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Client unlawfully removed to Italy and returned: Permission to apply for judicial review granted

  The title fairly neatly sums up what has happened in this case, a case which even as a direct access immigration barrister of over 14 years experience in immigration is pretty unusual. The client in this case is from Eritrea. He had travelled via Italy to the...

Telephone hearing before Dingemans J. Removal Directions cancelled for pregnant Jamaican

  As a direct access immigration barrister few aspects of my work are as rewarding as obtaining an injunction or preventing a well deserving client from being removed from the United Kingdom. Today was such a day. Though yesterday when the case came to me I was...

Judge Orders Secretary of State to return client removed in error to Italy

As a direct access immigration barrister there are two scenarios that three scenarios that are very rewarding, the first when a family / client gets their bio metric residence permits and are now able to live lawfully in and contribute to society and live in general...

UK unlawfully discriminates against Jamaican on account of Illegitimacy

The High Court ruled last week in R on the application of Johnson v Secretary of State [2014] EWHC 2386 (Admin) that the Home Office were unlawfully discriminating against a Jamaican on account of his illegitimacy, as a direct access immigration barrister, this was a...