How to apply for leave to remain as a bereaved partner By Nicholas Webb

Credit: Taylor Hernandez on Unsplash This post is about what happens to a migrant who is in the UK on a partner visa if their sponsor passes away. If their partner dies before the migrant becomes settled, the last thing on their mind will be their immigration status. However, as status as a partner is …

Leave to remain application date: how to calculate it and why it is important By Nath Gbikpio

You’ve left extending your visa until the last minute and are now in danger of missing the deadline. Does this matter and is there anything you can do about it?The answer to the first question is a resounding yes. Fortunately, in some cases, the answer to the second question can also be yes — there …

Satisfying the Immigration Rules enough for Article 8 success By Paul Erdunast

The test for an Article 8 claim to stay in the UK within the Immigration Rules is whether there are “insurmountable obstacles” to continuing family life outside the UK. But even if an applicant does pass this test, there is a further hurdle: whether removal is disproportionate. An important question here is what weight the …

New UK Supreme Court Judgment: Pimlico Plumbers Ltd & Anor v Smith [2018] UKSC 29: who is a worker

This appeal considered whether the respondent was a ‘worker’ within the meaning of the Employment Rights Act 1996 and the Working Time Regulations 1998, reg 2.Between Aug 2005 and Apr 2011 the respondent, who is by trade a plumbing and heating engineer, did work for Pimlico Plumbers Ltd.In Aug 2011 the respondent issued proceedings against …

Claim against other side’s solicitor fails

NRAM Ltd (formerly NRAM plc) v Steel and Another Before Baroness Hale of Richmond, Lord Wilson, Lord Reed, Lord Hodge and Lady Black [2018] UKSC 13 A solicitor for one party would not assume responsibility towards the opposite party, for the purposes of liability in tort for negligent misrepresentation, unless it was reasonable for the …