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High Court Injunction obtained for client in need of urgent open heart surgery

High Court Injunction obtained for client in need of urgent open heart surgery   Urgent action has been taken on behalf of a client of this firm to secure a High Court Order, compelling the Home Office to lift a provision preventing her from accessing public funds to enable urgent medical treatment to be carried out.   Bhatia Best Solicitors were approached by an individual in Birmingham, having been made aware of this firm’s Public Law Department’s presence in the West Midlands by a local charity.  The individual, who had been granted limited leave to remain in the UK, sought to challenge a condition imposed by the Home Office, preventing her from accessing public funds throughout the duration of her...

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BHATIA BEST CHALLENGE TO UKBA’S POLICY THAT PROHIBITS VULNERABLE FAMILIES FROM ACCESSING PUBLIC FUNDS

  Bhatia Best is working closely with a growing number of vulnerable families to challenge UKBA’s decision to stop families and children with the right to work and reside in the United Kingdom from accessing state benefits and council accommodation. Changes to Immigration Rules came into effect in July 2012 which allow families who have resided in and have established a family life in the United Kingdom to apply for the right to work and reside for an initial period of 30 months.  The new family rules provide that families should not be prevented from accessing necessary state benefits and council accommodation as a means of helping the family integrate into society and build towards establishing an independent family life....

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Challenging the new Immigration Rules

Bhatia Best Solicitors are challenging the changes to the immigration rules introduced by the Secretary of State on 9 July 2012. The case is listed to be heard at the High Court in Birmingham at the beginning of February 2013. Our client seeks to challenge the new Immigration Rules which came into force on 9th July 2012 on the basis that they do not comply with the European Convention on Human Rights (“ECHR”). The new rules seek to implement amongst other things the following two provisions: i. Introduction of new /additional requirements before entry clearance can be granted for a ‘parent of a child living in the UK’. ii. Changes to the Immigration Act 1971 stipulating that a spouse must...

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