Category Archives: Judicial Review

Death Row Grandmother’s Appeal Dismissed

Sandiford, R (on the application of) v The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs [2014] UKSC 44 (16 July 2014) This is a must know case for anyone representing British citizens in legal proceedings abroad. Mrs Sandiford (S), … Continue reading

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Case C‑202/13 McCarthy: UK Unilaterally Suspending Free Movement

This is the long-awaited opinion in relation to the reference to the CJEU made in R (McCarthy & Ors) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2012] EWHC 3368 (Admin). Advocate-General Szpunar’s opinion relates to the scope of the … Continue reading

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Resilience Rewards Congolese Asylum Seeker

SN, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] EWHC 1111 (Admin) (24 February 2014) This decision involves judicial review, asylum seeking, fresh claims, certification and the politically plagued postcolonial country of the Republic … Continue reading

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Article 8 is Not a Box Ticking Exercise

Ahmed v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] EWHC 300 (Admin) (14 February 2014) In this case Mr Justice Green held that it is important to avoid a “tick box” mentality in respect of article 8 of the … Continue reading

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Vive la France!

B & Anor, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2013] EWHC 2281 (Admin) Islam is in the news a lot. Muslims consider their faith to be a religion of tolerance but some of … Continue reading

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A Nice Bit Of Beer

Blackside Ltd, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2013] EWHC 2087 (Admin) (23 July 2013) The UK Border Agency (as it partially continues to call itself) is easily criticised for the way it … Continue reading

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A Rather Cruel Piece Of Mockery: Part 1

MM, R (On the Application Of) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2013] EWHC 1900 (Admin) (05 July 2013) Much has been said about the controversial mandatory financial requirements – which almost half of the UK’s working … Continue reading

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Challenging the Restriction on Alvi’s Scope

Like its predecessor Statement of Changes Cm8423, the explanatory memorandum to Statement of Changes HC 565 expressed the government’s regret in relation to the fact that the changes to the Immigration Rules did not (yet again) comply fully with the … Continue reading

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R (Thamby) v SSHD: LTTE, nationality, naturalisation and “good character”

This judicial review case – Thamby, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2011] EWHC 1763 read judgment here – concerned the SSHD’s refusal to naturalise as a citizen a Tamil national of Sri … Continue reading

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Immigration cap declared unlawful by High Court

In the High Court Lord Justice Sullivan and Mr Justice Burton have declared that Mrs Theresa May unlawfully side-steped Parliamentary scrutiny when setting the limits to Tiers 1 and 2 which she introduced in July 2010. Since Sedley LJ  restored constitutional order in … Continue reading

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New Pankina announcement

In Pankina – or AP (Russia) – Sedley LJ asked the SSHD and the UKBA to refrain from using policy guidance to modify the immigration rules because the policy guidance had not been approved by Parliament. While the UKBA is trying … Continue reading

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Immigration cap faces judicial review challenge

The Coalition government introduced the immigration cap on 28 June 2010. The Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI) has reported that it will challenge the cap in the High Court by way of JR proceedings. The JCWI’s response to the cap … Continue reading

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Pankina, Tribunal Cases, Judicial Review, and Overseas Applicants

The Pankina judgment or “AP (Russia)” – Secretary of State for the Home Department v Pankina [2010] EWCA Civ 719 - was a big blow to the Home Secretary and its manifestations are reflected in emergent case law. In R (on … Continue reading

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Pre-23 June Overseas Applications, the Pankina Judgment, and Judicial Review

The Pankina Policy: Reliefs and Exclusions Subsequent to the Court of Appeal’s judgment in Secretary of State for the Home Department v Pankina [2010] EWCA Civ 719, the Points Based System Maintenance (Funds): Policy Document produced by the UKBA selectively … Continue reading

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