Simon has worked with scores of Commonwealth soldiers, many of whom were medically discharged before completing the minimum requirement of four years’ service in order to qualify for indefinite leave to remain.
The Group were instrumental in bringing the claim for Soldier A to the attention of the nation. This unfortunate case culminated in a BBC Radio 4 report on 24th October 2007. In response to the same, the Home Office amended their policy and the situation for Commonwealth Soldiers injured in active conflict is much more favourable. Unfortunately the policy does little to affect the rights of those injured in training accidents, although the Home Office now state they look at each case individually and on its merits.
In any area of law which relies on the exercise of a discretion, the CIAU recommend that you instruct specialist immigration lawyers. Whilst the group are able to discuss the range of applications which may be available to you, we are not authorised to act on your behalf in relation to any immigration application or appeal.