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LS Legal News Bulletin

This page is dedicated to recent news, updates and opinions from LS Legal Solicitors.

Home Office Decisions Take Too Long says Judge

Friday 20th April 2018

The Home Office have been criticised for its protracted processing of Immigration applications in the recent Court of Appeal case Secretary of State for the Home Department v Said [2018] EWCA Civ 627. The case involved the Home Office…

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New Immigration and Nationality Fees from 6 April 2018

Friday 6th April 2018

The Home Office published the new immigration and nationality fees that will apply to all Home Office applications submitted on or after 6 April 2018. They represent an increase on the charges for 2017/18, although the rise is not so swingeing as in previous…

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Home Office Loses Half of All Immigration Appeals

Monday 19th March 2018

The newly released statistics for the third quarter of 2017/18 demonstrate that the percentage of immigration decisions being reversed by judges is at its highest level on record. Exactly 50% of appeals to the Immigration Tribunal challenging the Home Office…

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Could Operating A Business Qualify for Private Life Under Article 8 ECHR?

Friday 16th March 2018

In the recent case of Onwuje v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWCA Civ 331, the Court of…

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Underpaid domestic worker wins unfair dismissal claim

Saturday 10th March 2018

Following a lengthy 8-year legal battle, in a recent case of Mruke v Khan [2018] EWCA Civ 280, a domestic worker who was paid £10 per…

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Data Protection and Access to Personal Data is Set to be Denied by the Home Office

Thursday 15th February 2018

One of the most significant and consumer-friendly data protection law anywhere in the world, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), will come into effect on 25 May 2018. The GDPR seeks to create…

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New 180-day residence requirement for ILR as a PBS dependant partner

Thursday 18th January 2018

Until recently, there has been no residence requirement for point-based system (PBS) dependants to obtain indefinite leave to remain (ILR). They simply had to be in the category for five years as a family member,…

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Important changes to counting continuous residence in ILR applications

Tuesday 16th January 2018

On 11 January 2018 the Home Office made a significant change to the way they calculate absences and continuous residence in…

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High Court Upheld Revocation of Sponsor Licence

Thursday 4th January 2018

The High Court has recently upheld the Home Office's decision to revoke an IT consultancy's Tier 2 sponsor licence in R (Sri Prathinik Consulting Limited) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] EWHC 3204 (Admin). Tiers 2 and 5: guidance for sponsors ('the Guidance')…

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Court of Appeal confirms Worker Registration Scheme extension was unlawful

Tuesday 2nd January 2018

In a decision of 7 November 2017 in the case of the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions v Gubeladze [2017] EWCA Civ 1751, the Court of Appeal unanimously confirmed that the extension of the…

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Court of Appeal rules that visa conditions do not have legal effect unless notified in writing

Friday 29th December 2017

On 15 December 2017 The Court of Appeal delivered its judgment in the case of Anwar v the Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] EWCA Civ 2134. The Court held that the Home Office can only impose conditions…

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Significant Supreme Court change regarding deprivation of British citizenship

Thursday 28th December 2017

The Supreme Court made a decision on 21 December 2017 in the cases of R (Hysaj and others) v Secretary of State for…

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