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Legal update for week 6th December 2018 to 12th December 2018

12/12/18 New guidance Management and security of night state on the period in which detainees in detention centres are limited to residential areas or individual rooms overnight

12/12/18 Updated lists Register of licensed sponsors: workers ; Register of licensed sponsors: students

11/12/18  SM(Rwanda) [2018] EWCA Civ 2770 failure to impose the two “primary” conditions in para 22(1A) of Sch 2 IA 1971 results in invalidity of the bail grant

11/12/18 Statement of changes to the Immigration Rules: HC 1779, 11 December 2018 to be implemented on 1/1/19, 10/1/19 and 1/8/19; changes include seasonal workers pilot, DVILR to include partners of refugees,  changes to Tier 2, 4 &5, SOC Code to include models, Tier 1(Exceptional Talent) to include architects. Further Tier 1 changes are forthcoming in spring (Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) to be replaced with ‘Innovator’ route and Tier 1 (Investor) to be reformed). ILPA response here (login required).

10/12/18 CPIN China: opposition to the state stated change: Update to the section on Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR) following recent reports on the treatment on Uighurs

10/12/18 Article Police to stop sharing information on victims’ immigration status as Liberty calls for an end to ‘hostile environment’ data-sharing agreements

10/12/18 Secretary of State: Statement to Parliament in response to the CJEU’s ruling on the Wightman Article 50 case on the revocability of Article 50

10/12/18 Collection Windrush scheme and information updated to add public holiday opening times

10/12/18 Online guide Check if you need a UK visa updated but no changes are specified

7/12/18 Guidance CWA detailed user guides updated CWA Submissions document; no changes are specified

7/12/18 Settle in the UK as a victim of domestic violence: form SET(DV) paper application form withdrawn, applications must now be made online

7/12/18 Application for administrative review of visa decision PBS administrative review request form and guidance notes updated; no changes are specified

7/12/18 Windrush lessons learned review stated change: biography added

7/12/18 R3 SC/150/2018 SIAC determination of preliminary issue in s40(2) BNA 1981 citizenship deprivation appeal; held that the appellant was a Pakistani national at time of deprivation decision

7/12/18 BA, R (on app of) v Secretary of State for Health and Social Care [2018] EWCA Civ 2696 the policy giving priority for organ transplant to those with ordinary residence rather than those with greatest clinical need, is lawful – case note here

6/12/18 AM (Iran) [2018] EWCA Civ 2706 deportation case remitted to UT for determination taking account of CG cases on Christian converts in Iran; guidance on withdrawal of concessions made during tribunal proceedings

6/12/18 O-Ono [2018] CSIH 74 dismissed JR of curtailment for breach of Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) prohibition on work other than for the business established, joined or taken over

6/12/18 Guidance EU Settlement Scheme: ID document scanner locations updated with direct links to ID document scanning locations

6/12/18 Guidance EU Settlement Scheme: Assisted Digital service contact number added

6/12/18 Policy paper Citizens’ rights in the event of a no deal Brexit

5/12/18 First reading Immigration (Time Limit on Detention) Bill 2018

5/12/18 National Audit Office report Handling of the Windrush situation finds the introduction of hostile environment was not value for money

12th December 2018

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