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Legal update for week 25th April 2019 to 1st May 2019

­­Immigration control and the hostile environment

1/5/19 Article British Medical Association finds NHS overseas charging regulations deter vulnerable groups from accessing treatment

26/4/19 updated guidance Windrush Compensation Scheme stated change: updated primary applicant form and guidance and form and guidance for representing someone’s estate

Enforcement, detention, removal & deportation

1/5/19 Updated guidance Country returns guide no changes are specified

30/4/19 Dorobantu C-128/18 opinion on the interpretation of Arts1(3), 5 & 6(1) of Council Framework Decision 2002/584/JHA as amended by 2009/299/JHA on the European Arrest Warrant,  read with Art 4 of the Charter

29/4/19 Updated guidance Paid activities for detainees detention services order 01/2013 – stated changes: general reformat and update

25/4/19 V.M. v. the United Kingdom (No. 2) (App no. 62824/16) on the level of damages to be awarded in cases where detention would have taken place had a detention policy been applied correctly – case note included here

Points based system

1/5/19 Updated lists Endorsing bodies: Innovator ; Endorsing bodies: Start-up

1/5/19 Updated lists Register of licensed sponsors: workers ; Register of licensed sponsors: students

29/4/19 Article NAO investigating TOEIC cheating allegations that saw thousands of international students removed by the Home Office

General requirements of the rules and guidance, application process

1/5/19 Updated guidance Tuberculosis test for a UK visa: clinics in India stated changes: updated phone numbers for Clinical Diagnostic Centre, Nariman Point, Mumbai and Max Super Speciality Hospital, Chandigarh

1/5/19 Updated entry clearance guidance Correcting an incorrect endorsement: ECB19 stated change: updated email address for UKVI International Sheffield.

30/4/19 Updated guidance China: tuberculosis test clinics for visa applicants stated change: Updated contact details added for Nanjing Jiangning LaiNing Clinic (managed by Raffles Medical)

Asylum process and practice

30/4/19 Torubarov C-556/17 opinion on the interpretation of Dir 2013/32/EU with Art 47 of the Charter regarding whether powers of courts to annul or amend administrative decisions mean the procedure amounts to an effective judicial remedy

29/4/19 Asylum support tribunal decisions find decisions on appeals against the Home Office heard by the First-tier Tribunal (Asylum Support).

European Union law, EEA free movement, settled status and Brexit

29/4/19 Updated guidance EU Settlement Scheme: ID document scanner locations stated change: locations list updated

25/4/19 Updated guidance EU Settlement Scheme: application processing times

Routes outside the points-based system and Appendix FM; Home Office concessions; conventions beyond the ECHR

29/4/19 Updated guidance Victims of human trafficking: competent authority guidance stated changes are on page 8 of the policy and include changes to reflect that the Single Competent Authority is now responsible for receiving and considering all NRM cases, and the two former Competent Authorities within National Crime Agency and Home Office have ceased operating

29/4/19 Updated guidance Modern slavery victims: referral and assessment forms stated change: guidance and forms have been updated to reflect a change to the referral process

Miscellaneous

1/5/19 LAA news Civil/crime news: webchat service now available for IT queries Our online support team now offers webchats to help with technical issues when using CCMS, CWA or E Forms

1/5/19 News story Civil/crime news: amendments to legal aid eligibility legislation compensation provided to claimants of the Windrush compensation scheme will now be disregarded when assessing civil and criminal legal aid eligibility

1/5/19 Updated LAA guidance Civil legal aid: means testing stated change: guidance on disregard of Windrush Compensation Scheme payments published.

30/4/19 News story Civil news: ECF evidence requirements for separated migrant children applications from separated migrant children no longer need to be supported by detailed evidence

29/4/19 Updated guidance Coming to the UK stated change: updated information on eGates

26/4/19 Article Reminder: Law Commission consultation on simplifying the Immigration Rules closes next Friday

26/4/19 OISC guidance OISC competence assessments information on how the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner tests applicant immigration advisers

25/4/19 Article Asylum Aid and Migrants Resource Centre announce they will now be known as Consonant

25/4/19 OISC press release Law firm ceases trading following successful OISC prosecution  two year investigation sees guilty verdicts against two firms and end of supervision scheme

 

1st May 2019

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