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Book review: Immigration Appeals and Remedies Handbook by Symes and Jorro

IMMIGRATION APPEALS AND REMEDIES HANDBOOK By Mark Symes and Peter Jorro (Bloomsbury, 2015) (£37.40) When the President of the Upper Tribunal, Immigration and Asylum Chamber writes a foreword, and the foreword concludes with the words “This is…. a ...

5th January 2016 By

Phelan and Gillespie Immigration Law Handbook 9th edition ebook review

Christmas gift guide edition Is the ebook edition of Phelan and Gillespie’s Immigration Law Handbook (9th edition) the ideal Christmas gift for the immigration lawyer you have the misfortune of loving or being related to? With only two days to ...

23rd December 2015 By

Review: Finding Home: Real Stories of Migrant Britain

Finding Home: Real Stories of Migrant Britain is a new book by Emily Dugan. Emily is Social Affairs Editor at The Independent and has reported with empathy on immigration issues on a number of occasions. I generally try to avoid films, television and ...

3rd August 2015 By

Review: Detention Under the Immigration Acts by Denholm and Dunlop

What feels like months ago now I was kindly provided with a review copy of Detention Under the Immigration Acts: Law and Practice by Graham Denholm and Rory Dunlop with Lisa Giovannetti QC as Consultant Editor. It has taken me this long to do the actu ...

29th June 2015 By

Review: Hathaway and Foster, The Law of Refugee Status 2nd edition

Professor Hathaway’s original Law of Refugee Status has near mythical status in the lexicon of asylum lawyers. Published as it was in 1991, it was one of the first texts in the field, emanating from a time when English refugee law comprised largely ...

10th June 2015 By

TEDx talk video: The Human Cost of Borders

This is just in from my TEDx talk on the human cost of borders a couple of weeks ago: The editors have done a great job chopping out a bit near the start where I forgot some text for a slide! You can also see the excellent other talks at the same eve ...

6th May 2015 By

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 ...

24th April 2015 By

Legal Aid Team to the rescue!

Fun video from Legal Aid Team making a very serious point: I particularly enjoyed Lord Chancellor Graying, his smug civil service henchman and the LawyerBots. You can sign the petition here… or try voting on 7 May 2015. ...

14th April 2015 By

I am an immigrant campaign by JCWI

JCWI has set up an excellent crowd funding campaign to run posters across the UK showcasing migrants and their invaluable contribution to British life. I’ve backed it and I urge all readers of Free Movement to do likewise. There are only 18 day ...

6th February 2015 By

Bearing witness: Helen Bamber OBE, the Holocaust and human suffering

As the darkness outside gathered, the candles inside the church seemed to burn more brightly. Hundreds had gathered at St Martins-in-the-Fields in London yesterday to commemorate Helen Bamber OBE and her work. The event was moving and inspiring but wa ...

27th January 2015 By

The Law and Practice of Expulsion and Exclusion from the United Kingdom

Last night I was invited to the launch for a new practitioner text edited by Eric Fripp, The Law and Practice of Expulsion and Exclusion from the United Kingdom: Deportation, Removal, Exclusion and Deprivation of Citizenship. There were a number of e ...

21st January 2015 By

Everything you need to know about costs in immigration cases. Almost.

My ebook on costs in immigration cases is now available for purchase. It covers costs in statutory appeals and in judicial review cases, case law on unreasonable conduct, the law on wasted costs, costs for litigants in person, the circumstances where ...

19th January 2015 By

New members only content added and January sale ends this Friday

The Free Movement January sale ends this Friday, 16 January 2015. New content has just been added for members, so sign up now to get access to over 30 CPD hours of invaluable training materials. Use code JANSALE to get 25% off individual membership an ...

13th January 2015 By

Refugee law in the UK: new ebook

Want to know who might qualify as a refugee? What the legal requirements are? What reasons the Home Office relies on to refuse cases and what counter arguments are available? Who might be excluded from refugee status? I have just finished a new ebook, ...

30th October 2014 By

Eye of a Needle

Looks interesting: “The UK is like the Holy Grail and they’re all expecting the crusades. We have to give it to them.” Laurence loves to go out, get wrecked and rave to dubstep. He pays for it with a job at UK Immigration Control. Deciding who d ...

29th August 2014 By

New Surinder Singh ebook

Just a quick post to say that I’ve finished an ebook on Surinder Singh: EU free movement for British citizens. It covers how EU law works, goes over the judgments in Surinder Singh and O v Netherlands, examines the UK’s regulations and Home Of ...

30th July 2014 By

Free Immigration Act ebook

Sign up now as a Free Movement Member and get a free Immigration Act 2014 ebook! Free Movement Membership starts at £50 plus VAT per person for groups of 10 or more and is available to all. Membership includes access to the forums and is a cheap and ...

30th June 2014 By

Garden Court Chambers public law conference

In partnership with Legal Action Group, Garden Court Chambers’ Public Law Team is pleased to present an up-to-date overview of all aspects of public law, together with cutting-edge strategies for securing positive outcomes. Click image for full ...

21st June 2014 By

Warzone: tales from the asylum frontline

This film looks interesting, and I’ve agreed to participate in a panel discussion beforehand, it being literally just round the corner from where I live in East Finchley. Full details and tickets here. ...

18th June 2014 By

Save Justice UK – Postcards for Justice

The difference between a recession and a boom, as any legal aid lawyer will tell you, is that during a boom the government cuts legal aid, whereas during a recession they cut everything else as well. There was a timely reminder yesterday from Presiden ...

17th October 2013 By

Papers, Please

From The Guardian write up: Casting you as a border guard for a fictitious eastern European republic, your job is to decide whether a succession of would-be immigrants have the right paperwork to get through. Presented in charming 8-bit style, it̵ ...

13th October 2013 By