Human Rights

  • Escape from Kabul: advice from the places in between

    Our client's family was stranded in Kabul when the Taliban rolled in. We advised him as he tried to get them out

    Read More
  • Lessons from an overstayer: the uniquely life-ruining potential of missing your visa deadline in the UK

    We consider what lessons might be learned from the case of a client who overstayed, including what steps were taken to regularise her status, and her experience of the tribunal appeal system

    Read More
  • The 6 most common reasons for refusal in citizenship applications

    In 2019 almost 10,000 applications for citizenship were rejected or refused by the Home Office.

    Read More
  • Applying for a Home Office fee waiver

    In this note we consider who may be able to apply to the Home Office for a waiver of visa application and Immigration Health Charge fees.

    Read More
  • Sorry, not sorry: the Windrush compensation scheme

    Last week the Home Office announced the establishment of its compensation scheme for those affected by the Windrush scandal (the Scheme).

    Read More
  • 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.

    Read More
  • 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.

    Read More
  • 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.

    Read More
  • 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.

    Read More
  • 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.

    Read More
  • 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.

    Read More
  • Comment: What is driving the Home Office fees increase?

    the Home Office traditionally responds that the immigration system should be “funded by those who benefit from it”, in order to reduce taxpayer expense

    Read More