Immigration tribunal President blasts lawyers in sex grooming gang appeal (updated)

President McCloskey has blasted the “cavalier and unprofessional” lawyers for both claimants and the Home Office in his latest determination...

13th January 2017 By Colin Yeo

Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman upholds three in four complaints about the Home Office

The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman has revealed that it upheld 75% of complaints made against the Home Office and...

4th January 2017 By Colin Yeo

Supreme Court criticises complexity of immigration rules (but dismisses case anyway)

The Supreme Court has given judgment in the case of Mirza v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016]...

14th December 2016 By Colin Yeo

“Remove first, appeal later” provisions in force from today: new guidance published

The power under the Immigration Act 2016 to certify any human rights appeal, not just deportation appeals, for “remove first,...

1st December 2016 By Colin Yeo

Form FLR(O) is dead. Long live forms FLR(HRO) and FLR(IR)!

Venerable Form FLR(O) is no more and has been withdrawn with effect from today, 1 December 2016. It has been...

1st December 2016 By Colin Yeo

Government reverses 500% immigration tribunal fee increases

In a surprising but very welcome development, the Government has reversed the 500% increase in fees for immigration appeals which...

25th November 2016 By Colin Yeo