General grounds for refusal: owing a litigation debt to the Home Office

The Statement of Changes HC877, of 11 March 2016, gave the Home Office yet another power to refuse applications for...

8th February 2017 By Colin Yeo

Rules under which over 10,000 fast track asylum appeals decided declared unlawful

The High Court has ruled in the case of R (On the Applications Of TN (Vietnam) & US (Pakistan)) v...

23rd January 2017 By Colin Yeo

Court of Appeal endorses Home Office practice of issuing supplementary decision letters

The Court of Appeal has in effect endorsed the Home Office practice of issuing “supplementary” decision letters during judicial review...

18th January 2017 By Colin Yeo

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