Insight

  • How to apply to the Windrush compensation scheme

    Almost a year after it first broke, the Home Office has opened a compensation scheme for those affected by the Windrush scandal (the Scheme). It expects to pay out up to £310 million to victims.

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  • How to apply for a UK Innovator Visa

    The UK launched its Innovator visa on 29 March 2019. It replaces the Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa, and is different in a number of significant ways. The key points are as follows:

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  • How to apply for a UK Start-Up visa

    On 29 March 2019 the UK launched its Start-Up visa for early-stage but ‘high potential’ entrepreneurs who are starting a business in the UK for the first time. Key points are as follows:

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  • White Paper: RLMT doesn't work

    According to the government's own White Paper, the Resident Labour Market Test – clipboard-wielding love child of Gordon Brown’s promise of ‘British jobs for British workers’ and Home Office policy making genius – does not work.

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  • The new Innovator route

    The Innovator route is due to replace the Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) route within the UK's new immigration system after Brexit. That much we know. But what will the requirements be?

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  • Sustainable decision-making in deportation appeals

    The judgment in SSHD v SS (Jamaica) [2018] EWCA Civ 2817 continues a trend in which ‘foreign criminals’ who had been successful in their initial tribunal appeals against deportation have had those decisions overturned in the Court of Appeal.

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  • No Scrapbooks: evidence of residence in the EU Settlement Scheme

    With the launch of the new public beta (trial) phase of the EU Settlement Scheme, the Home Office has updated its guidance on what evidence EU nationals need to provide in the application process.

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  • The irremovables: what happens to national security threats who cannot be deported?

    The Home Office considers some foreign nationals living in the UK to be a threat to national security.

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  • Five things the Daily Mail got wrong about immigration appeals

    The toxic wasteland of the Daily Mail’s back catalogue on the topic of immigration needs no introduction.

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  • Visas for children under Appendix FM of the Immigration Rules

    In this post we look at the requirements for children to obtain permission to enter and stay in the UK under Appendix FM.

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  • How to gather evidence in support of a non-EU deportation appeal

    In this post we provide detailed consideration of the type of evidence and information which should be gathered to support the appeal of a non-EEA national who has been made subject to an order for deportation.

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  • Unlawfully imposed curfews amount to false imprisonment

    In that case the Home Office had sought to argue that, although there was no lawful basis for its imposition, those who had been unlawfully subject to curfew could not sue for false imprisonment.

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