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Grenfell Tower 12 month amnesty – breaking news

As a direct access immigration barrister it is rare that the Home Office do acts of a generous or humane nature. However this week the Home Office this week published a new policy setting out the terms of a 12 month immigration “amnesty” for survivors of the Grenfell...

Removal Cancelled – less than 2 hours to spare and an unlawful detention claim in the offing?

An excellent result for the direct access immigration barrister, even though this case was through the excellent Zahab Jamali from Lawlane solicitors. In this case, the last of an amazing week, I was approached at the last minute with a request to get removal...

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...