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I’m up late this evening with plenty more work still do to, and like many bloggers (er, all of us, I suspect) will check my blog stats in idle moments. It’s all part of the narcissistic nature of the beast. An old colleague once teased me about reaching the half million mark, and I see that today is the day. I just checked and it is just over three years since I started this whole thing. John Reid was Home Secretary then, I see from the first post. We’ve been through I think three in three years, with another to come very shortly I imagine. Meanwhile there are now 349 email subscribers and around 1,000 unique users per day. Free Movement isn’t exactly massive but it does seem to reach a surprisingly wide audience now.

In more interesting news, I heard from Margaret in chambers today that her Court of Appeal test case on the award of damages in unlawful detention claims was successful. More details once the case is reported, but it sounds like aggravated damages do not need to be explicitly pleaded to be awarded and the Thompson approach to quantum is confirmed.

Right, back to the grindstone…

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The Free Movement blog was founded in 2007 by Colin Yeo, a barrister at Garden Court Chambers specialising in immigration law. The blog provides updates and commentary on immigration and asylum law by a variety of authors.


One Response

  1. you should be immensely proud of this blog;it`s informative and is very well written with integrity and sincerity-very rare to find suchlike these days!

    and the newsletter is one of the very very few i actually really look forward to receiving and reading. again another rarity:)

    so yes, many thanks.
    And here`s to your next million..