Please spread the word to help me start my practice in the United States, which I hope to do next year – for this, I need to take the Bar exam in California this summer – and for that, I need to pay off my Temple University LLM tuition! Without that I can’t get the transcript to send to the Bar and won’t be allowed to sit the exam ((
Those who follow by bio closely will ask, what about me having attended law school in the US years ago? It is true, but at that time I did not graduate and, although I could combine those credits with my UK LLB degree, I was missing a required subject for the CA Bar. In the end the whole thing turned out to be curable now only by undertaking a whole LLM in the US!
Every dollar matters — especially since, I think, if at least anyone donated anything, it will help get the campaign going! You also get to watch a cute of me discussing my practice, produced by my 12-year old daughter )
The most problematic UK immigration application form FLR(FP) is used for many applications involving so-called “private life claims”, including those under the Immigration rules (Appendix FM 10-year partner routes, 5-year and 10-year parent routes, Private life under para 276 ADE), as well as by anyone who just thinks that they might file an application – called applications “outside the rules”. The position of all of these groups of people is quite different. Applicants under Immigration Rules, if they qualify, are technically entitled to their leave to remain. There is no discretion, although in many cases consideration of those applications will … Continue reading →
The UK government is well-known for grotesque interpretation of those few ECJ rulings that seem to go its way — just think McCarthy 1, the perverse interpretation of which by our government went on to necessitate Lounes. But no case, as I am starting to realise, has been as abused by the UK government as Dias. Dias simply says that a residence card on its face does not, by itself, grant a right of residence. It is only evidence that conditions for that residence were met at the time the card was issued. Our government, across all its departments, now … Continue reading →
As you probably all know folks, US Immigration policy is in its highest pitch fever the last two weeks, that it’s been in almost three decades. Not since the reforms of the 1980s and 1990s has there been so much focus on immigration policy — which currently stands principally unchganged since the 1990s- and so much of a real chance that it will be dramatically overhauled. Something we in the UK experience every day, but the US is not used to. So, what are the proposals, will something actually get done, and how is it likely to turn out? Trump … Continue reading →
My friend and client had walked away ealier this month from a JR application – we both lingered outside for a bit of where his oral renewal of permission hearing, which he paid for, was scheduled — but decided not to go in. That is, when we found out that the judge assigned was an “employment law lion”, according to his biography. Permission on papers was denied by a medical law solicitor, sitting as a high court judge for unclear reasons. The government was represented by a lawyer qualified in New Zealand. Our JR was on a procedural question of EU … Continue reading →