Scathing Court of Appeal waves away college’s sponsor licence appeal

It is a matter of regret and concern that this case has taken over four years to come to appeal and has been pursued despite a complete lack of merit on any ground. So said Lord Justice Haddon-Cave in R (London St Andrew’s College) v Secretary o ...

4th December 2018 By

Job ad: trainee solicitor, Carter Thomas

Carter Thomas Solicitors is a leading UK immigration law firm listed in both The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners. We act for businesses, education providers and individuals requiring advice on an exciting range of immigration law issues. We offer ...

20th September 2018 By

Job ad: legal officer, UK Lesbian & Gay Immigration Group

  FULL- OR PART-TIME LEGAL OFFICER We have an exciting opportunity to advance the rights of LGBTQI+ asylum seekers and refugees! We are recruiting a legal officer to help improve the representation of LGBTQI+ asylum seekers and create change with ...

5th September 2018 By

Job ad: Hackney Community Law Centre seeks Immigration and Public Law Solicitor

HACKNEY COMMUNITY LAW CENTRE seeks Immigration and Public Law Solicitor: salary negotiable Key duties: Must be IAAS accredited at Level 2 Senior Caseworker Level and also hold Supervisor status. Provide a specialist asylum and immigration advice, ca ...

7th August 2018 By

Job ad: Legal Officer, Freedom from Torture

Role: Legal officer Contract: Permanent Location: Manchester Part-Time: 14 hours per week Salary: £13,590 p.a. pro-rata (full-time equivalent salary £33,975) plus generous holiday entitlement, pension scheme and group life assurance Job Ref: R19 Si ...

19th April 2018 By

Job ad: Katani & Co Solicitors

Owing to continued and steady growth we are seeking to recruit an experienced immigration law solicitor. Whilst we will give due consideration to applicants from all levels of experience, we would particularly be interested to hear from practitioners ...

19th February 2018 By

Job ad: Westkin Associates

  Job Summary A boutique immigration law firm based in the heart of London’s Mayfair is currently looking for an experienced immigration lawyer. Applicants must hold level 1 OISC / LSC accreditation or better and/or be actively working towa ...

9th February 2018 By

Job ad: A Y & J Solicitors

Immigration Solicitor £30,000 — £50,000 pa depending on experience — Full-time, Permanent We offer the right candidate the possibility of developing skills and career progression. You will get to work on various and challenging immigration cases ...

22nd January 2018 By

Job ad: Solicitor – Immigration at Drummond Miller LLP

Job Title: Solicitor – Immigration (NQ – 2 years PQE) Organisation: Drummond Miller LLP Website: www.drummondmiller.co.uk Location: City Centre, Glasgow Deadline for Applications: 26th January 2018 Salary: Competitive Contact: Sam Leek Due ...

15th January 2018 By

Job ad: UK Migration Lawyers – private immigration barristers/solicitors

Private immigration barristers/solicitors Salary: £35,000-£40,000/starting per annum Location: Hall Green, City and Borough of Birmingham Company: UK Migration Lawyers Ltd Description We are looking to recruit two senior Immigration Barristers and / ...

5th January 2018 By

Job ad: UK Migration Lawyers – Immigration barristers and caseworkers required

  IMMIGRATION BARRISTERS AND CASEWORKERS REQUIRED UK Migration Lawyers is excited to be seeking to recruit two Immigration barristers and / or caseworkers to join its Birmingham based team on a fixed term contract. We are seeking candidates with ...

3rd October 2017 By

Job Ad: Westkin Associates

SENIOR IMMIGRATION LAWYER/CASEWORKER Organisation: WESTKIN Associates website: www.westkinassociates.com Location: Mayfair, central london deadline: ONGOING SALARY: Dependent on experience and ability (circa 80,000 plus plus inclusive of and subject t ...

4th September 2017 By

Job ad: Crowley & Company

Crowley & Company is a well-established Cardiff firm specialising in asylum, human rights, immigration and nationality law.  We seek an experienced caseworker to join our small specialist team. We are looking for someone who is competent in condu ...

15th August 2017 By

Home Office cracking down on entry of amateur cricketers

The Home Office appears to be cracking down on the entry of foreign amateur cricketers and sportspeople. Emails released by the Home Office under a Freedom of Information request suggest that unpaid amateur cricketers who might in future wish to earn ...

26th July 2017 By

New charity created to work on identifying and tracing missing and dead refugees: Last Rights

Many go missing and die across the world during refugee and migrant journeys. The names of most dead and missing are unknown; families untraced, bodies buried in unmarked graves. With those affected we will develop protocols on best practice and proce ...

22nd June 2017 By

Athens Refugee Legal Support Project: what is happening on the ground and how to donate

The pilot of the Athens Refugee Legal Support Project has now run for 2 months now. We work out of a community centre in Athens with the support of ILPA and Garden Court Chambers. Weekly reports from UK legal volunteers (solicitors, barristers, case w ...

21st June 2017 By

Fundraising campaign for refugee family reunion charity Together Now

My brother and his girlfriend are fundraising for the fantastic, small, shoestring charity Together Now. Not a penny is wasted. They work on the practical end of refugee family reunion applications, funding travel costs and sometimes DNA tests and oth ...

13th June 2017 By

Job ad: Head of Legal Protection & Medico-Legal Services, Helen Bamber Foundation

The Helen Bamber Foundation is renowned for its work with refugees and asylum seekers who have experienced torture, human trafficking and other forms of extreme human cruelty. We are looking for an experienced legal expert to provide direction to the ...

23rd March 2017 By

Article 8 assessed at date of decision in entry clearance cases

Article 8 is to be assessed as at the date of decision in entry clearance cases, the Court of Appeal has found: Accordingly, I would reject the date of decision argument. The decision under appeal was, as regards article 8 as much as the policy issue ...

13th July 2016 By

Independent Monitoring Board slams Heathrow Immigration Removal Centres

What were Harmondsworth and Colnbrook Detention Centres have been brought under the same management, and are now called Heathrow Immigration Removal Centres. Nonetheless, as the Independent Monitoring Board’s report shows, detention centres by anoth ...

23rd May 2016 By

Renegotiating free movement within the EU

I was asked by a Polish media outlet for comment in this Boris Johnson piece on renegotiation of EU free movement rules and the idea of quotas. Here’s what I said: A quota for free movement of workers around Europe is impossible under the fundam ...

14th October 2014 By

Working with migrant children survey

In the past eighteen months Migrant Legal Project (MLP) has represented a number of Vietnamese minors on remand or serving Detention and Training Orders at Young Offender Institutes. All had been picked up for criminal offences relating to cannabis cu ...

19th June 2014 By

Removals to Mogadishu are re-starting

The Home Office have started giving directions for the removal of failed asylum seekers to Mogadishu on Turkish Airline flights via Istanbul. Anyone given such removal directions might ask the Home Office to reconsider whether they risk violating thei ...

21st February 2014 By

Richmond Mags dedicated immigration hearing centre from April

There are three courts at Richmond Mags being used for immigration hearings now but all five will apparently be used for immigration hearings from April. Meanwhile, the family court at Richmond is apparently moving to Hatton Cross, which has been seri ...

9th January 2014 By

‘Proving’ sexual orientation in asylum claims

According to the recent Missing the Mark report by the excellent UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group, a worryingly high proportion of LGBTI asylum claims are refused because the Home Office does not believe that the claimant has ‘proved’ his or ...

30th October 2013 By

European Asylum Information Database

European Asylum Information Database A well designed and useful new resource website from ECRE and partners offering comparisons between different European asylum procedures, reception conditions and detention policies. ...

12th July 2013 By

Unreported immigration tribunal decisions

Unreported immigration tribunal decisions BAILII now seems to host 37,453 unreported determinations of the immigration tribunal, dating back to 2003. May mean we can finally track down the decisions The Telegraph uses in its ongoing campaign to stop h ...

8th July 2013 By

Freedom From Torture referrals by email

Freedom From Torture referrals by email Freedom From Torture are spreading the word that referrals to them for medico-legal reports can now be made by email, a new facility that makes life just a little easier. ...

27th June 2013 By

No net working

I’m away until 20 June. This sign, down at the local harbour, says it all. ...

11th June 2013 By

“How am I supposed to be Home Secretary after this?”

I’m not a big fan of this meme but I know a lot of people do find them funny… Personally, I’m also a lot more defeatist than the maker of this parody. To my mind, the more liberals and lawyers make a fuss the more this enhances Grayl ...

29th May 2013 By

Further judicial warnings on urgent injunction applications

Sir John Thomas has given a further warning to solicitors and barristers acting in urgent injunction applications. The case is R (on the application of Rehman) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2013] EWHC 1351 (Admin). No names are named ...

23rd May 2013 By

Private landlords as immigration informants

UPDATE: NOW IN FORCE. A few weeks ago David Cameron suggested that private landlords should be required to check the immigration status of tenants. Now, lo and behold, the measure is to be included in a new Immigration Bill announced in the QueenR ...

22nd May 2013 By

Round up

There are some detailed blog posts to come on some of the more important things that happened in the last fortnight, but for those who missed their beloved Free Movement updates here is a brief round up of developments I’ve spotted looking throu ...

21st May 2013 By

Back from holidays

Back from holidays but lots of catching up to do. Lots of immigration Stuff seems to have happened in the last two weeks! ...

21st May 2013 By

Free Movement is away

Free Movement is now away on holiday for a couple of weeks. The blog has been a bit quiet the last week, for which I apologise – I’ve been poorly and anything more than Twitter has been a bit of a stretch. Better now, though. Dormant posts ...

4th May 2013 By

LASPO resources

Comprehensive list of LASPO resources From the Legal Aid Handbook people, brand new edition available to buy now. ...

30th April 2013 By

ACCA not a degree

ACCA not a degree says High Court Zane has suggested on Twitter he is appealing but this looks pretty authoritative, at least in cases that were decided before the Supreme Court decision in Alvi. Note that the claimant in this case, Syed, had to argue ...

29th April 2013 By

Legal aid and access to justice

Legal aid work has, paradoxically, always felt like both a duty and a privilege. A duty because the rates of pay are much lower than for private work and, arguably, even artificially depress private rates. The still recent across the board 10% cut in ...

22nd April 2013 By

Chen children and employment

Chen children and employment Interesting new case on Chen children and whether income from the lawful employment of their parents can create self sufficiency for the purposes of EU law: Seye (Chen children; employment) [2013] UKUT 178 (IAC). Tribunal ...

18th April 2013 By

European Court of Human Rights fact sheet

Not a high number In 2012, 0.48% of cases against the UK succeeded before the European Court of Human Rights. Interesting fact sheet from Strasbourg on UK cases. ...

16th April 2013 By
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