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.
Serious Backlog Of Human Rights Appeals Leaves Applicants In Jeopardy

Time icon 10 October 2017 | Person icon Emma Brooksbank

A Freedom of Information request has revealed a growing backlog of human rights appeals – our immigration expert explains why this is happening

Why Is The Government Checking The Immigration Status Of Bank Account Holders?

Time icon 2 October 2017 | Person icon Ashley Stothard

We answer 5 FAQs on why banks are doing immigration status checks on account holders | Need immigration advice? Call 0808 129 3320

5 Reasons Why Arshia Hashmi Is Changing The Future Of Women In Football

Time icon 20 September 2017 | Person icon Arshia Hashmi

We interview Arshia Hashmi, the first female, Asian board member of Lancashire FA about her love of football & changing the role of women in the game

What Does The Government's New Brexit Guidance Mean For EU Citizens?

Time icon 28 June 2017 | Person icon Emma Brooksbank

We answer key questions on the new proposals on the rights of EU citizens in the UK after Brexit | Need immigration support? Call us on 0808 129 3320

3 Things Businesses Need To Know About Immigration In 2017

Time icon 23 May 2017 | Person icon Luke Piper

Our employment and immigration lawyers share 3 things businesses need to know about immigration in 2017 | Need legal advice? Call us on 0808 129 3320

How Can I Apply For Permanent Residence In The UK?

Time icon 19 April 2017 | Person icon Emma Brooksbank

If you're an EU citizen who wants to settle in the UK, our Immigration solicitor walks you through how to make a permanent residence application

How Will The Increase To Immigration Fees Affect You?

Time icon 7 April 2017 | Person icon Arshia Hashmi

Immigration application fees will increase from 6th April 2017 – our Immigration solicitor explains what you need to know

A Guide To Comprehensive Sickness Insurance For EU Citizens

Time icon 17 March 2017 | Person icon Emma Brooksbank

Do EU citizens need to have comprehensive sickness insurance (CSI) to be able to stay in the UK post Brexit?

Lost In Migration Conference - Protecting Child Victims Of Trafficking

Time icon 1 March 2017 | Person icon Silvia Nicolaou Garcia

The Lost in Migration conference - looking at how the law can protect migrant children who become victims of trafficking in Europe

New Zealand Citizen Successfully Joins Family In The UK

Time icon 28 February 2017 | Person icon Arshia Hashmi

Simpson Millars Immigration solicitor explains how we helped a New Zealand citizen make a successful application to join his family in the UK

Brazilian Citizen Joins Her Partner In The UK

Time icon 27 February 2017 | Person icon Arshia Hashmi

Simpson Millars Immigration Solicitor explains how she helped a Brazilian citizen to get a 6-month visa allowing her to join her partner in the UK

Supreme Court Approves The Government's Minimum Income Rule For Non-EU Spouses

Time icon 23 February 2017 | Person icon 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?

Time icon 23 February 2017 | Person icon 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

Time icon 12 January 2017 | Person icon 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

Time icon 9 January 2017 | Person icon 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

Time icon 12 December 2016 | Person icon 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

Time icon 5 December 2016 | Person icon 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

Time icon 2 December 2016 | Person icon 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

Time icon 21 September 2016 | Person icon Ashley Stothard

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



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