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Court of Appeal rules former Sri Lankan national stateless

The Court of Appeal gave guidance on the significance of statelessness and the burden of proof where the Appellant had been deprived of his British Citizenship under section 40(3) British Nationality Act 1981 in the matter of KV (Sri Lanka) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWCA Civ 2483. The Court allowed the…

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Upper Tribunal grant Judicial Review permission

Secretary of State arguably failed to apply relevant rules and policy guidance in refusing indefinite leave to remain to a Tier 1 (General) Migrant.  Amarjit Seehra instructed by Nag Law Solicitors.

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Jonathan Martin stops a removal

In a case where the family member of an EEA national had made an application on that basis but the Home Office wanted to remove him before making a decision on it Jonathan Martin, instructed by Biruntha solicitors, obtained an injunction from Upper Tribunal Judge Allen to stop the removal

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Amarjit Seehra granted permission in Iraqi case

The Upper Tribunal granted permission to proceed in a fresh claim Judicial Review involving a vulnerable Iraqi Applicant without documents.  Amarjit Seehra was instructed by BHD Solicitors.

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Emma Harris obtains permission to Judicially Review a fresh claim decision on “Insurmountable Obstacles”

Emma Harris, appearing in the Upper Tribunal, today obtained permission to judicially review the decision of the Secretary of State to refuse her client leave to remain in the UK with his British partner. She successfully persuaded the Judge that it was arguable that it could be an insurmountable obstacle to the family life of…

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Emma Harris, led by Sarabjit Singh QC, appeared in reported case establishing that a British Overseas Citizen is Stateless

Emma Harris, led by Sarabjit Singh QC of 1 Crown Office Row and instructed by Barnes, Harrild & Dyer Solicitors, appeared in the recently reported case of Teh v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWHC 1586 (Admin) in which it was successfully argued that British Overseas Citizens (“BOCs”) holding no other nationality…

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Visit visa challenge success

The Secretary of State conceded a Judicial Review challenge drafted by Jonathan Martin instructed by Anthony Gold Solicitors in a case where a visit visa had been refused. This demonstrates that it is worth challenging poorly made decisions and the government’s lawyers will, where appropriate, accept that the challenge is well made.

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Jonathan Martin granted permission for Judicial Review

Jonathan Martin instructed by Samars Solicitors granted permission to seek Judicial Review in an unmarried partner case the Home Office decided was clearly unfounded.

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