Category Archives: Spouses

Stringency and Sensibility under Appendix FM

R (Agyarko & Ors) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2015] EWCA Civ 440 (06 May 2015) This is the sequel to the SS (Congo) case analysed in the last post. To do with leave to remain … Continue reading

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‘Full Coverage’: Family Life, Exceptionality and the Rules

The Secretary of State for the Home Department v SS (Congo) & Ors [2015] EWCA Civ 387 (23 April 2015) In these cases relating to the admission of spouses under Appendix FM, the Court of Appeal (Richards, Underhill and Sales … 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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Pre-entry English Tests for Spouses: ‘Benign Reform’ or ‘Social Engineering’?

A Supreme Court panel consisting of Lord Neuberger, Lady Hale, Lord Kerr, Lord Hughes and Lord Hodge looks set to hear Saffna Abdulla Mohammed Ali and Saiqa Bibi’s cases on 25 February 2015. These proceedings originated as a judicial review … Continue reading

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Experts and Temporary Leave to Remove from Jurisdiction

AB (A Child: Temporary Leave To Remove From Jurisdiction: Expert Evidence) [2014] EWFC 2758 is an important case where an arranged marriage broke down and during the course of private law proceedings the mother wanted to take her six year … Continue reading

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Court of Appeal Upholds Income Requirements

MM (Lebanon) & Ors, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department & Anor [2014] EWCA Civ 985 (11 July 2014) In an eagerly awaited decision regarding income requirements and sponsoring partners under the overhauled … Continue reading

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Article 8 is Not a Box Ticking Exercise

Ahmed v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] EWHC 300 (Admin) (14 February 2014) In this case Mr Justice Green held that it is important to avoid a “tick box” mentality in respect of article 8 of the … Continue reading

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