Immigration annual round-up: reviewing 2017 and previewing 2018 [Archived]
Immigration annual round-up: reviewing 2017 and previewing 2018 [Archived]

The following Immigration guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Immigration annual round-up: reviewing 2017 and previewing 2018 [Archived]
  • Reviewing 2017
  • Family members under Part 8 and Appendix FM
  • European law rights
  • Sponsored employment
  • Challenging immigration decisions and enforcement
  • UK immigration control: how it works
  • Previewing 2018
  • European law rights
  • UK immigration control: how it works
  • more

ARCHIVED: This year’s annual round-up reviews some of the most significant developments of 2017 and previews what is on the horizon for 2018. In 2017 we saw Immigration Rule changes in the Tier 2, partner and child categories, the new EEA Regs 2016, Supreme Court rulings on the ‘deport now, appeal later’ regime and the assessment of Article 8 under the ‘new’ 2012 Immigration Rules (including the minimum income requirement), and the expansion of hostile environment measures. In 2018 we anticipate final clarification of the rights of already present EEA/Swiss nationals and their third country national family members on Brexit (following the agreement on 8 December 2017 in relation to the citizens’ rights stage of the Brexit negotiations) and the opening of the ‘settled status’ application regime, a new Immigration Bill, which will perhaps be separate to a new Withdrawal Agreement Bill, and more Immigration Rule changes. Also included are updates on LexisNexis®’s content, including news of exciting developments from the past year and what is coming up in the next 12 months.

Reviewing 2017

Family members under Part 8 and Appendix FM

What happened?

On 22 February 2017 the Supreme Court delivered decisions in the cases of R (MM (Lebanon) and others) v SSHD [2017] UKSC 10, [2017] All ER (D) 172 (Feb) and R (Agyarko)