Category Archives: Judges

Adjournments: Fairness is the Supreme Criterion

Nwaigwe (adjournment: fairness) [2014] UKUT 418 (IAC) (4 September 2014) As explained in the Best Practice Guide to Asylum and Human Rights Appeals, it is difficult to get adjournments in immigration cases. Most paper applications are refused. That is exactly … Continue reading

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Lord Neuberger: the Price of Liberty is Eternal Vigilance

On 26 August 2014, Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury PSC delivered a speech entitled The Third and Fourth Estates: Judges, Journalists and Open Justice at the Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents’ Club. It can be viewed here and despite the seriousness of the … Continue reading

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Litany of Forensic Criticisms Unacceptable in Appeals

VHR (unmeritorious grounds) Jamaica [2014] UKUT 367 (IAC) This is an interesting decision of the Upper Tribunal (Haddon Cave J & UTJ Hanson) where it decided that appeals should not be mounted on the basis of a litany of forensic … Continue reading

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For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow

This morning’s business in the UK Supreme Court had an unexpected but extremely pleasant surprise for viewers. Apart from the Court’s usual business of handing down several judgments, Lord Hope made a profoundly touching speech about Lord Phillips – the Court’s … Continue reading

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Family Migration and Article 8’s New Dress

Theresa May’s rabid immigration policies are no secret and the government is changing the Immigration Rules yet again. It is the eighteenth statement of changes in the Immigration Rules to be announced by the Home Office since the present government … Continue reading

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Breach of Procedure Rules by Visa Officer: Cvetkovs (visa – no file produced – directions) Latvia [2011] UKUT 00212 (IAC)

This case – read judgment here – establishes that a failure by an ECO (“Visa Officer”) to supply documentary evidence under rule 13 of the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal (Procedural) Rules 2005 may result in directions being issued by the … Continue reading

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Tribunals to charge appeal fees

Nothing is free in the UK. In fact things are generally quite expensive and customer support and care are virtually non-existant. The fact that there is a recession on does not help matters either. And as the saying goes the … Continue reading

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