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2nd June 2021

How is the overhaul of immigration going?

Priti Patel has claimed that the new, firmer stance on immigration has been based on ‘public opinion’ rather than based on ‘economics and culture’. The government ended the free movement of people from the EU and introduced a new points-based system. Therefore, prioritising skill and talent. Further, they have announced a new model for refugees…
2nd July 2020

Boris Johnson opens the door to three million Hong Kong nationals

Following the passing of controversial security laws, making it a criminal offence to criticise the Chinese government in Hong Kong. Boris Johnson announced an offer to any Hong Kong citizens with British National Overseas (BNO) status can apply for five year work or student visas. After this, they can claim citizenship following a further12-month period.…
5th May 2020

Landmark ruling regarding those with medical conditions facing deportation

Amer Rahman discusses recent landmark case. The Supreme Court recently found in favour of a man from Zimbabwe facing deportation. Although given indefinite leave to remain in the UK in 2000. He was subsequently convicted of a serious crime and given a Deportation Order. The offences convicted of include battery and possession of a firearm.…
15th April 2020

Acquiring settlement in the UK as a Victim of Domestic Violence

Mary-Ann Wanjiku discusses the legal aspects regarding domestic abuse. It is estimated that more than one in three women experience domestic violence in their lifetime. What is Domestic Violence? Domestic violence comes in many forms. The best way to overcome it or deal with it is to learn how to recognise it. There is a…
2nd April 2020

Covid-19 and Immigration

Fehmina Farani explores how Covid-19 has effected immigration in the UK. New Guidance from the Home Office The Home Office released guidance on the 24th March 2020 on the status of migrants currently stuck in limbo because of Covid-19. The approach taken seems both fair and flexible. Migrants unable to return to their country of…
5th February 2020

Amnesty for Illegal Immigrants

Rakesh Prajapati discusses Amnesty for Illegal Immigrants. This article was recently published. The following has been published in various media: What is Amnesty? Amnesty is an offer to the undocumented migrants to regularize their status in the UK. It is a proposal statement, not a law, which is currently seeking parliamentary attention and discussion for…
3rd January 2020

Overstaying explained…

Rakesh Prajapati offers some insight into overstaying. An over-stayer is a person who has stayed in the UK beyond the expiry of their leave. Overstaying is a criminal offence under section 24 of the Immigration Act 1971. A person found guilty may be punished with a fine or imprisonment for up to six months. There…
16th December 2019

What is statelessness?

Rakesh Prajapati discusses some of the legal aspects of statelessness. What is stateless? The 1954 Convention defines a stateless person as someone who ‘is not considered as a national by any state under the operation of its law’. Someone without a passport does not simply mean they are stateless. A person is stateless when they…
9th December 2019

More LGBT+ success for Farani Taylor

We pride ourselves on being a firm for the many, we boast a fantastic LGBT+ client base. One of our recent successes has been highlighted in the press and is likely to form precedent for future cases. What was the situation? Prior to living the UK, our client was living as a closeted homosexual man…
28th November 2019

Making Immigration Easier to Chew…

We breakdown how and when you could apply for a UK Visa or Settled status. Are you or your family members EU nationals? EU citizens currently have the right to reside in the UK. We can help you apply for the EU Settlement Scheme and regularise your stay even after Brexit. Have your children in…