A tougher stance on foreign nationals with criminal convictions?

Katie Newbury and Robert Houchill from Kingsley Napley discuss with Sadat Sayeed, a barrister at Garden Court Chambers, the changes made to the Immigration Rules on 1 December 2020 in respect of grounds for refusal, which significantly amended the Rules to make it harder for some individuals with criminal convictions to enter or stay in the UK.

About the Authors

Katie Newbury is a Partner in the immigration team and has over 10 years' experience across a wide spectrum of UK immigration matters, with particular expertise in applications made under Tier 1 of the Points Based System and complex personal immigration matters.  She regularly provides commentary on the workings of the UK Immigration Rules and is often involved in lobbying the Home Office, including in relation to the design of a future post-Brexit UK immigration system.

Robert Houchill is a Senior Associate in the Immigration team with extensive experience of assisting individuals wishing to relocate to the UK with their immigration and nationality matters. His experience covers all kinds of immigration and nationality applications but with a particular emphasis on corporate immigration matters, helping high net worth individuals and partners of British citizens or those with indefinite leave to remain.

Sadat Sayeed is a Barrister at Garden Court Chambers, who is a leading practitioner specialising in advice, representation and advocacy in all areas of immigration, asylum, nationality, deportation, detention, national security, EU free movement and human rights law.


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