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A summary of the latest developments in Immigration law between 9 December 2019 to 16 December 2019.

Case Law: 

Patel v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2019] UKSC 59. 

Scope of the Ruiz Zambrano v Office national de l’emploi (Case C-34/09) [2012] QB 265 (“Zambrano”) principle – Zambrano requirement that the EU citizen be compelled to leave the EU territory if the TCN, with whom the EU citizen has a relationship of dependency, is removed – children and adults are treated separately – TCN will only have a derivative right of residence by reference to a dependant relationship with an adult EU citizen in exceptional circumstances – allowed Mr Shah’s appeal and dismissed Mr Patel’s appeal


  1. Family life (as a partner or parent), private life and exceptional circumstances.
  2. Visa decision waiting times: applications outside the UK.
  3. Call for Evidence: The Home Office’s use of Sanctions and Penalties.
  4. Terms and conditions for booking and taking the Life in the UK Test.


  1. ‘It’s inexcusable we don’t know who we can hire.’
  2. Boris Johnson insults the 3.6m EU citizens who have made the UK their home.
  3. ECPAT UK and Missing Children Europe look at how to better protect children in migration from trafficking and exploitation.
  4. Immigration officials stop doctors from giving flu shots to detained migrant children.
  5. Maternity Action says NHS charging exemptions for migrant women who experience violence do not work in practice.
Sheraaz Hingora

Sheraaz Hingora is a Barrister specialising in Family law, Immigration, Human Rights and unlawful detention matters at Clarendon Park Chambers.

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