Asylum statements: essential foundations or risk of collapse?

We all agree that taking a witness statement when preparing an appeal is necessary, but when it comes to statements in the context of asylum applications, views tend to differ. Some legal representatives believe that a statement is a crucial part of evidence, and indeed the foundation of the whole claim, whilst others maintain that … Read More

For better or worse: the new Legal Aid Immigration contract

The new LAA immigration contract is due to start on 1st September 2018. Old hands and new entrants are busy completing the verification process, which consists in providing the LAA with evidence that they meet the contractual requirements specified in the tendering process. Many firms are ready, whilst other are still trying to recruit an… Read More

New Home Office guidance to request your file under GDPR

I am sure you all know that on 25 May 2018 the new General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, has come into force. Every organisation that handles sensitive data need to comply with the new law, which has specific provisions for “special categories of personal data” including race, ethnic origin, politics, religion, sexual orientation, health and biometric data. Does it sound… Read More