£1000 to £3000 civil penalty proposed for Landlords if illegal immigrants are found in their properties

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On 3 July 2013, the Home Office published its consultation, ‘Tackling illegal immigration in privately rented accommodation’. The Government proposes to require private landlords to check the immigration status of new tenants and other adults living in their property. Landlords who do not carry out checks and are found renting residential property to anyone unlawfully […]

More Changes from 13 December 2012

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On Thursday 22 November 2012, a written ministerial statement was laid in Parliament outlining a number of changes to the Immigration Rules which will come in to force on 13 December 2012. These include non substantive changes for sponsors and migrants coming to the UK under the following routes of the points-based system: Tier 1 […]

Section 47 removal decisions: Tribunal Procedures Adamally and Jaferi [2012] UKUT 00414 (IAC)

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In the Upper Tribunal case above the Secretary of State for the Home Department (SSHD) appealed against two decisions of the First-tier Tribunal (FTT) where the FTTs in their respective determinations “remitted” both cases to the SSHD to rectify what was described by one of the FTTs as a “defective notice”. This is certainly not […]

Legal Profession in England and Wales

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In England and Wales we all know more or less when and why we need lawyers. What non-lawyers usually do not know is the different kinds of lawyers in England and Wales and their organisation, regulation, rolls, responsibilities and powers, and this article aims at explaining this to a non-lawyer in a simple language. The […]

Ukus (discretion: when reviewable) [2012] UKUT 00307(IAC)

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This Upper Tribunal Case sheds light on the effects of strong compassionate circumstances on the discretion given to the Entry Clearance officer by Immigration rules. The First-tier Tribunal Judge concluded by finding that there were strong compassionate circumstances which the Entry Clearance Officer had failed to take into account sufficient for the discretion contained in […]