Court of Appeal criticises the Immigration Rules and changes law on 10 year rule – 5SAH

Posted January 8th, 2021 in appeals, chambers articles, immigration, news, statutory interpretation by sally

‘The Court of Appeal handed down its long awaited decision in Hoque & Ors v SSHD [2020] EWCA Civ 1357 on the 23 October 2020, here they address the issue of gaps in lawful residence in 10 Years Long residence applications. Specifically, it was the operation of 276B(v) with 39E, which had provided an exception for overstayers, where periods of overstaying could fall to be disregarded under 276B(v), that was the subject of much scrutiny by the Court.’

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5SAH, 5th January 2021