February 2015 immigration update podcast


Welcome to the February 2015 edition of the Free Movement immigration update podcast. For February I cover some tribunal, High Court and Court of Appeal cases, some quickly and some in more detail, I mention some upcoming legislative changes that will be covered in more detail next month and some practice points. The material is all drawn from the February blog posts on Free Movement. If you would like to claim CPD points for reading the material and listening to this podcast, sign up here. … 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 >>