Tag Archives: Court of Appeal

‘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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Kaleidoscopic Changes in Immigration Rules Continue

Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules HC1025 brings further kaleidoscopic changes to the existing abyss of legal nonsense surrounding visas for the UK. Ahead of the impending general election, some unwitting politicians are demanding an “Australian style points-based system” of … Continue reading

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“Secret Detention”: Assurances and Effective Verification?

XX v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2012] EWCA Civ 742  In mid June 2012, the Court of Appeal (Lord Neuberger MR, Richards and Davis LJJ) unanimously upheld the Special Immigration Appeals Commission’s (SIAC) decision that the deportation … Continue reading

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Third bite at the cherry?: uphill and downhill in second appeals

JD (Congo) & Ors v Secretary of State for the Home Department & Anor [2012] EWCA Civ 327 (16 March 2012)  Appeals are hugely important but they cost a lot. Thus, in general litigation, the rich can pursue appeals easily … Continue reading

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Home secretary loses marriage visa case

R (on the application of Quila and another) (FC) (Respondents) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Appellant) R (on the application of Bibi and another) (FC) (Respondents) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Appellant) [2011] UKSC … Continue reading

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Sedley said

Lord Justice Sedley has been a great influence on human rights law and lawyers alike. He is an example of an English judge who took a no-nonsense approach to interpreting the law. Equally, in performing his judicial duties, Sedley LJ … Continue reading

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