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What is a ‘Compelling Reason’ for a case to be heard? By Brian Naumann (20 December 2011)

The second-tier appeal test -Extract from PR (Sri Lanka) [2011] EWCA Civ 988:
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Even a serious criminal conviction may not allow the interference with Article 8 ECHR Rights by Pinar Coktas (20 December 2011)

In AA v United Kingdom (8000/08) [2011] ECHR 1345 (20 September 2011), the Strasbourg Court held that the deportation of a Nigerian citizen, who had arrived in the UK at the age of 13 and who at the age of 15 had been convicted of raping a 13 year old girl, for which he was sentenced to 4 years youth detention, would violate his Article 8 right to respect for his private life.  Read more...

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Undocumented Asylum Seekers & s.2 Immigration and Asylum Act (Treatment of Claimants) 2004 by Kat Hacker (20 December 2011)

You’re fleeing your country, being persecuted for your political beliefs. You arrive in the United Kingdom to claim asylum: a place of safety and a firm advocator of human rights. You believe that you will be treated with dignity and respect.  Read more...

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Duncan Lewis’ Practice Manager, Jason Bruce is Guest Speaker at Law Society Immigration Conference 2011 (17 November 2011)

Legal 500 Firm Duncan Lewis’ Practice Manager, Jason Bruce’s speech at the Law Society Immigration Conference 2011: A common approach for challenging times, was deemed a huge success, a highly encouraging speech on how Legal Aid firms can both survive the recent Civil Legal Aid cuts of 10%, and also prosper.  Read more...

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Mansoor v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2011] EWHC 832 (Admin). (31 May 2011)

The Claimant was a national of Yemen. She sought Judicial Review of the Secretary of State for the Home Department’s refusal to grant her indefinite leave to remain in the United Kingdom in order to continue to reside with her husband and children.

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Shirley McCarthy v Secretary of State for the Home Department - Case C-434/09 (31 May 2011)

This case has caused some disquiet. The Judgment, handed down on 5 May 2011, followed close upon that in Case C-34/09 Ruiz Zambrano [2011] ECR I-0000, which some had thought broadened the class of persons who could benefit from Treaty rights; it was feared that McCarthy was the start of a backlash.
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Duncan Lewis Congratulates Immigration team for Achieving Level 2 Immigration Accreditation (12 April 2011)

Duncan Lewis has an extensive team of immigration workers, consisting of immigration solicitors and specialists to provide help in a variety of different languages.

Duncan Lewis congratulates members of the immigration team for their efforts and hard work to achieve their Level 2 IAAS accreditation.  Read more...

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The Best Interests of Children in light of ZH (Tanzania) (21 March 2011)

In ZH (Tanzania) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2011] UKSC 4 (1 February 2011) the Supreme Court turned its mind to whether (and when) it would be permissible to remove a non-citizen parent of a British child from the UK; and also, more broadly, the weight to be given to the best interests of children who are affected by a decision to remove one or both of their parents from the UK.

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