23 minutes | Feb 26th 2021

Podcast: the new-look grounds for refusal

Part 9 of the Immigration Rules consists of a long list of reasons why someone can be refused permission to enter or stay in the UK. These are known as the “general grounds for refusal”. Part 9 was recently overhauled, with the Home Office simultaneously making cosmetic and substantive changes to the general grounds. On the cosmetic side, the existing rules have been rewritten and restructured. (The word “general’ no longer appears in the title to Part 9, for one thing, so my terminology is already out of date.) Gone are the familiar reference points for lawyers: paragraph 320, paragraph 322(5) and all the rest of it. But more to...
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