- The Project for the Registration of Children As British Citizens & Ors, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWHC 3536 (Admin) (19 December 2019)
- Al-Enein, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWCA Civ 2024 (25 November 2019)
- The Secretary of State for the Home Department v E3 & Anor  EWCA Civ 2020 (21 November 2019)
- Begum & Ors, R (On the Application Of) v The Entry Clearance Officer, Dhaka  EWHC 2196 (Admin) (05 September 2019)
- Islam, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWHC 2169 (Admin) (07 August 2019)
Can spouses of British citizens naturalise after just three years’ residence in the UK?
For those forced to make successive, increasingly-expensive applications just to remain in the country that they have made their home, naturalising as a British citizen is often the final rung of a very tall ladder. Like all ladders, the key to succes ...11th February 2020
Shamima Begum loses statelessness argument against citizenship deprivation
Shamima Begum is a citizen of Bangladesh and so would not be made stateless by being stripped of her British citizenship, the Special Immigration Appeals Commission has held. The main SIAC judgment is Shamima Begum (Preliminary Issue : Substansive) [2 ...7th February 2020
Can Meghan Markle still get British citizenship if she and Prince Harry move abroad?
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, have dominated recent news headlines with their announcement that they intend to “balance” their time between North America and the UK, reducing the time spent on official roy ...13th January 2020
What is so special about being a British citizen, legally?
You would be forgiven for thinking there are some special rights or privileges attached to being a British citizen. Politicians are fond of telling us how great it is to be British and how it is a privilege not a right. Our government charges foreign ...27th December 2019
£1,000 child citizenship fee found unlawful
The High Court has ruled that charging a citizenship fee of over £1,000 to children is unlawful. The decision will be widely welcomed by campaigners who have long argued that the fee charged to register a child as British, which is set far above the ...19th December 2019
New book traces the “life cycle” of British citizenship
Citizenship in Times of Turmoil?, a book which I edited and published with Edward Elgar Law earlier this year, was launched a few days back. Hosted by the law firm Anthony Gold’s housing law team, the event was attended by legal practitioners, activ ...4th December 2019