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Immigration Latest From Gherson

Posted by: Gherson Extradition

Gherson is a London law firm specialising in UK immigration, nationality, extradition and Human Rights law.

As the UK immigration world is continuously evolving, with new immigration routes, new guidance and new rules being implemented regularly by the Home Office, it is essential to keep up-to-date with the latest immigration news and announcements. We aim to report on the majority of these changes via our blogs. We also often post overviews of the numerous immigration routes and discuss requirements within the different visa categories. 

So what have we been talking about this week?


Detention of asylum seekers pending extradition: how lawful is it?

This blog explored the European Court of Human Rights’ (“ECtHR”) position on the detention of asylum seekers pending extradition, and how this links to Article 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights, which establishes the right to liberty and security. 

We reviewed the facts of the case, which the ECtHR considered, and how they dealt with the issue of protecting Article 5. Please read the full blog here:, posted on 20 November 2020. 


The Rise of Artificial Intelligence in Immigration

The use of Artificial Intelligence is becoming increasingly widespread. Here, we discuss the bias in Artificial Intelligence, along with how it has been used within the immigration system and the potential harm it can bring.  

Read more here:, posted on 23 November 2020. 


Important Update for Sponsor Licence Holders – Sponsors encouraged to see if any action needs to be taken on the Sponsor Management System before 7pm on Friday 27 November 2020

There will no access to the Sponsor Management System (SMS) from 7pm tonight (27 November 2020) until 9am on Tuesday 1 December 2020. The SMS is an online system, which Sponsor Licence holders use to access their licences and process requests to the Home Office. 

Due to the new points-based immigration system, the Home Office are updating the SMS and this explains the lack of access during the above stated period. To see the effects of the temporary closure, and any action which should be taken, please see here:, posted on 27 November 2020. 


Government plans to reform UK Supreme Court

Recent reports suggest the UK Supreme Court, the highest court in the UK, is soon to undergo changes, with some politicians suggesting the court has politicised itself by extending its jurisdiction to cover politically sensitive matters. 

Read more here:, posted on 27 November 2020. 


Gherson has extensive experience in all aspects of UK immigration law. If you have any queries relating to the blogs published, or are interested in talking to us about your specific circumstances, please do not hesitate to contact us for further advice. 

The information in these blogs is for general information purposes only and does not purport to be comprehensive or to provide legal advice. Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information and law is current as of the date of publication it should be stressed that, due to the passage of time, this does not necessarily reflect the present legal position. Gherson accepts no responsibility for loss which may arise from accessing or reliance on information contained in these blogs. For formal advice on the current law please don’t hesitate to contact Gherson. Legal advice is only provided pursuant to a written agreement, identified as such, and signed by the client and by or on behalf of Gherson.

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Sarah Green 

  Sarah Green

  Immigration consultant in our Corporate Team

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