Ninth edition of Macdonald’s Immigration Law and Practice now available


The ninth edition of Macdonald's Immigration Law and Practice is now available for purchase. Fully updated with material on the Immigration Act 2014 and much, much more, this is an essential text for any serious immigration lawyer. You can pick up a copy here (affiliate link, and also I am one of the contributors): MacDonald's Immigration Law & Practice (2 Volume Set) As the blurb says: Since the publication of the first edition in 1983 Macdonald's Immigration Law & Practice has … Read More >>

Free Movement eighth anniversary


It has been eight years since I first set up and began writing Free Movement. As usual, I only realised that the anniversary had passed some time after the event: the first Free Movement blog post was on 7 March 2007. I hope you will forgive me a moment of introspection. But first, as an anniversary … Read More >>

Upper Tribunal on meaning of very compelling circumstances


The latest from the Upper Tribunal on the statutory presumptions on human rights cases introduced by the Immigration Act 2014 is the case of Chege (section 117D : Article 8 : approach : Kenya) [2015] UKUT 165 (IAC). The determination seems very deeply flawed indeed because that it is based on the … Read More >>

Rights and grounds of appeal: commencement and transition

Scythe being sharpened

The major changes to rights of appeal and removal powers wrought by the Immigration Act 2014 took full effect on 6 April 2015, although with some transitional provisions for existing cases. This blog post, based on the second edition of my Immigration Act 2014 ebook, examines and attempts to explain … Read More >>