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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...Read More
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…Read More
Application Fees & Refusals: The Impact of Basnet v SSHD 
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...Read More
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  EWCA Civ 331 (20 March 2012) considered the correct interpretation of Paragraph 317(i)(e) of the Immigration Rules and may well...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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…Read More