Immigration News

All the latest breaking news and expert opinion from our Immigration Law team, whose specialisms include human rights applications, appealing refusals, visa applications and business immigration issues.
Supreme Court Approves The Government's Minimum Income Rule For Non-EU Spouses

23 February 2017 | Emma Brooksbank

Supreme Court rejects an appeal on the minimum income rule for non-EU spouses – Simpson Millars Immigration solicitor investigates the case

What Is The Tier 2 Immigration Skills Charge 2017?

23 February 2017 | Luke Piper

From April 2017, employers hiring non-EEA workers under Tier 2 will have to pay an immigration skills charge – our immigration solicitor explains why.

MP Calls For Rules On Health Insurance For EU Citizens To Be Scrapped

12 January 2017 | Emma Brooksbank

An MP has called for rules on comprehensive sickness insurance for EU citizens to be scrapped. Simpson Millars Head of Immigration (Leeds) comments.

Man Refused Standard Visitor Visa Seeks Legal Help

9 January 2017 | Emma Brooksbank

Examining an immigration case involving an Indian national refused a Standard Visitor Visa to attend daughters care proceedings in the UK

The True State Of Immigration In The UK

12 December 2016 | Emma Brooksbank

New research shows the UK has inaccurate views on immigration, with 85% of us unaware of the true proportion of EU migrants entering the UK

Immigration Centres Are Facing Widespread Hunger Strikes

5 December 2016 | Emma Brooksbank

Why have 200 detainees in UK immigration centres taken part in hunger strikes? Simpson Millars Head of Immigration (Leeds) investigates.

Government Withdraw The 500% Rise In Immigration Tribunal Fees

2 December 2016 | Arshia Hashmi

A 500% rise in immigration tribunal fees has now been withdrawn. A Paralegal for Simpson Millars Immigration team explains the benefits of this decision.

UPDATE: Government Approve 500% Increase In Immigration Fees

21 September 2016 | Ashley Stothard

Following a consultation period, the government have announced they will proceed with proposals to increase the cost of immigration appeals

Rising Numbers Of Lone Children Seeking Asylum In The UK Are Missing Out On Legal Support

14 September 2016 | Emma Brooksbank

Simpson Millars Head of Immigration (Leeds) explores the consequences of a lack of legal advice available for lone children seeking asylum in the UK.

The Government Rejects A Points-Based Immigration System For The UK Post Brexit

14 September 2016 | Emma Brooksbank

The government rules out a points-based immigration system being introduced in the UK post Brexit. Our Head of Immigration (Leeds) explores this further.

Rising Numbers Of Long-term Migrants In The UK Are Being Told They Cannot Work Anymore

25 August 2016 | Emma Brooksbank

Simpson Millars immigration and employment law experts discuss why workers with indefinite leave to remain in the UK are being let go by their employers.

How Can I Become A British Citizen?

11 August 2016 | Emma Brooksbank

If you are applying for British citizenship after the Brexit, you might be confused about whether there are changes to the process that might affect you

A Guide To The Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2006

3 August 2016 | Ashley Stothard

After Brexit, you might be unsure of your status in the UK and how the vote to leave the EU will affect you. Ashley Stothard provides a quick guide.

Join Us At The Manchester Mela 2016

28 July 2016 | Emma Brooksbank

On Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st July, come and join Simpson Millars Immigration team at the Manchester mela 2016!

Businesses Facing Minimum Charge Of £2,675 Per Foreign Worker

1 July 2016 | Emma Brooksbank

Brexit has prompted a surge in enquiries to immigration lawyers with businesses and workers concerned for their future one week on from the EU Referendum.

Immigration Lawyer Helps Stage Theatre Performance

29 June 2016 | Emma Brooksbank

In support of Refugee Week, Simpson Millar’s head of Immigration has helped secure a stage for a theatre performance about statelessness and nationality

Brexit – What Does It Mean For Immigration?

24 June 2016 | Emma Brooksbank

It has been decided by the British public that the UK are to leave the European Union. For EU nationals living in the UK – there are many questions that now need to be answered.

Free to Stay: An Immersive Theatre Production for Refugee Week 2016

23 June 2016 | Emma Brooksbank

Simpson Millar are excited to help Interplay Theatre and Displace Yourself Theatre bring the production of Free to Stay to Leeds for Refugee Week 2016.

Immigration Act 2016: Key Changes and Concerns

2 June 2016 | Ashley Stothard

On 12th May 2016 the highly controversial and contested Immigration Bill received Royal Assent, becoming the Immigration Act 2016.



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