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24 Dec 2015

What is the role of the Parliamentary Ombudsman? Whilst you may have a basic understanding of the role of the Ombudsman, you may not be aware of the Parliamentary Ombudsman, their jurisdiction and action that can be taken in respect of immigration matters. The Parliamentary Ombudsman is an independent body that is appointed by the […]

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Bhogal Partners

13 Nov 2015

BACKGROUND A person’s immigration status is fundamental in providing security and wellbeing for not only the person involved, but also for those in a relationship with him or her. That relationship may constitute being a qualifying partner or a qualifying child to that particular person. The decision reached by an immigration judge or (Home Office […]

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Bhogal Partners

23 Oct 2015

BACKGROUND Instructed matter The Senior and Managing Partner and I had the privilege of working on a number of complex child proceedings matters. It is often rare for solicitors to be instructed privately as Legal Aid is readily available and pertinently non-means and non-merit tested, where a local authority has initiated the care proceedings. The […]

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Bhogal Partners

08 Sep 2015

BACKGROUND In order for a will to be valid, the maker of the will (testator/testatrix) must have mental capacity. At times as lawyers, we find ourselves on a rather sticky wicket in that it has now become increasingly common for wills to be contested based on grounds of mental incapacity. It is evident that mental […]

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Bhogal Partners

05 Jun 2015

  Clients have a misguided view that documents to be presented in India must be further legalised at the Indian High Commission. We regularly have to reassure clients that this is NOT the case and that once the document has been verified and authenticated by a Notary Public and legalised by the Foreign and Commonwealth […]

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Bhogal Partners

28 May 2015

  Requests for reconsiderations of human rights or protection based claims refused without right of appeal before 6 April 2015 Home Office Policy Guidance published on the www.gov.uk website on 18 May 2015 titled ‘Requests for reconsideration of Human Rights or Protection based claims refused without right of appeal before 06 April 2015’ The full […]

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Bhogal Partners

16 Apr 2015

SUPREME COURT HANDS DOWN LANDMARK JUDGMENT The Supreme Court has allowed an appeal from a wife who argued that her claim for a lump sum from her ex-husband should not have been ‘struck out’ by the Court of Appeal, despite the fact that her application was made 22 years after her divorce was finalised. The […]

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