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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...

S.117B(6) in action – Human Rights appeal allowed on basis of child in UK for more than 7 years

  As a direct access immigration barrister, it is always rewarding when I receive a decision from the First Tier Tribunal with an allowed appeal, and yesterday was no exception. My client had made an application for leave to remain based upon her and her child’s...

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...