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High Court Judge recognises spouses can use immigration status as a means of control

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In the recent case of ZM v AM [2014] EWCH 2110 the applicant mother had been tricked by her husband, who was a British Citizen, into returning to Pakistan with no right to re-enter the country. The mother has been separated from her 9 year old son, who had some serious disabilities, for a period of three years.  The Judgment will be disclosed to the UK Border Agency.

Jenny Moore considers this case, and looks at the potential impact the 'residence test' for Legal Aid could have had in cases such as this one, in the following post available on the Lexis Nexis Family Law blog: