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Happy birthday Free Movement


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The first blog post on Free Movement was on 7 March 2007. Yet again, I managed to miss the blog’s birthday! The spanking post was perhaps a suitable commemoration, though: a serious topic covered with a frivolous headline.

Since 7 March 2007 there have been:

  • 3,048,451 visits to Free Movement
  • 921 Free Movement blog posts
  • 4 Home Secretaries

It is also a year since the Forum launched. There are something like 300 users (the automatic stats seem to double count some people and I’m not going to tot them up manually to check), 300 topics and just over 1000 replies.

There have been some very good posts on Free Movement by colleagues past and present and, looking ahead, we plan to transfer the Garden Court Chambers Immigration Law Bulletin to Free Movement, I am mulling over the possibility of hosting audio podcasts (the first test one is here for Forum users) and I am also considering hosting a subscription-style CPD service. If you have any thoughts about the podcasts and/or CPD I’m very interested, leave a comment or drop me a line.

Thanks for reading and for your support.

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Colin Yeo

Immigration and asylum barrister, blogger, writer and consultant at Garden Court Chambers in London and founder of the Free Movement immigration law website.


4 Responses

  1. Happy Birthday Free Movement. To Colin and all that make you a blog/forum to reckon with thanks and respect is due to them. An African poet once wrote that “the firewood of this life is for only those who can take heart and that is why it is very difficult to gather”. The conception, gestation and birth of Free Movement could not have been easy; conjuring the Shakespearean imagery of two spent swimmers who clung together and choked their heart. Well done everybody who has contributed cases, tactics and articles to this blog as we look forward to the next milestone.

  2. Happy 7th Birthday Free Movement, to Colin your free movement is the best website in the UK, at the moment my families case is in judicial review for 7 years rule appendix FM and your website has been and still is very help full for us. keep updating your website. Many Thanks.