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By Mark Symes, 15 August 2011
It is a dark day for asylum seekers and their ability to obtain lawful adjudications on their appeals on Refugee Convention grounds. Alive to the 77% increase in applications for permission to appeal in immigration cases since 2005, the majority of which were from reconsiderations by ordinary...
By Mark Symes, 31 May 2011
On 25 May 2011 the Supreme Court allowed the appeal in Kambadzi v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2011] UKSC 23 The issue was whether the Appellant was falsely imprisoned in circumstances in which there was a statutory power to detain, but the Secretary of State had failed to exercise...
By Mark Symes, 17 May 2011
In the recent decision of Amos, we find the Court of Appeal commenting on the approach to the European Union law of right found in the Citizens Directive and transposed into the domestic EEA Regulations by Regulation 10(5) and 15(1)(f). The Court summarised the requirements for permanent residence...
By Mark Symes, 15 March 2011
The decision in EM Zimbabwe of 14 March 2011 changes the prevailing situation of Zimbabwe asylum seekers. From 19 November 2008 until 13 March 2011, RN Zimbabwe prevailed, meaning that the critical issue for a person whose primary asylum claim had failed, and now relied on the general country...
By Colin Yeo, 8 March 2011
In R (on the application of MN (Tanzania)) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2011] EWCA Civ 193 the Court of Appeal has yet again returned to the vexed issue of the standard of review in asylum fresh claim judicial reviews. As Mark discussed last week, this category of judicial review...
By Mark Symes, 4 March 2011
Presently the Administrative Court has a power to transfer judicial review proceedings into the Upper Tribunal: but rather a sterile one in the immigration field, because of the wording of section 31A of the Seniors (previously, Supreme) Courts Act 1981, which excludes judicial review where it...
By Mark Symes, 12 February 2011
As entry for migrants becomes increasingly difficult under the Points Based System, it is necessary to consider what other avenues might be available for firms to bring staff into the United Kingdom. For those firms incorporated elsewhere in the European Union there may be an avenue under the...
By Mark Symes, 26 January 2011
Can an asylum seeker be a student for immigration rule purposes ? This matters in practice, because if they can, it might be wrong for the Secretary of State to curtail their leave to remain as a student when refusing them asylum. Time there was when one might have imagined only answer to this...
By Colin Yeo, 20 December 2010
The High Court recently had reason to consider the extent to which courts and tribunals are able to bind non-parties with a determination or judgment. The case is R (on the application of PM) v Hertfordshire County Council [2010] EWHC 2056 (Admin) (04 August 2010) and it makes interesting reading...
By Mark Symes, 13 November 2010
The remedies for those who have been refused entry clearance (visas) under the Points Based System (PBS) are rather slight. There is in general no appeal under the immigration rules, a restriction achieved by a rather arcane legislative route: section 88A(1) of the Nationality Immigration and...
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