Category Archives: Pankina

Welcome To The Jungle

Patel & Ors v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2013] UKSC 72 (20 November 2013) It seems that the controversial jurisprudential saga of impenetrable jungle law has finally been settled. In unanimously dismissing these three appeals, the UK … Continue reading

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A Tale Of Two Colleges: Supreme Court Upholds Sponsorship Guidance But Questions The Immigration Act’s Efficacy

New London College Ltd, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2013] UKSC 51 (17 July 2013)  Only a year sets the R (Alvi) v SSHD [2012] UKSC 33 and R (New London College … Continue reading

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Challenging the Restriction on Alvi’s Scope

Like its predecessor Statement of Changes Cm8423, the explanatory memorandum to Statement of Changes HC 565 expressed the government’s regret in relation to the fact that the changes to the Immigration Rules did not (yet again) comply fully with the … Continue reading

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Article 8 and Kafka: Students under Chikwamba

Secretary of State for the Home Department v Hayat (Pakistan) [2012] EWCA Civ 1054 (31 July 2012) The question where an article 8 claim should be made often arises? At times this is a hard question to answer but the … Continue reading

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Alvi: Every “Rule” Must Be Laid

R (on the application of Alvi) (Respondent) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Appellant) [2012] UKSC 33 This case began as a “simple” Tier 2 (General) application under the points-based system (PBS). Yet the refusal of Mr Alvi’s application ended up … Continue reading

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Case Preview: Alvi and Munir in Supreme Court

The latest post on Alvi is available here. For the impact of Alvi on the Immigration Rules see post here. The latest post on Rahman, Munir and DP 5/96 is available here. Original post continues below. Writing last week on the … Continue reading

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A rule is a rule

Miah & Ors v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2012] EWCA Civ 261 (07 March 2012) This is an important case. The Court of Appeal (Maurice Kay, Stanley Burnton and Lewison LJJ) unanimously decided that there was no … Continue reading

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Court of Appeal wants “common sense” in PBS

In Agubata v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2012] All ER (D) 151 (Jan) the Court of Appeal (Mummery, Etherton and Sullivan LJJ) delivered extempore judgment in a Tier 4 points-based system case on 26 January 2012. The case … Continue reading

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Points-based system, switching, etcetera

From July onwards last year Tier 1 (Post-Study Work) visa holders began to face difficulties in switching into Tier 2 (General) because it became virtually impossible to get the UKBA to grant new CoS in the £20,000–£23,999.99 salary band. New … Continue reading

Posted in Employment, Immigration Cap, Immigration Rules, JCWI, Pankina, PBS, Tier 1, Tier 2, UKSC, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Case Comment: KC (South Africa) (FC) (Appellant) v SSHD (Respondent) – UKSC 2009/0188

The issues for the Supreme Court In KC (South Africa) (FC) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) – Case ID UKSC 2009/0188, the following questions arise for the UK Supreme Court (i) whether Article 14 of … Continue reading

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Dirty cash we need you

Statement of changes HC 863 to the immigration rules was published by the government on 16 March 2011 and will come into force on 6 April 2011. It is a substantial document which makes various amendments. In sum, through the … Continue reading

Posted in AP (Russia), ECHR, Immigration Law, Immigration Rules, Pankina, PBS, Post Study Work, Special Talent, Tier 1, Tier 2 | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Pankina providence

This is the 100th post I am publishing on this website. Time sure does go by quickly. But I suppose that it is a propitious occasion to share some good news (at last!) with the world. Overseas applicants who were … Continue reading

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April rules

The government has exempted niche professions such as bankers, lawyers and other migrants with high earnings from its immigration cap ( but only if they earn in excess of £150,000 per annum). This is redolent of the top-tier of the … Continue reading

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R (on the application of JCWI) v SSHD [2010] EWHC 3524

This is the judgment of the PBS judicial review. JCWI have posted a blog entry on the decision. Immigrants are very grateful to the Council for their leadership. At paragraph 37 the Court stated: It follows, in my judgment, that … Continue reading

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Agency’s interim limit for Tier 2 reveals conflicting figures

We have now officially entered a very grim period in modern British history which is beginning to mirror the horrors and discrimination which the British authorities imposed on the “citizens of the United Kingdom and the Colonies” by way of … Continue reading

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Empire strikes back

From 23 December 2010 the UKBA will stop accepting Tier 1 (General) applications made overseas. According to the UKBA the step has been taken “to ensure that we do not exceed the limit set by the government for issued Tier … Continue reading

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Post Study Work category to end next year

On the day that British students will march against the increases in home students’ fees, Mrs Theresa May has announced her government’s plans to close the PSW route for foreign graduates. It has been reported that last year the route … Continue reading

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New Pankina announcement

In Pankina – or AP (Russia) – Sedley LJ asked the SSHD and the UKBA to refrain from using policy guidance to modify the immigration rules because the policy guidance had not been approved by Parliament. While the UKBA is trying … Continue reading

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Immigration cap faces judicial review challenge

The Coalition government introduced the immigration cap on 28 June 2010. The Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI) has reported that it will challenge the cap in the High Court by way of JR proceedings. The JCWI’s response to the cap … Continue reading

Posted in Article 8, Business, Dependants, ECHR, Economy, Employment, Immigration Cap, Immigration Law, Immigration Rules, Judicial Review, Overseas Clients, Overseas Workers, Pankina, PBS, Settlement, Tier 1, Tier 2, UKBA, Working | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pankina, Tribunal Cases, Judicial Review, and Overseas Applicants

The Pankina judgment or “AP (Russia)” – Secretary of State for the Home Department v Pankina [2010] EWCA Civ 719 - was a big blow to the Home Secretary and its manifestations are reflected in emergent case law. In R (on … Continue reading

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