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26 01, 2016

English Language Rules

By |January 26th, 2016|Blogs, Immigration|0 Comments

In a recent interview on BBC Radio 4, David Cameron outlined his plans to encourage integration into the UK by tightening up the rules that require a the non–European spouse of a British citizen to know basic English before arriving in the UK and passing further language tests to be granted further leave to remain. [...]

26 01, 2016

The Lawyerless Online Court

By |January 26th, 2016|Blogs, Immigration|0 Comments

An interesting article appeared on the Court and Tribunals Judiciary website this week, Lord Justice Briggs, deputy head of civil justice, has called for the creation of a cyber court where litigants can resolve their civil disputes online the on line court would deal with claims of up to £25,000. Numerous immigration, human rights and [...]

26 01, 2016

4 Syrians and the demise of the Dublin Regulation

By |January 26th, 2016|Blogs, Immigration|0 Comments

The European Union has reignited the discussion of scrapping the highly criticised Dublin Regulation, the policy that requires refugees to apply and claim asylum in the first European country they set foot in. The huge number of migrants that have overwhelmed mainland Europe has made the Dublin Regulation virtually impossible to enforce and placed a [...]

10 06, 2015

Legal Aid Agency…Cashing in on our conscience?

By |June 10th, 2015|Blogs|0 Comments

All legal professionals know of the recent cutbacks the government has made in regards to Legal Aid and they will be experiencing the consequences by now. However, the legally aided criminal defence lawyers like myself will have seen and experienced the severity of the consequences more than most and their clients now find themselves in [...]

11 05, 2015

I work….but only zero hours

By |May 11th, 2015|Blogs|0 Comments

Zero hour contracts have become widespread in recent times and provide access to jobs for many people, which is beneficial of course, but what is made of the denial of rights which these contracts also bring? Up and down the country countless people are keenly waiting to be told whether they will be given the [...]

11 05, 2015

Diversity, our strength not our weakness!

By |May 11th, 2015|Blogs|0 Comments

Immigration is one of the key features of the history and success of the United Kingdom. From the immigration of the indigenous population to foreign colonies in ages gone past to the more recent immigration of foreign citizens to the United Kingdom, it is clear that this is an issue which deserves and demands keen [...]

11 05, 2015

Access to Justice…a relic of the past?

By |May 11th, 2015|Blogs|0 Comments

The phrase Access to Justice will bring up all sorts of ideas in ones mind. For legal professionals however, a more particular idea springs forth from the often misinterpreted phrase. That idea is one of justice not in the simpler sense but in the more complex sense of justice within the Judicial System itself. All [...]