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Immigration update podcast, episode 80


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Welcome to episode 80 of the Free Movement immigration update podcast. This month we start with the EU Settlement Scheme before turning to a couple of cases at the intersection of immigration law and family law. With the slow down in the court system, there wasn’t a whole lot of case law this month, so we take a detour via domestic abuse and sponsor licensing before getting back to the courts with a few cases on procedure and compensation for delay. To round off, there’s a couple of positive developments on legal aid and leave to remain for people falsely accused of cheating on their English test.

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The downloadable 24-minute podcast follows the running order below. Time codes indicate when a particular section begins.

EU rights

EU Settlement Scheme rejects majority of Zambrano carers

Useful briefing on changes to Northern Ireland family immigration rules

Easier access to benefits for family members of people from Northern Ireland

Family law (6.11)

Court of Appeal backs order to disclose refugee asylum records

Local authorities may need permission to get British citizenship for children in care

Domestic abuse (12.55)

The domestic violence concession: for the few, not the many

Sponsorship (14.49)

Brexit ready? No big rise in businesses getting sponsor licences

Delay (16.57)

No Home Office duty of care to migrants hit by delays confirming leave to remain

Procedure (20.12)

Out of country appeals do not breach GDPR, says Court of Appeal

How to use the slip rule to fix a permission to appeal error

ETS cases (21.30)

Good news for migrants falsely accused of English language test cheating

Legal aid (23.03)

Government ditches legal aid changes after conceding they were rammed through unlawfully

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Colin Yeo

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.