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Welcome to Immigration Legal Services

Welcome to Immigration Legal Services. We specialise exclusively in immigration, asylum, human rights and nationality law.

The practice has been established since 2012 and our lawyers have developed high levels of knowledge and expertise in an ever changing area of law.

If you want to know more, take a look at our services and don’t hesitate to call or email us if you need further information.

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FREE MOVEMENT WILL NOT END ON 31 OCTOBER 2019

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019

The government caused panic among EU citizens living in the UK when it recently declared that free movement for EU citizens would end overnight on 31 October 2019 if the UK left the EU without a deal. Suddenly the original no-deal plan - that EU citizens would still be able to enter the UK for three months – was dead. EU citizens already living here did not know how they would get back in if they went on holiday for example. Those planning on coming after 31 October 2019 would face – what? No one was sure but that is what happens when a government makes manipulative, ill-considered, publicity-seeking announcements.
This weekend’s Sunday Times reported a U-turn by the government and we are now back to the original no-deal plan for 31 October 20

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RIGHT TO RENT CHECKS LEAD TO DISCRIMINATION

Thursday, April 11th, 2019

Most people who want to rent a property must prove they have the right to live in the UK. If they cannot provide that proof they will not be able to rent. Since 2016 landlords have been required to conduct Right to Rent checks and face steep penalties if they rent to someone who is in the UK illegally. It seems that fear of these penalties has led landlords to be wary letting to people who are not British.

A High Court Judge has now told the government, in no uncertain terms, that the Right to Rent checks lead to discrimination on grounds of race and nationality and are in breach of the European Convention on Human Rights. .

The case was brought by the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants which presented wide ranging and well researched evidence that landlords were discriminating against anyone without a British passport and with a foreign sounding name. In an extensive survey, landlords confirmed this to be the case.

Now we wait to see what the government will do. It carried out virtually no research of its own before or after the introduction of the legislation in 2016 to ensure that these measures were not discriminatory. The Judge says that it was easy to forsee that the checks could lead to discriminat

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Immigration Legal Services (UK) Ltd
65 St Matthews Street,
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