Supreme Court clarifies effect of deportation orders on indefinite leave

deportation

By Patrick Lewis (interviewed by Robert Matthews) What key issue did the case raise? The case  R (on the application of George) v SSHD raised the issue of whether someone’s indefinite leave to remain in the UK, which was invalidated by a deportation order, remains invalid if the deportation order is revoked. This is most succinctly stated […]

Abu Hamza – the ten-year battle

Abu Qatada

By Dan Bunting To nobody’s surprise Abu Hamza was convicted on 19 May 2014 of 11 terrorism-related counts by a New York City federal jury. As wide as Halsbury’s Law Exchange remit is, it doesn’t extend to US criminal law, so we won’t be considering the actual terms of the trial and conviction that will […]

Are international students deterred by the UK’s immigration policy?

Student Visa

By Alison Stanley The Government has been called upon to rethink immigration policy and remove non-EU students from net migration figures in a report published by the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee. The Committee looked specifically at the number of international students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects and whether the […]

EU uncertainty – the impact on migrants in the UK

EU migration and EU referendum

By David Brannan Recently I have seen an increase in EU nationals enquiring about becoming British. I always ask the client why they feel the need (given the extensive rights that EU law secures) to move between EU states. The invariable answer is a fear that Britain will leave the EU. With the promise of […]

Amanda Knox and the politics of extradition

Amanda Knox extradition

By Merry Neal Last week the Florence appeals court found Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito guilty of the murder of Meredith Kercher in a unanimous verdict. Adding to the considerable drama of this case, Sollecito was apprehended close to the border of Austria last Friday, although he denies that he was attempting to flee. The […]