Category Archives: immigration and asylum

Overall rise in tribunal cases

Date: 20th March 2017 Categories:

    Figures released by the Ministry of Justice earlier this month show an overall increase in the number of tribunal claims. Growing numbers of Social Security and Child Support (SSCS) Tribunals are driving this.     Appeals against decisions …

To fee or not to fee?

Date: 28th November 2016 Categories:

The Ministry of Justice’s abandonment of the new fee system for immigration appeals is a welcome climb-down, but we should be wary of assuming that increased fees are now ‘off the table.’ Whilst not a new policy, when Conservative Ministers …

Foreign national prisoners

Date: 9th February 2012 Categories:

Last night LAG launched its latest book, Foreign National Prisoners: law and practice. The law permits prisoners from foreign countries to continue being detained on completion of their sentences pending deportation. The book discusses the legal procedures which permit this, …

Immigration Advisory Service in administration

Date: 12th July 2011 Categories:

LAG learnt yesterday that the Immigration Advisory Service (IAS) has folded due to financial problems. The trustees of IAS, which is a charity, took the decision to put the organisation into administration from Friday last week. We believe that in …

More immigration advice providers could close

LAG has learnt that only 252 out of over 400 applicants were successful in their bids for immigration and asylum contracts from the Legal Services Commission (LSC). Providers were told the results of the tender exercise this week. Many are …

Refugee charity faces closure

Date: 16th June 2010 Categories:

Accountants BDO have taken over as administrators of the charity Refugee and Migrant Justice (RMJ). LAG understands that BDO took over from 4 pm today. RMJ is appealing to the government to make £1.8 million in payments for legal aid …

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