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Immigration Law Conversations: Sponsoring Foreign Workers and the New Points Based System

In this informal Immigration Law Conversation Adam Pipe chats to Gary McIndoe, Managing Director of Latitude Law. They discuss sponsoring foreign workers under the government’s new January 2021 points based immigration system.

View the video on Youtube here.

Gary was born in Manchester and returned to live in the city in 1995 after working and studying in London. He then travelled and worked around many countries, including Brazil, New Zealand, Indonesia, Israel, Burma and India.

Gary trained as a solicitor at David Gray and Company in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, then came back to Manchester to join Thornhill Ince, where he worked until 2002, following which he was appointed Director of the Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit, a not-for-profit legal advice agency.

In 2004, he left to become immigration supervisor at Robert Lizar Solicitor in Moss Side, where he worked until forming Latitude Law in December 2007.

Gary is a Trustee for RAPAR and Chair of the Electronic Immigration Network, a charity providing online information in the field of immigration and asylum.

He is an AILA International Associate, and has contributed the immigration chapter to ‘Doing Business After Brexit’ (Bloomsbury, Sept 2017)

View further details of the UK’s Points-Based Immigration System here.

Upper Tribunal (IAC) Reported Decisions: May 2020.

In this series Adam Pipe summarises the reported decisions of the Upper Tribunal Immigration and Asylum Chamber for 2020 tackling them a month at a time. In this video he looks at the reported decisions for May 2020 on Afghanistan, Home Office policies and the Fee Waiver Guidance. The citations and links are given below the video, and in the pdf link below:

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Immigration cases 2020—January to June review

Produced in partnership with Adam Pipe of No.8 Chambers for LexisPSL Immigration.

Immigration analysis: Adam Pipe, barrister at No 8 Chambers, reviews the key cases from January to June 2020 for immigration advisers, and explains why they are of interest. The review covers successful challenges to the No Recourse to Public Funds and Fee Waiver policies, Article 3 and Article 8 updates, para 322(5) refusals and deportation and asylum cases.

View the review as a pdf.