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The end of Sala

As a direct access immigration barrister, Sala has been one of the most perverse decisions that I have seen. We have had a system and an appeal that has been around for years. Indeed the appeal had its own problems as a Judge who allowed outright could expect trouble...

Indefinite Leave to Remain – Tax Return amended and no decision. What to do?

As a direct access immigration barrister this is one area of the law in which I have been bombarded with decisions where people have been refused leave to remain on the basis that they had previous informed the Home Office and HMRC of differing tax figures. I have won...

Small world – happy clients

As a direct access immigration barrister based in London the world can often seem a small place, either Taylor House or Hatton Cross coupled with the Upper Tribunal and the Higher Courts and seeing clients in chambers. However today while in the back of a black taxi I...

Entry Clearance Applications

I have had a couple of ECO appeals allowed only to have them followed up by appeals by the Secretary of State, both appeals failed and the clients will now be issued with visas, which as a direct access immigration barrister practising in London is quite a relief. The...