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LJ Beatson grants permission to appeal based on interpretation of s.117A – D of the 2002 Act

As a direct access immigration barrister it is always a huge relief when the Higher Court, whether that be the Upper Tribunal or the Administrative Court grants permission to appeal / apply for judicial review. Today was an excellent day in that permission was granted...

Visit visa appeal won on Article 8 grounds – Mostafa (Article 8 in Entry Clearance) [2015] UKUT 00112 (IAC)

I am often asked to advise on visit visa appeals in my work as a direct access immigration barrister. As an immigration lawyer I have seen over the years the Secretary of State cut the number and nature of appeals not only in country but also abroad. Indeed a couple...

Home Office concede case with terminally ill client and grant Discretionary Leave

Today was a very good day for me as a direct access immigration barrister, as I received a telephone call from an elderly client who I am representing. He and his wife are very elderly and one is terminally ill. They had made an application for Discretionary Leave to...