August 2017 immigration update podcast

Welcome to the August 2017 edition of the Free Movement immigration update podcast. This month I’m starting with a run through of a few relevant bits of news and some blog posts to highlight rather than cover in depth, then moving on to a series of cases and posts about deportation, some material on different aspects of family immigration including the MM case and the financial rules for spouses, and ending with some human rights and a few procedural issues. There’s quite a lot to fit in! The material is all drawn from the August 2017 blog posts on Free Movement. If you would like to claim CPD points for reading…

18th October 2017 By Colin Yeo

July 2017 immigration update podcast

Welcome to the July 2017 edition of the Free Movement immigration update podcast. This month I begin by running through a whole load of judgments and determinations, including from the Supreme Court on sham marriages, some cases on procedure and costs and some shocking cases on unlawful detention. I then turn to a series of short policy updates and with a quick mention for a detailed post on the rules on deportation for non-EU nationals – which are the rules which will apply to all foreign nationals after Brexit, of course. The material is all drawn from the July 2017 blog posts on Free Movement. If you would like to claim…

5th October 2017 By Colin Yeo

June 2017 immigration update podcast

Welcome to the June 2017 edition of the Free Movement immigration update podcast. This month I’m starting with the current UK proposals on the future status of EU citizens in the UK and a few (!) problems with those plans, covering the major Supreme Court decision on the “deport first, appeal later” regime, taking a look at the new “safe return review” the Home Office now conducts before granting settlement to refugees and then whizzing through some important but fairly dry judgments on Dublin returns and subsidiary protection, service of immigration decisions, the law of appeals and automatic strike out of judicial review cases in the Upper Tribunal. The material…

3rd October 2017 By Colin Yeo

May 2017 immigration update podcast

Welcome to the May 2017 edition of the Free Movement immigration update podcast. This month I’m starting with the current waiting times for immigration appeals, moving on to give some quick mentions to some big blog posts we put out in May and then covering a load of cases from Strasbourg, the CJEU, several from the Court of Appeal and then quite a few at tribunal level as well. The material is all drawn from the May 2017 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 as a Free Movement Member. There are now over 40 CPD…

31st July 2017 By Colin Yeo

April 2017 immigration update podcast

Welcome to the April 2017 edition of the Free Movement immigration update podcast. This month we cover the increase in immigration fees, several nationality law issues, run though the most important cases we saw in April and end with some mentions for some new or amended Home Office policy documents, including on permanent residence applications, and for a mega-post on the general grounds for refusal in the immigration rules. The material is all drawn from the April 2017 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 as a Free Movement Member. There are now over 40 CPD…

24th July 2017 By Colin Yeo

March 2017 immigration update podcast

Welcome to the March 2017 edition of the Free Movement immigration update podcast. This episode I start with the some general news and updates, I then run through a whole load of cases, most of which I think are Court of Appeal authorities, and then end with a look at Statement of Changes HC1078 and then a few of the new style of more detailed blog posts on the Immigration Rules, this time covering several more of the general grounds for refusal. These have now been collected together into a training course for those who are interested. The material is all drawn from the March 2017 blog posts on Free Movement. If you would…

22nd May 2017 By Colin Yeo

February 2017 immigration update podcast

Welcome to the February 2017 edition of the Free Movement immigration update podcast. This episode I start with two major developments, namely the coming into force of new EEA immigration regulations and the judgment of the Supreme Court in the MM case. I run through some Home Office and enforcement news, cover some bits of immigration rule analysis we added in Febrary and end with a few tribunal cases. The material is all drawn from the February 2017 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 as a Free Movement Member. There are now over 40 CPD hours…

4th May 2017 By Colin Yeo

January 2017 immigration update podcast

Welcome to the January 2017 edition of the Free Movement immigration update podcast. This episode I start with a few EU law issues, including whether the Home Office can force EU citizens and family members to use the official application forms and the position of EU citizen spouses of British citizens, cover a few Home Office policy issues and then end by reviewing the most important cases for the month. The material is all drawn from the January 2017 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 as a Free Movement Member. There are now over 40 CPD…

20th April 2017 By Colin Yeo

December 2016 immigration update podcast

Welcome to the December 2016 edition of the Free Movement immigration update podcast. This episode I start with the some material on asylum and human rights issues, including perhaps the most important human rights case of 2016, talk about a few family immigration issues, cover two interesting reports on the future status of EU citizens and family members, which give us two very different possible ways forward, run through a number of cases and then end with a couple of procedural updates, including on the commencement of “deport first, appeal later” provisions of the Immigration Act 2016. The material is all drawn from the December 2016 blog posts on Free Movement. If…

22nd March 2017 By Colin Yeo

October 2016 immigration update podcast

Welcome to the October 2016 edition of the Free Movement immigration update podcast. This episode I start with the abortive increase in fees for immigration appeals and changes to appeals to the Court of Appeal, cover new types of online applications available and then some EU law issues, move on to review cases including one from the Supreme Court on discrimination in nationality law and end with some Home Office policy issues. The material is all drawn from the October 2016 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 as a Free Movement Member. There are now over…

19th January 2017 By Colin Yeo

September 2016 immigration update podcast

Welcome to the September 2016 edition of the Free Movement immigration update podcast. This episode I start with a few EU law and process issues, cover the relevant higher court and Upper Tribunal cases for September and end with some policy updates. The material is all drawn from the September 2016 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 as a Free Movement Member. There are now over 40 CPD hours of training materials available to members. You can find all the available courses here. If you listen to podcasts on your mobile phone, you can subscribe for free…

12th January 2017 By Colin Yeo

August 2016 immigration update podcast

Welcome to the August 2016 edition of the Free Movement immigration update podcast. This episode I start with the issue of when an EU national can apply for naturalisation, cover several Court of Appeal then High Court cases and then move on to talk about a few Home Office policy issues. The material is all drawn from the August 2016 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 as a Free Movement Member. There are now over 40 CPD hours of training materials available to members. You can find all the available courses here. If you listen to…

27th October 2016 By Colin Yeo

Brexit Q&A podcast: your questions answered

Many thanks to everyone who recorded and sent in questions for the Brexit podcast. I have not been able to answer all the questions that were submitted but I have selected a few that I think are of general interest as a way of addressing some of the issues faced by EEA nationals and their families in the wake of the referendum vote and ensuing uncertainty. I hope it helps and perhaps offers some reassurance. You can listen to the podcast on your computer or phone using the media player below the post. If you listen to podcasts on your mobile phone, you can subscribe to Free Movement podcasts for free via…

22nd October 2016 By Colin Yeo

Brexit Q&A podcast: submit your question now

I am planning to do a Brexit themed question and answer Free Movement podcast on EU free movement law and applications next week. The idea is to offer readers (er, listeners?) what I hope is useful information in a slightly different format to usual. But I will need your help. I have not done something like this before so I am not sure it will work. If you have a question about EU law or applications which you would like answering and which you think will be useful to other Free Movement readers as well, then please use the form below to upload your question. This exercise is really aimed…

13th October 2016 By Colin Yeo

July 2016 immigration update podcast

Welcome to the July 2016 edition of the Free Movement immigration update podcast. This episode I cover some important EU law issues then move through a considerable number of cases and appeal issues and then end with some updates on new and changed Home Office policies. The material is all drawn from the July 2016 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 as a Free Movement Member. There are now over 40 CPD hours of training materials available to members. If you listen to podcasts on your mobile phone, you can subscribe for free via iTunes here, Stitcher here or…

10th October 2016 By Colin Yeo

June 2016 immigration update podcast

Welcome to the June 2016 edition of the Free Movement immigration update podcast. June 2016 is a month I would rather had not occurred. Inevitably perhaps, I start by discussing next steps for EU nationals following Brexit. I move on to discuss a number of asylum and refugee issues and then end with some procedural and other updates. The material is all drawn from the June 2016 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 as a Free Movement Member. There are now over 40 CPD hours of training materials available to members. If you listen to podcasts on…

29th September 2016 By Colin Yeo

May 2016 immigration update podcast

Welcome to the May 2016 edition of the Free Movement immigration update podcast. In this (slightly belated) episode I cover a number of tribunal then Court of Appeal then High Court cases, including on refugee children and adult dependent relatives, move on to cover several issues around litigation including costs, funding and duty of candour and then end with two or three other issues, including commencement of the Immigration Act 2016. The material is drawn from the May 2016 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 as a Free Movement Member. There are now 40 CPD hours of training materials…

19th September 2016 By Colin Yeo

April 2016 immigration update podcast

This entry is part 13 of 13 in the series Update podcasts

Welcome to the April 2016 edition of the Free Movement immigration update podcast. In this (slightly belated) episode I cover some issues around child cases in human rights and in asylum cases, move on to cover several important procedural issues, including expediting EU residence card applications, and then end with a round up of relevant case law for the month. The material is drawn from the April 2016 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 as a Free Movement Member. There are now 40 CPD hours of training materials available to members. If you listen to podcasts on your…

17th August 2016 By Colin Yeo

March 2016 immigration update podcast

This entry is part 1 of 13 in the series Update podcasts

Welcome to the March 2016 edition of the Free Movement immigration update podcast. In this (rather belated) episode I cover several EU law issues that are still relevant even after the Brexit vote then move on to cover some of the more important cases featuring on the blog in March and end with several policy issues. I’ll be catching up on podcasts over the next couple of weeks so watch out for more. The material for this episode is drawn from the March 2016 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 as a Free Movement Member. There are…

10th August 2016 By Colin Yeo

February 2016 immigration update podcast

Welcome to the February 2016 edition of the Free Movement immigration update podcast. In this episode I cover a few policy issues then move on to a huge number of cases, most of which are only going to get a fairly brief mention to alert you to what is going on. The material is drawn from the February 2016 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 as a Free Movement Member. There are now 40 CPD hours of training materials available to members. If you listen to podcasts on your mobile phone, you can subscribe for free…

5th May 2016 By Colin Yeo

January 2016 immigration update podcast

Welcome to the January 2016 edition of the Free Movement immigration update podcast. In this episode I start on immigration fees and the Shaw Review, cover a long list of tribunal cases on various issues, move on to some higher court cases on EU deportation cases, nationality and deception issues, detention and trafficking and close with two recent Law Society guidance notes. The material is drawn from the January 2016 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 as a Free Movement Member. There are now 40 CPD hours of training materials available to members. If you listen to…

15th February 2016 By Colin Yeo

December 2015 immigration update podcast

This entry is part 12 of 12 in the series Update podcasts 2015

Welcome to the December 2015 edition of the Free Movement immigration update podcast. In this episode I talk about a few more general issues such as Donald Trump and visas bans, a refreshed post on Adult Dependent Relatives and a post by Berrnard Ryan on whether the new requirement for EEA citizens and their family members to apply for a permanent residence document before applying for naturalisation is lawful. I move on to cover a host of tribunal guidance giving guidance on issues big and small and then some higher court cases and a few asylum issues. The material is drawn from the December 2015 blog posts on Free Movement….

3rd February 2016 By Colin Yeo

November 2015 immigration update podcast

This entry is part of 12 in the series Update podcasts 2015

Welcome to the November 2015 edition of the Free Movement immigration update podcast. In this episode I talk a little about the latest immigration statistics, some rule changes on EU nationals applying for British nationality and the latest batch of immigration rule changes, I do a quick review of Upper Tribunal cases covered on Free Movement in November and then end with some big cases from the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal. The material is drawn from the November 2015 blog posts on Free Movement.

16th December 2015 By Colin Yeo

October 2015 immigration update podcast

This entry is part 10 of 12 in the series Update podcasts 2015

Welcome to the October 2015 edition of the Free Movement immigration update podcast. In this episode I talk about some big cases from the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal, several other important cases on unlawful detention and on EU law amongst other things, some upcoming policy level changes on “right to rent” and on refugee settlement and end with a little rant about judicial review in the Upper Tribunal. The material is drawn from the October 2015 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 as a Free Movement Member. There are now 40 CPD hours…

25th November 2015 By Colin Yeo

September 2015 immigration update podcast

This entry is part 9 of 12 in the series Update podcasts 2015

Welcome to the September 2015 edition of the Free Movement immigration update podcast. In this episode I’m going to talk about two more cases in which judges are highly critical of immigration lawyers and references are made to the SRA, the protection status of Syrian refugees, some rather odd and basic reported cases and the Amirteymour case on human rights in EU law appeals, the Court of Appeal judgment in the ETS case on those accused of fraud in their English tests, some changes to the Immigration Rules and nationality regulations and the proposals in the Immigration Bill on immigration appeals.

19th November 2015 By Colin Yeo

August 2015 immigration update podcast

This entry is part 8 of 12 in the series Update podcasts 2015

Welcome to the (rather belated!) August 2015 edition of the Free Movement immigration update podcast. In this episode I cover some important EU law issues on spouses, retained rights and sham marriages, a few asylum issues including irregular entry by refugees, a successful social services age assessment, some updated Home Office policies, some news from the Supreme Court on upcoming cases and I finish with a case on costs in judicial review cases.

12th November 2015 By Colin Yeo

July 2015 immigration update podcast

This entry is part 7 of 12 in the series Update podcasts 2015

Welcome to the July 2015 edition of the Free Movement immigration update podcast. In this episode I start by talk about Sir Nicholas Winton then move on to discuss the huge delays in appeal hearing listings and some other tribunal news, cover some immigration rule issues including a brief overview of Statement of Changes HC 297 and then move onto a number of cases, including a review of Article 8 case law and some of the more interesting recent offerings from the tribunal. The material is drawn mainly from the July blog posts on Free Movement. If you would like to claim CPD points for reading the material and listening…

7th September 2015 By Colin Yeo

June 2015 immigration update podcast

This entry is part 6 of 12 in the series Update podcasts 2015

Welcome to the June 2015 edition of the Free Movement immigration update podcast. In this episode I talk about where we are now on the detained fast track, cover a few tribunal cases and then finish with some important and useful higher court cases and a couple of mentions for some recently published books. The material is drawn mainly from the June 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 as a Free Movement Member. There are now 40 CPD hours of training materials available to members.

28th August 2015 By Colin Yeo

May 2015 immigration update podcast

This entry is part 5 of 12 in the series Update podcasts 2015

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 judicial review cases and end with a discussion of the Home Office policy on reconsidering old human rights applications. The material is all drawn from the May 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 as a Free Movement Member. There are now 40 CPD hours…

1st July 2015 By Colin Yeo

April 2015 immigration update podcast

This entry is part 4 of 12 in the series Update podcasts 2015

Welcome to the April 2015 edition of the Free Movement immigration update podcast. In this episode I cover some procedural points, several cases and some updates on commencement of the Immigration Act 2014. The material is all drawn from the April 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. There are over 30 CPD hours of training materials now available. If you listen to podcasts on your mobile phone, you can subscribe for free via iTunes here, Stitcher here or point your podcast player to podcast feed for Free Movement. Using a mobile device and subscribing has the advantage that each…

12th May 2015 By Colin Yeo

March 2015 immigration update podcast

This entry is part 3 of 12 in the series Update podcasts 2015

Welcome to the March 2015 edition of the Free Movement immigration update podcast. This month I cover legislative updates on appeal and visitors, a few asylum issues and then some Points Based System and other cases. The material is all drawn from the March 2015 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. There are over 30 CPD hours of training materials now available.

23rd April 2015 By Colin Yeo

February 2015 immigration update podcast

This entry is part 2 of 12 in the series Update podcasts 2015

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. There are over 30 CPD hours of training materials now available.

1st April 2015 By Colin Yeo

January 2015 immigration update podcast

This entry is part 1 of 12 in the series Update podcasts 2015

Welcome to the January 2015 edition of the Free Movement immigration update podcast. This month marks a whole year of podcasts, and they have been quite a success so far, with nearly 22,000 unique downloads in total. More subjectively, several people have mentioned them to when I’ve been out and about, which is nice but does cause me to doubt their sanity just a little bit. There’s quite a lot to get through as I’ve done a little bit of catching up this month. I start with some tribunal cases, which are all rather focused on lawyers rather than dealing with any of the big immigration issues that are out there…

11th February 2015 By Colin Yeo

December 2014 immigration update podcast

Welcome to the slightly belated December 2014 edition of the Free Movement immigration update podcast.  As you might expect, the material for the podcast is drawn from blog posts on Free Movement for the month of December 2014. I start by going through some casework and case law updates and then look at some policy developments. December wasn’t as busy as some other months so I’ve added at the end an extract from a podcast interview I recently recorded with Jawaid Luqmani on the subject of urgent injunction applications. The full version is available as part of the urgent injunction training course for members, which I have also just been…

6th February 2015 By Colin Yeo

November 2014 immigration update podcast

This entry is part 12 of 13 in the series Update podcasts

Welcome to the November 2014 edition of the Free Movement immigration update podcast. The material for the podcast is drawn from blog posts on Free Movement for the month of November. I start this month by going through some Home Office news and other updates, I move on to the new tribunal procedure rules and some important case law and then finish with a European update looking at welfare benefits and also Dublin removals. If you would like to claim CPD points for reading the material and listening to this podcast, sign up here. You will be in good company: there are now over 270 signed up Free Movement Members with access to the training…

10th December 2014 By Colin Yeo

October 2014 immigration update podcast

This entry is part 11 of 13 in the series Update podcasts

Welcome to the October 2014 edition of the Free Movement immigration update podcast. As normal, the material for the podcast is drawn from blog posts on Free Movement for the month of October. I start this month by going through some asylum updates, move on to some other important cases and then finish with important changes to immigration appeals and a few policy updates from the Home Office and some thoughts on the significance of the 7 year residence period for children set out in the rules.

21st November 2014 By Colin Yeo

September 2014 immigration update podcast

This entry is part 2 of 13 in the series Update podcasts

Welcome to the September 2014 edition of the Free Movement immigration update podcast. As normal, the material for the podcast is drawn from blog posts on Free Movement. I start this month by going through some case law and country updates, move on to some legislative updates, discuss a couple of aspects of Surinder Singh, the EU case on British citizens making use of EU free movement rules, and then finish with a few different items on Home Office conduct and the Upper Tribunal. If you would like to claim CPD points for reading the material and listening to this podcast, sign up here. Free Movement Members can now download the Free Movement…

15th October 2014 By Colin Yeo

August 2014 immigration update podcast

This entry is part 10 of 13 in the series Update podcasts

Welcome to the August 2014 edition of the Free Movement immigration update podcast. As normal, the material for the podcast is drawn from blog posts on Free Movement. There was a huge amount of important new material on the blog in August so I’ve had to be selective in what to cover this month. I concentrate on the commencement of the statutory human rights considerations and accompanying immigration rule and Home Office policy changes. There are a few other things I mention at the end as well, including the likely date for the commencement of the new highly restricted appeals regime. The material follows the order of links to content below.

16th September 2014 By Colin Yeo

Immigration Act 2014: removals and nationality provisions

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Immigration Act seminar

This post is a brief summary of the removals and nationality provisions of the Immigration Act 2014, and is accompanied by an audio extract from a seminar given by Colin Yeo, Sadat Sayeed, Mark Symes and I at Garden Court Chambers on 13 August 2014, at which I spoke on these subjects. Colin posted his segment of the seminar here, and the final two segments will follow in due course.

18th August 2014 By Bijan Hoshi

July 2014 immigration update podcast

This entry is part 9 of 13 in the series Update podcasts

Welcome to the July 2014 edition of the Free Movement immigration update podcast. As normal, the material for the podcast is drawn from blog posts on Free Movement. There was a huge amount of new material on the blog in July so I’ve had to be selective in what to cover this month, and even then the podcast weighs in at over 33 minutes. I focus on the new deportation appeal regime and on a slew of interesting cases. New month I’ll cover the recent immigration rule changes and commencement of the statutory human rights considerations. The material follows the order of links to content below. If you would like to…

8th August 2014 By Colin Yeo