘inhumane’ treatment of detainees at Heathrow Immigration Removal Centre
A report by independent inspectors appointed by the UK’s Minister for Immigration has made critical findings on the conditions for detainees at Heathrow removal centre
Large increases in Home Office fees kick in from 6 April 2017. There are steep rises across the board for many of the more common applications, in the region of 20 to 25% increases in some cases.
“Deport now, appeal later” or start again? Guidance on fresh claims and s.94B certifications in immigration judicial reviews
Home Office powers to cut the number of appeals against immigration refusals have enabled a boom in judicial reviews and fresh claims. That trend is likely to continue following new guidance from the Upper Tribunal.
Severe delays are not uncommon in immigration and asylum cases, as many applicants discover to their dismay. Here, Home Office inertia was a key reason why a woman’s deportation became unlawful.