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18th July 2024
BY Sonia Lenegan

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My name is Colin Yeo and I am a barrister, writer, campaigner and consultant specialising in immigration law. I founded Free Movement in 2007.

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There is a lot that remains unclear about the Home Office’s introduction of eVisas, below we shed light on what we know so far about the roll out and use […]...

15th July 2024
BY Zeena Luchowa

The process for identifying and supporting survivors of trafficking has been seriously degraded over the past couple of years and in this article I look at the position in relation […]...

12th July 2024
BY Beth Mullan-Feroze

It’s the return of the “mystery” stamp! Although the Court of Appeal has come to a different conclusion than the Upper Tribunal did, holding that while a passport stamp did […]...

11th July 2024
BY Sonia Lenegan

The “Pending Prosecutions” section of the EU Settlement Scheme: suitability requirements version 8.0 policy, which provided for applications to be paused where there was a pending prosecution, has been held […]...

10th July 2024
BY Sonia Lenegan

Rainbow Migration, the longest-running charity in Europe dedicated to supporting LGBTQI+ people through the asylum and immigration system, is recruiting a Legal Officer to advise and help improve the representation […]...

10th July 2024
BY Free Movement

Due to the stated position of the previous Conservative government that there would be a removal flight to Rwanda on 24 July 2024, a High Court hearing was due to […]...

9th July 2024
BY Jed Pennington

HM Chief Inspector of Prisons has published a report on an unannounced inspection of Harmondsworth immigration removal centre, a facility run by Mitie Care and Custody, concluding that “there is […]...

9th July 2024
BY Sonia Lenegan

The High Court has again confirmed that mandatory sponsor licence revocation is, indeed, mandatory. One Trees Estates Ltd, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for the Home […]...

9th July 2024
BY Jack Freeland

In R (SM) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2024] EWHC 1683 (Admin), the High Court found a reasonable grounds (first stage) trafficking decision to be unlawful […]...

8th July 2024
BY Francesca Sella

A visit visa allows a person to visit the United Kingdom on a temporary basis, usually for up to six months at a time. As is typical of many sections […]...

5th July 2024
BY colinyeo

This post is for those who are new to the area of Windrush compensation claims, or who would like to submit their own claim, and is designed to be a […]...

4th July 2024
BY Nicola Burgess

Excess absences remain a real risk for holders of pre-settled status, with recent changes announced to the EU Settlement Scheme likely to cause more confusion. The changes mean that some […]...

3rd July 2024
BY Karma Hickman

I am looking forward to voting Labour on 4 July. I live in the Bristol Central constituency and am fortunate to have Thangam Debbonaire as my local MP. I’m doubly […]...

2nd July 2024
BY Colin Yeo

The Asylum Support Tribunal has found that there is a right of appeal against a decision to stop a person’s asylum support where their asylum claim has been deemed withdrawn […]...

2nd July 2024
BY Sonia Lenegan

The Court of Appeal has, for the third time this year, had to intervene where the Upper Tribunal has failed to do so, in a case involving poor conduct on […]...

1st July 2024
BY Sonia Lenegan

Immigration and nationality law as it relates to international adoption is undoubtedly complex and a topic with which only a few practitioners are familiar. There are numerically very few international […]...

28th June 2024
BY nathgbikpi

In JR v Advocate General for Scotland [2024] CSOH 64, the Court of Session has encouraged greater use of the powers to transfer a judicial review to the Upper Tribunal […]...

27th June 2024
BY Bilaal Shabbir

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