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Visa decision-making algorithms – how do they work?

“Algorithm” is a word that has become part of general parlance over the last year or two. Algorithms, so they say, can in some situations save a lot of time by carrying out complex calculations very quickly. Not everyone knows this, but British diplomatic posts use algorithms in their visa application decision-making. But it was not really a secret: the Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration in a report published in 2017 explained about this in at least some detail. When confronted

“Сustody” and “access” to children

In days gone by there was a perception that divorcing parties went to war over what was termed “custody” and “access” to children. Those terms no longer exist and a Court may make orders pertaining to “live with” and “spend time with” , terms which are much more user friendly. It is usual , but not always the case, that young children live with mother and spend time with father. Sometimes there will be a shared order, but the Courts

Hong Kong British National (Overseas) status – what does it mean?

Does British nationality enable you to live in the UK for ever? The answer to this is – probably surprisingly for many people – “it depends”. If you are a British citizen then you can. British citizen is, if you like, the ultimate status in UK immigration law. But supposing you are a British Overseas Citizen, or a British Protected Person or you hold British National (Overseas) status? Then – although you are entitled to hold what looks like a