Proxy marriages

The Tribunal have just issued a determination holding that proxy marriages in Brazil must be recognised in English law. The…

30th October 2008 By Free Movement

Expert apology

There has been a fascinating little story unfolding around a case called SD (expert evidence) Lebanon [2008] UKAIT 00078. The Guardian…

29th October 2008 By Free Movement

Landmark case on children

In the case of EM (Lebanon) v SSHD [2008] UKHL 64 the House of Lords looked at Article 8 again (having…

28th October 2008 By Free Movement

Third party support

[UPDATE: case overturned by Supreme Court] In a case called AM (Ethiopia) & Ors v Entry Clearance Officer [2008] EWCA Civ…

21st October 2008 By Free Movement

Visitor proliferation

The new Immigration Minister, Phil Woolas, yesterday announced the announcement of new rules for visitors. Spot the deliberate tautology? The…

17th October 2008 By Free Movement

COIS to revert to CIPU

The Country of Origin Information Service (COIS) at the Home Office is the successor to the generally derided Country Information and Policy…

16th October 2008 By Free Movement

The penny drops

UPDATE: It would seem that Mark Ockelton has been sitting in the Administrative Court as a deputy high court judge…

14th October 2008 By Free Movement

Metock rejected by Tribunal

Further to my last post on this subject, it turns out that my surprise was entirely justified, as a different…

12th October 2008 By Free Movement

Fee cheque bounces

Since the introduction of fees for immigration applications in 2003, the Home Office has become fanatical about collection of these…

9th October 2008 By Free Movement

RLC office now a wine bar

In the selfless pursuit of immigration-related gossip and news, last Friday I went along to a gathering at a wine bar that…

8th October 2008 By Free Movement