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Macdonald's Immigration Law and Practice 10th ed isbn 9781474317191

Macdonald's Immigration Law and Practice with 2nd Supplements 9th ed

ISBN13: 9781405799423
New Edition ISBN: 9781474317191
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781405754750
Published: September 2018
Publisher: LexisNexis Butterworths
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback, 2 Volumes & 2 Supplements
Price: Out of print

Since the publication of the first edition in 1983 Macdonald's Immigration Law & Practice has established itself as the standard textbook in the field and is recognised by the legal profession as the most authoritative text on immigration law.

  • The Second Supplements to Volumes 1 & 2 were published in September 2018
  • The First Supplements to Volumes 1 & 2 were published in May 2017
  • Volume 1 was published in February 2015
  • Volume 2 was published in December 2014
Written with precision by leading immigration experts the work has been updated to offer all of the latest legislation, cases, political developments and commentary and guidance on every significant aspect of the law and practice of immigration.

The ninth edition has been fully revised to contain all the latest SIs, and recent case law, including decisions from Strasbourg, the House of Lords and the Court of Appeal as well as the latest immigration appeals Procedure Rules, Practice Direction and CPR.

Please note that only Volume 2 will be published in December 2014. Volume 1 will follow in February 2015. As Ian Macdonald QC explains below, we wanted to ensure that the book is as useful and current as it can possibly be.

The timing of the commencement orders with the transitional provisions contained in them has meant that we have felt obliged to delay the publication of Volume 1 so that we could properly revise some of our chapters in the light of these developments.

Immigration law is such a moving tapestry of change that it is in fact very difficult not to be already out of date on or soon after our publication date on at least one topic. But we felt that the changes to the powers of removal and to the ambit of appeal rights are of such importance that we needed to be as up to date as possible.

Ian Macdonald QC

Immigration, Asylum, Refugee and Nationality Law
1. Introducing immigration law
2. Right of abode and citizenship
3. Control of entry
4. Control after entry
5. Settlement and return
6. Common travel area, crew members and exempted groups
7. European Community law and related obligations
8. Human rights law
9. Visits, study and temporary purposes
9A. Students
10. Working, business, investment and retirement in the UK
11. Families, partners and children
12. Refugees, Asylum, Humanitarian Protection and Discretionary leave
13. Welfare provisions for migrants and asylum seekers
14. Penal and carrier sanctions
15. Deportation and repatriation
16. Removal and other expulsion
17. Detention and bail
18. Right of appeal
19. Appeals to the First-tier Tribunal
20. Appeals to the Upper Tribunal, the Court of Appeal and applications for judicial review
21. Special Immigration Appeals Commission

Appendix 1: Immigration statutes
Appendix 2: Other relevant statutes
Appendix 3: Immigration Rules
Appendix 4: Procedure Rules and Practice Directions
Appendix 5: Statutory Instruments
Appendix 6: EU legislation
Appendix 7: International material
Appendix 8: Glossary
Tables and index