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The death of Gulshan? R (ota) Sunassee v The Upper Tribunal (IAC) [2015] EWHC 1604 (Admin) – fresh approach to Article 8

As a direct access immigration barrister practising in London a large number of my clients raise article 8 claims. Regular readers of this blog will read as to how often Article 8 features in appeals and how the Upper Tribunal and Court of Appeal have grappled with...

Substantive JR application allowed by Upper Tribunal – no consideration of exceptional circumstances

This was the second substantive judicial review application in as many weeks where the Upper Tribunal allowed a substantive claim in open Court, which makes for a refreshing change from some of the recent decisions reached by the Upper Tribunal, something which has...

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...