Supreme Court Backs Government Rejection of Statelessness Claim

Supreme Court

Rather than write my own detailed piece on the Supreme Court's judgment in Pham v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2015] UKSC 19 I'm mainly going to refer you an excellent piece by Simon Cox on the Open Societies Foundation website: Case Watch: UK Supreme Court Backs Government Rejection of Statelessness Claim. … Read More >>

The sobbing doctor: the mask of professionalism

sobbing doctor

The image above is of a Californian doctor sobbing outside the hospital building having lost the 19 year old patient on whom he was operating. It has gone viral on social media. It was also picked up in The Guardian in an interesting article by Deborah Orr: The image of the sobbing doctor proves … Read More >>

Successful judicial review claim by trafficking victim

shackles slavery trafficking

A successful judicial review claim by a trafficking victim is reported at R (on the application of FM) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2015] EWHC 844 (Admin) (26 March 2015). Philip Mott QC sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge found that the Home Office had unlawfully refused to grant … Read More >>

Immigration fees from 6 April 2015 published

vice tighten squeeze

The full list of fees for immigration applications from inside and outside the UK applying from 6 April 2015 has been published. There are some hefty and puzzling increases: a 50% hike to £162 for visiting academics for some reason, a 57% increase to £592 for relatives of refugees, a 37% increase to … Read More >>