When is Article 8 private and family life engaged?

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The question of when family and private life exists in a legal sense is an increasingly important one in immigration law as it effectively determines whether a person has a right of appeal against refusal on an immigration application. The Court of Appeal addresses this issue in the case of Singh v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2015] EWCA Civ 630, albeit not in a case that directly addresses rights of appeal. The context is that the Home Office and some judges take an extreme … Read More >>

May 2015 immigration update podcast

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Welcome to the May 2015 edition of the Free Movement immigration update podcast. In this episode I am joined by colleague Mark Symes also of Garden Court Chambers. We cover the new visitor rules in Appendix FM, a series of cases on process and fairness, mention some cases from the Upper Tribunal on … Read More >>