Expert Insight

Expert insight from guestposts written by those most knowledgable in the immigration and migrants rights fields, sharing their expertise.

Angels of Greece

The Angels of Greece on the Frontline of the Refugee Crisis

Ray Barron-Woolford is a writer and CEO of the Kath Duncan Equality & Civil Rights Network and is here to shed light on the admirable work of young volunteers and NGO organisations coming to the aid of refugees off the Greek island of Lesvos...

Brexit’s Endless Red Tape

A client of mine – let’s call him Mr H – came to my office last month incredibly concerned.   Born in Germany, he has lived in the UK for the last 32 years, and worked hard his entire life, contributing to British industry, and paying taxes. He...

Is Your Marriage Valid?

If you are applying for entry clearance or leave to remain as a spouse under Appendix FM you will, naturally, need to be married to your partner. The question of whether your marriage is valid should normally be a straightforward one, however, past...

What it Takes to be an Asylum-Seeker

The term “refugee” often generates a lot of negative stereotypes and has been harnessed as a dehumanising label, both publicly and politically.  It is often forgotten that a person who claims asylum is first and foremost a fellow...

Boris Johnson’s (Not So) Good Character

Dealing with an application for naturalisation as a British citizen recently for one of my clients which presented some issues relating to Good Character, I was struck by a largely unnoticed but rather revealing snippet regarding the Prime Minister...