- Another deportation appeal founders on the “unduly harsh” test
- Who counts as a “partner” for the purposes of deportation law?
- Having a British child “not necessarily a weighty factor” in deportation cases
- Risk of trauma for children not enough to prevent deportation
- What does “unduly harsh” mean in deportation cases?
Prison time doesn’t count as “residence” in establishing enhanced EU law protection against deportation
A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the judicial review case of Hafeez v Secretary of State for the Home Department & Anor  EWHC 437 (Admin). In that judgment, handed down on 28 February, the High Court held that decisions to certify cases ...24th March 2020
Who counts as a “partner” for the purposes of deportation law?
When I was a young lad, there was a rule in our house that a girlfriend could only come to stay if the relationship was a “serious” one. During one particularly heated exchange regarding the enforcement of this rule, I recall a tedious and ...20th March 2020
How can a man with Asperger syndrome who grew up in Britain be deported?
How can a young man with Asperger syndrome and poor mental health, who has lived in the UK for the overwhelming majority of his life, be deported to Jamaica? The Voice newspaper reports on the case of Osime Brown, a 21-year-old man who the Home Office ...11th March 2020
Writing incredibly credible statements: the key to winning your clients’ cases
In asylum and criminal deportation and probably all areas of immigration, credibility is the key. Some of my own techniques for building credibility into a statement include: I “read” or “watch” the client’s narrative like a novel or a fil ...10th March 2020
EU citizens are protected by EU law, High Court reminds government
The High Court has held that the Home Office trying to apply its “deport first, appeal later” policy to EU citizens is incompatible with European Union law. The case is Hafeez v Secretary of State for the Home Department & Anor  ...9th March 2020
Supreme Court: detention is unlawful if based on unlawful deportation order
The Supreme Court has found in the case of DN (Rwanda) v Secretary of State for the Home Department  UKSC 7 that the detention of a Rwandan man facing deportation was unlawful because the deportation order on which detention was based was itself ...26th February 2020