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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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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Homosexuality in Bangladesh

By on July 10, 2018

This year I went to Pride and I had a wonderful day.  In the crowds I watched CEMB marching to defend the rights of LGBT, apostates and blasphemers.  They protested because homosexuality is punishable by the death penalty. Peter Tatchell welcomed CEMB to the London parade stating, that they are doing an important, fearless work, exposing Islamic countries that have the death penalty not only for the LGBT people but also for Muslims who leave the faith, women who have sex outside marriage, and those who decent from Islamic orthodoxy....

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Fleeing Persecution on Religious Freedom Grounds

By on June 15, 2018

We represent many converts from Islam to Christianity and in particular we have close relations with the Coptic community.  Many times the Home Office ask questions which the church refers to as Bible trivia and hold that it is a very poor way of assessing conversion for asylum claims.  As a result, wrong decisions follow and appeals have to be pursued....

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