Welcome to episode 80 of the Free Movement immigration update podcast. This month we start with the EU Settlement Scheme before turning to a couple of cases at the intersection of immigration law and family law. With the slow down in the court system, there wasn’t a whole lot of case law this month, so we take a detour via domestic abuse and sponsor licensing before getting back to the courts with a few cases on procedure and compensation for delay. To round off, there’s a couple of positive developments on legal aid and leave to remain for people falsely accused of cheating on their English test.
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The downloadable 24-minute podcast follows the running order below. Time codes indicate when a particular section begins.
EU Settlement Scheme rejects majority of Zambrano carers
Useful briefing on changes to Northern Ireland family immigration rules
Easier access to benefits for family members of people from Northern Ireland
Family law (6.11)
Court of Appeal backs order to disclose refugee asylum records
Local authorities may need permission to get British citizenship for children in care
Domestic abuse (12.55)
The domestic violence concession: for the few, not the many
Brexit ready? No big rise in businesses getting sponsor licences