Thanks. I appreciate it is towards the unusual side of spectrum.
I imagine the story sounds all a bit unlikely especially since in the last fifteen minutes the partner has been employed; starts Monday. I am not making this up.
I am unsure of how this 'justanswer' is parcelled but using whatever means would like to ask:
1. Do some lawyers keep 'slots' warm for croydon appointments so that folk can drop in ahead of the 2 month advance time for the self booked....thinking that if the 'same day' service could be accessed ahead of time and our civil partnership could be assessed in person (it is very genuine although unusual)....we may have a chance.
2. If we are in the 'process' of applying for a resident card does it count for anything at the border to have paperwork in hand?
3. Is there any human rights dimension that can be brought into play....I really do need to look after this guy with cancer?
4. Does anything change if I have a job offer? Although I have genuinely been here as a tourist, colleagues have come forward keen to give me a part time job if it was legal and I was around. It would need to be part time to give me carer hours.
5. Given the unusual circumstances, would I be well served to engage a lawyer in an active role? I am sure you cannot recommend but I wonder if you could nominate someone in Clerkenwell area?