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August 2018 immigration update podcast

August 2018 immigration update podcast

Welcome to the August 2018 edition of the Free Movement immigration update podcast. This month I start on two subjects I’ve always been interested in, refusals of visit visa applications and the power to deprive people of their British citizenship. Both came to public attention in August due to media coverage. From there we go to the more specialist realm of procedure, including some significant new guidance on awarding costs against the Home Office. Then I mention a few developments in human rights and EU law, including Brexit, before finishing on some interesting new judgments on human trafficking.

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The main content of the downloadable 25-minute audio podcast follows the (non chronological) order of content below:

Visit visas

What’s going on with UK visit visas?

Visit visa refusals: appeal or judicial review?


How is the government using its increased powers to strip British people of their citizenship?


New guidance on costs awards against the Home Office could transform immigration appeals

Upper Tribunal should correct its money laundering warning to immigration solicitors

Upper Tribunal’s error of law reasoning can very rarely be altered when a decision is re-made

Human rights

When does bad immigration advice affect a human rights appeal?

Migrants need the right to work while fighting immigration cases

How to apply for a UK spouse or partner visa

What are the financial requirements for UK spouse and partner visas?

EU law

Upper Tribunal: EU law no help to dual nationals who have never exercised free movement rights

Good result on retained residence rights for non-EU spouses who give up work temporarily

What a cliff-edge Brexit would mean for EU citizens

The Surinder Singh immigration route: how does it work?


Home Office rebuked for failing to protect trafficking victim

High Court rejects complaint about failure to treat victim of trafficking

Helpful Court of Appeal judgment on criminal appeals by trafficking victims with old convictions

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