Elaine McIlroy: MAC report recommendations could simplify the new immigration system

Elaine McIlroy details the recommendations for the new post-Brexit single skills-based immigration system.

Published 29 January 2020

Jamie Kerr: Twenty insights into the UK's immigration system

Jamie Kerr provides 20 insights into what the UK immigration system might have in store in the coming years.

Published 13 January 2020

Australian-style immigration points system must be 'tailored' for Scotland

The introduction of an Australian-style points-based immigration system in the UK must recognise Scotland’s unique needs, the Scottish government has said.

Published 23 December 2019

Prosecutor found guilty of sending threatening messages to woman

A lawyer in Aberdeen has been found guilty of sending threatening messages to a beautician after she announced her intention to leave his partner's hair salon and work elsewhere.

Published 16 December 2019

England: Legal aid reinstated for vulnerable migrant children

Legal aid for vulnerable migrant children who have been separated from their parents has been reinstated in England and Wales.

Published 28 October 2019

Immigration rules ripe for radical redrafting, says Faculty

Plans for a major overhaul of the rules governing immigration have been given strong support by the Faculty of Advocates, although it fears the financial cost may be greater than anticipated.

Published 1 May 2019

Elderly Iranian couple granted leave to remain in UK 40 years after immigration, at cost of £20,000

An elderly Iranian couple have been granted leave to remain in the UK 40 years after they emigrated from Iran, albeit at a cost of £20,000 – which their lawyer has described as “ten years of indentured servitude to the Home Office”.

Published 13 February 2019

Steven Dunn: Immigration – are we Brexit ready?

An immigration ‘cliff edge’ would be a real problem for the many sectors which currently rely on large numbers of EU migrant workers. Transitional arrangements are essential to ensure ‘business as usual’ is possible for many of our clients post-Brexit, writes Steven Dunn of Anderson Strathern.

Published 9 January 2019