Part of the British Nationality Act 1981 found incompatible with human rights law

It is said to be a wise child who knows his own father. It might be thought, having read the facts of this case, that it is an even wiser child who knows who is deemed to be her father for the purposes of the British Nationality Act 1981… The openin ...

30th July 2018 By

Time spent as extended family member without permit doesn’t count toward permanent residence

Macastena v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWCA Civ 1558 highlights the difference between extended family members’ rights and family members’ rights under EU law, as well as the extent of the tribunal’s statutory remit. Backg ...

24th July 2018 By

More of the same from Court of Appeal on deportations and Article 8

The Court of Appeal in Secretary of State for the Home Department v (OP) Jamaica [2018] EWCA Civ 316 dealt with a deportation appeal in the context of assessing the weight to be given to Article 8 and the best interests of children. The judgment echoe ...

27th March 2018 By

Appeal judges take firm line on settlement for people committing crimes against humanity

The Court of Appeal in Tanvir Babar v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWCA Civ 329 dealt with the application of Immigration Rule 276B. The court highlighted the tensions between the Home Office policy, the application of the Immigra ...

7th March 2018 By

Home Office guidance on EEA public policy/security decisions updated

Last week the Home Office updated its guidance on EEA decisions on grounds of public policy and security. The amended policy seeks to clarify some of the previous text and highlights further implications of the EEA Regulations 2016. Extended family m ...

29th November 2017 By