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Simplifying the Immigration Rules: the government response makes the solution sound so simple

Simplifying the Immigration Rules: the government response makes the solution sound so simple By Jonathan Collinson (University of Huddersfield)   The government has released its response to the Law Commission’s report on simplifying the Immigration Rules. Gemma Manning and I commented on this report for this blog.   Summary of the Government’s Response The Law … Continue reading

The Law Commission Report on Simplification of the Immigration Rules: Proposals to reformat the Immigration Rules fail to tackle the hard issues

The Law Commission Report on Simplification of the Immigration Rules: Proposals to reformat the Immigration Rules fail to tackle the hard issues   Introduction The Immigration Rules define the day-to-day administration of the UK’s regime of visas to enter and remain in the UK. The current Immigration Rules, which have increased in length from 300 … Continue reading

Improving Exceptional Case Funding: Providers’ Perspectives

Improving Exceptional Case Funding: Providers’ Perspectives     By Joe Tomlinson and Emma Marshall   When the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO) came into effect, a new Exceptional Case Funding (ECF) scheme was introduced. ECF was intended to offer a ‘safety net’ to ensure that legal aid would still be … Continue reading

Book review: The Windrush Betrayal: Exposing the Hostile Environment, by Amelia Gentleman (Faber & Faber 2019)

Book review: The Windrush Betrayal: Exposing the Hostile Environment, by Amelia Gentleman (Faber & Faber 2019)       ‘This is a story about who gets listened to in Britain and who gets ignored. It’s about race, poverty and marginalisation.’ Amelia Gentleman, The Windrush Betrayal   By Margaret Doyle   There are many stories told … Continue reading

Researching mental capacity disputes: The role of mediation in improving participation in the Court of Protection

Researching mental capacity disputes: The role of mediation in improving participation in the Court of Protection   By Jaime Lindsey (University of Essex)   It is important that people are involved in decisions which directly affect their lives. Research has shown many benefits of participation in decision-making processes ranging from improving the quality of the … Continue reading