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Court of Appeal grants permission in Article 8 case – based upon husband’s business not being considered

As a direct access immigration barrister I have noticed that the SSHD and the Upper Tribunal taking a harder stance towards article 8 JRs. I have seen cases where it is plain that the couple could not live abroad yet where the Upper Tribunal have found that there were...

17 year struggle with Home Office ends with post card from client – on holiday having got his visa

This is another case which merits reporting as a direct access immigration barrister. My client had been through the immigration mill, he had been through a number of solicitors, some who spoke his language and some who did not. He had paid in excess of £15,000 or so,...

From my client sitting on the plane to a visa in 3 months, via injunction and appeal.

As a direct access immigration barrister I am often the last port of call before removal and this case was no exception. Happily it had a very happy ending. However I stress from the outset that the client and his family did exactly what I asked of them and trusted...

2015 – a year of massive change – the birth of Imperium and a new way of dealing with the Home Office

2015 was a year of significant change for me as a direct access immigration barrister and also for my direct access cleitns. As those who have instructed me in the past or who have followed my blog will recall, I previously accepted instructions under the public...