Category Archives: Blake J

Court of Appeal: Guidance on Entry Clearance and MIR

Secretary of State for the Home Department v MS (Pakistan) [2018] EWCA Civ 1776 (27 July 2018) The Supreme Court’s ruling in MM (Lebanon) [2017] UKSC 10 permitted the operation of the Minimum Income Requirement (MIR) for partners in Appendix … Continue reading

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MG and Onuekwere: Part 2

As stated by the CJEU in para 31 of MG, Onuekwere v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] EUECJ C-378/12 is an important judgment. Nnamdi Onuekwere (O), a Nigerian, claimed that he entered the UK as a visitor. Surely … Continue reading

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Article 8 and Polygamy

SG (child of polygamous marriage) Nepal [2012] UKUT 265 (IAC) (9 July 2012) The Upper Tribunal (“UT”, Justice Blake and Judge Dawson) has recently made it clear that in cases involving polygamy a child will not be able to join … Continue reading

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Students, cancellation, curtailment and private life

Fiaz (cancellation of leave to remain – fairness) Pakistan [2012] UKUT 57 (IAC) (22 February 2012) Facts Having one’s leave/visa curtailed is quite a serious matter but to have it cancelled is a lot worse. In this case the appellant … Continue reading

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Using children to stop deportation: Part 2

Sanade and others (British children – Zambrano – Dereci) [2011] UKUT 48 (IAC) (07 February 2012) Sanade (S), Harrison (H), Walker Legal Discussion Tellingly, in considering the appellants’ Article 8 claims, the UT (at [51]) – remembering Lord Wilson’s observations … Continue reading

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Using children to stop deportation: Part 1

Sanade and others (British children – Zambrano – Dereci) [2011] UKUT 48 (IAC) (07 February 2012) This Upper Tribunal (UT, President Blake and Judge Jordon) case was about three fathers, the appellants, who relied on their family, especially British children, … Continue reading

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Work permits, earnings and settlement

Philipson (ILR – not PBS: evidence) India [2012] UKUT 39 (IAC)  In the work categories under the immigration rules, earnings are vital for extensions and acquiring settlement rights (or Indefinite Leave to Remain). But, as the Upper Tribunal (Mr Justice … Continue reading

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