Now in its eighth edition, the Immigration Law Handbook continues to bring together all the key materials relevant to immigration and asylum law in one volume, providing an essential reference tool for those working in the area. This new edition maintains the strengths of the handbook as a reference tool and is fully updated to allow the reader access to all new developments. Legislative changes since the previous edition are covered, which include the many statements of changes to the Immigration Rules since July 2010, including further amendments to the points based system and other significant new rule changes for spouses and students. In addition, statutes have been updated to consider orders bringing new provisions on existing legislation into force, such as the Identity Documents Act 2010, which amends various immigration statutes. Secondary legislation, adding to the functions of the Asylum and Immigration Chamber of the Upper Tribunal, is also addressed. Amendments to the 2006 European Economic Area regulations and the regulations relating to nationals of accession states are covered, along with the full materials of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007. The Immigration Law Handbook has established itself as the standard in the field to become a well-known and trusted resource.
James Gillespie practised as a barrister specializing in immigration, asylum and nationality law for 16 years before retiring from the bar in 2009. Prior to this he worked for 7 years for the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants advising on immigration law and representing people in immigration appeals. He was a founder member of the Immigration Law Practitioners Association and served on its executive committee until 1992. He was Managing Editor of the quarterly journal Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law from1989 until 2002 and is currently a member of the Editorial Board. He is joint author of Guide to Representation in Immigration Appeals (ILPA, 2007). He has been joint author of this book since its 3rd edition.