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The UK Diversity Legal Awards 2017! 16th, 2017

Descartes Solicitors shortlisted for a 2017 UK Diversity Legal Award! Descartes Solicitors is proud to announce the shortlisting for a UK Diversity Legal Award 2017. The UK Diversity Legal Awards was founded in 2009 to showcase and celebrate the excellent work being done by individuals, teams and organisations to engender greater diversity in the legal …

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R (on the application of Sutharsan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (UT rule 29(1): time limit) [2019] UKUT 217 (IAC)

May delivers third speech on Brexit 28th, 2017

On 22nd September 2017, Prime Minister Theresa May delivered her third speech on Brexit while visiting Florence, Italy. In her speech, the Prime Minister detailed the UK government’s expectations on the future relationship it will have with Europe post Brexit. The key points highlighted include: Britain wants a transition period lasting up to two years …

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R (on the application of Sutharsan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (UT rule 29(1): time limit) [2019] UKUT 217 (IAC)

Leaked Home Office Paper highlights restrictions for EU nationals following Brexit 7th, 2017

A Home Office paper titled Border, Immigration and Citizenship System After the UK Leaves the European Union has been leaked to the Guardian. This paper sets out detailed proposals for the end the free movement of labour immediately after Brexit and the introduction of restrictions on EU workers including measures to drive down the number …

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R (on the application of Sutharsan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (UT rule 29(1): time limit) [2019] UKUT 217 (IAC)

Online European Economic Area (EEA) Applications 6th, 2017

EEA and Swiss nationals can use an improved and easy to use online service to apply for a registration certificate or permanent residence certificate using the EEA(PR) or EEA(QP) forms. These forms are an alternative to the paper forms that currently run to 85 pages and 37 pages respectively. The online forms were first launched …

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R (on the application of Sutharsan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (UT rule 29(1): time limit) [2019] UKUT 217 (IAC)

The right of EEA nationals’ post-Brexit and the Government’s counter-offer to the EU 6th, 2017

On 23/06/17, the Government laid out its counter-offer to the EU regarding the rights of EEA nationals and their family members in a report entitled “The United Kingdom’s Exit from the European Union, Safeguarding the Position of EU Citizens Living in the UK and UK Nationals living in the UK”. In the report, it is …

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R (on the application of Sutharsan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (UT rule 29(1): time limit) [2019] UKUT 217 (IAC)

Extraordinary profit margins with respect to Home Office application fees 7th, 2017

The annual rise in Home Office application fees means that, as at 2017, the Home Office is making a profit of up to 800% on immigration applications. These applications are predominantly submitted by families and include those who are forced to reapply further to their applications being turned down due to technicalities. An analysis conducted by …

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R (on the application of Sutharsan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (UT rule 29(1): time limit) [2019] UKUT 217 (IAC)

Changes and Charges for contacting the UK Visas and Immigration 5th, 2017

On 1st June 2017, the UKVI (part of the Home Office) incorporated changes to the way in which customer enquiries will be dealt with. They are now handled by a new commercial partner and for customers applying from outside of the UK, this means changes and charges will apply. The main changes for customers applying …

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R (on the application of Sutharsan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (UT rule 29(1): time limit) [2019] UKUT 217 (IAC)

Brexit Update –Home Office confirms current status of EU nationals in the UK 10th, 2017

Brexit Update – Home Office confirms current status of EU nationals in the UK On 07/04/17 the Home Office published guidance advising on the status of EU nationals in the UK following the triggering of Article 50 on 29/03/17.  The Home Office confirms the UK remains a full member of the European Union (EU) until …

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R (on the application of Sutharsan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (UT rule 29(1): time limit) [2019] UKUT 217 (IAC)

Brexit e Artigo 50 24th, 2016

Ápos a votação do povo Britânico para abandonar a União Europeia (UE) aos 23/06/16 o termo ‘Artigo 50’ tem sido muito referenciado nas mais diversas discussões sobre a saída. O que é o Artigo 50? O Artigo 50 refere-se ao Artigo 50 do Tratado Europeu. A união de 1993 (TUE), estabelece os procedimentos para um …

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R (on the application of Sutharsan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (UT rule 29(1): time limit) [2019] UKUT 217 (IAC)

New Pilot Scheme for Tier 4 Student Visa Applicants 11th, 2016

New Pilot Scheme for Tier 4 Student Visa Applicants A pilot scheme was launched on 25th July 2016 with the aim of making Tier 4 student visa requirements less stringent at a limited number of universities. Amber Rudd, who replaced Theresa May as Home Secretary, put the scheme in place for the following institutions: the University …

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