Vitalis Madanhi

Vitalis Madanhi is the principal solicitor with Bake & Co Solicitors based in Birmingham, England


Credibility now key assessment in UK asylum claims

By Vitalis MadanhiImmigration, Legal

ON MARCH 26, 2013, the UK Court of Appeal handed down a ruling in which it had occasion to consider the recent past and present position regarding Zimbabwean asylum seekers. The case is referred to as SS and others. In … Read more


UK deportations: Why timing is important

By Vitalis MadanhiImmigration

A NUMBER of people are often seeking legal help when removal from the United Kingdom is imminent. This happens when the UKBA is all out to enforce removal of a person who might have been in the UK for a … Read more


UK: contact and residence orders in immigration matters

By Vitalis MadanhiFamily Law, Immigration

WITH the current changes in immigration laws in the UK, those who have established ties are keen to hold firmly to justify a clear basis as to why they should not be removed to their homelands. Invariably, those who have … Read more


UK court delivers important ruling on ‘genuine visitor’

By Vitalis MadanhiImmigration, Legal

THE United Kingdom’s Upper Tribunal has clarified the issue of a genuine visitor. In many visa applications, the majority of applicants would be seeking to come to the UK to visit family. Entry clearance officers are making it extremely difficult … Read more


UK legacy cases: Hope in the face of delays

By Vitalis MadanhiImmigration

IN LIGHT of the fact that a number of people are still to have their immigration matters regularised and finally decided by the UKBA, I thought it important to discuss issues arising with regards to legacy  and any such outstanding … Read more


Automatic deportation from the UK in criminal cases

By Vitalis MadanhiImmigration

SECTION 32 of the UK Borders Act 2007 applies to all those who have received a sentence of imprisonment of at least 12 months after August 1, 2008, or is in custody pursuant to such a sentence on that date … Read more


Children can be interviewed for UK family reunions

By Vitalis MadanhiImmigration

MANY people have settled in the UK and struggled to have their children and families join them so that they live together as families. Zimbabweans have settled in the UK with different conditions, and as such the way they have … Read more


UK asylum ruling on Zimbabwe can be challenged: court

By Vitalis MadanhiImmigration

IT IS significant and pleasing to note that the UK Court of Appeal has granted permission to appeal against the current Zimbabwe Country Guidance case which had brought so much misery to Zimbabweans who have been seeking permission to regularise … Read more


Children and UK citizenship

By Vitalis MadanhiFamily Law, Immigration, Legal

A NUMBER of people have had their asylum cases decided as legacy cases by the UK Border Agency. In the majority of those cases, applications could have been made a number of years ago resulting with an eventual grant of … Read more


Embassy protest evidence in UK asylum claims

By Vitalis MadanhiImmigration

MANY people attend outside embassies in London demonstrating against governments of their countries of origin for a whole range of reasons. People demonstrate under the banner of democracy, human rights and others seek a complete change of government in their … Read more


UK Supreme Court defines ‘best interest of child’ in immigration cases

By Vitalis MadanhiImmigration

THOUSANDS of people settle in the UK every year after obtaining valid leave to remain, but in many cases, they do so without the requisite leave. One thing is certain though, families are bound to be formed.  Status or no … Read more


UK tests new asylum claims procedure

By Vitalis MadanhiImmigration

A SIGNIFICANT process has been established by the UK Border Agency in partnership with the Legal Service Commission (LSC) for people claiming asylum in the UK. The whole process is referred to as the Early Legal Advice Project (ELAP). Essentially, … Read more


Significant changes to UK family reunion

By Vitalis MadanhiImmigration

THE Supreme Court has made a significant decision regarding family reunion relating to people who have naturalised as British citizens. In the case of ZN Afghanistan and others v ECO Karachi, the court ruled that a person recognised as a … Read more


UK immigration: Declined on a technicality

By Vitalis MadanhiImmigration

A NUMBER of people are having their applications for further leave to remain in the UK rejected by the UK Border Agency mainly on the basis of some technical issues which may not be of their own making. The effect … Read more


Of Gamu’s mum and state benefits

By Vitalis MadanhiImmigration, Music, TV

THE unfolding events of Gamuchirai Nhengu’s immigration troubles in the United Kingdom have not gone unnoticed by many people who support her quest to compete and possibly win the X Factor TV show. Her current situation exposes the reality of … Read more