Category Archives: Families

The Principles of Staying Proceedings in IJR

R (AO & AM) v SSHD (Stay of Proceedings – Principles) [2017] UKUT 168 (IAC) (28 March 2017) You might be forgiven for thinking that only unethical people operating in the courts of Asia or Africa, where corruption reigns supreme, demand … Continue reading

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Children’s Rights Are Not Passports Against Deportation

Makhlouf v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Northern Ireland) [2016] UKSC 59 (16 November 2016) Makhlouf entered the UK in 1997 as the spouse of settled person and was granted indefinite leave to remain in 1999. He was … Continue reading

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Dependent Relatives and Leave to Remain: A Glimmer of Hope?

The Secretary of State for the Home Department v Begum [2016] EWCA Civ 122 (03 March 2016) The inception of the new rules meant that in-country dependent relative applications were abolished so that net migration could be reduced to the … Continue reading

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Article 8 and MIR: Appendix FM in Supreme Court

Despite stiff competition from other cases, these appeals have got to be the showdown of the year. Tearing through the UK’s social fabric the country’s immigration rules are a minefield and have been producing more than their fair share of … Continue reading

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Loss of Habitual Residence: Legal Limbo and the Modern Law

In Re B (A Child) [2016] UKSC 4 (3 February 2016) Perhaps facts never get more interesting than they are in this case. Then again, neither do laws. Under section 377 of the Pakistan Penal Code (Act XLV of 1860), … Continue reading

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Presidential Guidance on Article 8 and Entry Clearance

Mostafa (Article 8 in entry clearance) [2015] UKUT 112 (IAC) (6 March 2015) The Entry Clearance Officer (ECO, Cairo) appealed the decision of the First-tier Tribunal to allow Mostafa’s appeal against the ECO’s decision in September 2013 to refuse him … Continue reading

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Guidance on Deportation and Family Proceedings

Mohammed (Family Court proceedings-outcome) [2014] UKUT 419 (IAC) (5 September 2014) Concerned with the interaction between family and deportation proceedings, this case involved Chalachew Mohammed (C), an Ethiopian national, who appealed the First-tier Tribunal (FtT) panel’s dismissal of his appeal … Continue reading

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