Home Office ‘abuse of power’ over English Language Testing student

The President of the Immigration and Asylum Chamber of the Upper Tribunal has found that the Home Office abused its...

11th January 2017 By Colin Yeo

Court of Appeal has finally had it with the Points Based System

The Points Based System is notoriously complex and indecipherable. Initially I believe this was simply incompetence on the part of...

8th December 2016 By Colin Yeo

Court of Appeal unhappy with Home Office position and submissions in student case

“Technical”, “deeply unattractive”, “disingenuous”, “singularly lacks merit”, “ridiculous”, “inappropriate”, “extraordinary”. All words used by Elias or Vos LLJ to describe...

16th May 2016 By Colin Yeo

*UPDATED* Tribunal rejects Home Office fraud allegation in ETS case but fails to report determination

President McCloskey has firmly rejected the Home Office case against students alleged to have fraudulently obtained English language test certificate from ETS...

13th May 2016 By Colin Yeo

Evidential flexibility policy is additional to the provisions of the Immigration Rules

In yet another case highlighting the absurdly hostile, bureaucratic and inflexible nature of the UK’s Points Based System the Court...

11th May 2016 By Colin Yeo

Inspection report finds chaotic Home Office practices in student cases

A recent report by the Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration, David Bolt, revealed that the management of curtailment decisions...

29th March 2016 By Caterina Franchi