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R (Alvi) v Secretary of State for the Home Department

July 23, 2012

Last week, the Supreme Court delivered a significant judgment in the case of R (Alvi) v Secretary of State for the Home Department. The court found that, under the Immigration Act 1971, any changes to substantive requirements of the United...

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EEA Regulations: New Rights of Residence and Restrictions on Free Movement

July 16, 2012

The UK Government has announced changes to the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2006 which will come into force from the 16th July 2012. The Regulations have been amended to give effect to the judgments of the Court of Justice…

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Application Fees & Refusals: The Impact of Basnet v SSHD [2012]

June 13, 2012

We've written before regarding the problems which can crop up with UK visa application forms, and a refusal due to issues with the visa fee is an all too frequent reality. The UK Border Agency has previously adopted the stance...

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How to define exceptionally compassionate circumstances…

March 29, 2012

A recent Court of Appeal decision in the case of Mohamed v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2012] EWCA Civ 331 (20 March 2012) considered the correct interpretation of Paragraph 317(i)(e) of the Immigration Rules and may well...

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Use Your Common Sense!

March 27, 2012

Today's blog may seem something of a contradiction following our recent post on the Court of Appeal's ruling that there is no ‘near miss' argument in Immigration cases which narrowly miss the requirements of the Rules. However, judgment was recently...

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How is the Migration Cap affecting your Business?

January 4, 2012

We'd like to welcome our readers back to our first blog of the year! We hope that you all enjoyed the festive season and are having a great start to 2012. Last year saw great upheavals as the Government made...

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Pre-entry English language testing is it fair?

December 20, 2011

We have been closely following the case of R (on the application of Chapti & Ors) v SSHD – interventions by JCWI and Liberty, CO/1183/11435/1141/2010, which was a challenge brought in the High Court of the legality of a certain...

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The UK and the European Union where next?

December 12, 2011

In recent weeks the media has been dominated by reports of the unfolding Eurozone crisis, which has seen the British Foreign Secretary William Hague proclaim 'I described the euro as a burning building with no exits and so it has...

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Do you know what ‘Statelessness’ means?

December 9, 2011

This week, we came across an extremely interesting report on a subject that is unheard of by many of us in the UK. Asylum Aid and the UN Refugee Agency published a joint research report: ‘Mapping Statelessness in the United...

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National Holidays May Cause Delay to Visa Applications

November 4, 2011

Throughout the coming months, countries across the world will be celebrating with national holidays for religious or cultural reasons. These range from Eid-ul-Adha (Eid, the Festival of Sacrifice), which begins on the 6th November, to Thanksgiving in the United States…

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