High Court rejects challenge to SDT case management decisions – Legal Futures

‘The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) was right not to order the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) to seek information from the BBC on behalf of a solicitor facing prosecution, the High Court has ruled.’

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Legal Futures, 15th August 2022

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New Guidance on Private Life and Relationships with Partner – EIN Blog

Posted July 15th, 2022 in children, families, immigration, news, visas by tracey

‘At the end of June 2022 two new guidances were issued. The newly emerged guidance on private life which came into force on 20th June 2022 and a new policy guidance on relationships with a partner relating to Appendix relationships with partner.’

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EIN Blog, 15th July 2022

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Home Office grants baby stranded in Jamaica leave to come to UK – The Guardian

Posted July 13th, 2022 in children, families, government departments, immigration, Jamaica, news, visas by tracey

‘A British resident stranded in Jamaica with her baby, who was told by the Home Office the boy could not come to the UK because he had an “established life” on the Caribbean island, has now been told by the Home Office that she can bring him, after the Guardian exposed the family’s plight.’

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The Guardian, 12th July 2022

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Row over UK child visas as Ukrainian violinist’s three-month wait continues – The Guardian

Posted July 11th, 2022 in asylum, children, government departments, immigration, news, refugees, Russia, Ukraine, visas, war by tracey

‘A talented 17-year-old violinist living on the frontline in south-east Ukraine has been left waiting three months for a British visa, revealing serious flaws in government promises to help unaccompanied children.’

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The Guardian, 10th July 2022

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Setting up a branch or subsidiary of an overseas business in the UK – EIN Blog

Posted July 4th, 2022 in company law, employment, immigration, news, visas by tracey

‘There is no specific visa requirement for anyone who wants to register a business in the UK. However, this is not the same as working for or on behalf of the business.’

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EIN Blog, 30th June 2022

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UK work visa for elite graduates is exclusive and based on flawed assumptions – EIN Blog

Posted June 28th, 2022 in immigration, news, universities, visas by sally

‘The UK government’s announcement of a new work visa option aimed at attracting top graduates has elicited some backlash because the list of eligible institutions features no universities from Africa, Latin America or South Asia. The Conversation Africa’s Nontobeko Mtshali asked Orla Quinlan, Director of Internationalisation at Rhodes University in South Africa, to share her thoughts on the implications such visa programmes have for international integration and intercultural efforts in higher education.’

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EIN Blog, 27th June 2022

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Soldiers win legal battle to rescue Afghan interpreter – BBC News

‘A group of former British soldiers have won a legal battle to bring their Afghan interpreter to the UK.’

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BBC News, 5th June 2022

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UK’s visa schemes ‘creating and heightening’ trafficking and exploitation risks – The Independent

‘The UK’s visa schemes for Ukrainian refugees are “lacking in clarity, resourcing and accountability” and are heightening the risk of trafficking and exploitation, according to a report.’

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The Independent, 29th April 2022

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What you need to know about the new High Potential Individual visa route – EIN Blog

Posted April 4th, 2022 in employment, immigration, news, universities, visas by sally

‘The High Potential Individual (HPI) route is similar to the Graduate route but offered to recent graduates of the top ranking universities outside the UK. This route opens on 30 May 2022.’

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EIN Blog, 31st March 2022

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High court hears case of Afghan family unable to get to UK without biometrics – The Guardian

Posted March 31st, 2022 in Afghanistan, asylum, news, visas by sally

‘A family in hiding in Afghanistan who are eligible for sanctuary in the UK but are unable to escape because they can’t get biometrics done in their home country have taken their case to the high court.’

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The Guardian, 30th March 2022

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Transport operators face £2,000 fines for bringing Ukrainians without visas to UK – The Independent

Posted March 8th, 2022 in fines, immigration, news, refugees, transport, Ukraine, visas by tracey

‘Transport operators face fines of up to £2,000 per person if they bring Ukrainian refugees without the right visas to the UK, The Independent can reveal as hundreds reach Calais.’

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The Independent, 7th March 2022

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Will The UK Welcome People Fleeing Putin’s War In Ukraine? – Each Other

‘As the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues, questions rage, alongside the war, about how the UK should protect Ukrainians seeking refuge.’

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Each Other, 1st March 2022

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English test scandal: Home Office accused of ‘shocking miscarriage of justice’ – The Guardian

Posted February 10th, 2022 in appeals, deceit, examinations, government departments, news, visas by sally

‘The Home Office was accused of presiding over a “shocking miscarriage of justice” by MPs during an urgent debate on the English language testing scandal which saw thousands of international students wrongly accused of cheating in an exam they were required to sit as part of their visa application process.’

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The Guardian, 9th February 2022

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Latest News on The EU Settlement Scheme for 2022 – EIN Blog

Posted February 7th, 2022 in brexit, EC law, government departments, immigration, news, statistics, visas by tracey

‘It is now over 3 years since the UK Home Office launched the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) on 21st January 2019 in readiness for Brexit. According to the latest government data, as of the end of December 2021, 6,385,500 EUSS applications have been received, 333,200 of these arriving after the deadline of 30th June 2021. So far, 6,057,400 EUSS applications have been processed, resulting in 52% of applicants receiving settled status, 41% receiving pre-settled status, and 3% receiving a refusal. Their data also shows that EUSS applications received since 30th June 2021 have been a mix of late applicants, joining family members, and those moving from pre-settled to settled status. Here we look at the conclusions of the latest EUSS inspection by the Independent Chief Inspector of Border and Immigration and some of the issues applicants are now experiencing with their applications and getting help.’

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EIN Blog, 3rd February 2022

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How will the right to work in the UK change in 2022? – EIN Blog

Posted January 28th, 2022 in brexit, EC law, employment, immigration, news, visas by tracey

‘The individuals who have the right to work in the UK has changed since the Brexit agreement came into effect, and we are likely to see some of the biggest impacts of this over the next year. That means that how people come into the country and the checks that they are subject to could be facing an overhaul, so here we take a look at how the right to work in the UK is likely to change in 2022.’

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EIN Blog, 25th January 2022

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What’s on the horizon for UK immigration in 2022? – EIN Blog

Posted January 5th, 2022 in government departments, immigration, news, visas by sally

‘2021 wasn’t a year of great upheaval in the Immigration Rules. Major changes such as the overhaul of the Skilled Worker sponsorship system took effect just at the end of 2020, as did the Frontier Worker Permit scheme for EU nationals remaining in employment (but not residence) in the UK. That is not to say that 2021 was quiet; the Graduate route was introduced in the summer, Global Talent has continued to be tweaked and expanded, and the deadline for EU Settlement Scheme applications has come and gone during the year.’

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EIN Blog, 4th January 2022

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Home Office U-turn on Sri Lankan scientist’s asylum claim – The Guardian

‘The Home Office has U-turned on plans to deport a leading scientist carrying out groundbreaking research into affordable forms of solar energy and allowed him and his family to remain in the UK.’

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The Guardian, 1st December 2021

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Ex-soldier’s wife found guilty of murdering baby abandoned in woods – The Independent

‘The wife of a former soldier has been found guilty of the murder of her newborn baby by abandoning him in woodland after she discovered she was pregnant too late to have an abortion.’

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The Independent, 30th November 2021

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British MPs call for law changes to help young Hongkongers flee to UK – The Guardian

‘More than nine in 10 people who have faced protest charges in Hong Kong are too young to access a UK visa scheme dedicated to helping Hongkongers flee to Britain, according to advocates and MPs calling for new laws to assist them.’

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The Guardian, 28th November 2021

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Not able to meet the financial requirement of Appendix FM? Do not despair – EIN Blog

Posted November 9th, 2021 in benefits, disabled persons, families, immigration, news, visas by tracey

‘Financial requirement for the partner visa is satisfied if the sponsor, the British partner, has income of at least £18,600 per year or if the couple have savings of at least £62,500 (slightly more if there are non-British children to be sponsored in the same application). It is possible to meet the financial requirement through a combination of savings and income. The rules are quite prescriptive about the sources of income and the documentary evidence required in support of the application. The evidential requirement depends on the source of income and one of the most common reasons for refusal of an application is failure to meet the evidential requirement.’

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EIN Blog, 8th November 2021

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