Feminism and the Law

By on November 2, 2018

Gloria Allred, the most effective and fearless women’s rights attorney in America, said ‘If you are not a feminist then you are a bigot’.  By that she meant that being feminist is believing in social and economic equality, and if you don’t believe in that, then you are are a bigot and there is nothing in between.  It’s like being pregnant; either you are or you aren’t....

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Costs in Immigration Appeals

By on October 31, 2018

We have represented an appellant and assisted him in seeking costs under Rule 9(2)(b) of the Tribunal Procedure (First Tier Tribunal) (Immigration & Asylum Chambers) Rule 2014 on the grounds that the Respondent, namely the Home Office, has acted unreasonably in defending and conducting the proceedings....

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Who is going to do the work?

By on September 19, 2018

Do you buy coffee in the mornings? If so, you are probably served by staff from EU nations as a result of free movement benefits under the Treaty of Rome. After Brexit, new arrangements will need to be made for these workers, as many businesses, especially in the hospitality industry, have stressed that they are entirely reliant on them. The current plans account for highly skilled workers. But what of the majority of jobs that are currently filled by EU workers? How will the hospitality, retail, service, and construction industries be able to cope with the sudden termination of the supply of employees? Without a clear continuation policy, British consumers will find be faced with increasing prices and a lower quality of service....

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Homosexuality in South Korea

By on September 18, 2018

Danielle Cohen Solicitors have represented a gay South Korean national in his claim for leave to remain under Appendix FM Ex.1 on the basis of his civil partnership with a UK national. We are experienced in gay asylum cases, and are now representing him on his human rights appeal against the Home Office refusal. He cannot return to South Korea due to the homophobic persecution he would be subjected to as part of his compulsory military service....

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Leave to Remain Success for Appellant from Pakistan.

By on August 29, 2018

I have been acting for a Pakistani national who has resided in the UK since September 2009, having entered the UK as a student. On 12th June 2017 we assisted him in making an application for leave to remain on the basis of his relationship with a British national, who was substantially older than him.  They entered into an Islamic marriage and he has lived in her house since 2015, having moved there as a carer for her husband, who has since passed away.  Prior to instructing us he had made approximately four applications for leave to remain, each of which have been unsuccessful. Our application in June 2017 was supported by a report from Clinical Psychologist Dr Rachel Thomas and Dr Thomas interviewed both the parties to the marriage together and separately and the report found that if the applicant was to be returned to Pakistan, and his elderly wife would not be able to accompany him due to her age and various health conditions she would be at significant risk for development of significant psychiatric illness....

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