All Articles: history
Ian Macdonald QC: A personal reminiscence by Sir Nicholas Blake
Recent accounts of Ian’s life have brought more detail of his early years and his robust defence tactics at trial such as those of the Mangrove defendants. Whilst those paying tribute have acknowledged him as the father of British immigration law, ...9th January 2020
Briefing: what is the ‘right of abode’ in UK immigration and nationality law?
As I was reviewing John Vassiliou’s excellent piece on Hong Kongers with British National Overseas status last week, I realised that we’ve never put together an explainer on the right of abode. A quick Google search showed up no great expl ...18th September 2019
The interregnum: 11 years without free movement from 1962 to 1973
There was a short period of just 11 years between 1962 and 1973 when free movement of people did not apply in the UK. Other than during that time, businesses and public services have had easy access to workers from other countries. Following Brexit, t ...19th May 2017