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The right to respect for family life created during precarious immigration status

Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) protects the right to respect for a person’s private and family life. Unlike some human rights enshrined in the ECHR,... Read More >
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Scottish Courts Get A Dressing Down

Scotland’s most senior judge, Lord Carloway, the Lord President, has recently decreed that judges and advocates no longer need to wear wigs or robes/gowns when appearing in civil business in... Read More >
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Law Awards press release

Fresh off the press! The final nominations for The Herald Law Awards of Scotland 2019 have been revealed! We, at Drummond Miller LLP, are very pleased to announce that the... Read More >
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Applying under the EU Settlement Scheme using an IPhone

On Friday 18th October 2019, the EU Exit: ID Document Check App became available for some IPhone users. Up until this point, the App, which is used to complete the... Read More >
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Deprivation of Citizenship

On 7th August 2019 the High Court in England and Wales issued the decision in the case of R (Islam) –v- Secretary of State for the Home Department [2019] EWHC2169... Read More >
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Freedom of movement for EU citizens should we leave without a deal on 31 October 2019

Following the recent changes in government there has been some concern about the immigration status requirements for EU citizens and family members after 31 October 2019 (“exit day”) if the... Read More >
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Boris Johnson proposes fast-track immigration route to attract elite researchers and specialists in Science, Engineering and Technology

The Prime Minister and Home Secretary this week outlined proposals to encourage top scientists to move to the UK by proposing:- The abolition of the cap on numbers under the... Read More >
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Pomphrey v Secretary of State for Health – Lord Hoffman’s roulette analogy in Chester lent credence in delayed spinal surgery claim

Facts Mr Pomphrey suffered a dural tear during spinal surgery which caused him to become significantly disabled. He raised several criticisms in relation to his treatment leading up to this... Read More >
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Long residence applications – a change in approach?

There is currently a route to apply for indefinite leave to remain (ILR) in the UK on the grounds of long residence: if a migrant has spent ten years or... Read More >
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The lawfulness of Serco’s lock-changing evictions is being appealed

Two asylum seekers, SA and LR, raised actions in the Court of Session seeking, inter alia, declarator that evicting the pursuers from their properties without a court order would be... Read More >