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A fantastic week. 2 Permission hearings. 1 substantive. 1 Admin Review. 1 Removal cancelled – in 3 days

  The last week, which turned out to be a three day working week, was one of the most exciting, enjoyable and evocative weeks that I have had as a direct access immigration barrister, practising in London and England and Wales. I am proposing to write a series of...

Upper Tribunal Judge allows appeal outright in Court. Father does not lose children

As a direct access immigration barrister who has been practising in this field on both sides since 1999 there is nothing more rewarding than the Court allowing an appeal outright, i.e. no more appeals or hearings, in Court. This is what happened yesterday, in a case...

Upper Tribunal grantes permission in para 322(5) Tax case – arguable SSHD erred in considering facts

As a direct access immigration barrister based and practising in London and England and Wales I have had a lot of clients recently come to me who have been refused on the basis of discrepancies in their tax returns / HO declared fees. These are very hard cases to win...

Fresh claim under paragraph 353 of the Immigration Rules – do not give up

As a direct access immigration barrister I had an extremely positive result recently. I had a client who was a genuine Christian convert, I say genuine as there was no doubt given the wealth of evidence and the Secretary of State’s continued rejection of his...