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A summary of the latest developments in Immigration law between 2 June 2020 to 9 June 2020.


Mahmood v SSHD [2020] EWCA Civ 717

117D(2)(c) of the 2002 Act – “caused serious harm” – what matters is the harm caused by the particular offence”- not general harm caused by that type of offending – “harm” – include “psychological, emotional or economic harm.”


Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Guidance: 

  1. Visa extensions for health workers during coronavirus (COVID-19).
  2. Travellers exempt from border rules in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland
  3. Coronavirus (COVID-19): travellers exempt from English border rules.

Detention Guidance: 

  1. Adults at risk in immigration detention. Interim instruction added on the consideration of detention decisions in relation to coronavirus.

Country Guidance: 

  1. Kenya: New country policy and information note on actors of protection, May 2020.

General Guidance: 

  1. Windrush Compensation Scheme
  2. Global Talent (Appendix W Workers)


  1. Non-EU spouses of UK nationals in visa limbo after job cuts and furloughs. Couples fear they will not meet income threshold as a result of economic impact of coronavirus.
  2. Hammer blow for access to justice’: Trafficking victims will be left with no legal representation under ‘ill-considered’ new rules, lawyers warn | The Independent
  3. Coronavirus lockdown: charities raise alarm as thousands face poverty. Boris Johnson refuses to support immigrants who have lost jobs and have no recourse to public funds | UK news | The Guardian
  4. David Davis warns Priti Patel that ‘cruel’ indefinite detention of immigrants is making modern slavery worse
  5. BA refuses to meet Home Secretary over quarantine plans.
  6. Boris Johnson lays out visa offer to nearly 3m Hong Kong citizens | Hong Kong
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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