How does absence from the UK work under the EU settlement scheme?
Absences from the United Kingdom — time spent outside the UK, basically — can have an impact on whether a person qualifies for full settled status under the EU settlement scheme. If you spend too long outside the country, you may lose your ...27th July 2023
Judicial review of Windrush compensation dismissed on grounds of abuse of process
The High Court has dismissed a claim for judicial review of a paid settlement sum of £103,501.21 under the Windrush Compensation Scheme on the grounds of abuse of process as the amount offered by the government had already been accepted before pursui ...10th May 2023
“Model example” of Article 8 balancing exercise in High Court extradition case
Despite strong public interest considerations in favour of respecting extradition agreements, the High Court has decided that a Polish national who came to the UK as a fugitive eight years ago will not be extradited. The case is Dobrowolski v District ...13th April 2023
Case disposed of in error after Secretary of State fails to comply with court directions
The Upper Tribunal has addressed the Secretary of State’s failure to comply with court directions and due process obligations in the First-tier Tribunal. The court considered the consequences of disposing of a case because of this failure, without c ...17th January 2023
The refugee reception crisis in the UK mirrors the situation on the continent
At the now infamous Manston processing centre in Kent, conditions are dire. Home Secretary Suella Braverman has known for weeks about the situation and did nothing until the media stepped in last week. But the UK is not alone in struggling to provide ...9th November 2022
GPS tagging of foreign offenders “not yet achieving its aims”
The electronic monitoring of foreign national offenders is riddled with flaws which can be traced back to Home Office underfunding and inefficiency, an independent report has found. The Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration, David Neal, says the ...14th July 2022
What happens if I miss the EU Settlement Scheme deadline?
The EU Settlement Scheme has an application deadline, meaning that anyone who misses the cut-off to apply successfully for a post-Brexit status will be unlawfully resident in the UK. What will happen to people who have not made an application by the d ...3rd December 2019