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Immigration update podcast, episode 29


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Welcome to the May 2016 edition of the Free Movement immigration update podcast. In this (slightly belated) episode I cover a number of tribunal then Court of Appeal then High Court cases, including on refugee children and adult dependent relatives, move on to cover several issues around litigation including costs, funding and duty of candour and then end with two or three other issues, including commencement of the Immigration Act 2016. The material is drawn from the May 2016 blog posts on Free Movement.

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The downloadable 30 minute audio podcast follows the (non chronological) order of content below:

Tribunal cases

Tribunal orders Home Office to arrange DNA test for Yezidi children at Calais

Relatives of refugee child win appeal against refusal of entry

UPDATED Tribunal rejects Home Office fraud allegation in ETS case but fails to report determination

Higher court cases

Court of Appeal says children can be required to be x-rayed to challenge age assessment in court

Court of Appeal finds £22.15 annual shortfall does not qualify as de minimis

Evidential flexibility policy is additional to the provisions of the Immigration Rules

Removal of married lesbians to India not a flagrant violation of family life

High Court finds Adult Dependent Relative rule lawful but opens door to individual challenges

High Court strikes down unfair decision in DFT of vulnerable victim of torture

Afghan interpreters for UK armed forces lose claim that relocation scheme was unlawful

Litigation issues

Court of Appeal finds that Exceptional Case Funding regime is lawful

Costs in public law cases: what counts as a win?

Presidential guidance on amending claims for judicial review

Judiciary consults on Defendant and Claimant Duty of Candour and Disclosure in Judicial Review Proceedings

Claimant duty of candour in judicial review proceedings

Other issues

Chief Inspector highly critical of Home Office internal review process

Premium visa upgrade request form

The Immigration Act 2016 (Commencement No. 1) Regulations 2016

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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.