Tag: Public law

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!

UPDATE: Home Office delay of 9 years ‘critical’ in deportation appeal

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.

Minimum income requirements for spousal visas are lawful, but breach duty to safeguard children – says UK Supreme Court

For families divided by Home Office income requirements, this latest case on the human right to family life offers mixed results. While the main challenge to the Rules failed, parts of the policy were heavily criticised.

Couple stranded at Heathrow airport win claim for unlawful detention

The Home Office accused Mr Iqbal of cheating in his English language test. They cancelled his visa and detained him and his wife. The High Court has now found that the Home Office had failed to prove he cheated and had detained him unlawfully.

No duty on Secretary of State to keep making deportation orders after revocation

The law on automatic removal of “foreign criminals” from the UK imposes no duty on Secretary of State to keep making deportation orders after a revocation decision.

Allegations of deception made against immigration detainees must be carefully considered

The Home Office accuses detainees of deception frequently.
Resolving these disputes is not easy and, according to the Court of Appeal, requires careful analysis.

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.

Did Jeremy Hunt act illegally by forcing a new contract on junior doctors?

The High Court is considering a legal challenge by the junior doctors against a divisive new contract. It has potential to be one of this Autumn’s key cases in the public law field.

New Home Office guidance on adults ‘at risk’ in immigration detention

New Home Office guidance on the detention of vulnerable adults comes into force today. [1] Read it here.

When is it ‘necessary’ for a child with SEN to be given an EHC Plan?

Special Educational Needs (‘SEN’) law can be something of a bureaucratic labyrinth, navigated with equal frustration by parents, carers, young persons […]