Category Archives: Spouses

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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No More Freewheeling Article 8

Gulshan (Article 8 – new Rules – correct approach) Pakistan [2013] UKUT 640 (IAC) (17 December 2013) This case is about spouses and relocation. It is also about Karachi which is my hometown and Pakistan’s largest and most dangerous city. … Continue reading

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A Rather Cruel Piece Of Mockery: Part 2

MM, R (On the Application Of) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2013] EWHC 1900 (Admin) (05 July 2013)  SSHD’s Case In light of Qulia, Chapti and Bibi, Blake J explained (at [86]) that the application of … Continue reading

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A Rather Cruel Piece Of Mockery: Part 1

MM, R (On the Application Of) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2013] EWHC 1900 (Admin) (05 July 2013) Much has been said about the controversial mandatory financial requirements – which almost half of the UK’s working … Continue reading

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